Why Bother with an Engine Stand?

6 responses to “Why Bother with an Engine Stand?”

  1. Dan Mullin says:

    works for me! and your point would be……?

  2. mike curnow says:

    Done it many times, no problem.

  3. Andrew says:

    not sure if it is a 550 – by the shape of the chassis with the cross bar and the windows on the door, it looks more like a 718RSK…

  4. Harlo says:

    I dare say you’re right, Andrew, those windows are a dead giveaway.

  5. tim says:

    Not a 550. Maroon steering wheel, Wrong dash,and the tire width are a dead give away. I do know that this is the master named “Storz” at work. One cool feature that you can not see in this photo is that the ring of screws holding the fan into the aluminum shroud are “Daisy chain” safety wired together. Great site and I check it daily, thanks-Tim

  6. Andrew says:

    Sorry, but I have found out the photo is of a 718 RS-60 (not the RSK) as it has the full windscreen! The photo is from the 1960 LeMans and it could be one of four RS-60s that retired early due to either piston, camshaft or engine problems. Considering only one RS-60 finished the race – No 39 the team of Barth/Seidel in 11th position, obviously they weren’t as reliable as the earlier 550s!

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