Hi all, Tim C from Denver here - Hi Jesse! Hi Troy, the 677 looks like you really did a job on it from when I saw it originally in Montrose.
I sold my 150 to get me motivated to work on the 170 (no need to work on a non-runner when you have a runner, right?), and it was a project where I would work on it w/ my dad from time to time. I just haven't mustered the gumption to get after it, but the drive-line is basically all completed, I have never fired a motor for the first time.
I have the 170 in basically the same condition as I did a few years ago, but it is time to see if I can fire the motor. I have never done a fire on a rebuilt motor, so I am looking for a few guidelines from the pros. Engine was machined and rebuilt (with help from a mechanic buddy) but it has sat for a while, with a bit of marvel mystery oil in the cylinders, and a slow turn on the crank once in a while. A. Do I need the generator / fan / radiator to test fire? B. Do I need other stuff to fire it, or should I just make sure my oil, fuel, and connections are all correct, and give it a shot? I need to take some time to make sure #1 is lined up w/ the distributor, but am I missing anything? I don't want to miss anything, but I don't want to over think it either. Truck has been sitting for a few years since my dad died, and now I need to get 'er going. I had the starter and generator re-done, have had a hard time finding the correct belt, and I'll be darned if I can figure out where I put the generator bracket (not the one w/ the bearing), I have that one. Anyway, your thoughts are appreciated. If I can fire it, I need to get the body work figured out. Tim C
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