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#754435 - Mon Jun 13 2011 11:48 PM Engine stand for 1955 Chevy 235 straight six.
1fletch Offline
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Registered: Sun May 01 2011 12:01 PM
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Loc: Central California
hey, couldn't salvage my 1941 chevy 235 straight six due to rust pitting on the #1 cylinder wall and corresponding block deck area. found a 1955 235 full oil pressure engine for $250. supposedly ran when it came out to be replaced by a V8. i also found an engine stand originally purchased from napa now selling for $65.00 locally on craigs list. will any engine stand work? if not, what do i look for? EVERYTHING is new to me. smile thanx, marc
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#754473 - Tue Jun 14 2011 06:35 AM Re: Engine stand for 1955 Chevy 235 straight six. [Re: 1fletch]
Tommy Offline
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Get a sturdy one with 4 legs. These engines are HEAVY so make sure you have a stand that will suport it.
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#754476 - Tue Jun 14 2011 06:46 AM Re: Engine stand for 1955 Chevy 235 straight six. [Re: Tommy]
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i had heard somewhere that the bolt pattern was different. are engine stands pretty much universal? thanx
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#754495 - Tue Jun 14 2011 08:17 AM Re: Engine stand for 1955 Chevy 235 straight six. [Re: 1fletch]
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Loc: Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

Recent thread on engine stand.

The bolt/hanger arrangement on various engine stands are quite possibly different. Some people have reported making a mounting plate/adapter to get their stand to attach to their engine. I have used several brands/styles of engine stands and have been able to find a way to get all of them to attach to a 216/235/261 blocks. In some cases, I have had to attach arms in the opposite orientation, bolting the stand-end of two arms to the block and bolting the block-end of those arms to the stand.

If you get stuck finding a way to bolt up your stand, post here and I'll take a few photos of the bolt-on arrangement I am using on these stands.
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#754710 - Tue Jun 14 2011 11:30 PM Re: Engine stand for 1955 Chevy 235 straight six. [Re: tclederman]
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hey tim, i appreciate it. i'm waiting for a call from the guy now. i'm gonna go ahead and get it. if i run into some mounting problems i'll take a pic and let you know. marc
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#754757 - Wed Jun 15 2011 08:24 AM Re: Engine stand for 1955 Chevy 235 straight six. [Re: 1fletch]
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Three or four leg is fine.....some guys talk about flipping a three but i have never done that with my rebuild. Like tim said, have to flip a couple of arms around, be careful. Remember it is a stand and hopefully you will be installing the engine quickly rather than rolling it around the shop on display smile
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