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I haven’t got it all wired up or the motor ready to start, but I snap a couple of pic’s 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 pic’s 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/500/10653engine_stand_back-med.jpg?9502

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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.:nono:

nice stand.:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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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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Hehe...if you feel like sharing the plans I'm sure plenty here would appreciate it. Awesome looking setup...very nicely done.:thumbup:
 

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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 :p

Then build a frame to place this all on, and use your knowledge of engines to set everything up.
 

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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 in….it flew like a Frisbee and hung in mid air for a second…hehe, 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 2000rpm’s 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 life…..it lives….I am a god…hehe….well maybe not a god but pretty close, a hotrodder.

454bb is right…… think it through, collect the parts, acquire the equipment and material to build it, have the know how, time, money, and ambition…..454bb do you have one that you can post pic’s 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 pic’s.

Here are a few pics of the engine running.




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:thumbup: now you'll have to keep an engine around just to fire up on the stand. what's up with those wussy mufflers?:p j/k.
this ought to be in the advanced section.
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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 didn’t 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 it…..the husband has done some really ******* **** in the past that pissed me off , so I guess I’ll rack it up to pay back.

I think it will be louder once it is in the car…hehe!

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Question I got is did it want to roll away or did it stay pretty much parked? I can't see any sort of wheel brakes on it. Just curious.
 

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K2mooch, he has been working on it on and off since last fall, I don’t think he has a lot a time into it, there are just so many other thing that need to be taken care of in day to day life.

Gen3, maybe I will bolt up my hooker headers, and then explain the long tuning process to them…..I’ll wait till I smell there B-que fire up….hehe

I think hotrodders.com is turning me mean, I have always been a nice guy.

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Great looking stand!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Schnitz,

There are no wheel brakes on it, the two back wheels do not swivel, and the two front wheels do. It stays in one spot and does not move at all, to move it you give it a little muscle to get it going and just move it along, I would say it is prefect.

Another thing I like about it is when you are standing next to it you can feel the rumble in the concrete.

Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the kind comment and remarks, my brother did an excellent job on it, and should be proud of the accomplishment.

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Naw 406 I'm thinkin of buildin one here soon, I have an old rad that leaks, but Imma patch it... Other than thatn I should have a bunch of stuff for it.
 
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