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    Engine test stand.

     



    made this out of left-overs to test-run my motors and run the cam in on the motor in there that's destined for my roadster.
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    why are the photos tipped over ??
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    1930 model a pickup-350/350/jag ind rear
    1969 chev C10 stepside-305/4speed/12bolt
    1934 oldsmobile sedan-350/350/12bolt
    1928 model a roadster-project-283/350/9"
    1954 austin a40 pickup-gasser-project-blwn350/pwrglde/9"
    1924 dodge modified - 292 i6/pwrglde/quickchange rear

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    I don't know what you've been drinking Mark; but I'll have a double!



    (Puts smart-ass cracks aside.)
    Looks good though mate.
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    I was bored, so I thought I would see if I could help...

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    how did you do that ???
    and thank you very much !!
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    1930 model a pickup-350/350/jag ind rear
    1969 chev C10 stepside-305/4speed/12bolt
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    1928 model a roadster-project-283/350/9"
    1954 austin a40 pickup-gasser-project-blwn350/pwrglde/9"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpmark View Post
    how did you do that ???
    and thank you very much !!
    Your very welcome...

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    Given your location on the planet I would have expected them to be upside down..........


    Nice stand though...
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    I built a couple of test stands (like you, out of leftovers) over the years. For me they are great not only for doing the cam break-in but also doing the initial dial in on the carbs and ignition. When the engine goes into the car, you know it's going to start and not leak......especially when you are installing an engine in a car with a fresh paint job, anything that minimizes the time spend working over the fenders is a good thing

    Someone recently had a thread asking how to keep motivated on a long term project.......believe me there is nothing like hearing the engine that will eventually go into go into the car to run on occasion to make you want to keep working on it.

    They also great if you have an engine you want to sell so the potential customer can hear it run see oil pressure temp etc.

    The first stand I built was made to hold just about anything, which means it was fairly long so a bellhousing and flywheel could be used for engine like Ford and Mopars where the starter bolts to the bell housing.


    Besides basic gauges and switches it was permanently wired with both Ford and Mopar ignition modules and an electric fuel pump. For a throttle I ended up using a modified motorcycle throttle........that was neat, but every time I'd fire up an engine I kept thing I should build a trike


    Here is a vid of that stand.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxDIiVoeDg&t=8s


    The HEMI for the 37 Dodge ended up sitting on that stand for far longer than I ever anticipated (darn near 10 years). But at least I could fire it up about every 6 months or so and bring it up to operating temp and keep the seals lubricated and keep the carbs from drying out.

    Because my other stand was taken up with the HEMI for so long I ended up building a Chevrolet specific (Big/Small block) stand. This ended up being quite a bit shorter because I didn't need to take up room for a bellhousing as the starter bolts to the block.

    It worked out really well especially since the little 283 that's on it in the video got changed from Tri-power to a single 4 barrel before the engine whet into the 87 Ram 50.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2a8j3GsYNY


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    I wouldn't be able to resist putting some old cragars and tires on the corners.
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    my test stand was an old nova clip. put a trailer jack on the rear and was good to go.
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    Love the videos Mike! Cade's a lucky guy to build so many awesome memories and learn so much.

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    I need to build a run stand with a radiator on it some day. I never did because I made a bracket to start them on the floor because I never have room to store the stand inside. Maybe someday.
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