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Test running engine outside bus

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Hi
I'd like to test run my engine before fitting it to the bus as it's been built by me from a Type 4 longblock and I'd like to find any weaknesses/leaks before it goes in.
Has anyone done this and what do I need to do?
Anyone got a test set up (electrics) local to west mids?
Do u need to fit exhaust headers?
Do I need a proper engine stand?
So many questions - any help would be appreciated
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you will need the exhaust fitting as it would not run smoothly enough. be loud as well. only electrics you would need is a 12v to a starter motor on a bell house fitted over flywheel, earth to engine, 12v to coil, small tank of fuel, and then just touch a wire from small terminal on starter to the positive feed, energising the solenoid and it should run. if you have the timing set up ok.
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ps forgot to mention. as for a stand . have done it before with engine on the floor on a small trolley, does not move much, about the same as if it were in a bus :cheers:
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I have a bell housing you can borrow if you need one.
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Thanks DoubleD - I have one but it's catching on the teeth of the flywheel at the mo - need to clearance it a little.
Thanks for the info Rich - was worried it might torque move when started.
What's the best way to wire oil pressure warning light - just a bulb to earth?
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i believe if you connect a positive to a bulb and then to the pressure switch. the light should come on. then when engine reaches pressure it will go out. not tried this but think thats how it works. :cheers:
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Thanks all - getting there
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