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The Engine started today!!
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Willy-N    Posted 03-22-2003 at 16:24:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I primed it by cranking it with out the plugs in it and it held 30 psi on a new gauge! Then I put a little gas down the carb and fired it off for a few seconds it ran smooth and now I know the timing is close and it has spark. I did not want to run it yet because I do not have the radiator hooked up and no gas in the tank either. I will do that tomorrow. It made my day! Mark H.

Catfish    Posted 03-23-2003 at 01:26:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to hear that everything went to your plan ,Mark, also thanks for the updates from time to time, n-joyed far as that clown over at the N board , I just ignore that type , you told him pretty good....... LMAO ,,,Catfish

DeadCarp    Posted 03-22-2003 at 21:23:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Always a pleasure to hear things run, isn't it? That's kinda a celebration so congratulations! :)
Gotta tell you - I pulled a little prank on my son when he was still in school - he decided to rebuild his first engine (mom's old Torino) so i said okay, but i'll just inspect before he buttons anything up. He dug right in, drilled holes in a yardstick for the valves etc, musta worked on that thing all winter, almost every nite another piece was bolted on, and about this time of year had it ready to turn over. He was getting pretty pumped already. While he went over his list and had it charging, i was rummaging around the paint shed and came across a dust-covered half a main-bearing (off a Rambler i think) and it wiped off real nice. So i just palmed the thing, wandered out front, leaned over the Torino, reached way down by the radiator,held it up & and said "What's this?" You should have seen his reaction! I mean, he was absolutely speechless - oh he recognized it alright but was just increduous - stammering about "that must be from -- " etc! I finally let him off the hook but sure wished i'd had a video camera. :)

Willy-N    Posted 03-22-2003 at 23:13:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is real mean but funny!! I have found bolts befor after doing something, worried then figured out they were extras. Mark H.

bob    Posted 03-23-2003 at 07:33:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
The sound of that newly rebuilt engine starting is just about like tyhe first cry out of a newbornson or daughter. congradulations bob

Willy-N    Posted 03-23-2003 at 07:37:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well this is just like my new baby and is getting that new baby treatment too! Pamperd beyon beleaf. Mark H.

Yankee    Posted 03-22-2003 at 18:24:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Many many congrats to you.It must feel good seeing it all come together like this.And we all here got to share it with you step by step.Thanks for shareing.

Willy-N    Posted 03-22-2003 at 18:35:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for not complaining! Mark H.

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