383 Final Assembly With Dyno Numbers - Junkyard Heap, Part 2 Of 2 Photo Gallery
With all the safety checks double checked, Ernie started the motor and began the cam break-in procedure by staggering the engine rpm from 2000-2500 for 30 minutes. After the break-in we allowed the motor to cool and then rechecked all the gaskets for leaks. It was a good thing we checked because the valve covers were a bit loose. This caused a slight leak around the gasket. A simple re-torqueing of the valve cover bolts cured the leak.