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IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE!!!
Jun 23, 2012 | Views: 230
- June Progress Report
- 17 photos
I got it running yesterday.I got my new radiator Thursday and brought it home and installed it. I bolted the fan and spacer on first thing after the radiator and shroud were in place. I also plugged all the open vacuum ports. I went to the shop Friday and modified my throttle bracket and made a throttle return spring bracket. I got them painted along with the air cleaner (which has a new Ram Air filter in). I also scuffed the brown shaker with a red scotch-brite pad and painted it black too. I couldn't get the wiper motor to work, so I broke down and got a new one. It works perfectly! I filled the radiator with water (only until I know the system doesn't leak) and fired it up. It cranked over less than a full rotation before it fired! I let it run a bit then I shut 'er down. It was burning oil on the right side header and leaking a small bit of fuel from the fuel line at the pump. I checked the filter and oil pressure line for leaks and wiped off all the spill I could. I got a wrench on the fuel line and finished tightening it. I only had it finger tight when I put things together and forgot to recheck it before firing it up. See what getting over excited can do! Anyway, I cranked it up again. Once the oil finished burning off the header, the smoke cleared and no new leak was there. The fuel leak was gone too. I let it run to get the radiator to "burp". I wish I would've grabbed the "Air-Lift" tool from work that sucks the system down and fills the entire system without "burping". I'll use that when I fill it with antifreeze. I let it run for a while. It settled in at a steady 195. I checked the trans fluid while it was running. Stick was dry just as expected. It always was low after being parked for a few days. It's been parked for a few years now. I shut it off and checked the oil. It's about a quart low. I also have to fill the power steering and brake reservoir. While I have the wheels off to bleed the brakes, I'll repack the wheel bearings and check the rear diff level. I also have to mount the radiator overflow tank. After a thorough inspection and getting insurance, it should be ready for the road! There's still a lot of work to be done before it can be called finished!
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