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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    Post a video on youtube.

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    I'd already planned on getting some video feed from my Ipad tomorrow. Never posted anything to YouTube, but am sure I can figure that out. Afterwards I'll post a link This is all assuming she does what we hope her to do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdobbs1977 View Post
    I'd already planned on getting some video feed from my Ipad tomorrow. Never posted anything to YouTube, but am sure I can figure that out. Afterwards I'll post a link This is all assuming she does what we hope her to do!
    Ok Richard and forum members, i've never created a YouTube video but attempted my first today. Two YouTube links are below at end of this message (each about 30 seconds). Let me KNOW if you are able to access and view the video so i know i did it right. Today, Dad and I attempted to fire the motor for the first time and GUESS WHAT--she fired right off the get go! No leaks, cooling looked good, oil pressure there, adjusted fuel pressure, ETC. We let her run up to temp and after about 12 minutes cut her off. Round 1 was a success. Mind you we've not even touched the carb for tuning yet, barely advanced the distributor for initial. Tomorrow we plan to do what we can to get timing in. The cam card has no specs so we're going to base all in at 34. Mechanical springs are set to 21 degrees. With roller cams i've been told you 'dont have to break them in like a flat tappet,' but like a good friend on here told me, you want to 'treat the roller' like the flat tappet on break in so we plan to look into that tmrow. Not to be political, but today was like a person winning Florida and Ohio as a huge first step! Links to video:

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    https://youtu.be/g5H4Vq2NMRc
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    YEP! You did it right.. sounds great too. Congrats.
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    Nice work, it sounds very nice!
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    I realized it'd been some time since i updated my log and i still need to upload some old pics to replace them for the ones that got lost when server went down months back. Well, Dad and I have been busy since last time I posted on this thread. We did decide to replace the mechanical water pump with an electric one from Mezier and I will say you can notice a big difference in the cooling. I know with electric we sacrifice the bulletproofness but like anything else, we gain in other areas too by going electric. We also installed a Kirky seat and fire extinguisher. We shot about a minute long video today and i'll work to post a youtube link once my wife gets home and does it for me. Only thing i need to buy for the car now, unless something goes wrong, is a set of four tires. Still need a trailer and truck to pull the car but i'm getting there. On monday we plan to pull the car out of shop, disconnect shiftnoid, put it in gear, and see what it does. Previous owner had a dedenbear delay box and shiftnoid in it. I don't know much about them and was hoping some of the racers on here can give me some knowledge or experience they have with them, how they work, etc. I think i'm not going to use the trans brake as a rookie but do want to use line lock and would appreciate also if anyone has a step by step routine they can share when using the line lock. I need to determine if the line lock is run to the delay box because if i'm not going to use delay box for a while, i'll still need to get 12v power for line lock somewhere else. Or as a rookie should i use the delay box and shifnoid? Again, I've got no experience with them and this is the first drag car I've ever built (with Dad) and I'm a rookie racer whose not been on the track
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    Try this link, DEDENBEAR-Technical Library-What Is? it'll go right to the OEM manufacturer Q&A library..

    also you can get the wiring diagrams there too!
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    Sounds great, absolutely LOVE the air filter assembly.....LET 'ER BREATHE !!!!!!

    This is a good lesson for you other fellows who want to build a hot motor. Just follow the instructions and you will be successful like Mr. Dobbs.

    No break-in necessary with a roller. Fire it and go.

    Robert, please get me a couple more photos of your seat arrangement and the belts. Does the crotch strap come up through the seat or come around the front of the seat to fasten up with the lap balts/shoulder belts?

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    That looks really nice! You've got to be pretty excited to get to the track now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    Sounds great, absolutely LOVE the air filter assembly.....LET 'ER BREATHE !!!!!!

    This is a good lesson for you other fellows who want to build a hot motor. Just follow the instructions and you will be successful like Mr. Dobbs.

    No break-in necessary with a roller. Fire it and go.

    Robert, please get me a couple more photos of your seat arrangement and the belts. Does the crotch strap come up through the seat or come around the front of the seat to fasten up with the lap balts/shoulder belts?

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    Richard, appreciate that man--you've been a great help to me since we started this build!! I'll work to get you some more photos of the seat arrangement. Crotch strap does come up through the seat, got a lap belt that comes through both sides of seat, and harness also comes through the top of seat.

    As an update to this post, we put the car in gear for the first time today. Drove her out, backed her back in. After doing this and getting to work the gears, now it really wants me to take her to the track as soon as possible! This motor really does exude some power and i got a chuckle after my neighbor came over to our shop yesterday and told me that when we crank and run the car he can hear it all the way back at his house which is a pretty darn good distance from our shop.
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    And, remember, always double check everything, before you go for that run...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyW View Post
    And, remember, always double check everything, before you go for that run...
    Got it Denny, you know i'll probably get with ya on some things too before i do that first test and tune night! Man, you've given me some sound advice and help too on this build from timing to cooling as well as other side automotive things we've got going on!! Having guys like you, Richard, 34/40, my Dad, Jerry, and so many others on this Forum in my corner helping me is something you just can't put a price tag on. I'm only 40 and still have a ways to go in life but everything you've guys have shared with me on cars and motors has been soaked up and and the knowledge put to use.
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    Video shot from last Saturday, about a minute long,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSrOPsvsSBg
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    That sounds awesome! It sure makes me miss mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdobbs1977 View Post
    Got it Denny, you know i'll probably get with ya on some things too before i do that first test and tune night! Man, you've given me some sound advice and help too on this build from timing to cooling as well as other side automotive things we've got going on!! Having guys like you, Richard, 34/40, my Dad, Jerry, and so many others on this Forum in my corner helping me is something you just can't put a price tag on. I'm only 40 and still have a ways to go in life but everything you've guys have shared with me on cars and motors has been soaked up and and the knowledge put to use.
    What a class act you are! This has been one of the best threads ever and it is due largely to your outstanding attitude of wanting to learn and be coached along this project. Can hardly wait to see a video of your first drag strip run. I know I speak for many here when I say you folks raised a great son and one to be very proud of!

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    A few things keep popping into my head to ask. What type of driveshaft are you using, and what type of U-joints ? Are you using the strap for the driveshaft ?
    One other thing, when watching your last video, It seemed to me as you raised the rpm's, the engine sounded like it was working really hard. Although the engine sounds good. Have you double checked your timing, and advance curve ?

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