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Old 10-15-2020, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Clayborne engine overhaul stand attachments maybe available

A few weeks ago I bought an incomplete Clayborne stand in Illinois that was offered on C-list. The stand was originally equipped with attachments that were not for a Flathead V-8 so those mounts were cut off and new ones made to use on a Flathead sideways using the exhaust ports exactly 90 degrees from the intended axis and were very homemade. I've gotten rid of those pieces and will be taking my stand and a block to a Machine and Welding Company nearby on Monday to have proper attachments made(I hope). After a phone conversation and e-mail with pictures they think could make everything including the ring at the front on the stand. I'm posting this for those that are looking for those attachments. I'm lucky that the ring I have will probably be used with new mounts welded on it but seeing as they will have everything there at once and others have been looking for these mounts I thought I should post this if anyone is interested in a possible replacement for mounts that are few and far between. Send a PM or E-mail and hopefully next week I'll have have more news to share. With a couple pics of mine I've included some extras that were posted on the Jalopy Journal on how to build your own stand from Car Craft magazine Feb. 1954
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:06 PM   #2
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That's a nice engine stand Gary and a great article to go with it. I hope to work on a Steven's engine stand for my T motors over the winter.

I can't help but notice those trombone and brass instrument cases behind your stand in the first pic, do you teach music there?
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:31 PM   #3
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I acquired one of these stands, but have never used it, I am told it is easier than the kr wilson but would like some input on the subject from a user of this style stand
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: Clayborne engine overhaul stand attachments maybe available

My main employment is repairing musical instruments for just over 30 years now but I tend to sneak in other projects from time to time. I found this type of stand very appealing the first time I saw one and after I got it showed It to a coworker who new what it was because he used one at the local garage he worked at back in 1955! He’s a Ford guy and loves the stuff I come up with.
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Old 10-16-2020, 04:07 AM   #5
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One of the benefits is that you can arrange the deck face to be horizontal. This would be useful if you want to use a portable boring machine. Another benefit is that the engine is supported from both ends so the temptation to hang off just the bellhousing is gone. (Preventing potential breakage)
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:39 AM   #6
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Old 10-16-2020, 03:57 PM   #7
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Have a couple of the stands But I would be interested in a set of the brackets for a Early Ford V8 engine. kerk
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:56 PM   #8
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That's a great point Kerk. This project will be for pre '49 blocks, will know more late next week.

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Old 10-16-2020, 08:30 PM   #9
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I'm in as well. Can make the stand no sweat. Need the brackets.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:43 AM   #10
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Default Re: Clayborne engine overhaul stand attachments maybe available

I have the same/similar stand that you have - would love the correct brackets for a flathead. Are you thinking to making multiple sets (appears to be the case) - any idea as to associated parts/prices you're thinking of doing?

I will review what I have and post back on this thread. Be back in a bit . . .
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:01 AM   #11
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Been using mine for over 60 years, the only modification I made was, bracket to hold up the block so the front adapter could be removed and the cam degreed in. I remember it was used when I got it.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:01 AM   #12
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Here are some photos of the attachments that you are going to make. I took these years ago when I had a stand only
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:44 AM   #13
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Default Re: Clayborne engine overhaul stand attachments maybe available

Not sure how much help this is, but here are some photos from Ford's Engine Reconditioning manual of the engine stands.
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:56 AM   #14
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Great photos jseery! Cool that they are all on rails in the floor.
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