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> Another thing I've been told with a rebuilt engine: keep the rpms up high
> (at least 2000) for the first ten minutes or more. Can someone corroborate
> this wisdom? I suppose it promotes tappet seating or some such thing?
> Will Zehring
> p.s. in fact, on the '63 the only electric gauge is the fuel level and its
> the least informative. Damn proud of that, I am. Luddites, unite!
When I did my rebuild the instruction was to start and run unloaded at
2000 rpm for 20 minutes to wear in the cam and lifters. I also recall
something about keeping the revs below 3k for some number of hours of
driving. During this time low RPM high load conditions (i.e. hill
climbing in high gear) would help seat the main bearings. I ran the car
for 30K then sold it so I don't know if any of this hurt or helped. It
shure ran good when I sold it.
- -Mark = =o&o
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human
stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."