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I'm so close to firing the Project More Power 289 that I can taste it.

On second thought, that's probably the anti-freeze that was dripping on my face last night while I was underneath putting in the bottom radiator mounting bolts /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

All I lack is putting on the radiator hoses and adding water and coolant and then it's going to be "MY GOD MARTHA! WHAT IS THAT NOISE???? /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif" Did I mention the headers aren't hooked to anything yet? I haven't called the muffler shop to schedule the car in yet. I may not be able to get the silly thing to start. Or it might just blow up or something. I keep think about my buddy's Peugot (OK he's a little strange). He rebuilt the whole thing. Started it and promptly threw a rod. I think he traced it back to "too much beer drinking during the con-rod torquing process".

Then there was the guy back in college that saved for a year (where I went to college we all worked half the time and went to school half the time) to buy a set of aluminum heads for his camaro (Ok he was more than a little strange). He put 'em on and fired it up and promptly destroyed one of the heads with the bolt he had left sitting on top of one of the pistons. I think the root cause of that one was determined to be "complete stupidity".

I've tried to be careful. But, I've never done this before so there is always the possibility that it won't fire. I should find out about 9:00 tonight. Hope none of the neighbors are planning on going to bed early!

Phil

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Phil, There's nothing like that first rebuild and firing it up with open exhaust. I drove mine about a week(just up the road and back) with open stock manifolds. Everytime I let off the gas it would shoot out some flames. VERY COOL AT NIGHT!!!

Good Luck with the fire up tonight.

Josh
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Go get'em Phil!!!!

Just one pointer, pull your coil wire, and turn the engine over til you get some oil pressure. This way, you can ease into the loud, loud screaming you will do when the motor does fire (oh, and the engine will be loud too *G*). Best to you, and make sure to take your time and take pictures!!!!!


Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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All I can say is Good luck and Hats off to you! At least you had the "lug nuts" ta try...... I'm really really good at tearing them down.... its the putting back together that I get a little..... no alot nervous! I can tinker...and do the bolt ons... but don't think I'd have the guts to go for a rebuild ...... let us know how it goes!

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I suggest firing it at night. First, Martha's shock will be amplified, which is good. Second, the flames that shoot from the top of the carb as it tries to start will look extra dramatic! Seriously though, your car is beautiful, and the effort is top notch. Triple check it all, cross your fingers, and then rap it out a few times before you cap off those headers (for posterities sake). Good luck!

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Good Luck. I think you have inspired me to do my engine myself, I am a bit mechanically dyslexic but I'm going to have a go at it. Keep us posted

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Best of luck to you!

Remember check and recheck!

And have a buddy watching when you start it for anything unusual such as smoke, fire, misc leaks etc.

Don't do this by your self!!!

Gene J

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