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Old 08-21-2014, 01:16 AM   #1001
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highlight of my morning.

hearing an engine fire up for the first time, since it's been sitting on a pallet for the last seven or eight years.
My God! You have got to speed up.
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My God! You have got to speed up.
anything worthwhile doing right, takes time!
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Took my new 1858 Army to the range today. After getting used to the trigger pull, the gun really proved to be accurate and fun to shoot. Love the smell of black powder in the morning.

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Old 08-21-2014, 10:07 AM   #1005
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Paid a few bills today, so now tomorrow( later today) I can go to Prescott and get my new iPhone, take the better half to lunch, and get some Ammo, and an Archery Target for the back yard, and a cheap red dot for the Crossbow.


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we had a minor setback yesterday with the new engine. no oil pressure. none! this is not a good thing. so my brother ordered a new oil pump and it got here this morning. i installed the new oil pump, start priming with an electric drill. still no oil pressure.

so time to go back into the engine again. pulled it off the test stand, put it on an engine stand and pull the oil pan to see what was going on. Hmmmm....quickly found the problem. one of the oil galley machining holes that was suppose to be plugged after it was machined, was missing it's plug. so to gain access, i had to pull off the water pump, and timing cover to put one in. got it installed, replaced the gaskets again, flipped it over, added oil and tried priming again. Success! 50 PSI in the gauge! by 4pm, i had it bolted back to the transmission and installed back on the test stand and will crank it up in the morning.

minor problem, but it would have been harder to repair it with it sitting in the car!

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Yeah, well.... It was seven years old.

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Took my new 1858 Army to the range today. After getting used to the trigger pull, the gun really proved to be accurate and fun to shoot. Love the smell of black powder in the morning.
black powder smoke is my aroma therapy
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Yeah, well.... It was seven years old.
it sat for about seven years before we finished putting it together last summer. he bought a brand new short block from a machine shop. he ported and polished the heads and i port matched the intake to the heads. the engine has been built to 383 Magnum specs.
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Yeah, well.... It was seven years old.
correction. my brother bought the short block assembly about ten years ago.

well good news is the engine ran great this morning with very good oil pressure. it ran very smooth and had just a bit of a lope at idle due to the higher lift cam we put it in.

new pulleys and carburetor should be here first of next week. plan on installing the engine starting Monday morning.
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