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Old 04-03-2011, 05:04 AM   #256
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I'm some shifter and throttle linkage away from being there. Don't think it hasn't crossed my mind.

Lawn chair screwed to piece of plywood?

I double-dog dare ya!



Screw down two so Melanie can go along and get some sweet footage.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:15 AM   #257
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I believe this guy holds the same philosphy,,, snapped the pic outside the local Harbour Freight this afternoon...


That is awesome, Boatman! How much $$ did you offer him on the spot???!

Although some might object to the flat black and red wheel bit, but not me.

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:55 AM   #258
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I'm some shifter and throttle linkage away from being there. Don't think it hasn't crossed my mind.

Lawn chair screwed to piece of plywood?

Late one night, I got my V8 Cortina running, but no throttle cable/pedal. I was so excited to show my buddy, I hooked up a coat hanger to the carb and pulled on it to drive the car to my buddy's house. That made for a real interesting ride! btw, he wasn't home.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:06 AM   #259
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Cam break-in! Don't run that engine at idle like that until you've had it up at 2,500 rpm for a few minutes.

With today's low-ZDDP motor oils, people are losing cams like crazy on new builds. You'd hate to have to tear that thing down again...
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:00 AM   #260
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Cam break-in! Don't run that engine at idle like that until you've had it up at 2,500 rpm for a few minutes.

With today's low-ZDDP motor oils, people are losing cams like crazy on new builds. You'd hate to have to tear that thing down again...
I've been reading about that too, needs additive and extra (more than idle) oil pressure to break in properly.
I've only run the engine about 5-6 minutes total so far, and none of that was less than 2000 rpm, as the manifolds didn't seal well enough to idle properly.

I can't really finish the break-in until I get a radiator in, and that will take the body, as the rad support mounts to both.

I just wanted to spark it up, to hear it run! Adds fuel to my "finishing it" fire.

Soon, when the timing is set right, and I have a radiator, I'll do it by the book.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #261
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Cam break-in! Don't run that engine at idle like that until you've had it up at 2,500 rpm for a few minutes.

With today's low-ZDDP motor oils, people are losing cams like crazy on new builds. You'd hate to have to tear that thing down again...
It sounded like he had it revved high enough once he got the timing straight. Crane used to have a list of break-in recommendations in the their catalogs. IIRC, the main points were:

(1) use assembly lube on everything when putting it together
(2) pre-lube before cranking
(3) get the timing and fuel right BEFORE trying to crank it so that you don't have to grind the starter for 5 minutes before it fires
(4) bring the RPM up to ~2500 or so as soon as it fires. VARY the RPM so oil flung off the rod bearings gets thrown to different parts of the inside of the engine during this critical period
(5) DON'T let it idle for any length of time until the cam and lifters are broken in
(6) after ~30 minutes of running like this, the cam and lifters are broken in and you can worry about breaking the rings in however you see fit.

I think MZ's covered every one of those so far as we've seen. I'm sure those steps are more critical for high-lift high performance cams too; they're probably less critical for a mild cam like this.

Oh yea, they recommended the addition of GM Engine Oil Supplement (EOS) to the oil. I don't know if they even make they stuff any more.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:11 PM   #262
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Although some might object to the flat black and red wheel bit, but not me.

Flat black and red wheels are only OK when they're absolutely filthy.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:56 PM   #263
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I've been reading about that too, needs additive and extra (more than idle) oil pressure to break in properly.
I've only run the engine about 5-6 minutes total so far, and none of that was less than 2000 rpm, as the manifolds didn't seal well enough to idle properly.

I can't really finish the break-in until I get a radiator in, and that will take the body, as the rad support mounts to both.

I just wanted to spark it up, to hear it run! Adds fuel to my "finishing it" fire.

Soon, when the timing is set right, and I have a radiator, I'll do it by the book.

Imagen what you could do,if you knew someone who owns his own garage,and fix's cars for a living.








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Old 04-03-2011, 10:36 PM   #264
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:25 AM   #265
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"Soon, when the timing is set right, and I have a radiator, I'll do it by the book."[/QUOTE]

I seem to recall you pressurizing the oiling system by running your oil pump with a drill. That would have to help.
I've been reading more about the effects of ethanol on my old parts and I think know why my gas gauge needle has palsy - alcohol-corroded connections. I'll find out when I pull the sender.
This stuff seems interesting:
http://www.eastwood.com/review/produ.../category/156/
I found quite a bit of scuffing on my engine parts. I know the PO changed the oil regularly so I'm wondering if the lower zinc level in today's oils was partly to blame.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #266
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Imagen what you could do,if you knew someone who owns his own garage,and fix's cars for a living.


MZ Boy certainly knows what he's doing. He can work on my broken shit anytime he wants to come visit.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:21 AM   #267
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:42 AM   #268
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:49 AM   #269
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OOOoooh. Lusty. Those NAPCO conversions are super-desirable, and priced to match, unfortunately.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:30 PM   #270
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This was in the movie "Man Without A Face" with Mel Gibson. I "borrowed" this picture from this sight.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=282284&page=3
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