Engine Revival

Discussion in 'FXR Models' started by asontx, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. asontx

    asontx Member

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    Ok, so once I get the gas tank and carb. re-installed. what is the best way to prep an old Shovelhead for restarting? The 83 FXRS was put up when the carb. caught fire. Supposedly the rest of the engine was fine up until then, my uncle sez... Change the oil? Are there other things I should consider? Asking the most experience folks out there and thanks in advance!

    Dean
     
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  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Change oil .. plugs .. put soem oil down the cylinders and turn over engine with plugs out by putting in gear and turning rear tire .. once ya did that i would spin it over with started before i tried to start it to build up oil pressure
     
  3. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    Good advice, definately lube the cylinders before you turn it over (with the plugs out) before you attempt to start it. I'd take time to check drain the tank/inspect wires also. Charge the battery good and crank her up.
     
  4. asontx

    asontx Member

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    Cool, that makes sense, how about the lower parts of the motor, the crankcase, the transmission. After sitting for 19 years is there anything I should check out there before turning it over? Thanks, appreciate the responses.

    Dean
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    not a lot you could do with out takeing it apart