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    Posted: 19-November-2014 at 8:49AM
Hey guys, I purchased a newly rebuilt 390 FE motor. I put it in my 1938 ford P/U. Once I bolted it to the torque convertor, I tried to turn the motor over to get to the other 2 bolts. I CAN"T BUDGE THE MOTOR? I am worried about breaking the bolt in the crank.
I sprayed WD40 in the spark plug holes. Spark plugs are out, I primed the motor with the distributor out.
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Any ideas? Whats the deal? Did the builder torque the crank down? thx
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the engine was free before tightening the 2 converter bolts?
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you know what, i did not check. Assumption is the mother of all #$%#$@.
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I like to rotate the engine 90* at a time while I run the oil pump
w/o the rotations the lifters don't cycle the plungers & flow oil to the rockers
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another possibility: the converter isn't all the way into the pump and binding, you may try loosening the bell housing bolts and move the tranny away from the engine about 1/8" see if the crank turns!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-November-2014 at 2:02PM
^^^ Johnny beat me to it^^^
Unbolt and see if it cranks.
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If the engine rotates when unbolted.and the converter is seated all the way into the pump. Check and make sure you have the correct flexplate. I once was given the incorrect flex plate by the local parts jobber. When bolted together the flexplate drove the converter into the front pump...Drove the car about 1/4 mile before the converter wiped the pump out.I was not happy!
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Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!
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