I hear engines wound out in the pit area every single night of the year. They are simply performing a rod test, or maybe they are stretching the rod bolts, or "seating the bearings."
I've preached to not run the engine without load for years, and invariably someone will come along and say "This is nonsense - we rev them all the time and never had one failure." What I regularly tell people who ask about this, is if they would consider jacking up the rear of their pick-up and revving the engine to 6000+rpm?
Maybe I should start promoting this crazy practice: Keep revving them on the stand -- it's good for business.
Thanks and God bless,
Carlson Racing Engines
i saw a owners manual on a race engin a few weeks ago this was an expensive engin ,like an 1800 dollar flathead for stock class .anway i had to read it and nowhwere in the "book" did not say not to hold it wide open for extended periods of time . my novice advice would be what the guys at ez bore told me
read jimmy glens book even if your running clowns or animals the basis or foundation goes back to tiller motors . but common sense should prevail .welcom to the modern age can i googleup some ??? wanna buy a motor ??[/QUOTE /] --------------------------- I bet it did not say( HOLD Wide OPEN ) on Stand either.