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rawcut 07-04-2007 12:05 PM

im looking for plans to build an engine test stand.
somebody please send me some plans or show me where to get them?

OneMoreTime 07-04-2007 12:20 PM

Just click on search and type in "engine test stand" there have been lots of threads on those..Most are just built from shop scrap.


jeff bonnell 07-15-2007 01:27 PM

i built one a few years ago , if you have specific questions feel free to PM or email me

rawcut 07-15-2007 03:35 PM

engine test stand plans
if you could send me a list of materials and a pic or 2 that would be nice. thanks.

jeff bonnell 07-15-2007 04:52 PM


this was built pretty much out of scrap stuff . i 'm using a trolling boat battery so i dont have to wire in an altenator .
if you have a engine hoist , set the motor at the desired height and start building your frame around the motor. i started with the back 2 plates , then built forward until i tied in the front mounts to the frame, removed the hoist and built on from there. the radiator is from a 90's GMC van and i use an electric fan . i have a oil pressure gauge , watertemp, and a tach . i used cheap-o block hugger headers off ebay and el-cheapo turbo mufflers.
i wish i would have built one of these years ago , i've broke in 2 motors and my brother has used it for one of his motors . it came in super handy for finding any problems before dropping the motor in the car.
sorry , i dont have plans for this , i just kinda built it on a lark . the only real problem i had was i wasnt sure how to wire the starter and HEI ignition.
if you are half way mechanically inclined , have a welder and a grinder they arent to difficult to fabricate .

rawcut 07-15-2007 05:35 PM

engine plans
hey that is pretty cool. now that will give me an idea where to start. thanks alot.

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