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Old 11-19-2020, 05:53 PM   #1
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i have a 35 flathead i need to put in an engine stand. will it bolt up to the modern style universal engine stand with the four attaching points
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Old 11-19-2020, 05:56 PM   #2
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If it is a UNIVERSAL engine stand I don't see why it wouldn't.
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Old 11-19-2020, 06:10 PM   #3
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I was always told you should never hang a flathead by bellhousing bolts as the casting is not strong enough and you should only hang it from the exhaust ports.

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Old 11-19-2020, 06:15 PM   #4
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is that an adapter you can buy?
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Old 11-19-2020, 06:45 PM   #5
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Yes Stumpys Fab Works.
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:10 PM   #6
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:32 PM   #7
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Mike I may have a extra one but will have to see if I still have it . You need to get the KR Wilson flathead engine lift too to make things easier
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:34 PM   #8
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A better pic with the part number
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Old 11-19-2020, 08:45 PM   #9
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A better pic with the part number
Do you have an extra one of those? Iíve been looking for the KRW version.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:15 AM   #10
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Got both of these at Stumpys.
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Old 11-20-2020, 12:09 PM   #11
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Do NOT bolt a pre 1949 Ford V-8 engine to an engine stand buy the cast bellhousing.
Not safe. May break the cast iron. 1949-53 there is no problem.
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Old 11-20-2020, 12:11 PM   #12
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If anyone has a KR Wilson engine lifter like this that they want to sell, please PM.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:24 PM   #13
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^^^^^^^^ I want one also.
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Old 11-29-2020, 10:39 PM   #14
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been standing in line for one myself for awhile.....
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Old 11-29-2020, 11:14 PM   #15
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Do NOT bolt a pre 1949 Ford V-8 engine to an engine stand buy the cast bellhousing.
Not safe. May break the cast iron. 1949-53 there is no problem.
This gruesome picture is the result of what Jim (19Fordy) is talking about. Some folks get away with it, but like Dirty Harry said....."Do ya feel lucky? Well, DO YA, PUNK?" DD

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Old 11-30-2020, 01:54 AM   #16
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This gruesome picture is the result of what Jim (19Fordy) is talking about. Some folks get away with it, but like Dirty Harry said....."Do ya feel lucky? Well, DO YA, PUNK?" DD

Sorry, I don't buy it on that one. The cracked area is RUSTY for at least 8 inches on the right.

This subject is just like seat belts though, I wouldn't recommend any particular method for hanging a block or attaching belts.
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Sorry, I don't buy it on that one. The cracked area is RUSTY for at least 8 inches on the right.
That's OK! Here's another "fake" one you can piss about! DD

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The One above belongs to Neil "Biggles" Bennet. It's built to very high spec. I know Neil. He was able to repair it. Re the red one, who's to say it happened recently? It probably happened a while ago and the block was dumped in a corner. It could have had plenty of time to rust. I always use a side mount. Mart.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:02 AM   #19
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Interesting on how thin the casting looks.
Have the tool to check but no block to check.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:22 AM   #20
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It is thin, I current have a block that had the bell housing area busted sometime in the past and repaired. Whoever did the repair did a good job! But the broken area is much smaller than the photos posted. A look at the thickness in the bell area should convince you it might not be a good idea to hang a lot of weight off of it. In addition to the thin material, the bell move the center of gravity of the block out several inches from the mounting point.

Like a lot of things, folks have been doing it for years and getting away with it, in fact I would guess breaking one is fairly rare. But, even a small chance of a catastrophe would keep me from taking the chance.

It is fairly easy to fabricate a mount, I made one using a flat plate to bolt to the existing plate on the stand. Welded a piece on angle to it and the a smaller plate the correct shape to match the exhaust bolt pattern. You can use an exhaust manifold for the hole pattern.
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