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Old 07-12-2019, 08:11 PM
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Starting the old hemi tomorrow.

5 years of work and starting it up tomorrow. wish me luck

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A bunch of luck.

More pictures please.
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Nice looking motor, best of luck with the start-up. Hopefully, you won't be reading this until later on today or tonight, because right now you're listening to a great sounding motor. Let everyone know how you make out.
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Good morning. Having my coffee before I head out and fire up the 392 in my 57 coronet. Been at it 5 years and still a ways from driving it . It was a pretty much untouched stock coronet when I bought it but the 325 poly motor was junk and so was the drive train. Had to fabricate new floors and inner and outer rockers as well as the trunk floor. The rest of the body though is very solid. I installed a front suspension from a 93 dodge dakota and a 8.8 ford differential from a mustang gt. Had to fabricate the headers. The 392 is pretty much stock with a mild cam and holly sniper injection. It has a 700r4 trans and rides on 7" air bags in front and bags over the leaf springs in the rear. Not going to do anything to the body. Plan on this being my daily driver and pulling the wife"s vintage travel trailer with it. Had to build this car in my driveway as my 2 car garage is filled with tools and my 59 ramler american.
Well, time to head outside and get it ready to fire up. It's already in the 90's outside here in the phoenix valley area and it's not even 6 am yet. Should be to running temperature in seconds


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Nice project!
I had a 58 moredoor. Was pink/black.

Must be interesting breaking in a motor set up like that.
I would assume flat tappet cam so how do you set the rpm higher with that injector on there?
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How did break in go? 2000 rpms for 20 minutes?
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Everything went alright. Didn't make 20 minutes, it started to get a bit warm. Ran it again this afternoon and it seemed better.The factory temp gauge shows it running hot but when I check the temp at the sender with a heat gun it was about 190. It ran a bit rough at first and then smoothed out.
This is my first experience with self tune injection so maybe that's normal. It shouldn't run hot at all, the radiator is more than large enough and the electric fans pull tons of air. It has a 160 thermostat and I would like to see temps lower but it is also very hot here today, 109 degrees.
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Running a 160 thermostat is a rookie mistake. Replace it with a 190/195.
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Please explain why the 160 thermostat is a mistake.


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