225 '66 Valiant Hibernation Startup

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225 '66 Valiant Hibernation Startup

Post #1 by Williboy » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:58 pm

My brother's 1966 Plymouth Valiant has been sitting in his garage for over a year. So for Xmas I got him an auto parts gift card and a free Saturday of my help to get it started again.

We're thinking doing the following: Drain gas tank, flush lines, new fuel hoses and filter. Rebuild carb. Oil change and filter. New Battery. Clean and gap points. Drain radiator fluid.

Anything else?? Pull plugs and a squirts of oil?? Remove valve cover and pour oil on rocker assy??
'61 Ranchero: '68 200, H/W 5200, DSII, 10SI Alt., C4, '65 Mustang floor shifter, Mav 3.00 8", Scarebird disc,

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Re: 225 '66 Valiant Hibernation Startup

Post #2 by rbohm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:27 am

treat it like it is a new start up after a rebuild. prime the oil system, along with everything else you mentioned. also when starting the engine, run it at about 1500 rpm for about 20 minutes to let the parts reacquaint themselves again. then change the oil again, and then observe normal oil change intervals.
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Re: 225 '66 Valiant Hibernation Startup

Post #3 by Williboy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:22 am

Thanks!! Good advice. A buddy at work also recommended changing the thermostat in case it rusted shut and the rad cap
'61 Ranchero: '68 200, H/W 5200, DSII, 10SI Alt., C4, '65 Mustang floor shifter, Mav 3.00 8", Scarebird disc,

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Re: 225 '66 Valiant Hibernation Startup

Post #4 by xctasy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:39 pm

:hmmm: Yep. With all Slant sixes, try chocking about six 2 x 4's under both the passenger side wheels.

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