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Old 03-02-2003, 12:08 PM
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Post engine test stand plans

Anyone know of a good website with engine test stand plans for free? Please post in return email thanks gg

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Old 03-02-2003, 01:51 PM
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send those plans to me too!!!
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Have you checked the price of the Harbor Freight engine stand? Almost can't buy the materials to build it yourself for their price.
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Willys36-- could you tell me what part number that is with harbor freight-- I seem to only locate the plain engine stands in my old catalog. thanks GG
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Are we talking about a engine stand that you can run the engine on? That`s what i`m after. Don`t want to reinvent the wheel if some one has some plans that work.
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Sorry I read engine stand. Missed the all important 'test' adjective!
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Thanks anyway-- I am looking for the one where you test for leaks ,noises, break in, etc., before your drop it in the chassi and find all the rpoblems.I was told that in hot rooder magazine 1993 either feb, March or april issue that they had the build plans-- if that helps anyone out-- I will cetainly share if I find them as I have posted elsewhere- thanks
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I have seen those over the years. Didn't pay much attention but they were very simply made. A frame of 2" square tubing, piece of 1/2" plywood for used temp, oil pressure, and tack gauges, and misc switches, junk yard radiator and surplus air blower (one I saw ahs the squirrel cage from a 3000cfm swamp cooler), battery and 1gal gas can. Should be able to whip one out in a weekend by eye.
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Go to Google and search for 'Automotive Engine Test Stand'

There's plenty of pics you can follow. Easy to build - just like Willys36 said - JY Radiator, 2 gal gas can and some gauges. Lots of jet engine test stands and VW test stands. Just keep looking. I made one up 2X2 3/16" square tubing. On nice wide casters. Everyone in our club chipped in and uses it when an engine is built. Slick as frog fur - find those pesky leaks and break in the cam before you put the engine in the car. We used a choke cable for a throttle cable and we can lock it at certain RPMs and still 'blip' it. It's a nice tool to have when you need it and a good tool to loan to friends. Good deeds always come back to you (you just don't know when).

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thanks for the idea im building an engine stand now,a couple of mods and it will now be a engine test stand
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Thanks for the reply on engine test stand, will check them out.
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Hey Guys,
I have access to one of the baddest CAD packages on the planet (Unigraphics, GM's CAD program) I could draw one up in solid modeling, if ya'll can give me the spec's on what ya want drawn. I would love to have one in my bag of tricks. This months Car Craft has one, but the picture doesn't show enough of the stand itself. You guys feed me the info and i'll kick ya back a detailed drawing.....

Hell, I could run an FEA study and show where it would break!!! I hated going to CAD after years on the drawing board, but the more i learn what it can do, the more i like it!!

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I have the intellicad program and haven't learned what 3/4 of the tools it has are for yet.absolutly amazing the engineering stuff it includes.
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Theres a site in the knowledge base for a head flow tester.
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For my engine test stand, I jsut used the entire fron clip off an 84 chevy truck. I welded tubing onto the frame so it would sit evenly on the ground with the tires off, But it works great!
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