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I picked up a used engine for mine that I plan to rebuild as a summer project.

Is the bellhousing area still the recommended way to support this engine? Or is required to support it from the block side mounts?

It may be a dumb question but I definitely want to check before risking the overhung load cracking the aluminum at the bellhousing.
 

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Is the bellhousing area still the recommended way to support this engine?
Sure is! ;)

If you have the appropriately located SIDE mounting holes (often we do not) that is an option.

I did so recently on this 1949 Cockshutte tractor engine for instance, which made for easy access to both engine and flywheel end working. This engine didn't HAVE the traditional bell-housing mounting pattern.



We use to do 71 series GM diesels the same way, back in my USN days.
 

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Cool thanks. I got it mounted up tonight. Had to get longer bolts because I wanted to utilize the most possible thread engagement of those top holes. Also took some time to play with shims since the stand face wasn't exactly flat and I didn't want any additional loads on the block.

Yes I had just wondered if I somehow needed to utilize the foot mounts that attach to the block on the sides, because that would better center the load. I am used to traditional USA cast iron blocks which are more forgiving. Working with aluminum can be like straddling a fine line.
 

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Never had an issue with the bell housing flange bolts... Did mount one via an engine mount and adapter plate.....

...... Philip
 
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