Long Sitting Engine test
Hi everyone, first time posting, long time reader. I've got a 69 with a SB 350 and it hasn't run for about 7 years but when it did, it ran great. So here's my scenario. I've replaced the water pump, alt, Harmonic balancer, carb, wiring harnesses in engine bay, added an MSD ignition box, Power steering pump and all hoses, wires, fluids etc. Only thing I didn't pull and replace off the engine is the distributor but did swap out all the wires , rotor and cap. I can hand crank the engine so it's not seized. I've also had Marvels mystery oil sitting in the cylinders for a week and will replace the plugs as well. All looks good for restart but the fuel lines and gas tank. What I'd like to do is try starting it by just filling the fuel bowls and not connect the fuel lines for fear of getting bad gas into the system and Carb. It's a double pumper 650 Mech choke. Does anyone think this is harmful to the engine or dangerous? Is there a safe and easy way to feed gas without the fuel pump? I'm worried using a container might be dangerous due to not being grounded. Am I wrong? Also, if it's OK to fire, approx how long will it run at idle before the bowls go dry? Please don't tell me to do it right and "just" replace the tank and fuel lines. I'm on a fixed budget, and most of all, with a family I have VERY limited time to work on the car which is how I got in this pickle to begin with! So to stay motivated, here the rumble and test the ignition system along with everything else, I'd like to fire it up even if it's for 2 minutes at a time and go forward from there. Sorry for the long post, any help is appreciated. Thanks!!!!!!!
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