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Soon, the mighty 428 will come back to life! It’s a near-stock rebuild, save for an overbore and the crank cutting as noted earlier in the thread. Here, Tyler adds a bottle of COMP Cams valvetrain lube to protect the new flat-tappet cam on engine startup and break-in.
We’ve installed external oil pressure and temp gauges on the car to keep an eye on things during break in.
The 428 roared to life with minimal drama, save for a collapsed lifter that made some noise. A quick replacement solved the issue, and the FE has been happy ever since.
Watching timing and vitals during break-in…