fordtrucks-digest Sunday, November 23 1997 Volume 01 : Number 058
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
about to start restoring truck with six flat tires a broken window and =
rotted board bed. engine is free and it rolls!! would like info and tech =
manuals on ignition,fuel, and elecrical system.
also any advice from anybody that has worked on or restored this or =
similar model. any sources for neww replacement engine parts ??
thanks fireman mn
weather report ( 8 " snow fri night northern mn.)
about to start restoring truck with =
tires a broken window and rotted board bed. engine is free and it =
like info and tech manuals on ignition,fuel, and elecrical =
also any advice from anybody that =
has worked on=20
or restored this or similar model. any sources for neww replacement =
thanks fireman mn
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 11:41:31 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: Engine Stand
I got one of the "750 lb. capacity" engine stand from PACE membership
warehouse (back when we still had one!) for pretty cheap, and have been
pretty satisfied with it. My one concern for it was capacity, though.
Having an FE block engine on it for about a year while I piddled with it
definitely caused some sag in it. The engine also liked to bounce a little
when I torqued anything, so I took to hooking a safety chain to the engine
to take some of the weight off the stand while I was working on the engine.
I suspended my safety chain from my hoist.
For that matter, I would use a safety chain even if I had one of the
extra-heavy duty engine stands!!
Go for the heavy duty model, if money will allow. I will probably weld a
brace on this one if it continues to be my primary stand, but I'd rather
get a heavy duty stand and just use this one for the air-cooled VW engines
I like to mess with. They only weigh 230 pounds, fully dressed!!
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 08:45:41 -0800
From: Karl Cunningham
Subject: Re: Engine Stands
My suggestion is to get one with a lot of settings for engine rotation.
Mine only has four, and it's not enough. I've seen ones with a worm gear
drive for rotating the engine (nice, but probably overkill). Also, try to
get one with a place to put a tray to catch drips. Some of them have
braces in the way of where you would want to put a tray.
1960 F250 factory 4x4 w/292
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