Engine test bed

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What a cracking bit of jit. Very well thought out & I am sure it will be very useful.
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Great to see that the mandatory peg is included too :)
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:lol: :lol: that is fooking great, even got a chrome gear stick and a peg for the choke :D

So what wheels are you putting on it, could look good with some Cosmics :lol:
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Nice one, my test bed many years ago was driving up the road with no bonnet or grill, oily hand prints all over the paint , exhaust blowing filthy hands on steering wheel . we probably all been there, kens solution is Mature and civilised. Oh I forgot tax in post on windscreen!
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Twin throttle pedals are a nice touch.
You've really put some thought into that - impressive work!
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GraemeC wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:55 am Twin throttle pedals are a nice touch.
You've really put some thought into that - impressive work!
One throttle pedal for each carb, to controll them individually and as such steer the whole crate :lol:

Seriously, brilliant stuff - watched with some envy. 8-)
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Thanks for the positive response. Couldn’t wait to try it out and can report all went well . I also wondered if it would move about but it stayed perfectly still . One thing I would do differently is to fit a bigger fuel tank . It ran out after 15 minutes , just enough for the first start up . …. Shirley
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A totally stupid question but based on recent experiences and your comment "before installing" - Does the set up identify oil leaks before installation? :lol:
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Impressive! Would love to see a video when you test drive it! :lol:
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looks fantastic fairplay
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