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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 4:44 pm    Post subject: Engine Stand Reply with quote

This might be a stupid question but being new to VW's I'm just looking for some experience. I have a new engine that I will be installing in my 58 and was thinking about building an engine stand so that I could set up the Weber 40idf's before installing the engine in the car. It seems that it would be a lot easier on the stand than in the engine bay. Are there any drawbacks or reasons I can't tune the carbs on the stand? Appreciate you input.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine Stand Reply with quote

You.l can run it on the ground.

We have dedicated topics on engine build and run stands, so check them out
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine Stand Reply with quote

mdevane wrote:
.... being new to VW's .....



dude.... you joined almost TWENTY years ago... how long before you don't consider yourself new anymore? Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine Stand Reply with quote

New to VW. Had a Porsche 356 when I joined Samba.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine Stand Reply with quote

Run the engine close to the floor. I run mine on a furniture dolly. That way it won't tip over.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine Stand Reply with quote

A little forum search would tell you there is whole big, long, monster, thread about building a assembly stand and also about a engine run stand....

But basically you can run it on the garage floor if you want... All you really need as a bellhousing or adapter to hold starter and some real simple wiring to power it up... or you can go as complex as you want with reference to what's in engine stand thread...

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine Stand Reply with quote

Here's the topic: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=380203
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