It has been a very busy few weeks away from the garage lately but I continue to try and keep making progress with the 65 Revive project. I showed off the completed engine in my last post and therefore it was time to move on to getting the engine mounted in the test stand. There have actually been a lot of things happening behind the scenes lately and there have been some issues that I have had to work my way through. Typically with all my blog posts I try and maintain order and post things in the order which they occur. Well this time is going to be the exception. I have lots of exciting things to share that I have incorporated into the engine however for now the news will have to wait. For today the blog post is going to consist of only a video. The engine did reach completion and the installation onto my “power tower” was somewhat successful. I spent time getting everything wired up and configured to the point where there was nothing left to do but induce some compression in hopes that the intake and power strokes will take care of themselves. So here you have it, the video of the inaugural starting of my freshly rebuild engine. The carbs were set to a base point, the ignition statically timed therefore there was nothing left to do but send some amperage to the starter and convert the crank RPM to run RPM. I am pleased to say that once the cylinders were fed some hydrocarbons from the float bowls the engine fired up and ran great, considering the state of adjustments. I am even more pleased to announce that after sitting for a few days with oil in the crankcase everything appears to be dry. So here you have it, the video of the first test run of the CB160 engine. It’s pretty cool to think that his engine was built from 3 engines and that it probably hasn’t seen CO running through its pipes for decades. Only goes to show that mechanicals do not age. BTW if you don’t have speakers don’t bother watching the video, the thump is the 2nd best part. What’s the first? What else, the smell!