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Thanks so much Neil, I will check everything I can, I have ordered new fuel filters, oil, etc. I have removed the fuel tank and will clean it out. I'm having the pony motor fuel tank cleaned also.
Good story, thanks for sharing Condolences on the loss of your brother and his wife.
I suspect that there won't be many issues that the people here won't be able to help you in solving.
Seems you have a bit of a talent for telling stories. This one sounds like it could make a good one for the 'Then And Now' section of the magazine if you were inclined to submit it after the restoration is done.
Just my 0.02.
I would be very humbled if they accepted my Restoration in that, As I get older I appreciate what this cat did for my family and all the joy my brother and I had together.
I've brought back to life quite a few long dead old Cats, diesel and gas, and getting proven good oil pressure to the motors is one of the first things to do before even thinking about adding fuel and compression, I'll usually plumb in a good known working oil pressure gauge into the oil system just be 110% certain I do have good pressure.
My old RD6 diesel only had to be dragged about 20 yards in top gear with decompression on to get good oil pressure after sitting for over 20 years, and then dragged another 20 yards with decompression off to fire up, but first I'd spent 5 days draining compartments, refilling, cleaning, checking and going over everything first.
The most important thing about starting a long dead engine, is knowing how you are going to stop it, if it runs away on you with a stuck fuel system, so remove the aircleaner and have a suitable piece of wood close to hand that you can quickly put over the intake if needed blocking the air flow into the motor.
I cant thank you enough for the advise, I will do exactly as you all suggest. Im at the point now where Im so excited im losing sleep. Its funny how life gets away, raising a family, working. I spent lots of time walking by the D6 for years and saying, I need to get that going. Something always kept me from doing it.
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