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    Posted: 31 August 2018 at 2:09pm
So from what i can make out.  To run/test an beetle engine outside the car (safely) is to use Bay window Bellhousing.  

Does any bay bellhousing do the job or depends on engine size?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rodntod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2018 at 7:40pm
You can use a beetle gearbox,or in my case just the bellhousing part if you chop an old gearbox up.
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over the past few day looking at previous sales, the bay bellhousing seems the cheaper option.

I notice a few people asking for them where asking based on their specific engine size, but i couldnt find anything technical to suggest it mattered.

Watched a couple of Youtube videos of guys building their own engine stands all kitted out.  

It nuts seeing some of the garages across the Atlantic have a bigger footprint than ma hoose.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rodntod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2018 at 10:42am
I think beetlejac on here makes and sells an engine yoke with a starter mounting on it.
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I had to make do with the Bay window bell housing when  did mine;



I will be buying one of Jacks next time I build an engine.

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Think I like about the Bay bell housing is it covers up the flywheel. one least moving object to worry about.


Aye i've watch a few of your youtube vids that popped up the other day Dave, so you'll have a few extra views.

What camera do you use for your channel?
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At the moment I go between a Sony RX100 MK2 and my go pro but in the past I was using a Lumix LX7.

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I was looking for a yoke for my engine stand and was recommended to contact Beetlejac but I don't have contact details. Can anyone put me in touch with him?
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Originally posted by Flyfifer

I was looking for a yoke for my engine stand and was recommended to contact Beetlejac but I don't have contact details. Can anyone put me in touch with him?

I will send him this message.
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