Welcome to Club Hot Rod!  The premier site for everything to do with Hot Rod, Customs, Low Riders, Rat Rods, and more. 

  •  » Members from all over the US and the world!
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and hundreds of thousands of posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

 

Thread: Motor's been sitting 6 months, what do I need to do to fire it up?
          
   
   

Reply To Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 25 of 25
  1. #16
    R Pope is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eston
    Posts
    2,270

    I would suggest to anyone storing a car over some time that you start it up every few weeks. Much better than just letting it sit there.

  2. #17
    Cape Cod Bob is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    plymouth
    Car Year, Make, Model: 1931 Chevy Coach
    Posts
    114

    I guess some of us on here don't fully read the first post. He said it has a new rebuild not a formally running car. Spinning the motor with the plugs out or coil out to get the oil pressure up defeats the purpose of getting oil pressure up with out causing damage from friction without oil.
    And pushing a manual trans car to do the same thing still causes friction before the oil pressure is up .
    Bottom line is he should get the oil around BEFORE he cranks it.

  3. #18
    billlsbird is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Pahrump
    Car Year, Make, Model: '32 Ford 3 Window Coupe w/ 392 Hemi
    Posts
    916

    ....Thank you R Pope & Cape Cod Bob, I don't want to take any chances so I'll go the route of priming it. The motor cost me $20 G's so I need to be careful. It was a re-built 392 Hemi {year; 1957} but it was run before they shipped it out. Does this make sense though; Big Al said he ran the motor before he shipped it out but there was no gas smell what so ever in the carbs. I called him & asked him about this & he said that they run the motors until they run out of gas so hence, no smell. But wouldn't running a blown motor dry hurt it??? Thanks again everyone! Bill

  4. #19
    Cape Cod Bob is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    plymouth
    Car Year, Make, Model: 1931 Chevy Coach
    Posts
    114

    Billsbird, you have $20,000 into this motor and you are willing to leave the start up to someone with limited experience ? Meaning you , of course. If I had that amount of money into the motor I would try to hire someone from a reputable rod shop to fire her up.
    One mechanics days wage will be a lot less then a broke hemi. Just my opinion. Good luck.
    And please lert us know how it goes.

  5. #20
    jerry clayton's Avatar
    jerry clayton is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bartlett
    Posts
    6,794

    Get a hold of Mike Kuhl----one of his old guys works for Caterpillar in the Vegas area--tell em I told you to call him---

  6. #21
    stovens's Avatar
    stovens is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Petaluma
    Car Year, Make, Model: 48 Ford F1
    Posts
    9,553

    Quote Originally Posted by Cape Cod Bob View Post
    Billsbird, you have $20,000 into this motor and you are willing to leave the start up to someone with limited experience ? Meaning you , of course. If I had that amount of money into the motor I would try to hire someone from a reputable rod shop to fire her up.
    One mechanics days wage will be a lot less then a broke hemi. Just my opinion. Good luck.
    And please lert us know how it goes.
    I don't want to be rude or anything, but I was thinking the same thing. It's just not worth the risk of messing something up with such a big investment. If you could find someone to help run you through the proper startup, even a local member, then I'd go that route first. I'm soon to be in your shoes with my 460, but my investment is only 3-4 k and I'm still debating wether to do it myself or have a mechanic friend do the initial break in. No insults intended, just want to see a smile on your face in the video you WILL BE Posting and hear this baby rumble to life!
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

  7. #22
    billlsbird is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Pahrump
    Car Year, Make, Model: '32 Ford 3 Window Coupe w/ 392 Hemi
    Posts
    916

    .....Thank You Bob & Stovens, oh no I don't think it's rude at all if anyone things there's something that I can't handle I want to hear it. I'm new at a lot of this & I don't want to mess anything up! Bill

    Thank You Jerry, I need to change my home town on this site as I recently moved back to Ventura County, California.... Do you know anyone in this area??? Bill

  8. #23
    jerry clayton's Avatar
    jerry clayton is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bartlett
    Posts
    6,794

    Again check for Mike Kuhl he builds superchargers--do a search for him or Kuhl & Olson

  9. #24
    25T_Bucket's Avatar
    25T_Bucket is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sammamish
    Car Year, Make, Model: 1925 T-Bucket 327 Tunnel Ram Dual Quad
    Posts
    81

    I grew up in Thousand Oaks... I love Ventura County... Wish I were there!
    Life is not a dress rehearsal… Live each day to it’s fullest!

  10. #25
    billlsbird is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Pahrump
    Car Year, Make, Model: '32 Ford 3 Window Coupe w/ 392 Hemi
    Posts
    916

    Thank you Jerry, yes he's in Santa Ana, Ca. down south from me. I knew the name sounded familar! I will call him! Well 25T, move back!!! Bill

Reply To Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Links monetized by VigLink