Transporting an Engine

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Transporting an Engine

Post by c19mat » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:07 pm

Hey guys

Could do with some ideas for how to get my brand new Dan Simpson built engine from near Canterbury to the Midlands. I live in Manchester so it's a fair drive, but I'm a bit wary about trusting it to some random courier who may break it. Anyone done anything similar or know people who could transport it?

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Post by lids_2001 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:26 pm

Strap it to a pallet.


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Re: Transporting an Engine

Post by Austin » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:15 pm

Defo strap it to a pallet, an if possible take off the carbs and header so there will be less to stick and catch things on, which may send it flying. It will be fine.


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Re: Transporting an Engine

Post by Jejochem » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:30 am

I strapped mine to a pallet and built a wooden frame then boxed it in with off cuts of ply. All free from the local building suppliers. Used Celtic Couriers who were excellent, cost £70 next day delivery from Wales to Scotland. Be aware that not all courier company's pick up engines.

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Re: Transporting an Engine

Post by c19mat » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:52 am

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've found someone to move it now

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Post by Hongkongphooey » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:33 am

Check about oil too, as most will ask for it to be empty of oil, if it is full and they have a spill in transit you could be footing a clean up bill...
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Re: Transporting an Engine

Post by maddison » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:23 pm

if I had spent bucks on an engine…i'd drive down , pop it in my boot and drive it to wherever it needs to go…?

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