Finally got some time to update this journal, so here goes...
After successfully starting engine with the single 4 bbl carb, it was time to add the blower and Demon carbs. First two shots are of the two Mighty Demon blower carbs and fuel lines by BDS. Blower is also by BDS, an 8-71.
Third photo is the engine running again (notice the blurred lettering on the blower belt). This is also a good shot of the PCV system, with the PCV valve mounted on the valve cover breather, and the hose running up to the carb adapter. Also seen are the vacuum lines from the intake manifold to each carb for the power valve referencing, either vacuum or boost.
Finally got things together and started up the Hemi for the first time. The original AFB carb that I rebuilt wasn't working well. It had a weak accelerator pump squirt, and the Hemi just didn't want to run... No time to waste, so I ran out to the parts store and picked up a new generic Edelbrock carb that would fit the original manifold.
Bolted everything up, and the Hemi roared to life!! Sweet...
Got the rpm's up to to break in cam. Gauges show 70# oil pressure, temp was staying around 195, and vacuum was at 22".
Base timing was set at 10 deg BTDC, and that was fine for now.
No other problems encountered other than a few water leaks where some of the bolts that go into water jacket didn't receive enough sealer...
All in all a very successful and satisfying first start...
I picked up a used GM truck radiator for $20 and added an electric fan. I wired everything up using relays for the fan and secondary ignition. Everything else is fused and ready to go.
I added a battery tray to the side of the stand also. Battery cables and wiring all routed to stay away from headers. I hooked up the alternator (1 wire) to charge the battery, even though I didn't need to for run-in on the stand.
Also seen in the second picture is the engine pre-luber that I will be using for start up. I learned about this from threads on this board, so I thought I would try it. I'll have the system pressurized with oil when I turn the key. Also seen is the O2 sensor in the left header pipe for the Innovate Motorsports LM-1 A/F ratio meter.
The only thing left to do is to drop in the distributor, add some plugs and wires and its ready to go.
The cooling system has been checked, two small leaks found and fixed. The oiling system has been filled and tested both with the pre-luber and by drill turning oil pump. Fuel system tested and good to go with pump putting out 6 psi and no leaks. Rebuilt original AFB will be used for first start up and tuning.
After I start it up and everything checks out, the carb and manifold come off, and the blower and dual Demons go on.
Now that the engine is put together, it's time to start it up and break in the cam and seat the rings. I made a stand that I could not only start the engine on, but use it as a place to hold and store it when it is not in the car. I made it large enough so that I could also bolt up the transmission and be able to move around the whole unit.
A bunch of 2x4's and some plywood later and I had a very sturdy stand that I could roll around. Of course its not complete without a "dashboard", so I made up a place to hold the gauges and ignition switch. The flat portion will hold the tach and A/F ratio meters. I'll monitor oil pressure, water temperature, vacuum, RPM, and Air/Fuel ratio.
The fuel supply system consists of a 1 gallon fuel cell and electric fuel pump to feed the carburetor.