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Old 10-29-2013, 08:57 PM
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Engine Run Test Stand

Built this the other day. Its a stand to start engines before putting them in the vehicle. Its fully adjustable for different makes of motors.

The battery, fuel, and gauge cluster can be placed anywhere one would want it also.
















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Old 10-29-2013, 09:44 PM
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WOW! Nice job! thanks for sharing the pics.

What did you paint it with and what is the color (Blue Duh!),I really like that blue.

I see the amazing levitating work bench in the backround.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:13 AM
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I powder coated everything, I used super mirror gloss black and super mirror gloss blue.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:04 AM
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...just a minor point based on years in a Dyno Cell; never stand on ether side of a engine being started or tested. Always locate yourself in front or behind the engine. Were this mine I would put the controls over the top of the radiator.

Other then that looks good!
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:29 PM
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GREAT JOB! Man, I have been wanting to build one of those for years. My buddy had a nice one thrown together with a couple of quality carpet dollies, and some Uni-strut channel. Had a gauge panel and key start and throttle and everything. Worked flawlessly, but didn't look no where near as nice as yours. Simply beautiful.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:34 PM
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Thanks for the compliments. My dad and I have talked about building these to sell, I'm just curious what someone would pay for just the stand, no gauges, battery, or radiator... Fuel tank optional.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:13 PM
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...just a minor point based on years in a Dyno Cell; never stand on ether side of a engine being started or tested. Always locate yourself in front or behind the engine. Were this mine I would put the controls over the top of the radiator.

Other then that looks good!
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You beat me to it, I was going to post the exact same thing
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:14 PM
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That looks great

I built a run stand about 25 years ago, but it is a bit taller. I don't use it a lot, but it sure is nice to have when you do want to break in an engine or run a used one. Mine also has a typical engine stand head in it. If I were to build another I would design it to use a bellhousing. It would be a bit safer that way.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:23 AM
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Fuel Tank showed up today..

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Old 12-09-2013, 02:16 PM
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Nice Jobs. It looks very nice and clean

Congrats, Cheers from CHile
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:27 AM
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I dug up this old thread for some inspiration but the pics aren't showing up for me? Is it just me or are they gone?
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:35 AM
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Apparently all the links broke.. I'll look into fixing them. But, if you PM me I'll point you to my website and you can see it there..
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:56 PM
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Thanks for restoring the pics.

Have you been successful in selling these?

I'll still send you a PM for the link to your website.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:00 PM
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I have sold a few of them, I still get a lot of requests for me to build them but I only build them when I feel like doing so and I build a handful at a time.

I actually ended up having professional drawings done of these so that people can build their own.

We have two that we have kept for ourselves and use them ALL the time. They really do work great.
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