Here is is before 8am and there’s 237 of you already breathing on the screen… good morning, I took a few minutes to process pics from yesterday. It was a fun day.. and busy, lemme show you what went on:
The dat started before dawn checking out my assets for the day…. remanufactured carb., new distributer, plug wires, oil adapter, exh. gaskets. The motor on the stand, intake ready to clean up and install and the run in stand exhaust headers I’ll need to restore themselves to use I need to make them so, wire the stand and get the motor all hooked up for Drew’s 7pm arrival to try and get this run in going. 1 muffler missing and man what rust… sure hope they are still useable! Peter found in a pile of the scrap a trashed Y pipe with some still alive mufflers Using our 3 wheel transpo he brought it over from the old shop so we could do something about the exhaust. I was on the electric rat scooter in front of him. Hey, it’s a LONG 100 yards back and forth when you have to do it a bunch!
So motor in, stand wires and exhaust on….. 7pm and Drew shows up after his day job to get the intake back down Job done His torque sequence cheat sheet covering the top of the intake. And then the motor was together .
During the day, I hung an alternator for belt tension to turn the water pump. Heck, 3 wires and a resister.. I wires the alternator… what the heck… Got the cooling system plumbed, Drew stabbed the dist. and installed the plug wires. Got the vacuum, water and oil connected… all mechanical gauges.
Lemme give a little well deserved advertising about one parts supplier that’s still “Made in America”. We install a new flywheel of course
so check out the parts label It’s not made in China or even Mexico or even France !!!… it was made here …. I didn’t know that… so you will see Pioneer parts in our motors and I would suggest you also support “Made in America”.
So at the end of the day I put one of my work shirts over the motor so I mean WHY do we all do that.. a fresh motor ready to start and we cover it with a blanket. Is it gonna get cold???? Does it need asecurity blanket because it’s not been started yet!!!! I don’t know but there it is…. We need to let the Ultragret RTV set up… I need to add coolant and get a can od fuel to run it up on but ut should start this morning. . Stay tuned for more…..