So....8 months later and we finally got to light it up! The day started off with flames and raw fuel shooting out of the carb, then my vintage Sears tach wouldn’t work (later figured out it was user error), then I couldn’t find the timing mark because I forgot to cap off the vacuume advance, but finally got it dialed in. It ran spectacularly at a high rpm (probably more then 2000, since I was going by ear) until smoke began to billow out from the firewall when the voltage regulator melted down! All in all, I got about 11 minutes of break in before shutting it down. After all that, we still had to push it back into the garage. Wondering if I have to start the cam break in process all over again, or is 11 minutes good enough?
THAT WAS HILARIOUS JIM!
I found myself talking to you outloud telling you to move the distributor. Laurie was cracking me up with her "Mopar Mama" debute and Nick's moving the angle so "he could do the work" and then declairing "alright team.... what is this? how do I use it?" a truely priceless family video, well worth the cost of a voltage regulator.