Hudson engine hoist

I remembered (and found) a thread from 2014/15 about a engine hoist bracket.  Russell Chilton was going to have some made but the shop backed out, then Kerry Dancy took over and had a few made, but then the thread was closed.  Does anyone have any?  I'd like to get one.



  • Glowplug
    Glowplug Expert Adviser
    contact kerry
  • Kdancy
    Kdancy Senior Contributor

     Here are the blueprints you can take to a machine shop-

  • Kdancy
    Kdancy Senior Contributor
    Picture of the lift plate
  • Thanks! The drawing notes say Super 6 but I thought it was for the straight 8?  Do you know if it fits the 8?

    36 H8
  • RL Chilton
    RL Chilton Administrator, Member
    If I remember right, the 8 has a different bolt measurement.  I would check with Dr. Doug for confirmation.  Hope someone makes these, again.  If not, let me know, as I have a new shop/welders that I work with and they might be persuaded to make a run if there is enough interest.  

    The blueprints were actually drawn by my father, who grew up on a drafting table.  Sadly, he passed away last year.  

    We did make the prototype off of those drawings and it works flawlessly.  It is an exact copy of the lifts they used at the Hudson plant.  
  • JasonNC
    JasonNC Expert Adviser
  • sshftn
    sshftn Member
    edited August 2023
    Russell, sorry to hear about your father.  Those drawings looked fantastic!  I'll measure my 8 this weekend and see if it would fit.  Doug Wildrick has  a video of installing a splasher 8 into a stepdown using a similar bracket.
  • The 8’s had an entirely different head bolt pattern.
  • 50C8DAN
    50C8DAN Senior Contributor
    54 is correct there is no commonality between the H8 and I6 narrow or wide block.
  • sshftn
    sshftn Member

    The two 9/16 holes are attached to head studs?

    The four radii curves are cut to fit around spark plugs?

    What’s the 1 & 1/16 center hole for?


  • trdrew
    trdrew Member

    I combined the 4 blueprint scans posted above into one image and cleaned the image up a bit. Might make it easier to read for some.