Engine test stand for Moto Guzzi loop frame motorcycles
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
Thanks to Joe Tokarz for sending the description and photos of the engine test stand he built. In Joe's own words:
After restoring several vintage motorcycles it's always an anxious time placing the untested engine into a fresh frame since things don't always go as planned. The 1972 Eldorado police project was going to be different. The engine would be tested in a stand before installing into the powder coated frame with no body parts to get in the way or get damaged.
I planned to make a stand from scratch but happened to run across an altered loop frame on Craigslist. It was free; all I had to do was drive to Oklahoma City to get it. I think Italian goddess Futuna figured I could use her help.
- Auto Zone: Duralast coil LU-800, lighted ignition switch, start push button, relay
- Lowes: 1 inch square tube, perforated tube stock and casters
- Junk box: Oil pressure light and diamond plate
Video of engine test stand