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Old 08-12-2002, 09:27 AM
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finally a year after being built and 5 months after being installed in my truck i got it-my 350 .30 over, so a 355 for all you odd number freaks-running and the cam broke in sunday morning and it is now running great! the bad news is i couldn't get gas into the tank sat. morning and after having it on and off 3 more times figured out those things need a vent of all things to get the gas to go in! did you know gas readily dissolves undercoat then it sticks to your hands like glue?, it ran like hell for the whole 20 minute break in, somewhere over 2000 rpm, come to find out i forgot to put the plug in the vacuum hole on the top rear of the edelbrock intake!!!! think i messed up any intake valves? put the plug in and timed it by ear to perfection. hums like a kitten. by the way it started on the first fire!!!!!AAAAAHHHHH! i pushed the gas to the pump with compressed air, then dripped gas out of a squirt bottle down from the carb line to the pump, then took the top off a dish soap bottle and put it in the hole for the float adj. on top of my holley and filled up both float bowls and PRESTO! I HAD WATER SPRAYING ALL OVER CAUSE I FORGOT TO TIGHTEN THE HOSE AROUND THE WATER NECK, THEN I HAD GAS SPRAYING ALL OVER CAUSE I DIDN'T DO THE SAME TO THE FUEL LINE AFTER I PRIMED IT!! THEN I HAD GAS SPRAYING ALL OVER CAUSE OF A SPLIT IN THE GAS LINE, HAD WATER SHOOTINIG OUT OF THE RAD. OVERFLOW TUBE. SO ... all this in the first 5 minutes, i had to shut it down and fix all this crap. took ten minutes so started it again and ran it for 15 minutes to finish breaking in the cam-i hope-20-25 minutes at 2000+ rpm(no tach) with the mean vac leak, so it was quite eventful. changed the oil. blew lots of fuses for some reason. think my second wire on the alt. was on the wrong terminal-there's two wires going to it, incl. the bat.one. does this sound like my cam ran long enough to break in? no overheating problems, now it idles like a champ after i plugged the vac. hole. now all i need is an exhaust! oh yeah, the bottom of my air cleaner shorted the valve cover to a ballast resistor screw and blew my ign. fuse, had me stumped for an hour till i tried to take it off and it was welded at both points. and i also never put any power steering fluid in the pump before i ran it for 20 minutes! it didn't seem munched, it had a couple drops in it from being used before, but i'm sure i took half of the rest of it's life away from it. did i mention i never work on my truck without a beer in my hand. have i convinced everybody that this might not be the best idea!!!! but it's so dang much fun to do and aint much fun without! <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" /> <img src="graemlins/sweat.gif" border="0" alt="[sweat]" /> :o

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Sounds like a typical startup to me. Only thing I always do that you left out is put the distributor in 180deg out of phase and backfire thru the carb for a few rotations 'til I confirm that I did it again. I am distributor timing challenged. No matter how careful I am, I ALWAYS do it backward the first time. Congratulations on your startup!
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sounds great & all that action whilst trying to break in a cam! without those problems it wouldn't be any fun......but with all that action going on isn't it strange how you find time to hop to the rear & listen to that fine exhaust note.
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Old 08-12-2002, 11:28 AM
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If you want some different startup action that is just as exciting, install some low pressure hose on the high pressure side of a power steering pump some time.
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WHAAAT NO FIRE!! sounds like you had a better than average startup to me. I'll have to tell you about the time I started up my big block Chevy for the first time and forgot to hook up the 1/2" fuel line (twin Holley blue pumps!) and in the confusion I was sprinting towards the front of the car (engine still running genius?!) and well....gasoline is real slippery you know...and I kinda hurt myself....but I had no time for self pity because the open header lit the fuel up and well....lets just say I quadruple check everything from now on and keep 4 (yes four) CO2 fire extinguishers handy because you know how hard the chemical type is to clean.....up. What? you guys never have to clean chemical extinguisher powder out of a Holley?

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Ohhhh almost forgot congragulations on getting your engine fired up. I'm going to lie down now, ohhh my back. <img src="graemlins/sweat.gif" border="0" alt="[sweat]" />
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Ever try to clean up a dry powder fire extinguisher outa carpet? Teaching the rice kid down the road how to rebuid a carb, and the dope lights up a cig! the startup on my 460 was hayes book perfect, i started it on a stand in the shop .... 302 in my country squire was another story... gacked 2 cams, before i found out about the comp cams curse ... i was even using stock valvespriongs on startup there to keep the huge pressure off the cam till it wa broke in... I put in a crane and it has run for 70 gs...
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yeah, no fire, till last night anyway. my neighbor just happened to be starting his 327 for the first time, didn't prime the lines like i did, (and he's a full time mechanic) so i was pouring gas down the carb from my aforementioned squirt bottle, well it burbs and i got flames all over me and my bottle. i throws it away and in the process pour flaming gas all over my other arm and the yard. it went out pretty quick, only burned the hair off my arm, but oh what fun. his mill was smoking out one pipe after 5 minutes so he shut it down. i told him to run the hell out of it for 20 minutes like i did but he wouldn't listen. it should go away from what i've read here before. also about 20 years ago the first time i fired this 392 hemi in my dads garage i caught it on fire and had to use my dads chicken food (ground corn) to smother the flames. thank god the air cleaner was on! wish i still had that little t-bucket.

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Old 08-13-2002, 11:04 AM
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AHHH Bul, you make me all farm and wuzzy redaing this post. I love the fact that I am not the only impatient one who forgets little things like putting the dipstick tube in, water sprays and gas drips. I did not know the one about the undercoating. I guess I just haven't got to that. I haven't done the wrong hose on the pump thing either!
Congrats on a running mill. I now have 812 miles on my 455. I can waste a tank of gas just listening to the idle while I wash it! Happy Motoring!
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Oh, and another one to try (I always enjoyed it) is pull start a car for the first time and forget to put the clamp on the oil filter canister.
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i've forgotten the oil drain plug more than once. caught my MG's carpet on fire and a buddy put it out-with me under the car-w/a chem extinguisher so i have had that pleasure too!! hey syntst, i'm jealous of your 455 cause my tempest only has a 326. i'm trying to figure out if i can getta tunnel or blower on this thing for the eye candy. <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[drool]" /> thanks y'all! still got some bugs to work out 'for it's on the road tho.

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Been there, done that. My brother and I and our good friend, Jim (you may know him, last name Beam), rebuilt a y-block one night. About dawn it was time to fire it off. Cranked until we ran the battery down, then someone, I'm sure it was Jim, suggested we tow it. Must have drug that sucker 5 miles before we discovered it didn't have a rotor buttom.
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Did you yell"ITS ALIVE ITS ALIVE"??? Did lightning flash?????Congrats
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back at the part where i said i blew lots of fuses: i also blew out all of my brand new TruckLite l.e.d. tail lights. all 30 led's to the tune of $130! i will post this on electrical. i just called truckLite and even tho i screwed up and caused the short they are going to have Valley Frieghtliner replace my lights for FREEEEEEEEE!!!!! what a company, i am jumping up and down.
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