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Old 06-26-2004, 07:51 AM
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Picís of awesome engine stand

I havenít got it all wired up or the motor ready to start, but I snap a couple of picís before it started to rain.

My brother built the engine stand as a project to gain more experience with his new welder and he has a bunch of motors he needs to get running.

This thing is going to be great for first time startups and tuning. Hopeful I have some picís this weekend of my 406 running on the stand.


Here's another one I don't know why it just showed the link.
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/5...k-med.jpg?9502

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Old 06-26-2004, 07:57 AM
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Hey, thats awesome.
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Old 06-26-2004, 08:33 AM
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Kick *****, dude. That's high tech shadetree there. I use a rusty 74 camaro subframe.

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Old 06-26-2004, 08:38 AM
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Very Kool good luck.
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:49 AM
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we started one on the ground once. no stand, no nothing. all was good til somedumbass hit the throttle. then it was not fine.

nice stand.
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:15 AM
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Nice Stand!!! all it needs now is a dino wheel behind it, Bill
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:22 AM
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Hey Bill,

Funny you mention the dyno wheel, my brother would like to add one and is researching it, but it is looking very complicated......if it is to be safe.

Damn I better get to work on my motor, later.

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Old 06-26-2004, 03:26 PM
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That looks cool, can I have it when you're done with it?
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Old 06-26-2004, 03:42 PM
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Hehe...if you feel like sharing the plans I'm sure plenty here would appreciate it. Awesome looking setup...very nicely done.
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Its really not that hard people. I mean you need everything your engine needs.

So here is what you need:

A radiator and hoses
A small fuel Cell
Fuel lines (maybe a fuel pump if you are going electric)
Battery
Guages
Wiring
Engine mounts (I'd actually suggest using the front portion of a rusted out car to hold the engine)
Some switches
Maybe a key start or simply a push button start

Oh and you need the engine

Then build a frame to place this all on, and use your knowledge of engines to set everything up.
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:09 PM
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Whooohooo

It fired right up once we got gas to it, everything went well for the cam break in, oil leak that I have fixed and lost the fan belt when I revved it up after the break inÖ.it flew like a Frisbee and hung in mid air for a secondÖhehe, never seen a fan belt do that.

The engine stand was awesome; it would have been hell finding the oil leak in the car.
It has an air/fuel sensor and gauge for each header, it started out running lean so we made adjustments until the gauges indicated a tad rich and then let her break in, watched the tach and set the idle at 2000rpmís and just revved her a few times.

Damn it feels good to do lots of research, buy, scrounge up, and mail order tons of parts, put it all together, and hear it roar to lifeÖ..it livesÖ.I am a godÖheheÖ.well maybe not a god but pretty close, a hotrodder.

454bb is rightÖÖ think it through, collect the parts, acquire the equipment and material to build it, have the know how, time, money, and ambitionÖ..454bb do you have one that you can post picís of???

Huckster I would be more than happy to share the plans with you, however they are in my brothers head and they are very difficult to read, the best I can do for you is posting the picís.

Here are a few pics of the engine running.




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Old 06-27-2004, 08:38 PM
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[color=limegreen] now you'll have to keep an engine around just to fire up on the stand. what's up with those wussy mufflers? j/k.
this ought to be in the advanced section.[/color]
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Old 06-28-2004, 01:50 PM
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Between two brothers and myself I think there will an engine on it most of the time.

About the mufflers, they make it a little easier to hear for tuning, and the neighbors may not know it but they appreciate them.
Saturday when I about had it ready to fire up people started to show up next door for a birthday party (outside), I didnít know there plans for the day, but my plans involved getting my motor broke in, NOW.
They where pissed, when I shut it down after 20-25 min they started clapping and yelling hooray.
I went over after the party, apologized and explained the camshaft break in process, they are cool neighbors and we get along, they will get over itÖ..the husband has done some really ********* ***** in the past that pissed me off , so I guess Iíll rack it up to pay back.

I think it will be louder once it is in the carÖhehe!

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That's an awesome little side project 406chevelle. How long did it take him to get it all together?





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