handy tool to use

by dan r


starting your engine before installing it is a good way to spot any troubles that will be harder to fix later.
Hook up some hoses so you can fill the water jackets if not a radiator and run it.
The first start is the best if not the only time you get a chance to break in a new camshaft and tappets.
Oh, tall height and a narrow foot print on the floor... don't yank the throttle, ease into it.
tie downs in a doorframe of a garage might be a good idea too.

I used to build a lot of motorcycle engines for others in the past and a test stand paid back it's building costs many times over.
I was able to check for leaks, oil pressure and do a minor tune before they got installed.
It helps ease the drama and guess work out of the first start once installed.

here's a picture of one of the many that was run on this stand.
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Posted on Nov 23, 2016, 11:46 PM
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