The SAGA Begins - '66 300 Convertible

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  1. GJS

    GJS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    .... and brace your arm. As I remember, when the pressure kicks in, if your drill is powerful enough, it’ll wrench you around a bit.
     
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  2. 65sporty

    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    2 Hands people 2 hands
     
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  3. Ripinator

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    Alright boys. . . I got the priming rod and primed the engine rotating it so the oil got to every nook and cranny. Here is a really crappy video of the break-in right after the first start:

     
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    Here is a second video of the second start after the break-in run. Didn't realize we were running on six cylinders until after this run:



    Although the engine seemed to be running pretty good, there was definitely a miss occurring somewhere. After we shut it off, I discovered a boot loose on the distributor cap (probably #1 plug wire) and the #3 boot at the pug was completely disconnected. I'll try another run later, when I'm ready to do a little tuning.
     
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  5. GJS

    GJS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Love that feeling. Nice one, man!
     
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    Ripinator Senior Member

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    And we got good oil pressure and temp:

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  7. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Way to go Rip!
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Congrats RIP!!!!
    Sorry I have been absent lately.
    I read through the thread and I also experienced the differences between 383 and 440 brackets.
    I use the priming rod for the oil on ALL engine builds.
    Keep up the good work!!
     
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    Ripinator Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot, everyone. Seems like an immaculate conception has just occurred. . .
     
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  10. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Oh my I hope not.
    Get that dude running on all 8, and let's see some tire smoke.
     
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  11. 65sporty

    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    YEAH!!! It is alive, get those plug wire secure and give us some video of the test drive action.
     
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  12. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    You're running out of excuses to drive this one... thanks for movies... I even spotted the Stan Lee cameos... :lol:
     
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    Ripinator Senior Member

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    Alrighty, Dave. . . This shot is just for you:

     
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  14. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That made my day Rip, thanks.
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Nice ragtop. I suppose that is one way to break it in...
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Sweet we have been waiting for this one! Way to go Rip ready for spring and it's the beginning of winter. :)
     
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    The ole peg leg stomp.
    That's one fine sounding machine you got der. Congratulations!
     
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    Way to go Rip!
     
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    Wow, can’t wait to see it in July at Carlisle! But who will bring th parts car??

    :poke:
     
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  20. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    its-alive.jpg
     
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