Engine run stand - Team Camaro Tech
Build Projects follow along start to finish

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 14, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Mike
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, IL
Posts: 242
Engine run stand

I have been looking for a used run stand but can't find one. I found several sources for new ones but they were either stupidly over priced or flimsy and poorly designed. I decided I'm going to build my own. I put together a small material list and started on it this weekend.

So far I have just over $100.00 in steel and $50.00 in casters. I'm going to use the radiator out of the Camaro since I already planned to switch it out for aluminum. I have gauges and a tach from old projects. All I really need to buy is a master cut off switch, start button and a one gallon fuel cell. I also had leftover aluminum diamond plate that i'm going to build the gauge panel with.

I only build 2 or 3 engines a year so I wanted to be able to break this down so it's not in the way. The bell housing support, radiator/gauge mount and center cross member can be unbolted. Take it easy on my fabrication skills

Here are a few progress pics from the weekend. I have the radiator support built but I still need to build the center cross member and front motor mounts.









To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MikeMcMasters is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 14, 06:20 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Tom
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Bluegrass State
Posts: 3,367
Re: Engine run stand

I'm in the planning stages of building one too - mainly for a 489 big block I'm putting together for my boat. I'm going to copy the one shown starting with post #45 in this thread. I especially like the way he uses round tubing for the sliders which allow the motor mount supports to swivel and slide front to back so that a variety of engines could be run on it. A buddy also wants to run his Olds 455 on it, so this will come in handy.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...6334&showall=1

1967 RS/SS 350 Conv - triple black, 4sp, tach & gauges

1969 VN-built RS/SS 396 Conv - Garnet Red/Black, 4-sp, tach & gauges
RSSSfanatic is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 14, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Mike
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, IL
Posts: 242
Re: Engine run stand

Quote:
Originally Posted by RSSSfanatic View Post
I'm in the planning stages of building one too - mainly for a 489 big block I'm putting together for my boat. I'm going to copy the one shown starting with post #45 in this thread. I especially like the way he uses round tubing for the sliders which allow the motor mount supports to swivel and slide front to back so that a variety of engines could be run on it. A buddy also wants to run his Olds 455 on it, so this will come in handy.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...6334&showall=1
The sliders are a great idea!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MikeMcMasters is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 14, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Mike
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, IL
Posts: 242
Re: Engine run stand

I made it out to the shop for a few hours Saturday and made some progress. I have the radiator support and gauge panel built, just need some finishing.

Mike





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MikeMcMasters is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 14, 03:05 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Tom
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Bluegrass State
Posts: 3,367
Re: Engine run stand

Daa-yum that's a nice, clean shop! Mine looks like a haunted house compared to that. Green with envy.

1967 RS/SS 350 Conv - triple black, 4sp, tach & gauges

1969 VN-built RS/SS 396 Conv - Garnet Red/Black, 4-sp, tach & gauges
RSSSfanatic is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 14, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Mike
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, IL
Posts: 242
Re: Engine run stand

Thank your for the kind words Tom


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MikeMcMasters is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 14, 06:22 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Steve
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 619
Re: Engine run stand

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMcMasters View Post
I made it out to the shop for a few hours Saturday and made some progress. I have the radiator support and gauge panel built, just need some finishing.

Mike



Looking nice, should turn out well.

Thanks,

Mr. Fixit
Mr. Fixit is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 14, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Mike
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, IL
Posts: 242
Re: Engine run stand

Time in the shop has been limited lately but I went out and messed with the stand today. I got the radiator mounts done and messed with the gauge mount. Still need to cut holes for the master cutoff, a couple switches and a start button. I wish I had more time







To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MikeMcMasters is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 14, 09:46 PM
Admin/Super Moderator
Brian
 
69-Pace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut USA
Posts: 12,509
Garage
Re: Engine run stand

Quote:
Originally Posted by RSSSfanatic View Post
Daa-yum that's a nice, clean shop! Mine looks like a haunted house compared to that. Green with envy.
LOL I was thinking the same thing about mine.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMcMasters View Post
Time in the shop has been limited lately but I went out and messed with the stand today. I got the radiator mounts done and messed with the gauge mount. Still need to cut holes for the master cutoff, a couple switches and a start button. I wish I had more time.
Still looks like you are making great progress.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1969 Z11 Pace Car - L48 350cid/300hp - 4 Speed Muncie 12 bolt rear.

Super Moderator Team Camaro
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
to send me a private message
69-Pace is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 14, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Mike
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, IL
Posts: 242
Re: Engine run stand

I appreciate that. My block and rotating assembly will be done Wednesday so my priority is going to be getting that assembled.. I may not get to work on the stand for a few weeks. By that time I will need it for the new motor this whole job/career thing is gettin in the way of my fun


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MikeMcMasters is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome