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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by youngster, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. youngster
    Joined: Feb 26, 2006
    Posts: 533

    youngster
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    from Minnesota

    I did a search but couldn't find a stand being built. Post some pictures of what you've put together please.

    Ron
     
  2. Skrap metal
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
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    ya gotta checkout Easy run engine test stands out of so. cal
    they make the absolute best at a really great price.
     
  3. I just took the engine off this one. With some reconfiguring of the mounts, it will get an A motor next.

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    Sent from my iPhone using TJJ sucka!
     
  4. J&JHotrods
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
    Posts: 549

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    P.O.S. from Harbor freight. Didn't have time to build, but knew I could modify as needed if I had to. Comes with gauges-throw them away. Supplied fuel tank was full of shit-used a 5 gal. can off to the side. Garden hose adapted to rad. hoses for cooling. Haven't changed anything on it, but I DO recommend checking all the fasteners before each fire up. I'll probably weld it all up solid once it is to my liking. It was too cheap to pass up and time constraints kept me from building one. I wanted to hear that motor NOW!

    Here's a link of it running if you care-gives you a better idea of what it looks like.
    http://s724.photobucket.com/albums/ww248/JnJhotrods/?action=view&current=MVI_1863.mp4
     

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  5. Moparhead
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
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    Here's the one I built.I built it for a mopar motor,but could be easily modified for a SBC.
     

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  6. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
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  7. 57olds
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
    Posts: 132

    57olds
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    from ohio

    Here is my 1957 Olds J-2 Motor "Test Stand".
    Ok Ok.... it's not a "Test Stand" but a "Display Stand". Actually it does have a remote start and the motor turns, crank, pulley, fan, etce.
    I have an eletric motor hidden in the oil pan that runs every thing.
     

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  8. GOATROPER02
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    from OHIO


    I think thats called a shrine......

    Tony
     
  9. ^^^ That's awesome!^^^
     
  10. GOATROPER02
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    GOATROPER02
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    from OHIO

    The Old SuperFlow SF901T in use,Getting ready to install a new SF902 any day now,Just waiting on them to finish it and ship

    SBC, BBC, and our beloved Oldsmobile

    Tony
     

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  11. What about engine torque flippin one of these over ?

    Or is that a dumb ass question :eek:

    Oldmics
     
  12. I built this one a few years ago
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    I was also in the process of changing from carbs to efi, so I set it up to use both while the motor was still on the stand.
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    The break in was with the carbs.
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    I should have set up a muffler system, the megs were too loud to let anyone think, and as a result, we cut short the time spent with debugging the efi.
     
  13. Mine... and Ive run them on the floor as well!!!;)
     

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  14. RiKi5156
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
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    The hemi reminded me of a "test run" we did in my shop back in 1990. A blown alky 467 inch early hemi,6-71 run 50% over. 1198hp, 1550!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ft/lbs torque. It was sitting on a homemade engine stand ($11) with ratchet straps running to various poles in pole barn. Buddys brought over a 5 gallon can of alky and we lit it up. Holy moly! It was a great night for a club gathering. Rich
     
  15. My 'redneck dyno' is a wooden pallet with wooden blocking and sometimes a ratchet strap.

    It's been used several times...:D
     
  16. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,358

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    Test stand? don't need no freaking test stand.
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    Actually I use to use several not too much different than what Cactus1 showed in his photos. Sparse but they held an engine, radiator, battery and a couple of gauges and they were easy for the kids in the class to work on the engines and could be shoved in the corner when they weren't needed.
     
  17. Nailhead Jeff
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 120

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    from fresno

    This stand is hommade and basic but it works good. Perfect for testing and tuning.
     

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  18. hellerods
    Joined: Jul 25, 2008
    Posts: 165

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    This is my run-in stand, adjustable for different engines. BBC,SBc, Pontiac-------Blown flathead next!!
     

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  19. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 403

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    I built this out of scrap, works great !!!
     

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  20. Pallets are for "pansies"... hahaha... Straps...???? Pure luxury I tell you!:eek:
     
  21. stainlesssteelrat
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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    from ms

    right now i'm building a test stand that i can test any damn thing i want to on it ,
    it's legs are 3 1/2 in scd40 steel galv pipe and the cross supports are galvinised mini I beams, i want to be able to test a detroit 871 in it or a 460 ford or a 4cyl geo mill without problems. i'll post pics tomarrow.
     
  22. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

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    Made mine from an extra rebuild stand I has saying around. Added heavy duty wheels and it rolls around great. Not pretty but serves the purpose.
     

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  23. mrpowderkeg
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
    Posts: 178

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    Making a new one now, my old one was a pos.
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  24. Oppy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2006
    Posts: 72

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    My engine builder friends test stand, w/ my 261 on it.
     

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  25. J&JHotrods
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
    Posts: 549

    J&JHotrods
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  26. Here's mine home made but works.....
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  27. kardude67
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 134

    kardude67
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    from Topeka, Ks

    Just finished this one. Took about 25 hours. I just fired it up today.
     

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  28. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
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  29. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
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    I don't have any good pictures of it at the moment, but we built one on top of a flat cart we bought from Costco several years back (aluminum diamond plate deck, what look like large pneumatic caters, with solid rubber tires).

    We used angle for the perimeter of the frame, built a framework out of light tube scrap we had, and a knockoff brand "moon" tank for fuel.

    We used the radiator from our salt flat car, as it was the engine we were testing, Hilborn and all.

    Most of it was stuff we already had.
     

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