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Time flies by. I thought the Cummins had been sitting for 11 months without running. I looked at the date on the picture when I took her out of the test frame to mount in the M37....its been 21 months. No wonder this project seems to have taken so long.

This morning, I pre oiled the Cummins, pre oiled the turbo, manually pumped fuel from the new fuel tank to the fuel filter. This is it and hit the key. She started as if she was just shut down and still warm. No cranking, the starter engaged, engine turned over and immediately was running. Instant oil pressure. This is typical for a 4B series good runner. I had been barring the engine over 2x a month since I took her off the test stand.

The Oil Burner is a burning, the alternator is alternating, the oil pressure is pressuring, all gauges working, and she sounds sweet. Now its really down hill from here. I'm going out now and start her up, drink a Pepsie and just listen to her run LOL.

You gotta love these Cummins !!!!

Pictures at; http://imageevent.com/moosecreekmaple/m37project

Paul
 

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1989 Jeep Wagoneer, 360v8, 727, stock for now,
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Sweet!
Can't wait to here about the road trip.

Steve
 

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When I bought my 4BT, it had been sitting for about two years. The seller put a battery in the van, cranked the engine for 1/2 second and the thing started idling right away :eek:

Congratulations! :)
 

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Paul,

Good to see another convert in your FLEET. You do some mighty fine work sir!
 

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:beer: CONGRATULATIONS!:beer:

My compliments on reaching a significant milestone I can only imagine at this point. But also compliments to your incredible building skills and vision:)

Watching with much interest.

Best Regards,
George
 

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Great lookin' rig. Inspiration to all.
 

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Paul that's great! Congrats! :beer:
 
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