June 11, 2014 the V12 engine is started up! August 26 we go for a ride!
The Youtube video shows us starting the engine up using the garden hose for temporary cooling. There are a few leaks from around the engine side covers, and one of the check valves in the original AC fuel pump is bad. I decided to use an electric fuel pump for now.
. At first, the engine was smoking a bit, but after running for a while it does not smoke at all. There is also steam from a water leak in this pic.
Top end assembled,getting close to test start here is a good shot of the Carter side draft carburetors that I added