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    I am putting my motor together on the stand, is there a engine cradle that can hold the 289? How many acessories could go on before dropping the motor in the car?

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  • #2
    Depends on the room you have. I like to keep the accessories off until the motor is in. Less chance of scratching, denting, or dropping it on the fender or grill surround. Just gives you all around more work space.

    1963 Cruiser, 1963 Wagonaire, 1952 Champion. Based in Oregon.


    • #3
      I would install the steering pump if so equipped; not the alternator, carb, fan and definitely not the distributor.
      Brad Johnson,
      SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
      '56 Sky Hawk in process


      • #4
        I usually hang the PS pump, on the complete long block with exhaust and water manifolds and leave the rest for in the car installation. I do install the distributor though. (without the cap)

        64 R2 GT cost to date
        63 GT Hawk
        63 Lark 2 door
        59 Scotsman
        54 Starlight
        52 Starliner
        51 Commander
        39 Coupe express
        39 Coupe express (rod)

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