Running for the first time
All right, so you've built your dream engine. Don't destroy it before you
have used it. If you have replaced most parts of the engine, and of course, you
used an air line to blow out all the oil galleries to make sure they were open,
there will be no oil in your engine. You can, before you fit the oil cooler,
using a small funnel, pour oil into the hole nearest the pulley wheel end. It
will take quite some time to pass down the line, but if you turn the engine over
backwards by hand this will help pull the oil down. Put about 1 pint/half a
liter down into the engine, then fill it up normally (through that silly little,
offset pipe). Use a good oil, and once you have filled it up and fully assembled
the engine, connect it all up, all except the positive supply to the coil. The
idea here is that you don't want the engine to fire up, just yet.
Right, now go and show those Ford owners what a Bug can do.
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