Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Riverside, CA, USA
Hey I'm installing a rebuilt longblock 327 on a '68, and I really don't have any practical V-8 experience. But I have read a ton, and worked on Mazda Rotaries. I have a few questions that I was wondering about:
How do I fit the oil pump pickup to the pump? Where do I install it?
Putting on the pan/tranny/etc is not a problem, but is there a good book on the engine electrical system? The factory manual doesn't offer much help. What are the basic electrical parts that I need to make the engine crank and run? I am figuring alternator, distributer, plugs, starter, etc. But how is it wired together? This will be my biggest tackle.
Also, How do I get the harmonic balancer on? It won't go all the way on, even when I put a board up and hit it with a hammer. Do I need the tool? Is there one I can buy at a mchine shop, or do I need the one in the manual?
Thanks in advance for any help!