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Old 01-08-2006, 09:50 PM
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New Engine stand

My dad got me a 2000# engine stand for Christmas. I believe from Harbor Frieght. I haven't had the chance to put my straight 8 on it yet because I don't have the bolts to hang it with.

While I was test fitting the mount, it seemed like it would be difficult to get all the arms lined up. Is this normal? Or do I just have to play with it until all the arms are lined up? I am assuming whoever designed this thing, was thinking it would be used on some sort of "V" motor and not an inline.

Any advice on getting the best, safest mount possible?

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Old 01-08-2006, 10:14 PM
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Its a royal PITA with them

Make sure you get grade 8 washers & bolts and make sure everything is tight before lowering
3 or 4 leg unit?

be very careful if your putting a straight 8 on it it might not hold it if its a cheaper unit

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Old 01-08-2006, 10:29 PM
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Its a 4 leg unit.

I'll get some pics up tomo, don't want to go in the garage tonight and wake up the dogs. lol

I am worried about tipping, but will take it slow when putting it on the stand. Might have to put some extra weight on the back, or lengthen the legs.

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Rob's right, it does take some playing with. Mine are all set for SBCs so there's no tinkering. It's easier to take the arms and backing plate off the stand and set them. Then you only have the slide the whole assembly into the stand.

I don't know what engine you've got but this might help:

http://www.team.net/sol/tech/engine.html
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The enigine is out of my '53 Packard Clipper. It is a I8 flathead. I am told that fully assembled they can weight just over 900 pounds. The reason I went with a 2000# stand is because of the length of the block.

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Look like this?



That's the HF 2000# unit. Like Rob said, get good bolts for the engine, and maybe even for the whole thing, considering you can't just go out & buy another Packard engine down at the local pick-'n-pull. I'd hate to guess the winner of Packard vs concrete. Probably do both in.

If your friendly local hardware store doesn't have good bolts (mine only has grade 2 these days ), Lowe's has 8's & 5's in the hardware aisle.
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It's a good stand and will hold the straight eight, PLEASE replace the bolts that hold the arms that the engine bolts to. They are cheap non graded junk. Replace them with some quality grade 5 or 8 bolts and washers.

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Old 01-09-2006, 10:57 AM
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Be very careful with that straight eight! In fact, I'd make a support for the other end. You just have to be able to align it with the head on the bell housing end. Maybe go out and buy a $50 light duty engine stand and park in front? My brother had a 1500# stand with a 302 block on it, no problem! It sagged just a little with my old Rambler in-line six on it, and boy was it hard to turn! Most engine stands ARE built with a V-8 in mind. Even if the engine weighs as much as that I-8, remember that the V-8 is CLOSER TOTHE HEAD. That I-8 is way out there, and has more leverage. Even if the stand holds it fine, you're going to have a good time rotating the thing! It may take two people. You'll have to lift up on the end to release some of the pressure on the head AND rotate at the same time. I managed to do that with the Rambler six, but with the I-8...

All old engines are much heavier than newer ones. So called "thin wall castings" weren't available before 1963, and some manufacturers didn't start using tin cast blocks until 65-66. AMC had a mix -- the old V-8 made through 66 and hte old six made through 65 still used "thick wall" castings (both can be bored 1/8" and still be fine), but the new model six that came out in mid 64 and the new V-8 design taht came out in mid 66 used thin wall.
Chevy cast the early 265 and 283 thick, but mid 63 or 64 they started using thin wall casting. Forged cranks and rods are the same deal -- a change in iron formulation and casting techniques made cast cranks and rods possible about the same time.
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Yeah, thats good advice putting something under the front. I do that with anything mounted on there especially if its going to be there very long. I was raised up to believe that the weight of the assembled engine sitting there can distort the rear cylinder walls. I don't know if its true or not but my upbringing forces me to use something under the front just the same.
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