Wednesday, July 27, 2011
One Giant Leap.....
I remember Jon bringing over that engine. I thought it looked so good. I was excited because the rumor was that it was running at one time.....I suppose all engines do now that I think about it. I remember taking it apart wondering how long it would take to put back together. Longer than I thought! I mean seriously, how could it possibly come back to life? There is no telling what could happen. I've only taken an engine apart. I've never actually put one back together! I had all these parts and I'm genuinely not completely certain what to do with all of them. Nonetheless, I pressed forward.
But now the day had come....I couldn't stand it anymore. Jon and I have been coordinating, talking, and getting closer to firing this engine that has been hibernating for just about 20 years.
Jon was to come over in the early evening. We had a few adjustments to make; valve adjustment, points adjustment, timing, etc. I decided that there was no time to waste, so I made all the adjustments before he came over. That way there was ample time to try and get it running in case something went wrong. The two of us were able to pick up the engine and maneuver it onto the transmission with little trouble. We tightened it down and attached the starter, which is 6V. I decided to keep that despite the rest is a 12V system. That way, the car will start with VERY little trouble.