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    SBC - Start up after 2 yrs

    Wiring the chevy today which means I am getting towards firing the old girl up in a week or 2.

    Got me to thinking - it has not run for nearly 2 years.

    Any suggestions re 1st start up ie turn it over without a spark 1st to build up some oil pressure, worth putting anything in the bores beforehand etc

    suggestions please

    Bob

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    Tqf down the bores plugs out turn over after some people spin the dizzy gear to run the pump to bring pressure up as over time the weight of the crank squashes the oil out from under it .Try and run it up before putting in the car truck ,look on youtube you can get a engine cradle on ebay cheap.

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    I sprayed a bit of wd40 down the bores and spun it over with no plugs and that's it! Good luck mate

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    After 18 months I wizzed the oil pump by taking the dizzy out......cranked her over with the plugs out n then fired her up...

    All was well for a while then smoke started to puff in time with the stroke on one exhaust pipe........oh ****,here we go.

    I've driven it now for about 50 miles and when pulling up at the lights last week I was waiting for the cloud to begin guess what? Nothing,nada n zilch....looks like an oil ring had freed itself.

    Lesson learnt.

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    Thanks lads - fingers crossed eh !

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