Engine installation and running

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sprie

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My plan was to install the newly rebuilt engine on the bare chassis, add the ancillaries, test the engine, and then sort out clutch and install the gearbox. Today I have got the engine on the chassis, sitting on the two front engine mounts. At the rear of the engine, I have the lip of the sump sitting on some wood which is resting on axle stands / cross member.
This bit at the back is not as permanent/ stable as I would like if I am going to run the engine.
I thought it would be good to avoid sitting the weight of the rear of the engine on the sump, but I could use a combination of axle stands and wood and sit the rear of the engine on the sump if that were ok and the sump was strong enough.

Any advice?

Any alternative ways to support the rear of the engine?
 
Engines usually sit on the sump when on the ground so we’ll strong enough to be used with mountings, some 3/4 ply or short plank with jack or axle stand if clearance ok underneath would be fine
 
How did you put the engine in, with an engine crane thingy?
Use that and keep the rear supported?

J
 
I did use a crane thingy. I will put support under the sump and rest it on that and maybe have the crane taking a bit of weight as a safety measure
 
I did use a crane thingy. I will put support under the sump and rest it on that and maybe have the crane taking a bit of weight as a safety measure
I have test run engines mounted to nothing just hanging suspended form a crane. So mounted to the chassis and then Using the crane to take the weight and keep level will
Be no problem at all.

 
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