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Old 10-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Id forgotten how much I hate early style valves



The reward … one nice 59 block
It doesn’t even have the little deck cracks from bolts to water holes.


Id been putting off tearing this one down because of the PITA valves


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Old 10-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Do yourself a big favor and remove the block from the engine stand. I have seen those bell housings break off from being hung on that type of engine stand.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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Why?? Looks like you gottem out! None of that crap is going back. What is there to hate?
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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Do yourself a big favor and remove the block from the engine stand. I have seen those bell housings break off from being hung on that type of engine stand.
How is it I knew someone would mention that ……. In my 54 years iv never seen it
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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How is it I knew someone would mention that ……. In my 54 years iv never seen it
Old wives tale.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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i agree,if the bolts are correct and properly tightened you wont have a problem.i never have.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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I agree Ken,better his foot or feet than mine. It only takes once. ken ct. Then he can say hes only seen it once in 54 yrs.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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Those exhaust manifold engine stand adapter are such cheap insurance...
As for mine, I hang mine on my KRW side hanging stand.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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It was complete (less heads) w flywheel clutch intake on that stand for the last two years …. Photos or it never happened
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:40 PM   #10
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Get an exhaust manafold adapter.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #11
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Well ya got a good sound block
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #12
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A relieved block and split valve guides, smell like an original truck engine.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:34 PM   #13
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Old wives tale.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:56 AM   #14
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I have at least 6 old Fords engines on that type of stand for years and never had a problem. I did have a friend come in the shop in tears about 15 years ago. His 39 Mercury engine fell off the stand and the bell houseing was all bent with long breaks. I welded it up for him and he said not to tell anybody. He passed away so I guess I can let the secret out. The problem was he jambed bolts that were to long in with an air wrench. There wasn't enough threads and the shoulders of the bolts split the threaded holes of the bell housing. G.M.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:48 AM   #15
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296,
The bell housing tale is not an old wives tale.....it IS a tale of
woe. Flat head jack and others sell exhaust face mounts for less than
$100. The other great selling point of the exhaust face mount is that
the motor can be built supported by it. KR Wilson was no fool he designed
and built the original exh face mount.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:29 AM   #16
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I had to use a 1/2" carbide drill to drill the heads off several valves to get them out.
They were rusted in the closed position and I couldn't get them to move.
Worked good once I figured it out.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #17
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You did great Greg
I never believed the engine stand problem either.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:16 AM   #18
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I had to use a 1/2" carbide drill to drill the heads off several valves to get them out.
They were rusted in the closed position and I couldn't get them to move.
Worked good once I figured it out.
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If you hit a closed valve in the center of the head with a ball peen hammer the head and the stem will seperate or break off.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #19
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http://www.stumpysfabworks.zoomshare.com/2.html

look for the engine stand adapter


Ford Flathead engine stand adapters: 85-100hp, 59A/B Ford Flathead Engine Stand Adapter

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #20
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If you hit a closed valve in the center of the head with a ball peen hammer the head and the stem will seperate or break off.
Only the exhaust valves if they are stock Ford items. The intakes with the recess in the head will just bend.
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