Hi all, a little over a yr ago I repowered one of my Suburban ST16's with a B&S opposed twin 18 hp engine it is a great engine except it uses a lot of oil so the plan was to overhaul it this past winter well I got busy with other projects and the overhaul didn't get done, then in early April I seen a CL ad with 4 engines 3 Kohler's and a twin B&S, the Briggs was suppose to run well after I got it home I noticed a hole in the front PTO cover and one mount leg was broken off, no biggy I had a parts engine so I replaced the parts and was ready to see if it would run. I've wanted an engine test / run stand for sometime so I figured this was the time so I built a stand and mount the B&S on it cranked it over checked for spark then squirted a bit of gas in the carb and she was running till the squirt of gas was used up. Removed the carb top and cleaned and checked the needle and seat cleaned the main jet and cranked again it fired up and ran nice fine tuned the card and its ready to go I'll be installing it in the Suburban.
New engine test stand & repowering my Suburban
Posted May 11, 2015 - 04:46 PM
I find the best test stand to be a stripped down tractor frame, all the stuff you need is already there. Leave the wheels on so you can move it around easy.
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Posted May 11, 2015 - 06:02 PM
Hi thanks all, yea the wood is easy to drill for different engine types and also helps with vibrations, I need to cut a large diameter to mount vertical shaft engines, and I'm trying figure a way to mount the control panel so engine vibrations do effect it, its not real bad but would like it if there were less vibs. Yes I thought about using an old tractor chassis but my back does not like being bent over now days and with the added height makes it so much easier mount the engines and to sit on a stool and observe whats happening with the engine.
Forgot to say I got the 16 HP engine installed in S5 my SB16 and it is operating good, was out for a short test drive it was raining so didn't go for long, it suppose to stop raining tomorrow so I'll give it a long test run. I really like the B&S opposed twins I like t5he way they start and run so nice and with 2 short mufflers they sound good.
Edited by MNGB, May 11, 2015 - 06:59 PM.
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Posted May 11, 2015 - 10:02 PM
Hi Larrybl, nice control panel, I need to make a throttle and choke mounting. Thanks for posting the link.
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Posted May 11, 2015 - 10:14 PM
I even have an adapter for vertical shaft engines, I was thinking of snagging a shopping cart to make the test stand, might try and do something with a moving dolly I have.
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