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Rebuilding a straight 8

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kurts49plym, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. kurts49plym
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
    Posts: 386

    kurts49plym
    Member
    from IL

    For those that have done it, it must be a pain in the axx:confused: The reason I say that is it's too heavy and long for a standard engine stand to hold (at least I think so). Do you just rebuild it on the floor?

    I may be doing one in the future:D, that's why I ask. Thanks-Kurt
     
  2. JDHolmes
    Joined: Nov 25, 2006
    Posts: 918

    JDHolmes
    Member
    from Spring TX

    A stand will hold it, make sure it's braced (the stand) and not one of the HF with no supports from legs to center section. I didn't rebuild mine, but it spent a year on a stand in the shop and saw it many times.
     
  3. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,946

    RichFox
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    I was concerned when I had my Packard V8 on the stand. So I made these quick supports out of 2X6. At different times I used a bottle jack or my engine crane to support the front of the engine. Didn't trust the flywheel shroud to hold the engine.
     

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  4. Scotch
    Joined: May 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,488

    Scotch
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    We mounted my Buick sideways on the engine stand.
     
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