Because I have a bad back and found it awkward, to say the least, to rotate a T engine assembly while on my engine stand, I added this 60:1 worm drive reduction gear to facilitate things.
Thought maybe some of you may be interested.
That is an absolutely brilliant idea. Where did you find the gear reduction?
I got the gear reduction at a swap meet, for $30, brand new.
The same one at a local industrial supply house was $100.
It wasn't my original idea, I had previously used a 4000 lb capacity engine stand on a large Cat engine and it had a built in worn drive so I got to thinking about how to modify mine.
Another way I heard about was to mount a flywheel or flex-plate on the central shaft and then mount a starter gear somehow with a crank on it, but then you have to have a way to lock it in position.
This one stays wherever it's stopped.
I think you can buy one like this at Napa Auto.