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05-21-2008, 08:47 PM
55 265 V8. All new inside 20 yrs ago. Never turned over or put oil in. Motor in frame, body off, no wiring. Pulled carb, intake and heads and it looks perfect. Thought i could put the water pump and fan on and turn it over by hand before puting the heads and intake back on. Didn't work because no place to mount the alternator and fan belt.
Is there a way? Would like to put some oil on the pistons and work them some to make sure it is ok before replacing the heads and intake and carb.
Thanks in advance. Lloyd:confused:
05-21-2008, 08:55 PM
Hooked up to the transmission? If not, you can turn it by using one of the bolts on the back of the crank. You should be able to pull the plugs and turn it by hand by just turning the harmonic balancer. You won't have the bolt unless is has been drilled and tapped for it, but if you can get something bolted to the balancer/pulley you can turn it. There are two bolt holes that you can get the balancer puller bolted on to.
05-21-2008, 08:59 PM
Nevermind about the plugs.... kinda hard to have plug in when the heads are off. Doh!
05-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Transmission is attached but a good thought. Nothing on the pully is threaded. Still stumped.
05-21-2008, 09:35 PM
YOu might use a large screwdriver to turn it by the flywheel teeth. Pull the harmonic balancer you can buy a socket to fit the crank snout. I would just put in a hot battery and spin it with the starter. On any new assembly or any engine that has been sitting there is no such thing as too much lubricant! Randall:tu
05-21-2008, 09:42 PM
lonewolf I basicly have a short block and trans on the frame with no wiring. Can I just put the starter on and a battery and spin it?
05-21-2008, 09:56 PM
yes hook the ground to the block and the hot to the starter. The post for the selonid is closest to the block the one that commonly takes a purple wire, attach a short piece and touch it to the hot post on the starter. Dont touch it to the battery because it might spark and when batterys are discharging as when cranking the release hydrogen and can explode. Dont ask how i know. :eek: Randall
05-21-2008, 10:06 PM
You're the man. The screw driver worked on the trans and I now know it is not frozen up. Will put on the starter and play some more. Thanks so much. Lloyd
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