82 XLT Lariat 351w, Edelbrock 1406 4bbl ,C6 auto, auto locking hubs ,33x10.5x15
This one @JustRight ?Well... there's nothing "stuck", I'm just trying to give it a deep soak before I start asking it to fire up. As I noted earlier, the oil looked clean when I drained it and it turned over with a short breaker-bar/socket fairly smooth and easy... but not as easy as the 400 that was in service.
I dropped 1 oz. of MMO down each plug hole this afternoon. I'll pick up a spray bottle and soak the valves, maybe pour a little down those holes and then turn it over a bit. Pull the pan, drain whatever in there and mix what's left of the MMO in some oil when I swap oil pans. I need to wait until after the 3rd before I can order parts though, so I'm in no rush. Dad and I will likely work on getting the oem manifolds off of the Lincoln 400, drilling the cut studs out and replacing them. I powerwashed and blew it off the today and then re-soaked all the important bolts with PB Blaster, again.
Oh yea... I put out a WTB ad here for a carb and @78BroncoSteve stepped up with a great deal on a Edelbrock 1406, freshly rebuilt by a shop. I've got the same carb on my '73's 360FE, so it should work out great and I'm already a little familiar with it, having rebuilt my own. He said the jets are setup for 5000 ft. elev. and I live closer to 2500. Shouldn't be an issue but I can't say for sure. We've both dropped mail, so I'm looking forward to it. <img src="http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/images/smilies/biggthumpup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" />
If you like PB Blaster, you'll love Hilco Lube. It used to not be available to the general public. I freed up the stuck rings of a 351w in an old cop car I bought because the owner ran the car so hot, it melted the plug wires completely off the engine and froze up the engine. I let it soak for a few days and it spun right over freely. It was running fine, no smoking or knocking, long after I sold it.
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