Trawling though youtube stuff I was surprised to see a number of engines being fired up on ordinary engine stands and even a couple on engine hoists. You don't need to be a genius to rule out doing it on a hoist, but what about an engine stand like mine?
At some point I'll hopefully be firing up the engine I'm assembling. It will leak somehwere I imagine becuase I put it together, and I'd rather sort any little problems like that before I put it in the car. I figured I'd be building a proper test bed some how, but seeing the number of folk that have done it on a normal stand and survived long enough to put a video of it on youtube I'm wondering if that's entirely necessary now. Anyone?