It suffered an untimely demise due to operator error (mine) when something got into the carburetor and took out cylinder Number 8. There is no point in rehashing all that here; you can read last month’s issue or look online for an article titled “How to Destroy an Engine with a $6 Part” for all the gory details. If there is a bright side to all this, it is that a replacement engine is ready to drop back into the pickup, and my C10 will be back on the road soon. I purchased a new 350 from BluePrint Engines and got it running on my Easy-Run engine test stand. That is a tool I’ve had for a while but haven’t had much of a chance to use. Up to this point, it had been pressed into service for a few product demos, a video on how to perform compression and cylinder leak down tests, and served as a storage platform for an engine block for a couple of months. This was the first time I got to use it to break in an engine, however, which, of course, is the real purpose of a run stand.
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