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mike_chapman

Kent Moore inline 4-6-8 engine stand

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Greetings Forum,  

 

I picked up an interesting Kent Moore engine stand from an estate and I'd like to hook up one of my inline motors to it.... I'm wondering if anyone on this forum knows how to get a motor into the cradle?  Apparently it had a 320 ci Buick mounted prior to my involvement... its plenty capable of handling it.  

 

The only information I've been able to find on the internet is on vintagetools.com... different model though: 

https://www.vintageautotools.com/chevrolet-tools-engine.html

 

I appreciate any and all help.  

 

Thanks! 

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Looks like it clamps on the oil pan rail.

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I agree. Some people put a lot of faith in those oil pan rails and a few stove bolts.

 

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Thanks for the replies.  Yeah, it would appear the clamps grab onto the pan rail.  I'll give it a try.  

 

If anyone has access to a Kent Moore tool catalog perhaps there is more info.  PN U16-4

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I haven't spun it a full 360,  but clamps fit snugly over the pan rails.   Attaching some photos for posterity,  in case someone else picks up one of these stands.   

 

 

 

 

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That's a clever design for a long engine like a straight-8. It's hard to tell from the photos, but will it spin all the way upside-down? It doesn't look tall enough to clear.


I modified a heavy-duty diesel engine stand to support my straight-8 with the bell housing and clutch still attached, although it obviously doesn't rotate. This was just for display and to mock-up my headers. Without the bellhousing in place, this stand will hold a straight-8 Buick engine without any problems.

 

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Hi Matt, excellent stand you've made.   Thanks for sharing.

I haven't had a chance to spin my setup a full 360 but there is enough clearance to do a full rotation.  Its sketchy to me since Im used to bolting motors in versus clamping.   

 

In the middle of reorganizing several tons of old iron but I'll report back with some photos or a video when I actually do spin it.  

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A little blurred but just above the tire is a '39 248 on one of those early 1970's Chevy SB stands. Had to slobber a lot of grease on the mount and really grunt to swing that one around.

 

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Hello friends
Does anyone have a chevy  Nova  engine 250 6 cylinder line Repair Book?

 

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