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Old 12-14-2003, 17:00   #1 (permalink)
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First fire of new engine

Guys,

I am just about to fire up for the first time my project car.

The engine is a EFI 347 stroker, SVO aluminum heads 10.5:1 comp, gt40 intake, 2.5" twin system with X pipe.

I am getting a little bit excited. However before I turn the key I would like to hear some suggestions on your run in proceedures on the Windsor motors.

All suggestion welcome.

Thanks David
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Old 12-14-2003, 17:23   #2 (permalink)
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Re: First fire of new engine

If you have a new cam and lifters, you need to run the cam in for about 20 mins at around 1300/1500rpm. Don't let the engine idle during this period. This is so oil pressure doesn't drop as cam/lifters need as much oil as possible during this crucial period.

After that, don't rev it above 3000rpm for the first 100k's, then up to 4000rpm up to 500k's. After 500's you can give it the occasional blip up to 5000rpm.

After 1000k's, knock yourself out and treat it as though you hate it.

During any of the above periods, it's a good idea and quite ok to give it full throttle in the higher gears (up hill is even better) from a low rev of say 1500 and take it to 3000/4000rpm, as this beds the rings in.

You don't need to baby it.

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Old 12-14-2003, 18:02   #3 (permalink)
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Great setup there David!!! Me is most envious! Let us know how she progresses... oh and what car is it in? Well done!!
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Old 12-14-2003, 18:55   #4 (permalink)
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Re: First fire of new engine

Thanks for that Sparkle & Soxx.

The engine is in a 1970 Capri. Running a 5 speed and 9" with 3.5 limo slip.

This is my comfortable crusier. Power windows, Cruise control, power steer, AC.

I am running a 90 litre fuel cell.

The 30# injectors and th 75 Pro M are on their way from the states soo to be fitted.
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Old 12-14-2003, 21:07   #5 (permalink)
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pictures, pictures, pictures.

MK 1 Capris are my favourite. Show us how she looks.
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Old 12-14-2003, 21:14   #6 (permalink)
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Unfortunately she does look all that good at the moment.

She hasn't been painted yet as I wanted to get it all together and sorted for the Engineer. Just incase he need me to change things. But I will take some tonight and post a couple tomorrow if I can work out how.

By the looks of your sig you have or going to have a serrious capri of your own. I am hoping for 400 to 450hp. the X 303 heads I have, have been ported and flow quite nicely (says the guy who did the work) and says they are good for nearly 500HP. I will be just the rest that will let me down until I can get all the bits I want.
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If it has roller cam there is no wear in period...But yes after initial checking for oil pressure/ coolant leaks etc drive it like your Mum for 500 Klrs or after first oil change.Don't let idle for too long...Windsors and Capris make for awsome cars!!!!
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Old 12-15-2003, 19:49   #8 (permalink)
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Yes the engine is a roller cam engine.

It has a Ford Motor sport Z-303 roller cam & Yella terra roller rockers.

So basically if I run it. Keep it up inthe rev range ie 2000 to 3000 for the first 500 km.

I am hoping to run some decent times (providing I get traction of course) and also have a car that will run fairly nicely on the highway.

I have EB XR8 wheels with some 225/50 bridgestones on the back with 205/50 on the front.
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Sorry, as 'ebxr8240' pointed out, you won't need to do the initial 20min bed in if it's a roller cam.

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Re: First fire of new engine

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If you have a new cam and lifters, you need to run the cam in for about 20 mins at around 1300/1500rpm. Don't let the engine idle during this period. This is so oil pressure doesn't drop as cam/lifters need as much oil as possible during this crucial period.

After that, don't rev it above 3000rpm for the first 100k's, then up to 4000rpm up to 500k's. After 500's you can give it the occasional blip up to 5000rpm.

After 1000k's, knock yourself out and treat it as though you hate it.

During any of the above periods, it's a good idea and quite ok to give it full throttle in the higher gears (up hill is even better) from a low rev of say 1500 and take it to 3000/4000rpm, as this beds the rings in.

You don't need to baby it.

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when it comes to cranking it over, i guess the quicker u get it fired the better?
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