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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2004, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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First start up after ground up rebuild....

Hey guys,

I'm getting ready to start up my 304 for the first time since I started my frame up rebuild about 2 years ago...

I wanted to know what you all thought I should check before I start her up for the first time...

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Re: First start up after ground up rebuild....

If it has been two years since she has seen fire, I would prime the oil pump before you put sparks to it.
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Re: First start up after ground up rebuild....

I replaced the oil/filter, and planned a few oil changes after the first few miles...

I also pulled the spark plugs and use a oiler to put a few shots of oil down each...

How would I "prime the oil pump?

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Re: First start up after ground up rebuild....

pull the distributor, and use a drill with a long screwdriver bit to turn the oil pump. If you look down the distributor hole, you will see the end of the pump shaft, it has a notch cut into it for the bottom of the distributor shaft to seat into. Spin it with your drill on low for about 30 seconds.
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Re: First start up after ground up rebuild....

OK, so after getting advice from here and there I pulled all the plugs....shot a bit of oil down each, and turned her over with the starter...without the plugs...after about 2 or 3 time she started turnning.....I let her turn over for a bit...I then put the plugs back in and dumped some gas down the carb...after a few turns and messing with the distributer a bit...I got her running...she ran like crap and was all over the place...It looks like something in my car is stuck open and just dumping fuel into her...I'll pull the top of the carb off and see what the deal is...

My best guess is that I didn't get all the gas out of the carb when I took her down, and something is now stuck...Lucky for me it's an Edelbrock (Weber) 1406. So it shouldn't be to bad to figure out what's going on...

Just an update...

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