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Discussion in '308/328' started by Nabga, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Nabga

    Nabga Rookie

    Oct 31, 2017
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    Good evening....
    Finally removed the heads using puller found on this chat site!!!
    Next question is the engine stand
    Does the 308 engine mount like a USA V8 or is there special adapter for the center of the block
    Thank you in advance


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  3. ferrariowner

    ferrariowner Formula Junior

    Feb 21, 2014
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    I used a standard engine stand I purchased at NAPA. No special adaptors required.
     
  4. kiwiokie

    kiwiokie Formula 3

    Aug 19, 2013
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    The studs are long and slender so I used a wooden “I” support under the opposite end of the block from the stand yoke. From memory some 1” tubing spacers were also required to mount firmly to the yoke.


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  5. Brian Harper

    Brian Harper F1 Rookie
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    Feb 17, 2006
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    I'm not sure what you are doing, but a regular engine stand works only if you remove the bell housing/transmission. If that's not part of your plan, making up a cradle that picks up the four engine mounts is pretty straightforward.
     
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  6. Pero

    Pero Formula Junior
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    Apr 22, 2011
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    I used two wheel dollys and built a wooden frame on top of them. Can move it around in the garage.
    Picture not that illustrative.
    /Peter

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  8. Pero

    Pero Formula Junior
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    To clarify, each dolly has four wheels....
     
  9. kiwiokie

    kiwiokie Formula 3

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    The factory stand attaches to the triangular mounting points on each side of the block after transmission/sump is removed. If you are a handy welder you could build your own.


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  10. miked

    miked Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2001
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    Here is a auto rotisserie that I built that also works as an engine stand. I used it for my Oliver tractor diesel rebuild, it has side mounts similar to a Ferrari engine. The position of the engine can be moved relative to the center of rotation, once aligned the 700# engine rotated easily.
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  11. BLACK HORSE

    BLACK HORSE Formula 3
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  13. kiwiokie

    kiwiokie Formula 3

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    Very nice! Wish I could weld.


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