Re: Fuel system priming tips for crate break in
Unless you have ultra tight clearances on the rings cranking the motor a few times will not hurt it. Prime the oil pump, static time the engine, pull the plugs out, crank over a few times, re-install plugs, prime the carb, and go at it. The most import part of breaking in a new engine is do not let it idle. I generally run them 2500-3000rpm for a solid 30 minutes and vary the rpm +/- 200rpm every 5 minutes or so. Use the idle screw and a external tach to set rpm. Once that is done then worry about your final dynamic timing and carb settings.
The Garlic Capital, Gilroy,CA
(sold June 15,2014) 1968 RS convertible that is not quite stock
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