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First Fire Up!! Yahoo!
OK! Got all of the important pieces back together:

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Then my helper from the school shop class dropped by to help fire her up. After some issues with the loose starter wire, poor ground, and such, we got her to crank and found her to be one (or more) tooth off when I installed the distributor. Here's what it looked (and sounded) like:


But Easter dinner will not take back seat to even a 1 1/2 year engine rebuild's first break in. Should be able to finish up tomorrow night. Yahoo!

The great news is it's all back together again and no knocks or other weird stuff. Just need to reinstall the distributor correctly and break that baby in!! SmileSmileSmile



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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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Yea,Tho i cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice,I will fear no Turbo,For Torque art with me.Thy rods and crankshaft,they comfort me. Big Grin Robert
Wel done Doc!!! It is always a hoot to fire a new one. Chuck
Your either a tooth off, or mistake a Chevy for a Cleveland....(haven't had a Chevy joke in a couple of days....)

Actually, I wouldn't have any idea what your issue would be. Hopefully someone else here can give you an idea.

2 Suggestion.

1. Make sure you have oil in the valve covers. I have left the grommets out so I could see that I got oil flow.
2. Should have a timing light on the motor.

I am envious...we should have some type of celebration every time someone fires up a motor. Suggestions???? I am thinking Doc sends everyone a bottle of champagne!!!

Thanks for the video...HAPPY EASTER!!!

God Bless America.

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351C Bold Manners, Brash Attitude
Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Whoever Is Playing Ohio State.

When I drive past a herd of cows, the cows MOO at me

Looking forward to the same experience.
I have to add that I went through a tough time after the machine shop(s) were done with the short block. It sat on the engine stand wrapped in plastic in my garage for nearly 5 months because I couldn't get the motivation to get her installed back into the car and then clean, paint, and install the many small brackets and parts, in addition to the new performance parts.

A buddy installed the motor for me as a Christmas present just because he had experience with Mustangs and knew what was going on with my motivation. From there, a little bit here and a lotta bit there snowballed into where I am right now. I'll be thanking more than a couple of people for their help, especially all you guys who provided information and motivation.

Here's a post from a long time ago that I thought of many times:

mach71351c Wrote:
(01-31-2011 07:31 PM)73vertproject Wrote:
True, true, true. My greatest fear is having to sell her as a great chassis and 1000 drivetrain pieces for $1000. Yikes!

We at this site will not let that happen.

Even if we have to come to Winnemucca to assist with reassembly.
Jeff T.

I almost took you guys up on that!!

Anyway, tomorrow is another day. Peace.



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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
Congrats Doc, It always puts a smile on my face when I hear an engine's first start up.

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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

Congrats Doc, I know you are stoked
Big Grin lets ride......goodjob

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Excellent work. I always get nervous when it's time to fire it up the first time.

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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