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Starting motor after long storage

Postby gpope19 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:52 pm

Hi to everyone! As Brent posted earlier, my name is Glenn Pope and I have just rejoined the HHC after a very long time away from it. Part of the problem was acquiring my two Pacers from a dying brother who I was very close to. I couldn't work on the bikes without thinking of him. Then I got involved for many years in the 39-47 Dodge Truck Forum. But now my truck is finally up to par and I want to get these two '65 Pacers running. They have both sat for 20 years in my garage without ever being started. and who knows how long before I got them, since Steve never got the chance to run them. I'm planning on starting the blue bike first and have already drained out the old gas and will soon disassemble the carb to make sure it is clean. I planned to fill the tank with fresh gas/oil, disconnect the spark, close the choke and vigorously crank the motor for an extended period to get lube to the internal parts before starting. Is that a flawed idea? I did think of lifting the cylinder up and spraying lube on the piston area and down into the rod and flywheel but don't know if that is necessary or not or if I might be neglecting other key areas that would suffer from a dry start. Any ideas on this would be appreciated. Glenn,Utah,'65 Pacer,
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