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Old 11-03-2003, 01:34 PM
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engine stands chevy motor help

hello i was needing to know about an engine stand and was wondering how to secure it to the stand.the trans bolts are not long enough to go through the engine stand so do i go to the local hardware store and just get longer bolts. also is
the four bolts strong enough to support the motor or do you use somthing else in combonation.i know these are stupid questions but i whant to do it right the first time and not be picking my engine up off the floor.thx for the help.o its a 350 if that matters.

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Old 11-03-2003, 01:47 PM
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Yes, you will need longer bolts. Take one tranny bolt with you and get longer ones. Measure the length needed to go through the stand plus another 3/4".


Usually a 3/8" coarse bolt.

The 4 bolts are more than sufficient for the small block. No other supports are needed.
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Your tranny bolts are indeed too short. Go to the local hardware store and get you some longer bolts. I also recommend some flat washers as well.

Will the 4 bolts hold... My cheap Autozone engine stand with it's 4 bolts held my complete 350, heads, intake, headers and all. So it should.

No guarantees though, weird things can happen.

If you're pulling the engine out of a car, or have it suspended on a hoist. I've found it's generally easier to mount the x-shaped bracket to the back of the engine, then lower the engine down to about the right height for the stand, then manhandle the engine stand onto the x-shaped bracket's collar and secure it with the pin/bolt. Then slowly lower the engine/engine stand combo down to the ground. I just think it's a lot easier to do this than try monkeying around a swinging engine trying to line up bolt holes.
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yeah, take yourself to the hardware store and get some grade 8 bolts. DOnt take any chances!!!

Speaking of bolts and such does anybody know if you can drop an engine in with a puller plate fixed to an aluminum intake?

just a quick q.

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Old 11-03-2003, 03:07 PM
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i have to say this has to be the best site.the quick response
is unbelievable and the answers are great.you guys are a big
help especially to someone new to the engine building process.

thx again for the help.
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:01 PM
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does anybody know if you can drop an engine in with a puller plate fixed to an aluminum intake?

There's no other more convenient way to pull on engine. This coupled with a engine load leveler will make engine changes by your self a breeze.
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Speaking of bolts and such does anybody know if you can drop an engine in with a puller plate fixed to an aluminum intake?

just a quick q.

K [/B]
Don't trust em myself, only use appropriately sized chain bolted to the heads. IMO that is just too much weight to trust to aluminum 5/16" threads.

Vince
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Where's that other thread on this? I use a leveler that attaches to all four end manifold-bolt holes on the heads. I wouldn't trust 5/16" aluminum threads to hold anything that cost more that $10 or so.

Here it is http://www.hotrodders.com/t26814.html

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