455 Engine Stand Setup

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Christopher Spouse Drew, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, can someone tell me the 4 bolts that my engine stand needs to support the engine? Im picking up a 455 tomorrow and i just bought an engine stand and I need to pick up the bolts. The bolts I believe go where the bell housing bolts into.
     
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    3/8 by 16 and 7/16 by 14
     
  3. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Grade 8
     
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    download.jpg Read it wrong, engine stand would just be the 3/8 by 16, Nevermind the 7/16 that would be for an engine cradle. They are a little pricey but I like the hardned flange bolts, need around 1/2in to 5/8 thread engagement
     
  5. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info!
     
  6. Schurkey

    Schurkey Silver Level contributor

    For the record, I generally buy ~6" long bolts, and then make tubular spacers a couple of inches long to go between the block and the welded-on spacers of the engine stand. Some of these crappy Chinese engine stands only have 1" standoffs on the arms, and that's laughable. Clearly the Communists have never used one of those stands to actually work on an engine.

    Adding a couple of inches of space makes enough room to get at the flywheel/flexplate fasteners.

    It does increase the stress on the engine stand, because the engine is cantilevered farther forward.
     

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