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Old 12-05-2020, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Is the MAC's auto parts Model A Ford Engine Stand Adapter necessary?

Hi all,
I'm think of pulling the engine in my '31 this spring. I see that Mac's sells an engine stand adapter to hold the engine. Do those among you who have pulled engines have any thoughts on this fairly expensive tool? Is it really necessary and are there equal or better alternatives such as just bolting the rear directly to the stand?

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Old 12-05-2020, 03:02 PM   #2
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If you mean this type, then yes it kinda is needed; https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword
It mounts and holds the engine from the side like the KR Wilson stand. Allowing the motor to be tipped on its nose when doing the flywheel housing setup or rotated around to do rods. Some operations can't be done using the rear mounted setup such as the flywheel housing setup. You could resell it after you use it and reduce the over all cost. (I did not look at Macs price so don't know what it is)
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:25 PM   #3
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Check your local club and see if they have one they loan. If you are not a member maybe they have one they would rent.

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Old 12-05-2020, 03:29 PM   #4
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Fortunately. I have an engine hoist that I can use for doing flywheel/clutch work.
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:53 PM   #5
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Thanks all, I'll spring for one.

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Old 12-05-2020, 05:22 PM   #6
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Save yourself money and headaches and get it from Snyders,
Mac's is the last place you want to get parts.
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Old 12-05-2020, 05:55 PM   #7
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Save yourself money and headaches and get it from Snyders,
Mac's is the last place you want to get parts.
Plus Snyder's is about $40 cheaper.
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Old 12-05-2020, 06:26 PM   #8
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They are quite simple so I made my own.
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I made one from a piece of angle iron. It’s not rocket surgery.
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Old 12-05-2020, 07:23 PM   #10
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Save yourself money and headaches and get it from Snyders,
Mac's is the last place you want to get parts.

I did. What sold me was price and the product looked a bit better. But, I had a heck of a time getting the hang of their software, i.e. getting the "cart" to load the product. I also would rather use Paypal Credit which they don't accept, but if they have better prices and products, I'll continue to make an exception, for sure.
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:25 PM   #11
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Snyder’s should get that web site fixed. It’s a ball of confusion. I gave up and placed my last order with Mike’s. The internet is about 25 years old and commercial sites can and must be made easy to use. Snyder’s catalog is also unwieldy. Altogether they need to hire a professional marketing agency that knows how to build successful sales tools that communicate easily and clearly in both digital and print. Another strike against them is their site doesn’t work with the Apple browser. This is bush league and unacceptable for internet sales.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:36 PM   #12
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I find Snyders easy to navigate..if you're handy running up a side engine bracket is pretty easy.
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I got mine from Bert's. No matter where you get it from, it's made by Bill Stipe.
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I think you can still order by phone!
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Snyder's has always been our "A Team's" go to guys. You call and order on Monday and take a pleasant 1 1/2 hour drive on Tuesday and pick up your parts. Mike and all the guys at the counter are friendly and helpful. You stop for lunch at the Amish restaurant and are home by 3:00. If you're lucky you might go across the road to see "the collection"
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:42 PM   #16
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I understand they have a few Model As, does anyone have a link to PICs of them? I have dealt with many of the suppliers, most all class acts, but Snyder's parts seem to show up at my garage on a regular basis, especially with 5 mouths to feed..


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I find Snyders easy to navigate..if you're handy running up a side engine bracket is pretty easy.

I had no problem with the site today...maybe it was a glitch yesterday.
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Snyder’s should get that web site fixed. It’s a ball of confusion. I gave up and placed my last order with Mike’s. The internet is about 25 years old and commercial sites can and must be made easy to use. Snyder’s catalog is also unwieldy. Altogether they need to hire a professional marketing agency that knows how to build successful sales tools that communicate easily and clearly in both digital and print. Another strike against them is their site doesn’t work with the Apple browser. This is bush league and unacceptable for internet sales.
It is sad but Snyder's web site used to be really good. You could save items in your 'wish' list then add them to your carts as you want.

Since it has been "updated" it is terrible. They eliminated the Wish list and now have this mad mess of Saved Carts, Active Carts, Updated Carts. Very Un-user friendly. I find their search engine not as good as the old site had either.

I find myself more and more ordering to Bratton's... I know of others being driven away by their web site also.
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I understand they have a few Model As, does anyone have a link to PICs of them?
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I made one from scrap I had lying about the shop.
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