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Old 01-13-2020, 05:00 AM   #16
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Default Re: Rebuilt motor start up

OK, putting the motor in the car to run it is not a problem.
One thing I must check before I do that is the bellhouse indexing.
To do that, I have to hand turn the motor.
I'm being told not to do that because it'll wipe the lube off the cam lobes.
The motor would have to be spun a minimum of two times, one to get the numbers and one to check after adjusting.
If I install the motor in the car and drive it, I run the risk of destroying the input shaft bearing...again. I don't want to do that.
I'm open to suggestions.
Thanks everyone.
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