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post #1 of 45 Old 06-20-2012, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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308 Qv new engine, first start

After 8 long years its time to fire up my 1983 308QV. What is the best way prime the oil system before I fire it up? What else should I do before I turn the key?

My list of modifications.

Norwood copper head gaskets
Wisco pistons
Total seal rings
ARP rod bolts
All new valves
race valve springs
ported and polished heads
Stock intake reworked for EFI
Cams by WEB cam
lightened fly wheel
new clutch
new water pump
new B&M oil cooler with spall fan
new custom made Flow Master exhaust
All new gaskets
All new bearings


Aeromotive fuel pump
Bird man fuse blocks
Electromotive tec GT EFI
Light weight gear reduction starter
spall fans for oil cooler and radiator
Honda prelude plug wires

All A arms powder coated
Energy suspension polyurethane in all applications
QA1 coil overs
paper weights
360 front brakes
braided brake lines
new tie rods
new ball joints

360 wheels

Light weight fiberglass front and rear bumpers (pushed way in)
fiberglass GTO air dam

Every hose in the car is new
All fuel lines and oil lines are Areoquipe
Fuel pump/filter/regulator are Aeromotive
New light weight radiator

Brad Penn 20w-50
Red Line 75w-90ns
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post #2 of 45 Old 06-20-2012, 08:59 AM
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Assuming you used assembly lube on those parts that need it, grounding or disconnecting the ignition and turning the engine over for 30-60 seconds without firing it should oil all the components. Should be safe to start after that and then hold revs at 1500-2000 initially. Gentle driving for a while will help.

For break-in, I usually recommend gradually raising revs on light throttle settings to lathe all the parts true. Once you have reached redline at light revs after 500-1000 miles, you can start using full throttle and again gradually raise the revs over a period of time until you reach redline again. Doing so will just about guarantee a bullet-proof engine.

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Bill, where are the pictures of this mean motor man??
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I use a radio shack momentary switch with a two 6' leads (with alligator clips) to jump the starter on my car without turning the ignition on. Since you're running an aftermarket ECU, you can just unplug the 12V signal wire that tells the ECU when to turn on. Then you can use the key to accomplish the same thing I do with the jumper wire. I run the starter in approx. 10-15 second intervals until the pressure comes up on the gauge.

Besides that, it's really just the normal last minute checks for fuel leaks, etc.

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Thank you all for the help and support.
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Hi Bill,very impressive list of improvements.....Did you port your own heads and did you port the manifold runners? Did you get any CFM #s? I have your phone # I would like to ring you sometime,,thanks reg
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Bill, on the priming, John had mention on Bret's thread a trick on getting oil in there. I think after you get some oil in there you put the oil filter back on but not all the way.

The turning of the motor I can't remember.
Was it with a socket on the balancer and turn it from there until oil comes out of the filter? Verify it first buddy.
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Thank you all for the help and support.
Anybody hear from Bill?

Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How's the car running!!!!!!!!!
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I haven't heard from him at all... He's probably out driving!
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Bill you did a very nice conversion! Let's hear that puppy howl.
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Heim sway bar kit thread on censurechat

Bill is offering a very nice looking heim-joint sway-bar link on ebay,,he made a funny typo in the listing..Hope he's busy cranking product out!
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Well guy's I have some bad news andsome good news!!! I will start with the good. The wife and I are expecting oursecond baby in January. My wife will be graduating in October. I'm so proud ofAmanda for going back to school and doing so well!!!! She won a scholarship toget her bachelorís in nursing but we would have to move. This is good becausewe will be closer to my family and it is a full ride for Amanda.

Now for the bad. The day the tunerwas going to come help start the Ferrari we had 28" of rain in 3 days. Youcan see in the pictures that my large retaining wall fell over and crushed mycar trailer. This wall was 12" block with #2 steal and poured solid. Justafter this happened we found out that Amanda was pregnant and that we now hadto move so she could be closer to school.

We have settled down in our newplace and got all the cars moved. I have started working on the car again andI'm almost ready to start the car, at the same point as Chris trying to get oilpressure.

I thank everyone for their time andnow that I have settled down I will try to post daily to keep everyone up todate. Thank you all for the help, its greatly appreciated.


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It's good to see you back!
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Hey Bill, good to hear from you. You have had a lot of excitement going on.

Congrats on the good news.

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post #15 of 45 Old 09-21-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys! It was very hard to go from a 16+++ car garage to a 2 1/2 car.
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Nice setup though - looks like you still have plenty of room to roll around under the car. Those 360 wheels always look fantastic on 308s..
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Congratulations on the new baby and your wife's accomplishments! What is that under the blankets next to the 308?
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Looks like a 914?
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Yea, it doe's with 916 flares on it. Heck of a track car!
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post #20 of 45 Old 09-22-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Porsche 914-6 with a 930 engine.
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