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Old 07-08-2015, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Operational Engine Stand

Actually something like that would probably be capable of putting enough load on an engine to run it in before installing in a bike... I remember seeing one that had a giant fan on it instead of the typical flywheel so the fan blades provided most the resistance while keeping the rider/exerciser cool.
I'm still thinking more on finding a used generator that I could run a fan off of to both load the engine as well as provide cooling air. The generator could also be further loaded by using halogen lights or other methods of varying the load it would be possible to use the generator as a dyno to find out an engine's power output. One would need an accurate way to measure the output from the generator as well as the generator 's efficiency percentage then it would be possible to measure the output in kilowatts which could be converted to hp.
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