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Old 02-16-2007, 11:42 AM
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I'm using the cold weekend to build a test bench for some engines i have in the basement. These are somewhat small (.42 two stroke and .82 four stroke) and I wondered if anyone had ideas or designs to help me.

My plan is to fix a small block of some sort to cradle and mount the engine with a spot for a servo behind and a place to rubber band a small removable fuel tank behind as well. I want to then be able to take the block and attach it to a standard stanley vice table that is portable (that way I can take it outside, lock the mount into the table, and fire up the engine).

Has anyone put together such a contraption or have any pictures or instructions? Anything I should think about or plan for ahead of time? I want to make sure it is stable and yet still able to move inside and out without too much trouble.

Old 02-16-2007, 11:44 AM
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you might want to make the fuel tank adjustable in high ...
Old 02-16-2007, 12:14 PM
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Here's one I 'borrowed' some ideas from...its off RCU, do a search, you'll find quite a bit more.

...and like stated...make the tank height adjustable...you could use blocks or stand-offs.
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