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Best way to store a V8 crank

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  • Best way to store a V8 crank

    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

  • #2
    Keep them in their Stude boxes it has wood supports for the mains.

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    • #3
      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

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          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!

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          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
          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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          • #6
            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

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            • #7
              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
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                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?

                Dwain G.

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                • #9
                  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
                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    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

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                    • #11
                      Oh mains were ground .010 and rods were ground .020

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