Problems today! I went to try and fire up my 454 motor on the stand today and I have an issue.
Let me first say that this is the first time I have been in the bottom end of a big block.
To start off, I put a new crank in it and also replaced the main and rod bearings.
everything else stayed the same and the heads and pistons never left the block.
Plastic gauge and clearances were all checked and within specs when assembled.
I have a stock cam in it and alignment for the timing chain marks were in line when assembled.
Now the issue. Primed the oil system and set timing. Went to start it on the stand and it turns so slow it wont fire.
Almost like its binding up? The starter was old so I picked up a new one and same thing?
I sure dont want to take this back apart but I think I might need to.
I check the timing multiple times and I may have had it 180 out at first but after I changed it it still turned over the same.
One last thing, I am trying to power this thing with two sets of jumper cables from a rig to the motor. I know its a bit white trash but I
figured it should be ok just to get this thing up and running for test purposes.