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Unread 03-20-2013, 05:55 PM   #16
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I havent had time to work on the chief but luckily i got a mechanic job finally so ill have some good money to throw at it. I also noticed the motor itself didnt have any grounds going to the frame or body so ill ground the motor and try again if nothing new starter and solenoid time. Also is there an upgrade for the distributor like an hei or something.

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Unread 03-30-2013, 04:08 PM   #17
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OK got the starter tested it was good I replaced the solenoid and still nothing then jumped the solenoid and it turned over! After 22 years of sitting and being siezed up it turned over I sprayed a little starter fluid in and it sputtered a bit so it will run when it gets fuel !!! Just gotta change the oil 1 more time and get the exhaust on it and see if she will run. It don't start with the key not sure why maybe the ignition switch post a video on it turning over soon
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Unread 03-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #18
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Here's the video of it turning out I sprayed some starter fluid in and it sputtered a bit but I don't wanna run it yet till I get some other things taken care of.

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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:17 PM   #19
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So when it comes to firing this thing up I'll change the oil should I put a heavier weight oil in 15w40? For the first time and prime the oil pump? Or will 10w30 be fine I just want everything right before I fire it up for the first time in 22 years.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:32 PM   #20
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I did my 77 with 10w30 and some marvels mystery oil
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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:42 PM   #21
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That what I was told by a few people so that's probably what I'll do can't wait to hear it run I was tempted to put fuel in it but I gotta be patient
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #22
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The week is winding down can't wait for Saturday to fire this thing up gotta put the manifolds back on it I'll be sure to take a video of it foreign up the first time
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #23
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It hasn't run at all in 22 years? If this is correct then I would suggest you reprime the oil pump and flow some oil through it before starting it up. I would get some marvels mystery oil and some cheap oil. Fill it up with a new filter. Use a priming tool and a drill. Run it. Then run it some more. If you have a buddy that can help. Remove the spark plugs and while running the drill turn it over by hand at the crank. I would do this a couple of times. Pausing to let the drill cool. Then drain it. Replace the oil. Run the drill one more time. Replace the filter. Check the oil level. Then try to fire it up. It sounds like a lot of work but if you can keep the bearings from spinning it will be time well spent.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 06:22 AM   #24
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The worst part it was rebuilt and bored over 22 years ago ran for 30 seconds at the shop it was built at then never ran again would just turning the motor over with the starter prime the oil pump? Ill change the oil again this week and prime the pump anything I can do to keep it from spinning a bearing.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 10:09 AM   #25
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Yes and no. It will but the motor will be turning over as well. If there is no oil flowing in the bearings, or left over oil, or the oil has grundged up that's just not a good thing.

Get/make an oil prime tool. This will flow the oil without turning the motor over.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 12:40 PM   #26
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Yes and no. It will but the motor will be turning over as well. If there is no oil flowing in the bearings, or left over oil, or the oil has grundged up that's just not a good thing.

Get/make an oil prime tool. This will flow the oil without turning the motor over.
X2 find an old dizzy or cut the handle off of a long flat blade. I filled my oil filter with comp assembly lube and primed it for a few minutes. Pulled the valve cover and it was working like a charm. I kept going until the red lube turned to golden oil and then I fired her up.

Don't rush or you'll pay on the long run. Trust me. I know.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #27
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Thanks for the info I'll be sure to prime it I can make something weld something together to make it work.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 04:08 PM   #28
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An old large screwdriver works (cut the handle off). You can slide a socket over it to keep it in place on the shaft. Just make sure it doesn't slip off the end.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #29
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Thanks for all the help guys I really apprecitate it anything I can do to keep it from spinning a bearing how long of a screw driver? Also can I hook it to a cordless drill?
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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #30
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Thanks for all the help guys I really apprecitate it anything I can do to keep it from spinning a bearing how long of a screw driver? Also can I hook it to a cordless drill?
You have to use the drill. You need to cut the handle off of a very long flathead screwdriver and put the drill on the shaft. Or the easiest thing to do is use an old distributor you have laying around and use a drill to spin the shaft.

Search the forums for priming the oil system.
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