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skiwater
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posted 12-17-2002 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skiwater   Click Here to Email skiwater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello everyone,
I've lurked around here reading alot more than I've contributed, but I really enjoy the forum and have found alot of usefull information. Tonight is the night I'm finally going to fire up my stroker for the first time. I don't know why I'm posting this other than hoping you'll wish me luck. It is a lot of time and money invested and I'm nervous. So, with that said (I'm not sure what "that" is) wish me luck.

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'68 coupe
302 stroked to 347
Edelbrock performer rpm aluminum heads ported and polished
edelbrock rpm airgap intake
Holley HP 750
Hooker super comp headers
.355 posi rear
Mcleod clutch
Tremec 3550
MSD ignition

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rockafellz
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posted 12-17-2002 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very !! Good luck!!

What cam are you running?

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2
Mine - Restomod in Progress

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-17-2002 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good luck!

Do you have everything set so it will immediately fire up and run at 2500 or so for 20-30 minutes to run your cam in? Timing where it should be and the carb full of fuel?

Don't forget to pressurize your oil system first.

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skiwater
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posted 12-17-2002 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skiwater   Click Here to Email skiwater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm going to prime the oil pump right before I start it. I'm hoping that the timing is close enough that I can get it to just fire and run to break in the cam. I'm running a holley blue electric fuel pump so I should be able to just hit the switch and have fuel to the carb. Right? I feel stupid but I can't remember my cam specs right now. It has been quite a while getting this whole thing done. It is an Isky somewhere around .500 lift but I can't remember the duration.

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'68 coupe
302 stroked to 347
Edelbrock performer rpm aluminum heads ported and polished
edelbrock rpm airgap intake
Holley HP 750
Hooker super comp headers
.355 posi rear
Mcleod clutch
Tremec 3550
MSD ignition

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Pierre
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posted 12-17-2002 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh man .... I think a lot of us know this gut twisting feeling at that very moment when you turn the key !
Isn't it interesting how all this time, money and effort boils down to this fraction of a second !
Anyway I don't want to stress you out anymore.
Best of luck tonight

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Tim65GT
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posted 12-17-2002 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim65GT   Click Here to Email Tim65GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like fun! I love hearing a new motor fire up for the first time. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

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steve'66
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posted 12-17-2002 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GOOD LUCK!

And make sure the timing isn't 180 degrees out. This is the most common start up problem.


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67coupe
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posted 12-17-2002 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ill second steve im the worlds worst to do that whernver i pull a dist but anyway good luck

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Josh
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in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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Fastymz
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posted 12-17-2002 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've done the 180 degrees out once.
Good luck on your 1st start up.Take a some time before you fire to make sure everything is hooked up right.And see that you have Oil and Gas too.Dont laugh I've seen guys fire up new motors but forgot to put the oil in.And the forgot to hook up the fuel line.I did that one when I changed the jets on my holley.Dam thing just cranked and cranked.Get look at the fuel line about a foot from the carb.
Any ways take your time,and I hope all gose well.

SCOOP

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66bluefb
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posted 12-17-2002 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good luck,I know that feeling of firing up a motor for the first time.After it starts and is running at around 2,000 rpm or so and the oil pressure is good you can just sit back with a big smile untill the 20 minutes is up.

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FloJoe
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posted 12-17-2002 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:

Do you have everything set so it will immediately fire up and run at 2500 or so for 20-30 minutes to run your cam in? Timing where it should be and the carb full of fuel?


How do you set it up for that???

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V8 Thumper
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posted 12-18-2002 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
I've done the 180 degrees out once.


I think I've done that more than once


quote:
Originally posted by FloJoe:
How do you set it up for that???



Prime oiling system first.
Verify compression stroke on #1 cylinder, set at TDC -15*, stab the distributor to #1. Verify camshaft firing order (per spec card), wire the cap accordingly in the proper direction of rotation.
If using a mechanical fuel pump, you can spin the motor over without spark plugs to quickly fill the carb with fuel.

Have a timing light hooked up and ready to go, keeping the cords plenty clear of the fan blades, pump the pedal a few times, hold your sac, and fire 'er up

If breaking in a flat tappet cam, bring rpm's up immediately to 2500+, check timing (should be 32-34*~ish), watch temp gauge, listen closely, continue with camshaft break-in per manufacturer recommendation

Note: Make sure you've got plenty of ventilation. I like to park a great big industrial fan in front of the car just for safety. It blows lots of air through the radiator of a sitting-still car, and helps to clear exhaust gasses.

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

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skiwater
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posted 12-18-2002 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skiwater   Click Here to Email skiwater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Primed the oil pump. Cycled the electric pump a few times ensuring gas to carb. Checked for any fuel leaks. Cranked her over and she fired!! Ran great through the entire break in of the cam. Only had one small leak from the coolant temp. sensor. I have a dakota digital dash and they reccomended not using teflon tape or pipe dope on the fittings or the sensor wouldn't ground. I followed the directions but now I'll pull it and use the teflon tape. It should still work and I'll hopefully lose my leaker. As many of you on here are aware, it is a great feeling when it comes to life for the first time.

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'68 coupe
302 stroked to 347
Edelbrock performer rpm aluminum heads ported and polished
edelbrock rpm airgap intake
Holley HP 750
Hooker super comp headers
.355 posi rear
Mcleod clutch
Tremec 3550
MSD ignition

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rm302 boss
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Registered: Dec 2002

posted 12-18-2002 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by skiwater:
Primed the oil pump. Cycled the electric pump a few times ensuring gas to carb. Checked for any fuel leaks. Cranked her over and she fired!! Ran great through the entire break in of the cam. Only had one small leak from the coolant temp. sensor. I have a dakota digital dash and they reccomended not using teflon tape or pipe dope on the fittings or the sensor wouldn't ground. I followed the directions but now I'll pull it and use the teflon tape. It should still work and I'll hopefully lose my leaker. As many of you on here are aware, it is a great feeling when it comes to life for the first time.



Please do not put teflon tape on the coolent sensor your dash works on a remote ground system!!! Use pipe dope or liquid teflon. I have seen a few Dig systems damaged that way.
Congrads on your new born....
Its a nice feeling... Now you can sleep at night.
Rene

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1970 Boss 302
1990 Taurus SHO
1985 Mustang GT 351W
1995 Land rover Disco
1980 Triumph Spitfire (auto-X car)

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Pierre
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posted 12-18-2002 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations !!! Now is the time to relax and have a beer

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