69 GTX... acorns in the motor......confirmed

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  1. 1968rt

    1968rt Well-Known Member

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    Well the reason the motor wouldnt spin all the way was acorns in some cylinders! Cleaned them out and sprayed everything with PB blaster. Spins great now. Do you think it would be OK to try and start it? IMG_3187.JPG IMG_3188.JPG
     
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    • Daves69

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      That's just nutz! Squirrels in there picnicking?:elmer:

      IMO, Change oil & filter then prime the system verifying you have oil pressure on a mechanical gauge. Then do a compression test.
       
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      • Don selleck

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        uh, I would at least remove heads, and check them over and clean any remaining debrie and look at what you got, since your half way there already. but to each there own, could fire right up.,
         
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        • 493 Mike

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          From your photos I can't see what you have to lose. Fire it up! Is the exhaust plugged up too?
          Mike
           
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          • moparsaver

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            If you’re able to get it to run... look out for flying objects coming out of the exhaust.
             
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            • Beekeeper

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              Fire it up!
               
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              • 69L48Z27

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                X3. Light it up!
                 
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                • JackR

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                  Dont stand anywhere near the end of the exhaust
                   
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                  • 1968rt

                    1968rt Well-Known Member

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                    I thought about pulling the heads, but a full rebuild is in the near future so Im going to oil it up and give it a rip!
                     
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                      Just know that if that crap gets in the bearings you may score up the crank..
                       
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                      • Fran Blacker

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                        Agree^^^! Why bother.
                         
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                        • Big Bad Dad

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                          X2... Looks like a lot of crap. Probably rust from rodent piss too. Why take a chance on screwing something up if its coming out for a rebuild anyway?
                           
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                          • WP29440SE

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                            I will never understand these yahoos who take intakes, valve covers and heads off perfectly good engines and leave them for dead outside in the elements uncovered. fucking idiots
                            rant over
                             
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                            • Cranky

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                              If you decide to fire it up make sure the throttle is at least 50% open :luvplace:
                               
                            • kiwigtx

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                              Pour a gallon of Honey down the intake and fire it up....you'll get a bunch of Honey-Roasted nuts at the very least. :D
                               
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                                I wouldn't worry about being near the exhaust, the muffler will catch the nuts & probably start a nice little bon fire.
                                 
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                                I'd pull the heads to check the bores. You don't want to score them.
                                 
                              • 1968rt

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                                Picked up an endoscope. Going to take a look in each cylinder first
                                 
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                                • t.flatt

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                                  Holy crap! That's a lot of acorns! I found mice remains when I pulled the intake and it was on a stand in a shop. Those little bastards get everywhere!

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                                  • Lets Roll

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                                    Yeah, I'd probably drop the oil pan and check it before starting that. I had debris block the pick up once.
                                     
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