Small engine dyno build HELP

Here's what the plan is I need a dyno for a new engine development program. small displacement engines, 50cc some day up to 200cc+. I need comparative data engine to engine, tuning, proto components, etc..
this is all diy budget stuff please keep this in mind. I come from automotive and race engine background so i might know enough electrical stuff to be dangerous, so thats what i need to most help with. I've been searching for more info for awhile and not getting what info i really need.

I do NOT want to run a inertia, nor a water brake. I really need steady state data. I really like the idea of a motoring dyno, edddy current, AC dyno, which ever you may call it. ive been through some other posts:
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=117800
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=357995&highlight=dynamometer

Now I've read very little about using a AC motor and varying voltage into it to change the load, and I could drive or "motor" the engine and measure the engine mechanical resistance/friction (test piston ring design, or spin-tron) thats about all i could find about that, please let me know if i understood that correctly, and how to go about it.

I need help pointing me toward some info, and i really would like your ideas too. I have a cnc machine shop at hand, and trying to teach myself electronics so if you have some good resources please let me know!

There is a lot more on the details of the project but didn't want to get anymore long winded than it already is.
 
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Whats wrong with the simulation software already out there? I have an earlier version ofhttp://www.proracingsim.com/dynosimmainpage.htm" [Broken] and it has to be far cheaper than making a new software. On horsepower tv, where I heard about it, they designed an engine on it and then built one to match. There was only a few HP difference(if I remeber correctly it was a 383 stroker). Pro racing sim offers a book to go along with thier software, which describes how they do it through airflow calculations, pulse modulation, etc, and build algorithms that allows them to punch in numbers, without having to build each different setup. It might help you in your quest of building your own software to check it out.
 
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