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engine run stand

I just completed an engine run stand and it was amazing how much money I saved from buying one. I built my from 2 inch square tubing, 3 foot wide and 5 feet long. I used angle iron and fabricated the radiator support and the rear support for the engine. The side mounts I used 1 1/2 .95 thick round tubing and welded a nut plate in the top for the engine mount. i bought a set of imca engine mount plates that bolt to the side mounts on the block. bought some rustolleum primer and red paint. The point is use your imagination and build it the way you want it the total cost for mine was about 300.00 with gages and wiring. I had some engine guys come look at it and they said how much to build me one. Will try to post some pictures so you can get an idea of how simple it is.

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I've seen these on sale for $220-$230. >> http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=98334
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I have to finish my exhaust and it's done. I used one of those engine dollys and worked from that. Used mechanical water temp and oil gauge to cut down on wiring. Ran a two speed cooling fan with relays and a manual over ide switch. The stand is portable and breaks down into three section.



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Very nice Jack. What is the electric fan from? I bought one that looks similar, seller said it was from a CrownVic. Mine mounts at a steep angle.
How are you cutting those huge chunks with that Miter saw??
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The fan is out of a 2000 Crown Vic and the rad is out of a 92 Chevy Pickup they both wen't together very well. I used the miter saw with a metal cutting blade to cut my steel. The wood will be heading into the log splitter real soon
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Heres a picture of a great wiring set up
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i'm building a engine run stand , i can do all the fab work no problem , but i'm not sure what i'll need in the way of wiring. here's what i'm thinking will work , let me know if i'm wrong or should add . battery - pos to starter neg to frame ,switched hot 12v to hei coil , momentary switch for starter , switch for an electric fan , neg. cable from engine to frame
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What size tubing did you use? It looks like 1 inch in the photo but 2 inch tubing was used on other stands. I have two Northern Tool cradles of 1 inch tubing ($30.00). I was thinking about using one as the engine support but add tubing for the radiator, battery, gauge panel, and fuel tank supports. If you used 1 inch tubing, I'll be half way into the construction by using one of my cradles.
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Jeff;
What size tubing did you use? It looks like 1 inch in the photo but 2 inch tubing was used on other stands. I have two Northern Tool cradles of 1 inch tubing ($30.00). I was thinking about using one as the engine support but add tubing for the radiator, battery, gauge panel, and fuel tank supports. If you used 1 inch tubing, I'll be half way into the construction by using one of my cradles.
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I used the same thing on mine. Building off of it was easy. I don't know what they did with the photos I had posted. They disappeared..........jack
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I'mm gonna give it try.
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