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Engine Stand and Compression Test questions for a 68 F100 360

 
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:10 PM
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Good evening gentleman. I'm at that point of my 68 F100 restore project in which I'm fixing to pull my 360 engine and trans. I have a couple of questions. First question is what weight capacity engine stand do I need to use and what size faceplate should it have. Second question is can I conduct Compression Test with the engine on the stand or should it be still in the truck. I have everything disconnected from the engine or does the matter.
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You need to be able to crank the engine over with the starter for the compression test, so you're best to do that in the truck. As far as a stand, as long as it has four wheels and a wide front end it should be fine, the three wheel style is only good for falling over.
 
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Thanks Ford_Six for your reply. The three wheel stand is rated at a 1000 lbs and the four wheel is rated at 2000 lbs. You at right the three wheeler is more likely to tip over and that is a bad thing. I didn't look at the factor. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. The four wheeler is a go. I did think about the Compression Test early on but did not think about it again until now. Unfortunately the hold front clip has already been removed so the Compression Test is a no go. Again thanks for your help. See you on the other side.
 
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It's easy to set up a jumper cable to the starter, I have done compression and running tests on engines in bare chassis and even on the ground, but the transmission or at least the bellhousing needs to be bolted to the engine.
 
 
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