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Old 06-16-2024, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Flathead side mount engine stand adapter

I have heard comments here on the Ford Barn to not bolt up flatheads to the bell housings but use a side mount that bolts up to the exhaust manifold, I have looked online to speedway and I have heard the name Stumpyes but find no listing there also.
I wonder does any one know of a current supplier.
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Old 06-16-2024, 02:15 PM   #2
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If you have access to a welder, search the forum as there have been numerous discussions on how to make one out of angle iron.
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https://www.stumpysfabworks.com/stor..._Products.html
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Old 06-16-2024, 05:45 PM   #4
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I've been using Stumpy's side mount adapter as well as some of his engine carts for years.
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Old 06-16-2024, 05:51 PM   #5
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If you have access to a welder, search the forum as there have been numerous discussions on how to make one out of angle iron.
Here's a pretty good picture of the side mount, similar to what Stumpy makes or one that you could fabricate at home.\

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Old 06-16-2024, 08:19 PM   #6
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thank you to all who have given a reply on my quest for a side mount adapter for engine stand for flathead engines. I have the Stumpys info but don't know how to find articles on the barn on how to build one. links to articles would be helpful.
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Old 06-17-2024, 04:23 AM   #7
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Hereís one I made quite a few years ago. Itís not the prettiest and the plate the bolts pass through could be a bit wider so the holes would be not so close to the edge but it was materials I had on hand at the time. Works great and withstood me beating pistons out of the old block after all other attempts failed.
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Itís quite simple to fab one up if you have a welder/grinder. I used some 1/4Ē plate I had lying around to mount to the block, and a piece of round pipe left over from a column support fit perfectly into the engine stand. I will say, that the 1/4Ē plate did bend slightly when I got a second flathead about a month ago and started disassembling it. The supports in the pic in the post above is a good idea, or go to even a thicker metal plate.
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I also bought this engine stand from Stumpys to keep a spare flathead on, he makes quality stuff.
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Old 06-17-2024, 09:39 AM   #10
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I searched "flathead v8 engine stand/adaptor" for the pictures of the home made ones.
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Hereís one I made quite a few years ago. Itís not the prettiest and the plate the bolts pass through could be a bit wider so the holes would be not so close to the edge but it was materials I had on hand at the time. Works great and withstood me beating pistons out of the old block after all other attempts failed.
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Itís quite simple to fab one up if you have a welder/grinder. I used some 1/4Ē plate I had lying around to mount to the block, and a piece of round pipe left over from a column support fit perfectly into the engine stand. I will say, that the 1/4Ē plate did bend slightly when I got a second flathead about a month ago and started disassembling it. The supports in the pic in the post above is a good idea, or go to even a thicker metal plate.
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I made my flathead side-mount adapter and storage stand from 3/8 plate and leftover square tube. After cutting three flange plates I had enough left over from the 3/8 plate to bend a c-shaped adapter to fit each of my three engine stands - allowing six bolt attachment to the engine.
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Default Re: Flathead side mount engine stand adapter

I first looked at side mounting my flathead going so far as to fabricate the plate from 3/4 ď flat bar the heavier material was so I could center bolt it to the axle to allow it to be interchanged side to side. I decided in the end it restricted access to one side of the block and went to rear mount. My project when finished will not have a transmission attached so I punched out the lower dowell pins ( just happenen to be tapping size for M12 x 1.75 metric thread so I ended up with 6 bolts available at rear of the block for the engine stand

I would be a bit wary of rotating the side mount single handled , when they take off they take off, at least on a rear mount you can stick a sleeved pipe in the bore to help rotate it ( least before heads go on ) Whats that you say? Wimp , afraid so , least after 70 years still got all my fingers.

At least my side mount plate was not wasted , used to keep headers in alignment when welding.

A couple of photo`s enclosed , my first stand fabricated in the sixties I often wonder about the welding back then but it has had a few Y block and FE series engines on it.

The second shows the current set up , the heavy duty stand is built into the workshop mobile crane with a worm and roller gear set from an early Jeep winch , depends where and how you sling your engine you can use the crane to mount the engine to the stand.
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I am a bit dubious as to the load ratings they give some of this el cheepo , ` some assembly required ` engine stands they sell at Auto parts stores.

Sorry if I hijacked the original thread with this post, it strays a bit.
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Here is the one I made and 3/4 of the way through making mine, my Dad had bought this cast Aluminum one years ago and brought it to me SO NOW I have two.
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Old 06-20-2024, 11:34 AM   #19
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i just made mine usean exhaust manifold for a pattern cut it out drill it an weld a tub on it
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