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What does Interstate-McBee say about cyl kit break in ?
I haven't looked at the notice yet. Probably same as the FP kits, I'll have a look this afternoon as I have to run out to the shop. The plan is to start it up and idle for 5-10 minutes and check for leaks then put it to work running the compressor. I'll initially run it at 1500 rpm for 30 minutes, then run it up to full load at 2300 rpm. I think that should work pretty nice. I'm going to set the idle at 1500 and full load at 2300 rpm.
 

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Here's the notice on the break-in procedure for the McBee and FP.:) I think this 375 CFM compressor should keep it
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Time to build the 353 back up. Put it on the engine stand today, so finish cleaning and install the plugs.

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Shops all cleaned up now so the cleaning, measuring and assembly of parts begins.:) This engine was in excellent
condition before it was removed from service and stored outside to rust away. Happy Detroit.:)


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Start re-assembly of the head with new valves, seals, springs and keepers. Head is rebuilt with new tubes and guides.:)


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Finished up the head today, now onto dry fitting liners and installing new cam bearings.:)
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Keep up the good work! I like the use of electrical wire nuts to cover the fuel line fittings
 
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Started on the block yesterday, cleaning and dry fitting liners. Here's a video of the head assembly if anyone is interested.:)

 

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Cleaned up the gasket surfaces, dry fit the liners and removed and installed new cam bearings.



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Have been following both of the Detroit builds on YouTube and now found this site thanks to you. Keep up the great work! Recently found a 4-53 that I bought and plan to put into a 74 c10 with a nv4500. Your quick progress and meticulousness are very contagious!
 

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Have been following both of the Detroit builds on YouTube and now found this site thanks to you. Keep up the great work! Recently found a 4-53 that I bought and plan to put into a 74 c10 with a nv4500. Your quick progress and meticulousness are very contagious!
Here's my version, on '70 C3500 CMC chassis , converted to tubular axle for oil pan clearance . Still running 36 years later .
Rolling chassis of GMC conversion.jpg
 

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Have been following both of the Detroit builds on YouTube and now found this site thanks to you. Keep up the great work! Recently found a 4-53 that I bought and plan to put into a 74 c10 with a nv4500. Your quick progress and meticulousness are very contagious!
Thanks I'm glad you enjoy them. Have fun with your swap.:)
 

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Got the crank and new bearings installed today, now onto the cylinder kits.:) Happy Detroit.
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Put the cam and idle shaft and gears in and she's starting to look like a Detroit.:)
 
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