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Engine test stand--anybody build one?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moparhead, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    I have built two from old grocery shopping carts. Cut off the basket, and lengthen the frame about a foot, then make it look like anything you want. Those wheels are better than any store bought casters I ever saw.
  2. The_DropOut
    Joined: Mar 4, 2008
    Posts: 391


    Most of the engine stands I see here are great, but they all seem to built for one motor. What if you want to build a 4 cyl or inline. You'd have to make a new stand. Not a big deal, but...

    If you want an engine stand that you can build a motor on and fire / break in a motor on, you should have purchsed one from Stout MFG. Portland Oregon.

    Here is a photo of my stand


    This stand rules. It is adjustable to fit lots of motors, 4 6 or 8. I can either have my tranny installed & operate it, or remove it and run just the motor.

    I have an adaptor that allows me to install a "Rotator" like on a typical motor stand. So when I'm building my motor I can spin it. (shown in the photo below)


    This also comes with a radiator caddy, fuel can, ignition spot to hook up your switches and trio gauge.

    My brother built and broke in a kick ass 350 with a big cam years ago.

    These things are awesome. Killer large caster wheels with brakes & swivel locks.

    I also have a device that fits into one of the tubes located at each end, which holds a table that pivots. I can put my tools and stuff on it.

  3. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    Thinking....There's that old morgue gurney out in back...The wheels lock too! and it should hold up the weight.

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