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BMWFatherFigure 11-12-2012 05:16 PM

Not fast but useful
 
Your thoughts on my new M10 coffee table? The one on the engine stand in the avatar. :rolleyes:
No pistons or rods but it has crank cam and chain. Glass top and castors. Useable work in progress. :thumbup:

_Ethrty-Andy_ 11-12-2012 11:27 PM

surely you have a better picture that I can actually see??? :thumbup:

BMWFatherFigure 11-13-2012 02:30 AM

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Try this:

fcsteve 11-13-2012 11:01 AM

you left rusted pulleys and everything. an M10 table could be OK .. if it had some polished ITB's.

hornhospital 11-13-2012 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by BMWFatherFigure (Post 7191048)
Useable work in progress. :thumbup:

I don't think the rusty pulleys "and everything" (whatever that means) are staying that way. Notice it's still on the engine stand, still being worked on.

BMW318i_ 11-13-2012 03:30 PM

That's pretty awsome, I think the engine is rather clean, maybe wire wheel the rust :thumbup:

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BMWFatherFigure 11-13-2012 04:31 PM

Thanks all, comments noted. The exhaust manifold is to be sand blasted and painted 'cast iron'. The pulleys will be satin black and clean in the belt groves. But it does hold up 6 (yes 6) coffee mugs.

E30 hobby car 11-13-2012 08:35 PM

I dig it!

Nick323 11-14-2012 01:39 AM

I like it when somebody brings out their autistic artistic nature :D
Is that your bed in the background ?
Surely this is not in your workshop :confused: a coffe table in the workshop is unheard of in Africa. a HUGE frdige yes :rofl:

BMWFatherFigure 11-14-2012 02:17 AM

The car in the b/g is my daughter's Mustang. I live above my hobby workshop (no house for me) and have a MASSIVE fridge that has an auto ice maker and water chiller. The table will move upstairs when finished. Us aut - sorry - artistic types were trying for the 'that looks like it might start' look - not just the bare block. The fan clutch will replace the next failure - seemed like a useful place to store new stock.

SWISS 11-14-2012 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by BMWFatherFigure (Post 7193847)
The car in the b/g is my daughter's Mustang. I live above my hobby workshop (no house for me) and have a MASSIVE fridge that has an auto ice maker and water chiller. The table will move upstairs when finished. Us aut - sorry - artistic types were trying for the 'that looks like it might start' look - not just the bare block. The fan clutch will replace the next failure - seemed like a useful place to store new stock.

One day I will find an M70 at the LKQ on a half price holiday.

M70 table (no casters for me tho)

http://www.qiphotography.com/miscima...Table%2003.jpg

WickedFast.Inc 11-14-2012 06:49 AM

I like that you even have the oil filter on

Wicked Fast Entertainment

markseven 11-14-2012 10:05 AM

Killer idea and I dig the execution :thumbup:

Icing on the cake would be an electric motor to drive the fan, so that you can use it as a regular house fan when :)

BMWFatherFigure 11-14-2012 04:00 PM

Love the block WITH pistons table. The idea of spinning the fan is a hoot. I have seen blocks on their end with a slot machined out and a car radio installed. Maybe for the corner of the workshop? What do you think Nick323?

Nick323 11-15-2012 02:52 AM

I am not that much of an artistic person.
Since I also live on top of my workshop/dyno etc. I kinda want to forget my environment when I stagger upstairs- not from the fridge's content but from the workload ;)
I LOVE the coice of beverage on top of that 12-pot :thumbup:


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