Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Wow, no forward, reverse or anything huh? That sucks. At a minimum I'd pull the pan and check the filter. Seems like they can be installed backwards and create a hellova leak. Just pump the oil out through the tube into a clean bucket and put it back in when you're done.
I'd minimize running the engine, since you could be lacking lubrication as well as movability. Pressure check is an absolute must. Many things could be wrong from stuck valve (easy fix), to missing sealing rings, missing modulator valve or other components that can cause a serious line pressure leak. The pressure check will tell just how bad it is. Low pressure will indicate something is really wrong and you'll probably end up cutting that exhaust if it's not an easy fix like filter, modulator valve, valvebody error etc.
Can you take it back to your rebuilder?
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI