: Engine cradle?



caddydaddy
07-02-11, 11:22 AM
I'm looking for an engine cradle to store my 472 on. All my searches only find cradles for Chevy, Ford and Chrysler.
Can one for another brand be modified to fit a Cad engine easily?

DouglasJRizzo
07-02-11, 09:01 PM
If i remember correctly, many dimensions for the 472 family of engines are actually similar to the 429 family of Ford engines.

Mike Beda
08-02-11, 03:31 PM
I've almost got the 500 out of my '76 DeVille and I'd like a cradle too. I found one supposed to be for a 472-500 at Summit Racing:

www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G1068-1/

It's a little pricey ($90 plus shipping), but maybe that means it's really good. Has anyone used their stuff, or are there any other brands out there?

Thanks,

-Mike Beda

caddydaddy
08-09-11, 09:24 PM
It's a little pricey ($90 plus shipping), but maybe that means it's really good. Has anyone used their stuff, or are there any other brands out there?


Actually, I don't think that's too bad of a price! There's also this aluminum engine test stand for $150 http://www.hotrodparts.com/cad500.htm

usmc0311
08-14-11, 10:47 AM
I had a 472 on a sb/bb cradle. It worked just fine for me. It's got an 800 pound weight limit. If I get a chance I will put my extra engine on it today or tomorrow and try and get a picture on here for you.
I just have the $40 one from jegs i can't post links yet since I lost my old password and couldnt get it back since it was on an old email