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Hoo-Ray !

July 23 2012 at 9:45 AM
Paul  (no login)

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Thats looking mighty fine. I would love to be there to see the look on your face when that big dog starts barking. Women and children should be off the streets at the time, all pets should be on a leash, a look-out should be posted for the authorities, because fun like that must have something about it that is illegal or socially inappropriate in some way.

Looks like you are in for the Jensen Fitness Plan, hoisting iron around. Time for exhaust logs and risers. The shakedown and running-in on something like this can take awhile so take it slow and easy. Check all those hoses and clamps, have a pyrometer handy to check temperatures port and starboard, I'd fire it up and run it at about 1000 to 1200 rpm for a few minutes just to polish everything in after sitting around for so long, there may be a little rust on a valve stem, etc. In addition, it may not be a bad idea to even squirt in a little "run-in" additive for this event and during the first oil change.

Here is what I used on my 427s last time i changed the oil just for safety.

They don't like people using synthetic oil on new rebuilds, but I think yours are takeouts that have already been run-in so it would not matter. This stuff just gives a bit more protection, especially camshafts where you have a real metal-to-metal contact.

I trust your shaft alignment and motor mount activity is as big a challenge as mine is. So far i think everything will fit reasonably well. Your fit looks great, right on the proper stringer locations, etc. Glenn added a layer of hardwood under his mounts in order to attain the proper height and clearance, and I may be doing the same but won't really know until the motor is dangling from the hoist.

Good luck,

keep us posted,



PS: Hey by the way they tell me my package I sent you may be arriving on Tuesday.
Better get it first before the neighbors do, lol.

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