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    Ready to fire up!!

    Hi All,
    My Stag is now ready. But........... I feel a bit apprehensive, maybe a bit scared to start it up. Don't know what will happen? Never done this before.



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    Last edited by singapore stag; 16 June 2021, 00:35.
    Regards,
    Sukhi

    #2
    Looks fantastic
    There are 2 secrets to staying on top :- 1. Don't give everything away.
    2.

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      #3
      Originally posted by jbuckl View Post
      Looks fantastic
      Thanks mate, you made my day! Been at it for the last 3 week from 12.00 hrs until 22:30hrs.
      Regards,
      Sukhi

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        #4
        And did it start?

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          #5
          Originally posted by GrumpyOldBloke View Post
          And did it start?
          No, just doing the centre console and front and rear lights........probably after weekend ( Mon or Tues ) will make a video.
          Regards,
          Sukhi

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            #6
            Looks Staggering smart! Just remember to put in the oil and coolant. I once forgot on a rather sad Mini Cooper.

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              #7
              Don't do what I did.. try to start the phone camera video without my glasses on..

              The engine started first crank but I missed it - the red squares on the screen look the same when all blurred!
              Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

              www.terryhunt.co.uk

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                #8
                Also the drive shaft between the oil pump and the distributor - Once forgot on a newly rebuilt engine on my old Stag, never good when you have no oil pressure after 2 minutes of running!
                Mike

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by trunt View Post
                  Don't do what I did.. try to start the phone camera video without my glasses on..

                  The engine started first crank but I missed it - the red squares on the screen look the same when all blurred!
                  Ha ha, thats hilarious
                  Regards,
                  Sukhi

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mike@thenook View Post
                    Also the drive shaft between the oil pump and the distributor - Once forgot on a newly rebuilt engine on my old Stag, never good when you have no oil pressure after 2 minutes of running!
                    Sorry dont understand?? Could you elaborate please.
                    Regards,
                    Sukhi

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                      #11
                      Mike meant that he forgot to replace the oil pump drive shaft, and was still wondering why there was no oil pressure two minutes after starting the engine!

                      Mike - hope it survived?
                      Header tanks - you can't beat a bit of bling.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by singapore stag View Post

                        Sorry dont understand?? Could you elaborate please.
                        The jack shaft drives the distributor.
                        the distributor has a hexagon shaft to also transmit drive to the oil pump.
                        without that there is no chance to make any oil travel to the bearings. Per mike’s situation.

                        A stag can take a long time to prime up the oil system on initial start after rebuild. (Dangerous minutes if there is ignition and fire up)

                        one way to help it is to pack the oil pump with Vaseline.

                        another way is to spin the hex drive with a drill (anti-clockwise) until the oil light is out or gauge pressure is seen. (A longer-reach hex is required) before allowing any fire up.

                        I only fit a gauge for initial fire up to check the oil pressure…. After that it becomes a ‘worry-gauge’
                        Last edited by jbuckl; 18 June 2021, 21:26.
                        There are 2 secrets to staying on top :- 1. Don't give everything away.
                        2.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jbuckl View Post

                          The jack shaft drives the distributor.
                          the distributor has a hexagon shaft to also transmit drive to the oil pump.
                          without that there is no chance to make any oil travel to the bearings. Per mike’s situation.

                          A stag can take a long time to prime up the oil system on initial start after rebuild. (Dangerous minutes if there is ignition and fire up)

                          one way to help it is to pack the oil pump with Vaseline.

                          another way is to spin the hex drive with a drill (anti-clockwise) until the oil light is out or gauge pressure is seen. (A longer-reach hex is required) before allowing any fire up.

                          I only fit a gauge for initial fire up to check the oil pressure…. After that it becomes a ‘worry-gauge’
                          What may I ask please what precisely is the procedure for this ( red text ) I think this is the way I need to go, will give me peace of mind knowing the oil has circulated. I have fitted an oil pressure guage.
                          Regards,
                          Sukhi

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                            #14
                            check & record rotor arm position. Remove distributor. If hex drive comes out that’s good. If not remove with a magnet.
                            use a hexagon bar 5/16” instead, to engage and drive the pump anti clockwise, with a drill.
                            I have used a skeleton gun hex (cut off the straight part) but some Skelton gun hex are a bit too small in their size and some are too big…. They are readily available though….
                            Alternative is to use a long 1/4” square drive extension bar with an 8 mm / 5/16” socket…. Onto the original hex drive left in….But you mustn’t drop the socket into the engine when removing!
                            Last edited by jbuckl; 18 June 2021, 22:58.
                            There are 2 secrets to staying on top :- 1. Don't give everything away.
                            2.

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                              #15
                              I'm going to be at this point with mine shortly - I'd figured that I would remove power from both the fuel pump and the Lumenition box then crank the starter while observing the oil pressure gauge. Any problem doing it this way?

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