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    I am looking for some ideas for a test stand. I am liking this hobby so much that I am gathering parts to build a couple engines. I don't have a second car yet and may want to start them up and bug them out. Dumb?

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    DM, I've had good luck in using old junk frames. Test stand, I have, was on a wood buzz saw (2nd pic). I plan to put casters on it someday with a small gas tank and fire wall of sorts for gages/stuff. Pat
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    Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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    • #3
      Front of an old frame is a good idea, I like it.

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      • #4
        I have about the same thing as Pat. I bought a running engine on the front part of an AA frame, someone once used as a buzz saw. I put casters on it and cut off any excess so I could use it as a test stand. Someone posted pictures of the one they made, and I like it much better because it's much lighter, more compact, and gets the job done. I can't remember who posted the pictures, but wonder if it was Tom Endy?

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        • #5
          It wouldn't be hard to weld up some square tubing and build one. Check this one out. Charlie Yapp has this one on his video.
           

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          • #6
            He uses a modern radiator with a electric fan. By the way, I am going to get one of his Roof heads.

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            • #7
              Consider using a Gleaner Combine engine mount if you can find one. I have one left, but not sure if the price of shipping due to weight would work out. Also have an extra Gleaner Combine radiator left. Rod
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              Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

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              • BNCHIEF
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                Rowdy I would be interested that gleaner mount is what i had in mind. Need an excuse to come see you anyway.

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              IMG_1981.JPGIMG_1980.JPGIMG_1979.JPGIMG_1978.JPG here is one I made from wood that I had. I had a nice steel one that I made, but some one want it worse than me so I sold it.

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              • dmdeaton
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                Looks good George, I have a sawmill and could cut some pretty nice timbers to make one. Old timey looking!

              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                Nice George
                It does the job

            • #9
              It has a electric fuel pump, electric fan for cooling, temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, starter button, and on off switch. I am still working on it. want to get it done so I can test this engine which has my home built head and the engine with a 5 main crank out of a 327.

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              • #10
                I guess my first venture will be to come up with a front engine mount and a flywheel housing. I have a paperweight block to mock this up. I will post pics when I get cranking.

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                • George Miller
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                  I just made some flat iron straps. Then bent them 90 degrees. drilled a hole in each end. Bolt one end to the engine other end to a cross pice.
                  You could probably use the stock mount, if you really want to.

              • #11
                I just found my test stand. I bought a rolling chassis today! More parts for my build. Might as well only do things once.

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