Re: Starting Rebuilt Engine for First Time
Scott nailed it for the filter. WIX makes NAPAs filters and Valvoline supplies their oil. NAPA is an automotive parts giant that retails quality parts sourced from hither and thither, all quality stuff however.
Regarding your question about how to monitor your engine's vitals before you have the inside gauges installed, if you are using mechanical gauges you might be able to get reducer bushings at your local Hardware that will permit you to thread the gauges directly into the manifold. If you are using electrical gauges you install the gauge sending unit in the manifold and fabricate a small wiring harness with wiring short enough to keep the gauges under the hood in their gauge mounting bracket and find something like a hood hinge to zip tie the gauge package to. Using small alligator clips connect your hot wire as identified in the gauge instructions ( it's probably red or white ) to the hot lug on the horn relay that is affixed to the driver side radiator support and your ground wire as identified from gauge instructions ( probably black) to the common ground lug also on the driver side of the radiator support ( it's marked on my support with an electrical symbol for ground ) and finally connect your sending unit wires as identified in your instructions ( probably green) .
Now you have what is known as a Rube Goldberg solution to monitoring your engines vitals before final install of the gauges in dash. On the safety side, disconnect the ground from your battery while fabricating and connecting this Rube Goldberg concoction. Only after the final wire is connected will you connect the battery ground and watch for smoke just in case you got something connected in error. Absent smoke and flames, fire that baby up. Shoot me a website e-mail to my website mailbox and let me know how things went on your start up.
Yes indeed it does appear we have similar rides. I was fortunate to find mine with slightly under 30,000 miles supported by service receipts. It is no drag, stoplight racer but it's probably the coolest cruiser I've ever owned. Take care.
Detective Lt. Will, Chief of Homicide/ Chief Deputy Coroner: RETIRED AFTER 32 years.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
67 Camaro RS /327 -275 hp
Powerglide to 2:73 rear gears
Black vinyl over Ermine White
30,000 documented mile survivor
Second owner. P.O.P car.