Re: Need Advice On Bringing My Motor Out Of Hibernation
Hope it went well, but if you haven't made the attempt to start yet...
Depending on induction system... I usually rebuild my Holley if it sits unused that long, as it gums up and leaks and overflows etc.
My 68 RS with a 350 sat (unintended) for 9.5 years in my garage before I rolled it out to start it. I did the following:
1. Oil/filter change
2. Checked coolant, but didn't change it until after I had it running good
3. Rebuilt my Holley 3310-1
4. Pulled plugs and sprayed some oil down each cylinder
5. Marked position and pulled distributor, ran the oil primer on a drill, ensuring oil got up to the valvetrain
6. Replaced distributor
7. Spun motor over using starter until oil press built up
8. Installed new plugs
9. Fresh gas in tank
10. Connected a small bottle of gas directly to the carb inlet line to fill the bowls, and allow it run for a minute or 2 on the bottle supply hanging from the hood latch
11. Diverted the fuel line from mechanical pump into another container to observe when the entire fuel system was primed and flowing clean. (It was really nasty for about the first minute that the engine ran and pumped fuel.)
12. Cranked it up and once running ok like that, then shut down, reconnected fuel line to carb inlet with new fuel filters
This was on a 350 which was rebuilt around 1980, and prob only has about 30k-40k over the years. Car sat unused for 9.5 years until about 5 years ago.
68 RS, PS, PB, AC - 2nd Owner
Hotchkis 3" Drop Springs/Leafs w/Bilsteins
IROC XH Steering Box
CPP Tubular A-Arms
Wilwood D52 Front Brakes
Yukon DuraGrip 3.73's