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Join Date: May 2018
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74 2.0 Barn Find Update

So, here is the update.

Received the car in early July, refurbed the gas system (great lines from Tangerine). Hell-Hole rebuilds with Longitudinal steel added on the right side.
Miracle Oil in each cylinder - Check!
All new Hoses - Complete
Reset all of the Grounds - Done
Resurrected the Start motor - works great
An open wire on the junction box - fixed (fuel Pump relay)
Resoldered one of the fuses on the junction box
Cleaned connections at the ECU and MPS as well as various other connectors
New interior carpet and other rubber
Of Course - new oil, filter, strainer, etc......
Checked Injectors - all spraying perfectly (thank you Hurst Injectors)

Powered the car, cycled the engine a few hundred revolutions ( a few at a time) - sounded like a swiss watch....fingers crossed

Energized the Ignition - hit the starter (external switch) and 1 crank and then a BIG CLUNK.......

Starter solenoid now will energize but the engine will not budge.......

Pretty sure the engine is mechanically blocked - will take out starter tomorrow hoping that it is the culprit (I did rebuild it - perhaps I goofed?)

Next step - Drop engine, rebuild.....

Tough since the car has 20K and has not been started since 1988.......was hopeful I could get another 80K before cracking the case.
Old 08-12-2018, 03:21 PM
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