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  1. Ah, resurrecting an engine from a long slumber. I would pull the plugs, number your plug wires first, and inspect them. Plenty of spark plug reading charts out there to help you decipher what's going on. Depending on how long it has slept you may even see lead deposits on them, lol. Example Chart This will give you an idea what is going on. If it passes muster here put some oil down the cylinders and see if you can turn the engine over by hand, using the fan as your lever. This will tell you how tight it is and yes you should be able to do that if nothing serious is going on. You may have to tighten up the belt though. If that all passes muster, put the plugs and wires back in. Take the distributor cap off and inspect the inside of the distributor. Here's a decent thread talking about what it looks like in there, or should look like. Here's a link to an article on this from our download section If that passes muster then it's time to look at the fuel delivery system. If it has old gas in there, drain it out. There is a drain plug in the bottom of the tank. Take the sending unit out and inspect the tank for rust. New tanks can be had for most. Odds are the carb needs taken apart, cleaned and rebuilt not too tough a job. Here's a thread about that, In the downloads section here there is a Carter factory book, if you have a B&B carb as well as one for the Stromberg. Inspect the rubber fuel lines for failure. Give hte wiring a real good look, not uncommon for the insulation to be falling off, we fon;t want any electrical fires. Once you sort thru all this then, maybe, you will be ready to start it up
  2. Depends on what failed. Can you shoot a pic of that for us?
  3. Hey, if you know that guy, mention to him that both Autozone and RockAuto have incomplete listings for this part. I would hate to see it go out of production due to low demand caused by this.
  4. This is where an interchange manual would come in handy and it would tell you if the pumps will work.
  5. Oh I run into that all the time in my current job. Engineering designs a product is inexpensively as possible. Production comes along and says G it's going to cost us more to make it than you saved in the design. And then service gets dumped the resulting Nightmare and it's three times as expensive to work on it as they saved in the design or the production of it. But different budgets and they don't care even though we're all the same company. Just remember most of those procedures in the book were written by engineers and not technicians or mechanics and most of those engineers don't have a clue when it comes to working on things.
  6. I just slotted the lower adjusting bolts on the inboard side, you know where the nut is. Use Dremel tool. And I can loosen the nut adjust them with a screwdriver then tighten the nut up you'll have to take the drum off and get a socket on the other side to torque the nuts down so much easier than that tool
  7. That rule is invalid with our flatheads in fact it's pretty much invalid for anything not a small block chevy. If you read what the service manual says about oil pressure with the op is seeing is what is expected. 40 PSI at 30 miles an hour or so Road speed and any indication of oil pressure warm idle. That is what the factory service manual calls for
  8. Since your generator is not working you are reading battery voltage there, less any line losses.
  9. Dang you Bingster, I had a flat tire on the way home from work today and I had to change it out in 100° weather. I Blame You. 😁
  10. I think someone is used to rebuilding engines where the harmonic balancer blocks some of the timing cover bolts so you have to pull it to finish tightening those bolts. In the case of our Flathead that's not really applicable
  11. 5.5 volts is a well-discharged batteries voltage. A fully charged battery should be 6.3 volts and your charging system voltage needs to be higher than that.
  12. Snap On reamer how to video, seems a better choice but as Ken said, factor in new cutters.
  13. You are all guessing. With out edifying information we cannot honestly point him in a good direction.
  14. Engines need three things to run Air Fuel Spark Which is missing? We can't tell you that, only you can tell us. Once you sort out which is missing then, maybe, we can help you find the issue.
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