Somebody inquired about the dimensions of the base of the stand, so I'll answer here in case anybody else is interested...
The base is made from 2" box tubing. The long sides are 48" long. The short sides are made from 24" sections welded between those, for a total width of 28".
The radiator is from a 70's model Ford truck, and is the same one used with either FE or 460 engines, so stock radiator hoses can be used for testing those engine families. Just be sure to mount the radiator higher than the engine so air won't be trapped in the engine. The rad was donated by a friend that has expressed interest in borrowing the stand at a later date. LOL! He also has an old Taurus electric fan that he's going to throw in to take the place of the borrowed electric fan that is on there now.
The gas tank is an extra off a Snapper mower. It was left over when I changed mom's mower engine out, as the new engine came with it's own tank. The fuel pump is a tiny, square generic pump from Advance Auto parts that was purchased several years ago and was just sitting around. The MSD box belongs to a friend's brother. 'IF' he ever needs it, I'll have to give it back, but I doubt he will.
Most of what we bought consisted of the 2x2 box tubing, gauges, switches, fuse panel, wiring, exhaust pipe and mufflers. We already had the 1x1 tubing, aluminum for the gauge panel, and the battery can be 'borrowed' from anything.
To make the gauge panel appear to be brushed, I used a handheld belt sander with a coarse belt across the aluminum, then hit it with some 'spraybomb' clear.
Now that the engine is off it and presumably got put in the guy's car today, the stand will get cleaned, painted, and get the wiring a little more cleaned up looking.
Engine run-in stands are really nice to have, as they allow a person to catch a lot of potential problems before the engine is installed in the car.
ps... Tom, I got this when I tried to send you a private message, so if you want any replies to your PM's, you might want to look into it.
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