A good friend and customer of ours recently sent us this video of the firing of his newly rebuilt engine. It will be going in his 1966 Shelby GT350.
Here is his explanation of this simple and effective engine stand:
The setup is a standard $25 Ford SB engine stand with the two back supports removed so the headers will fit. Two 1x1 box tube lengths where cut with caster inserted into the bottom. These are bolted to the bell housing to hold up the back of the engine. The battery box and gauge box are old aluminum parts left from other projects. I have a tach, water, oil vacuum gauges and a key switch. That's it, tried to keep it simple because this will be installed in the car in a couple of months, after paint...
Check out the video: