Questions prior to rebuilt engine/cam break in
I have a 65 GTO convertible that is nearing the end of a complete nut and bolt frame of restoration. Following is what has been done:
complete rebuild of the 389, including new pistons (dished to reduce compression to 9.25:1) bored 30 over. Complete new valve train in redone 77 heads, new Melling oil pump, new bearings, new water pump and gaskets etc. Engine was put together with assembly lube. Oil pump has been run with drill motor and I can't recall the reading but pressure was good. We replaced everything that could be replaced with good quality new parts. Engine has 30 wt oil with extra zinc. All topped off with a rebuilt Tripower. New SS 2.5" exhaust system with crossover. Cooling system consists of a 4 core rebuilt Harrison Rad, new heater core and hoses. Rebuilt starter with new solenoid, complete new engine wiring harness. New regulator and rebuilt OEM alternator. New fuel pump, fuel lines and new gas tank. I have added aftermarket oil pressure and temperature gauges. I do not have Rally gauges therefore no Tach.
Transmission is a rebuilt TH 400 but I have not bolted the converter to the flywheel.
This engine was rebuilt about 5 years ago and has never been started, but I turn over occasionally to keep everything loose. While in storage in dry indoor location I sealed off any openings to keep any moisture etc out of the engine.
I plan to start the engine later this summer and the question I have is what equipment should I have on hand for the start up? Any input would be appreciated.