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Bob Worley

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Re: HM2008 Build
« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2018, 11:21:43 am »
The last of the fluids have been added and topped off, just waiting to press the "ignite" button on Saturday!



We are still on for Saturday, weather be damned. I dont expect any mechanical challenges, and should be over fairly quickly. I have a heated garage and will just push it out under the carport for the start up. Its more of a celebration with friends, and I was hoping to have a driveway full of cobras to help celebrate the "birth" but, oh well ... video will be posted.
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Re: HM2008 Build
« Reply #76 on: December 09, 2018, 10:32:54 am »
Bob,
How did the first startup go yesterday?
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

Bob Worley

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« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2018, 02:28:51 pm »
Success!   We had liftoff on Saturday despite the really nasty cold drizzling rain, and a very good crowd made it, thanks Guys!   

Russ from San Antonio came up and helped me get started.  We first set the #1 piston on top dead center, then marked the distributor and rotor position with a sharpee. I then removed the distributor and manually ran the oil pump with his priming tool, and I saw that the oil pressure jumped up to 80-90 psi which was encouraging.    Then once the crowd arrived, including my dad and son, I ran the oil primer once more, then installed the distributor back in place at the marks I previously made.   I then filled the carb float bowls with fuel up to half way in the sight glass and it was time to roll it out and try to start.

We pushed the car out to the driveway and everyone gathered around.   I jumped in anxious to push the "boom!" button.   Hit the starter and the engine turned over and over and over and no fire. Not a spit or sputter.  Then someone yelled they saw a fuel leak in the fuel rail. It was minor, and I jumped out to grab a wrench.  As I came back he said "found your problem, bobby" - I had forgot to plug the distributor wire back in.  Duh!

After tightening the fuel fitting, I jumped back in, hit hit button and this time......



Yippee!   Ain't Life Grand?!

My brother in law came with his multi-camera video set up and took a lot of high quality video. He is editing it up this week and I will publish it as soon as I get it. 
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Re: HM2008 Build
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2018, 03:32:24 pm »
Bob, glad it went smoothly. Didn't expect anything else, but good to see. I noticed there was a smile on your face. Is it still there? Congrats. Not long now.

Sam

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Re: HM2008 Build
« Reply #79 on: December 10, 2018, 08:28:51 pm »
Great Job!

Isn't it amazing how much better you feel after your pucker valve relaxes   ;D

Keep it up - next milestone is 'go-kart'

Paul

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Re: HM2008 Build
« Reply #80 on: December 10, 2018, 10:35:13 pm »
Great Job!
Isn't it amazing how much better you feel after your pucker valve relaxes   ;D
Keep it up - next milestone is 'go-kart'

Paul

Yep, I just need to bleed brakes and clutch and I'll be ready to rumble around the block....   ;D
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