Starting a motor


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Yard Art
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Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:16 am

Starting a motor

I have the engine reinstalled and currently the front end is still off; how can I start the motor without the radiator?
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:41 pm

Re: Starting a motor

It will run fine for a while without the radiator , how long until it freezes up ? any wagers

Just saying in case your seriously wondering.. I would not run it for very long.. Garden hose with adapter could work never tried it but feasible eh?
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Yard Art
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Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:33 pm

Re: Starting a motor

I just want to make sure it starts before I reattached the front end! :h0231:

Freshly Restored
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Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:44 pm

Re: Starting a motor

Pretty sure you can stick a running garden hose in it
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:49 pm

Re: Starting a motor

Just to do a quick start and idle for a minute or two should not hurt a thing...

cool that you making good progress , photos would be nice..
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Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:52 pm

Re: Starting a motor

Pictures Friday! :h0212:
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:05 pm

Re: Starting a motor

We love pictures of our truck builds.
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Yard Art
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Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Re: Starting a motor

Pictures Friday! :h0212:
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:46 pm

Re: Starting a motor

if you are going to run it dry, don't run it long, and don't have fan belt on, you don't want the waterpump to run dry,
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:11 pm

Re: Starting a motor

At a transmission shop I worked at we had an old Ford Torino Push car to push in the dead cars from the lot. It had and engine block in the trunk, then the trunk was filled with cement! No radiator as the front had been damaged, so we put rubber expansion plugs in both the water inlet and outlet and ran the heater hose from the heater to a 30lb refrigerant tank that had two pipe nipples welded on it and back to the waterpump. The block was filled with an antifreeze mixture.
It held over 4 gal of coolant. Once we were useing it to drag a big machine across the shop, and it was run full thottle for about 5 min before it heated up.
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