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Re: [oletrucks] Initial Engine Start

To: Deve Krehbiel <dkrehbiel@kscable.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Initial Engine Start
From: New Mexico Jim <ADvent@thuntek.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 07:04:02 -0600
I'd like to add just one thing to this and that is to pour the oil in the engine
with the rocker arm cover off and pour the oil over all the valve springs and
anything else that moves when the engine is running.

Grant Galbraith wrote:

>     You need your positive and negative batt cables and engine ground strap if
> so wired. A wire from points to  - terminal of coil. You can just run a hot
> wire from the starter to + terminal of coil instead of using ign switch. Of
> course this won't give you a charging system.
>     I like to use a variable speed drill and watch the oil pressure gage. I
> also take off the rocker cover and make sure oil is getting up there. Think 
> would have trouble spinning by  hand fast enough. If you have a new cam follow
> directions for breaking it in. In the case of my Howard cam it said to run it
> at 2K for twenty minutes and not to let it idle.
> Grant
> 50 Chevy 3100
> 52 GMC 150
> dcvjrv@flashcom.net wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Well I am finally getting the exhaust system installed on my truck and then
> > I will be about ready to start it up for the first time since the engine
> > was rebuilt.  I have a couple of questions regarding initial startup.
> >
> > 1.  What is the minimum wiring that I need to start and run the engine.  I
> > will only be running it for a short time to check things out.
> >
> > 2.  I used assembly lube when it was reassembled.  Is there anything I
> > should do before starting the engine besides spinning the oil pump through
> > the distributor hole.  I was planning on doing this with an electric drill
> > or is hand spinning with a screwdriver sufficient.
> >
> > I will be adding a few new pictures of my progress to my website early next
> > week.  In the meantime I did update the site with a few pictures of my 32
> > Chevy Roadster, progress pictures of my 64 Corvair Spyder Convertible, and
> > a new page showing all of the license plates for my vehicles.
> > Website is:  http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/mi2/jrvvehicles
> >
> > Later,
> > Jim V.
> > 1958 GMC Suburban Carrier Pickup (Cameo style) - V8 Automatic
> > http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/mi2/jrvvehicles
> >
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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