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235 engine mount plate #1307423
Wed Apr 17 2019 02:46 PM
Wed Apr 17 2019 02:46 PM
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SLAWNSKI  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 159
Eureka IL
I’m working on sealing my new ( to me) 235. I’ve pulled the cam and removed the mount plate ( what I’m calling it) all past gasket gunk is off- lots of old silicone between the front bearing block and the plate and now I think I know why. It appears as if this plate is bent pretty good. If you look at the phots you can see what I mean. I’m assuming the plate needs to be flat but before I go smacking it around ( somebody before me already had) I want to confirm it needs to be flat. I’ve got it mounted in a vice at work and using a beat up ruler to show the gap. Thanks for your help!

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Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307427
Wed Apr 17 2019 03:11 PM
Wed Apr 17 2019 03:11 PM
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showkey  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 433
Wausau WI
Think a press would be the tool of choice. Plan an attack...........Then some careful adjustments............

Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307503
Thu Apr 18 2019 02:03 AM
Thu Apr 18 2019 02:03 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,897
Virginia
I wouldn't bother trying to fix that. Metal does not just get bent. It also gets stretched. That is hard to undo especially when it is that thick.
I can't picture what would have bent it that severely. Any ideas?
I good used replacement shouldn't be that hard to find
Carl

Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307514
Thu Apr 18 2019 02:48 AM
Thu Apr 18 2019 02:48 AM
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delux54panel  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,641
VACAVILLE, CA.
Theres only a very thin paper gasket that seals that plate to the block. Im not sure if the assembly manual recommends gasket sealer or not.
I sent you a P.M.

Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307525
Thu Apr 18 2019 03:36 AM
Thu Apr 18 2019 03:36 AM
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2ManyTrucks  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 187
california
Well, if you are going to replace it... nothing to lose by trying to flatten this one
It’s a free learning opportunity
Heat and a hammer, beer optional smile
-s


1430s, 1420, 9430
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Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307529
Thu Apr 18 2019 03:58 AM
Thu Apr 18 2019 03:58 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,425
Dellrose, TN
I've got a couple of those plates stashed away from junked engines if you decide you need a replacement. Drop me a PM.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307560
Thu Apr 18 2019 01:06 PM
Thu Apr 18 2019 01:06 PM
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sstock  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,194
Gig Harbor, WA
Judging by the look of that plate, one hell of a front end collision, I'd check the threads and block too to rule that out.

Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307580
Thu Apr 18 2019 03:55 PM
Thu Apr 18 2019 03:55 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,425
Dellrose, TN
How about a fall from a Mickey Mouse flimsy engine stand with the front of the engine hitting a concrete floor? It wouldn't be the first time a stand designed for a small block V8 and a stovebolt six didn't play well together!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307583
Thu Apr 18 2019 04:04 PM
Thu Apr 18 2019 04:04 PM
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52Carl  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,897
Virginia
Another possibility is not finding the secret squirrel flush, countersunk, gunk covered screws and trying to pry the plate off with a crow bar.

Last edited by 52Carl; Thu Apr 18 2019 04:05 PM.
Re: 235 engine mount plate [Re: SLAWNSKI] #1307587
Thu Apr 18 2019 04:26 PM
Thu Apr 18 2019 04:26 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,425
Dellrose, TN
Hmmmmmm- - - - - -"Wreck it Ralph" builds engines?
LOL!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
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