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To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: IT"S ALIVE
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 16:26:38 -0700
Congrats James!!  All the heartache is worthwile when you get to turn
that key.


Word on the street is james said:
> 2.5 years after starting my project, the V8 ran for the first time today.  It
> all went pretty well.  The timing needed some tweaks to run, but basically
> that was only to rotate the dizzy by a couple of teeth and readjust.
> After that we got some chokes, pops and short runs and discovered that I had
> left a vacuum fitting open on the back of the carb.  This made for some great
> backfires and two foot flames coming out the carb.  After sealing that up it
> started and ran with little problem.
> We found that I had a lot of air trapped in the block, and when we hit 240 it
> blew a hose off and made quite a mess.  After reseating the hose and cleaning
> a bit we refilled the engine and it holds a steady 190deg while running.
> As car projects go, I think it went well, and for those that are wondering,
> many hi-tech people were there so there are many digital pictures and
> soundbites now.  These will be showing up soon, and I'll let you know
> when/where.
> Thanks to everyone that has offered advice over the last few years, and
> especially to those that made it out to watch and help today.
> james
> Running V8 but still no driveshaft.

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