It’s Alive!

All of the front end brackets are now finally installed.  A hex nut was welded to the rear power steering pump bracket in order fasten the lower alternator bolt.  I machined a spacer out of 1″ aluminum bar stock to match the original spacer height minus the hex nut height.  This was necessary since the cylinder heads don’t have a tapped hole like the later heads.

More importantly though, today the engine turned over by the starter for the first time!   The motor was primed and oil pressure gauge connected.  With some starter fluid and gas in the carb the motor turned over and fired for a few strokes.  Unfortunately that was about it.  It looks like the fuel pump may be bad.  The pump pulled some fuel up to the inlet but nothing in the outlet of the pump after quite a while.  I’ll try again after the new pump is installed.

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