PDA

View Full Version : Best way to store a V8 crank



55pres
11-17-2005, 09:56 PM
I just got my hands on a 289 crank, I can't use it right now so I need to know the best way to store it. Right now I have it standing up on end, is this ok?? Or should it be layed flat?? I heard once that 3 main cranks could bend under their own weight, but this is not a 3 main, but a 5, so what is right??
Thanks!

(2) 1955 Presidents

Alan
11-17-2005, 10:13 PM
Keep them in their Stude boxes it has wood supports for the mains.

55pres
11-17-2005, 10:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by Alan

Keep them in their Stude boxes it has wood supports for the mains.


Alan, that would be fine and dandy if I HAD the stude box.....but I don't have one.
Thanks!

(2) 1955 Presidents

Alan
11-18-2005, 12:18 AM
I have tried to hang them from under my bench by fabricating some Z shaped brackets, I've had them in boxes , laying around on the floor and even throwing them at the dog it dosn't seem to make any difference other than which end has the dust on it.

Roscomacaw
11-18-2005, 12:31 AM
If I don't have a box for it, I stand them on end, lightly sprayed with oil (NOT WD-40) and covered with a plastic bag of some sort. But I don't think you have to worry about it bending in any position![}:)] Heck the ones in a factory box are laying down in the box without any special supports!;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

r1lark
11-18-2005, 07:18 AM
I coat mine with Cosmoline spray (if the journal surfaces are worth saving), put them in a thick trash bag tie wrapped closed, and stand on end. THEN.....I take a rope and tie the crank to something (leg of one of the workbenches works well for me), because it will get knocked over eventually!!<G>

Paul

Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html

Roscomacaw
11-18-2005, 12:14 PM
Paul observes: "THEN.....I take a rope and tie the crank to something (leg of one of the workbenches works well for me), because it will get knocked over eventually!!<G>"
Oh baby! and when that eventuality finally arrives, it invariably ends with the crankshaft's tumble being softened by your foot![xx(]
OK, so it was my WIFE'S foot. I STILL suffered for that event!!![}:)]:([xx(][V]:(

Now that I think about it - I can't remember which incident I got more backlash for. Was it when my genuine *** fighter plane propellor blade fell on her foot or when the 289 crank got her? I sure ta hell ain't gonna ask her to find out!

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project

Dwain G.
11-18-2005, 12:58 PM
Biggs wrote:
Now that I think about it - I can't remember which incident I got more backlash for. Was it when my genuine *** fighter plane propellor blade fell on her foot or when the 289 crank got her? I sure ta hell ain't gonna ask her to find out!

......................................
Does she detect a pattern yet?:D

Dwain G.

Roscomacaw
11-18-2005, 01:14 PM
Well Dwain - she's a hell of alot more wary when she enters my "domain" now![:0];)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

55pres
11-20-2005, 07:43 PM
Thanks for all the feedback. I put grease all over the bearing surfaces, and wrapped it up in a big sheet and put it in a box and sat it up. The crank was ground and should be in perfect shape to install, whenever that is. Thanks!

(2) 1955 Presidents

55pres
11-20-2005, 08:27 PM
Oh mains were ground .010 and rods were ground .020

1955 President

Location: Central PA
Job: Student @ Penn State
Love of Studebakers?: High