After getting oil pressure, put plugs back in. Water in radiator, check oil and transmission fluid took vacum advance off, lets start er up. No go. Pulled dist out and set 180 out. Engine fired a few revolutions then no spark. TRIED MANY TIMES, NOTHING. Got on the forum for HEI no spark, Read a bunch of articles. Went back and checked a bunch of things and no go. O'Rielys had a MSD HEI got it installed and cranked up awsome. The original HEI was a Pro-Billet, have it checked out to see what is wrong. Set timing 10 deg adv. pluged vacumn up, ran 30 min beak-in at fast idle. Lifted rear tires off ground for transmission. Recomended by vendor. After 30 min break-in, let sit for a hour then start up slowed idle and went through the gears. The flow master exhaust and mufflers sound awsome. See
pic of gauges. All systems go. Power steering also works, got to tighten belt.
After turning eng over to get oil pressure, key locked up. Had to remove steering column take apart.
Found key turn hardware for eng start strippen out. Plastic gears just ain't no good. Got a hold of vendor, they woun't send me another column it's been over a year. Well I said how about some parts. No go. Thats what you get buying on the cheap. Well no harm done i didn't like how the connections for start and run were in the middle of the column. So I'll set up a relay to run starter mtr use original engine START button and get a old fashion dash mount for key on/off. Also found wires for direction sig smashed and cut, would short out
when connected to 12v. Repaired and installed column.
Right when you think your doing good, kabam. Turned engine over to find timing mark, found it, but a puddle of transmission fluid on the floor? The trany dip stick rubber gasket at bottom of tube leaky. Went to auto part store and got one for 87cents. No leak no more. Took a rocker adjustment write up off the forum, adjusted the rollers. Took a couple of hours turning eng by hand. Finally got a place to install eng heat sensor. Only now have to find how to return heater water. Cut gas tank fillere hose to size using 3/4 board as bed floor.
Wired up gauges power and sensor connections. Routed wires into engine, head lights rear lights. Once all wired up I'll start up engine.
Engine turns over with key start, voltmeter shows 12v, fuel gauge indicates empty...., oil no pressure.
Got a kit to install roller rockers. Battery dropped to 10volts got to get a new one tommorro, So I can finish rocker install. Also installed reostat for radiator fan. Sensing unit inside hose. Applied the 10volts to the fan movd a lot of air.