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K.R. Wilson flathead engine stand pictures

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by speedway, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. speedway
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 400

    from wichita ks

    Anyone have some pics of the stand and the adapters/mounts for flatties, 4 cyls and other attachments. What are they worth?? Anyone have a K.R. Wilson or Manzel/Buffalo tool catalog/manual they would sell?? Thanks
    BigDTexasKid likes this.
  2. Big Al
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,439

    Big Al

    go back through the for sale section there was a stand on there for sale with photos.
  3. I have a 1940 KR-Wilson you need part numbers, for the engine stand, and the different adapters?...Ed
  4. blown49
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,212

    Member Emeritus

    Pm Bruce Lancaster, If his mailbox isn't full he can prolly help.

  5. I have this old flathead engine stand that came from Blairs Speed Shop. I bet it was Don Blairs' from way back when. It doesn't have the original base or attachment but with the history it has I think I'll leave it as is.
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  6. there's one on ebay right now
  7. Digger_Dave
    Joined: Apr 10, 2001
    Posts: 2,517

    Member Emeritus

    Here is a picture of a flathead SIDE MOUNT engine stand that someone here on the HAMB made.
    I duplicated it.

    It bolts to the exhaust ports on the side of a flathead. The tube slides into a conventional engine stand base.

    The plate on mine is 1/4" thick welded to the tube at 45 deg.
    (exhaust ports are at 45 deg. to the intake surface)
    My tube is SHED. 80, turned down to fit the top tube of the stand.

    Notice the four holes at the center - either side of the tube - so you can bolt the holder to either side of the engine.
    (suggest you drill ALL holes 7/16" as the front manifold bolts are 7/16" - even 1/2" wouldn't hurt)
    Grade 8 bolts and washers makes it VERY sturdy.

    I used an old exhaust manifold as a drilling guide. (drill the mount plate from one side; then flip it over, bolt the manifold to the plate, and drill the remaining center holes)

    Attached Files:

  8. speedway
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 400

    from wichita ks

    Thanks to all for the pictures and info. Very helpful.
  9. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,681

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Roughly 1927, 1931, and 1940 catalogs are available repro. You need all, as there is good info on concepts and techniques in the earlies. Winfield tool maybe?? The parts places have them too. I've got one from the end of theline, about 1957, and a couple of slightly later Manzels showing slightly different takes on the same basic tools after KRW lost The Ford contract.
    I've got lots of the smaller tools for rear axle work and engine.
  10. K.R. Wilson Tool Resource Info

    5 Resources to Find K.R.W Tools

    K.R. Wilson Ford Service Bulletins
    K.R. Wilson Catalogs (1926, 1931/32,
    1936, 1939, 1940).
    K.R. Wilson Price Paper List given out at Sales Offices & Dealerships.!(Blue, Red, & Yellow Paper Hand outs.)most never in Print- nor Photos.

    Some of these Tools Never Shown in
    K.R. Wilson Catalogs or Bulletin

    Ford Factory Service Bulletin
    Ford Dealership Shop Manual
    Ford Dealership Parts Manual

    Best Regards BigDTexasKid
    Sulphur Springs, Tx. 75482.

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2018
  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 33,381


    Old thread but I now realize that we had a KR Wilson engine stand in the High School auto shop I taught in. I had it stuck off in a corner because one of the cast wheels was broken and I never took the time to round up or make another wheel for it.
  12. I’m looking for a Manzel # 150
    & # 151 Both V/8 Engine Spindle Mount. Regards Dereald Millsap

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