Why we need an engine test stand
Two engines my friends started for the first time and seated the rings.
There were problems starting each one for the first time. It was funny and
my friend was so frustrated, he swore he wouldn't start anymore engines in
cars without first starting them on an engine stand to see that all
problems were fixed.
Engine break-in stand
Video of home built engine test/break-in stand. Engine is a stock Mopar 318
2 barrel open headers.
VW 1600 Aircooled Engine DIY Rebuild (Slideshow)
Some snaps taken during my last rebuild in 2006. Case, crank, pistons,
barrels and heads were all good to go again. Camshaft, tappets, oil pump
and all bearings were replaced. The tinware and ancilliaries were cleaned,
detailed and/or repainted.
A Real Racing Engine Test Stand
PRW Racing Engine Test Stand
The PRW Racing Engine Test Stand is the first U.S. patent pending
collapsible design that is manufactured with standard parts, readily
available from the manufacturer. For the small shop or race trailer, the
ETS is a real space-saver when collapsed. It is available as a base unit
for the do-ityourselfer, or accessorized with a radiator, electric fan,
fuel cell, pre-drilled instrument panel, on-off switches, momentary starter
switch, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, and 0-8000 RPM
The Low-Profile ETS is designed to accommodate most engines, and built to
meet the demands of high-output racing engines and heavier big blocks,
taking mobile engine test stands to a whole new level of functionality.
How to start a Stand Alone Engine
I just thought i show you how to start an engine on its own.
Couldnt find any Tutorials on Youtube of how to start up an engine.
hope this video was helpful to those who may not have done this before.