Topic: Engine Test Stand  (Read 5279 times)

Offline volksnick

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Engine Test Stand

« on: January 30, 2012, 02:10:38 AM »
Started building a test stand after we balanced the give away motor on a motorcycle jack last year. I cut off a bell housing on a locked up rusted swing axle transmission. My dad offered me an old pressure washer that he's had for years and I saw only the cart. I took everything off of it and cut it down so that it sat a little lower. I welded on a crossmember and the piece that the transmission mounts bolt to. Now my bellhousing is mounted on the cart!

Had some fun playing with the blue powder coating and the bell housing turned blue.

I spent this past weekend putting in a "dash" and wiring everything up. I put a battery cut off switch, a push button starter, an ignition switch, an oil light, generator light, a voltage regulator and an accessory quick connect.

It has enough room below to mount a battery down and I just picked up a gas tank from a lawn mower today. Rick at R&M donated a tachometer, but it is gigantic and he was unsure of its ability to function, so I have ideas, but I'm going to wait and wire it up to an engine before I hard mount it.

Still needs some sprucing up, but its really starting to come together!

Offline certdubtech

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Re: Engine Test Stand

« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 01:55:08 PM »
Fancy.   8)

Pretty nice stand, actually.   :)

Offline 1969Volksrod

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Re: Engine Test Stand

« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 11:05:46 PM »
Great idea!

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