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Vg569 Silver Member Victor Gaines
Lagrangeville, NY, USA   USA
Hi everyone I am starting to rebuild a 1275 engine to give my Bugeye a bit more power. I'd like to run it before putting in the car as I am the one putting it back together and I don't quite trust myself as a rank amateur. Does anyone have examples or plans for a cheap but safe engine stand. Preferable wooden since I'm not a great welder. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
Victor,
Lots of discussion here...let us know what you end up doing.
Rut

Vg569 Silver Member Victor Gaines
Lagrangeville, NY, USA   USA
Rut did you mean to include a link? I searched the forum but didn't find anything about a stand to test a running engine. I did find one video on youtube using a wood frame that looked doable. Victor

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Built this one myself.


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ohmite Eric O
Eden, NY, USA   USA
I saw this one recently. I think it is quite nice and am considering building one like it for my next engine build.

Good luck on yours, I'll be watching to see your solution.

Regards and happy New Year,
Eric


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Vg569 Silver Member Victor Gaines
Lagrangeville, NY, USA   USA
Hey thanks guys. I'll do something like Ben's unless I learn to weld better before that. Victor

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Baardolf Robert Baardolf
Voorschoten, zuid holland, Netherlands   NLD
Hi, This is a complete engine stand I saw on a Dutch website http://www.tools.vocor.nl/index.php?action=article&aid=112&group_id=10000071&lang=nl

Hope this helps \.

Happy New Year

Robert

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Vg569 Silver Member Victor Gaines
Lagrangeville, NY, USA   USA
Wow Robert that is very cool. That's 360 dollars plus shipping...tempting. Victor

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
In reply to # 197795 by Vg569 Rut did you mean to include a link? I searched the forum but didn't find anything about a stand to test a running engine. I did find one video on youtube using a wood frame that looked doable. Victor

Victor,
Here’s the link I forgot!
Rut
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/easy-cheap-engine-test-stand.970493/

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
Victor,
While doing my research I stumbled across this stand from Jegs and ordered one. I think it will be easy to modify as a cart and as a run in stand.
Rut
http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchResultsPageCmd?Ntt=555-80064&requestYear=&storeId=10001&catalogId=10002&langId=-1&year=&make=&model=&submodel=&engine=&Nrpp=&No=&persistYmm=false



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Vg569 Silver Member Victor Gaines
Lagrangeville, NY, USA   USA
Yes Rut that definitely looks like a good cheap start. Thanks Victor

Vg569 Silver Member Victor Gaines
Lagrangeville, NY, USA   USA
Holy sht - I'd like to see the tire trick!

EdReiss Ed Reiss
Carrollton, TX, USA   USA
Here are some pics of an engine stand I saw at the 2016 AHCA Conclave in Cincinnatti. I thought it was a good solution and not too difficult to build.


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LoveHealeys Brian Laine
Arlington, WA, USA   USA
Here's the one I built to run in engines. I've made an adapter for the 1275 for it. Works fine. There are some rough drawings in there if that helps anyone. They don't include the drawing for the A-series adapter, but I can provide upon request.

http://lainefamily.com/EngineStandProject.htm

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
In reply to # 197827 by Vg569 Yes Rut that definitely looks like a good cheap start. Thanks Victor

Victor,
The Summit stand was waiting for me when I got home yesterday and took about 10 minutes to assemble. It very sturdy and the spacing is very close for an A series engine and should mount up pretty easy. The storage bolt mounts on the front should be able to handle a radiator mount and the stand is generous enough that it should accommodate a transmission as well. I need to fabricate a rear mount, but it looks pretty straightforward.
Rut

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