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Old 08-07-2002, 03:44 PM
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Try this if you have access to compressed air. Even a portable air tank with a blow nozzle will suffice. Fill the tank half way and install the fuel pump leaving the fuel line disconnected, Then simply hold your hand over the tanks filler neck while blowing air untill fuel begins to flow out the line that will be connected to the pump! It helps if you have a buddy to tell when you to stop. BE CAREFULL!it only takes a few pounds to push the fuel up to the pump. This will dramaticly reduce the cranking time and provide a faster start. Saving the bearings is critical at this time so try to prime the oil system as well! Let me how she sounds, then rev it once for me. there's no better feeling than the first time you here that sucker lope like a camel with three legs dancing on a sheet of plywood! this ones for bullhiemer!! hit the wrong button!!

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Old 08-08-2002, 08:47 AM
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thanks, i kinda figured. yeah, i didn't know if gravity alone would get the gas down there. re: oil--i have primed the shiot out of it when i installed the engine 3-4 months ago, but i didn't get much motion from my lifters/rockers! so i plan on shooting some oil in the cylindars and cranking it to lube it and hopefully get my rockers to move. I'm going to re-do my rocker arm adjustment then put in the plugs and wires and hope it fires. i do this every 5 years or so and it's like having a baby! (i think-aint ever had one) i'll have it going by the end of the week end at the latest, but need to get an exhaust before i can drive it. i have about 2 feet of pipe on my ram's horns now. the neighbors will love it!
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Old 08-08-2002, 08:56 AM
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i see you gotta pic. of a 70 chevelle. the lot down the street has a 70 4 speed 396 for 17 thousand. isn't that kinda cheap? it looks great.
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