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Old 03-29-2013, 03:05 PM
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I do know how to time the engine but not sure about the breaking it in?

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Mine has a voltage drop to 10.5 to 11 volts while cranking. I do not recommend using a relay to pwr your HEI dizzy.......... It's a failure point that could go bad at some point and it would suck if it failed while driving down the road. I do like relays to pwr fans, lights, windows etc..... but not the ing system.

The "I" terminal wire should be disconnected at the starter and at the coil, and that's all you need to do, it gets it pwr from the solenoid so when you remove it, it's dead....... however when you have the key in run, you are supplying 9-ish volts to the coil and if you don't disconnect the yellow wire from the coil you are sending 12v down that wire which could lead to a short etc....... If it were mine, I'd find a, hot in start and run, wire at the ing switch..... Pink if I remember right...... tap into that wire, put a 20 amp buss blade type fuse in line using two female spade connectors, then run that wire to your HEI.

Reason: The accy circuit at the fuse box runs all kinds of stuff, if anything causes it to blow....... dead ing circuit, with a stand-alone fuse it would still run and if the ing circuit causes it to blow it will be very easy to locate and replace.
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good info....will look for the pink wire! Thanks again!!
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I do know how to time the engine but not sure about the breaking it in?
I noticed in your introduction thread that you're putting a crate engine in.
Has this new motor been broke in correctly. Breaking a motor in refers to running it at 1500 to 2000 rpm for 20 minutes to get the lifters on the cam rotating and mated with the cam lobes.
Or does your new motor have a roller cam. In that case no cam break in is required.
By timing your motor I ment bringing #1 up to tdc and pointing the rotor at #1 wire on the distributor.
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It runs! Thanks everyone for the great info, stuff I had no idea about and I really appreciate the input! Invaluable! still have some minor adjustments but it runs!
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Good to hear you are well on your way!
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