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Old 12-03-2005, 09:26 AM
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How far before I drop it in?

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How much should I do to my blower motor before dropping it in? All I really have left is the balancer and its long blocked. Should I put the blower manifold blower anything else on or wait? HG

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Just wondering.
How much should I do to my blower motor before dropping it in? All I really have left is the balancer and its long blocked. Should I put the blower manifold blower anything else on or wait? HG
don't put the blower on, drive it around without it and break the motor in, then after you think its broken in then put the blower on
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Don't go with the blower just yet....get it running, break in the cam, set timing, etc., and when you know that everything is okay with your engine build, add the blower later. Too many variables, too many things to watch when you first start it up. One thing at a time, and you'll be better off.
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Engine build up

I would differ from the other two parties in that if you are building a blown engine, then I would put the blower on before I drove it, or ran it. Building a blower engine, then running it naturally aspirated will cause you to have to retune the engine, completely, before running it with the blower. Your carburetion requirements, as well as timing etc will be somewhat different. It can be very frustrating to add extra steps into the setup.
In short, running an engine built for blown application, wont run worth a crap without the huffer.
If what you are wondering is how far to go with the build before dropping the engine into the vehicle, the I would go with the complete long block, minus the blower, and accessories. Install them after you have dropped the engine in place and gotten it hooked up.
Just dont hang anything on the engine that could be damaged easily during installation, like exhaust, alternator, ignition, power steering, you get the picture.
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I think Im gonna lightly tighten everything on the stand, but without gaskets and such to make sure the alt pullies and the blower pullies and all line up. Hg
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