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Engine Stand
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Another novice question, but better safe than sorry. I have had the engine on the stand and have been disassembling it to the point where I need to flip it over to get the crankshaft out. Since it is mounted sideways, and these straight 8's are huge, I am wondering if the stand is stable enough so I can turn it safely? I added some extra supports to the back legs as the pictures show but I'm still not sure.

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Posted on: 2016/6/6 11:02
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Re: Engine Stand
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I cannot speak to ever removing a straight eight from a Packard. My experience is with a Packard V8 removal. That said, I think you are asking for trouble given what I see in the pictures. Using those supports as a sort of 'outrigger' is something I would never personally attempt. Further, brick crumbles under stress. Find another hoist and get more feedback from others.

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A straight-8 is far to long to hang off of a standard engine stand by the end due to the leverage of the weight and length. You'll either need to have two stands - one on each end - or possibly support it by one of the sides, which you can possible do by making an adaptor to attach to the casting where the engine mount attaches, if it's a '51 to '54 engine. Earlier engines, of course, did not have the side engine mounts. I am working on a double-ended stand but havenít yet gotten all the needed dimensions to make the adaptors.

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Re: Engine Stand
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Since you have mounted the engine by its side, as you rotate it the center of gravity should always be well inside the footprint of your stand. Have you removed the torque convertor from the flywheel yet? That will remove a lot of weight to ease the flipping over.

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Re: Engine Stand
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If you are unsure of the stand because of the shear weight and length of the straight eight. You could use 2 engine stand on either end of the engine and bolt the legs of the stands together.I have done this in the past with great success. Also since you are in the process of tearing the engine down. You could put the engine on a pallet on it side and complete the tear down on the ground to avoid having to deal with gravity.

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