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Engine Start up

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               Click on the motor picture for larger view.

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   Wayne is checking the engine over and making last minute adjustments to the carbs.

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   We took the plugs out and spun the engine to make sure we had oil to the rockers.The engine turned over very slow.When we put the plugs back in and tried starting the engine, it didn't budge.My first thought was we built the engine too tight.We had the power hooked up with jumper cables and clip on wires and decided to mount a solenoid and use solid conections.Problem fixed.

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    The gauges mounted to montor the engine.

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   A vacumn gauge was used to tune the carbs.The engine sounds and runs very well.Having run the engine several times it has to warm up before it will idle and not shut off.Futher adjustments will have to be made on the chokes.The main objective was to be sure it will run before setting the body on the frame.I ran 3 gallons of fuel through the engine and than ran the carbs dry.

    A word of caution: The video is long so if you have a dial up connetion it may take too long to down load. Also you have to go through a little rig a ma roe to view.As time permits I'll try to have it a little more user friendly.

Engine startup video