I'm hoping some of the more experienced can give a bit of advice here-
18' 78 Biesmeyer hull with Berkley JG & warmed over 454. It's been sitting up for several years.
Long story short- I'm running an electric fuel pump- my 750 double pumper float got stuck while sitting around and pumped enough fuel into the intake that when I went to crank it it hydraulic'ed. It turned over about half a revolution and stopped- I thought "great, the battery is going dead" so I hit the starter a few more times before it dawned on me what had happened. Pulled the plugs, blew er' out good and worked on the carb and got it cranked it back up. Didn't run it hard- it still had carb. problems so all I did was get it back to the trailer. Seemed to be ok other than the carb trouble.
My question is: how often on a BBC will having this happen hurt the rotating assembly? - i.e. bend a rod, etc. I know on certain engines, the starter has enough ass to just totally bend a rod. I know it depends on how much gets in the chamber, and a host of other factors- I'm just trying to decide whether to just run the thing, or if I ought to tear into it to check it out.