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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 2 Dog Town in West Texas
Re: Engine Startup
I would prime oil pump with prime tool and drill first, drop dist in, find tdc at #1cly, blows finger off plug hole. (if I remember correctly that rotor is actually point at # 6 wire?) Anyone can correct me here.
Not gonna hurt to put small whole in t-stat, I have two 1/8" on each side. Fill radiator and to recheck all firing order. If you have a flat tappet cam, don't want to be doing too much grinding with out much oil on cam lobes. Roller is different.
If you know how, pre-set initial timing on balancer to 10-15° btdc, pull cap off and see where rotor is, if its at #1,or close then you should be ready to fire. If rotor is not at that point, lift up dist enough to reclock, keeping oil pump shaft on dist.
I would run at fast idle 10 min or so, until you can see oil pressure and water moving in the radiator, shut down if you see anything thing happening that shouldn't .
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Zdld17:69 Z/RS,306, NOR141111, 9N554XXX, 12A, X3G, 59/59,723, AFR 195,CCC282/290HR, TKO 600, BU1122B1E Owner since Dec 1968
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