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Just about to smoke test!!!!
#1
Just about ready to smoke test my newly-rebuilt 351C. Spent yesterday with a few friends, donuts, coffee and Subway sandwiches getting it installed, and today spent an hour or two fixing a minor coolant leak, that sort of thing.

I've actually never been grateful for a problem doing an install. We were tugging the motor around to get the flexplate started on the torque converter, and one of the (original, 41-year-old) motor mounts broke. What I couldn't believe is that I called the local Checker Auto (I live in a VERY small town between Colorado Springs and Denver) and they actually had some in stock, and they were only $10 each! And not even imported knock-offs, either.

Still, it was worth breaking the motor mount during the install instead of it happening on the road someplace.

So, keep your fingers crossed. We'll probably fire it up on Tuesday after I tie up some odds and ends.
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#2
best wishes on the startup... your probably right, 40 years and needing replacing! You must be near Castle Rock? Been awhile since I drove that.
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#3
Few weeks hope to be doing the same with mineBig Grin

Alan L

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Alan L
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#4
Sounds like we could be neighbors. I live in Monument close to the YMCA.

Steve



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#5
I live up Baptist Road, not far from you. Actually, I could use your car as a knowledge base - if you have the standard 3-wire alternator, I can't remember how to hook mine up! It's really all that's preventing the start-up. Got a time you could sneak your ride over here for a quick look-see?
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#6
I know this is for a 302 but will this help

http://www.ehow.com/way_5506524_wiring-f...nator.html
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#7
I drove around for 3 years with both motor mounts broken, all the time wondering why my air cleaner was hitting the hood when I revved it up. Found out they were broke when I was putting in a new freeze plug under the header, that had popped out while I was in basic training. I remember that day....drove it about 10 miles with no water in it...


Damn my car has been through hell...

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~Buddy
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danoreilly;16056 Wrote:I live up Baptist Road, not far from you. Actually, I could use your car as a knowledge base - if you have the standard 3-wire alternator, I can't remember how to hook mine up! It's really all that's preventing the start-up. Got a time you could sneak your ride over here for a quick look-see?

Wow, you're really close! Two problems with using my car: 1) it's got a 429, not sure if it's the same setup or not, and 2) I won't have it until mid-April! Dodgy

I'll ask my dad to snap a picture of the alternator and I can pm you.

Steve



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#9
Thanks! Unless it's been changed around to a 1-wire setup, it's likely the same thing.
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#10
I'm sure it is, I'll try to get something from him today. We should get together at some point to talk 'stang!

Steve



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