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Old 01-29-2007, 12:02 PM
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heres the one i'm building. it too has swivel and lock wheels.

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good stuff guys.....

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Whatever you do , make sure your engine hoist can roll under it easily so you have no problems lining it up and setting it down. This never occurred to me and I had to lift my stand up with blocks of wood to drop the engine on.
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happily i have a forklift for that. since i bought the forklift, which has sideshift too, i havn't unfolded my cherry picker since.
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Ace,

I have a few pictures of the test stand I built for my engine in my project journal:
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=26273

It's totally self contained with place for battery, gauges, fuel tank and radiator...I built mine out of wood. If you have a bunch of 2x4's and a chop saw, you're good to go. I made mine large enough to also hold the transmission. I intend on using this stand for engine/ trans storage when it's not in the car. Pugsy had a real good point about hoist access. Make sure you can get it off the stand without too much trouble.
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Having a lot of expierence running engines on test stands, and dyno's PLEASE do not mount your controls so that you're on the side of the engine. When things fly out that is the way they come!
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I'm gonna revive an old post. I have my motor all finished and now looking into build the test stand. I check out Ebay and and only seen one set of plans and it's build from a engine stand which is not what I'm looking for. Does any here know where else I can get them OR if someone was kind enough to measure their's and get the dimensions for me.



BWT here is a pic of my motor.




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Old 05-08-2007, 10:06 AM
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That one Pete built is about 36" wide and about 4' 6" long from my looks at the picture..Like BGtech said mount your controls on the end where the radiator is so if it does come apart it hopefully just scares you..When you blow one up that is..

The base on Petes test stand looks to be 2x2 tube..probably some stuff from the scrap pile..Course you will need motor mounts and those you might have in the scrap pile somewhere..Other than that a simple ignition switch a water temp and oil pressure guage and maybe a tach and you are good to go..Mount the engine fairly low so it will not tip so easy as well..

There you go..good luck

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Awesome thread - thanks for photo's from me too! Wondering if anyone could list the wiring coonections needed to start it on the stand. I'm all ready to go, but want to double check everything. Also, how would I hook up a key-start, or is it easier just to hook up a bump button to starter? I'm guessing with the bump button I'd need a power source to distributor & coil right?
Sorry for the dumb questions, electrical is my weak spot!
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Engine and Carb Test Stand

I use this to set up carbs and break in and check engines for leaks, timing, and all that good stuff. I have set up 4 engines so far and even though the stand is very high (55 inches at top of carb) no tipping or torque problems. When you have resistance such as a transmission and driveline then you have the torque.
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