In a message dated 12/8/2003 8:57:51 PM Pacific Standard Time, Percybal
> In a message dated 12/8/2003 4:34:51 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> >> I am now
>> almost ready for the road after a complete frame-up restoration. I have
>> heard that the engine seals should all be OK. I have turned the crank
>> manually over the years.
>> Any thoughts?? (SNIP)
>> Thanks in advance
> IMHO, Drive the damn car. That's what
> they were made for. Rather more fun
> than having it sit in one's garage awaiting
> the bloody last bit of perfection. You deserve
> as much after all your pain and suffering.
> You'll know if the seals are any good if
> you have an oil slick on your garage floor
> after running the car. Even then, they may
> swell up and do a reasonable job of sealing
> things up after a liberal dose of hot oil at
> pressure. I presume you do have pressure?
> I do mean the engine, mind you.
> Go on now, have some fun! But check your
> Best Regards,
> Percy Ballentine
> (out of lurk mode)