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How to Start A New Engine

Don't Burn Your Eyebrows Off With A Brutal Backfire. We Show You How to Start a New Engine the Right Way.

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25 comments
Dennis Wilde
Dennis Wilde

No, but I had to sacrifice my coat once to put out my oil bath filter because of a backfire.

Jeff Stringer
Jeff Stringer

No, but I once did burn off my BF's eyebrows with his grill! LOL I have seen the whole backfire deal... that is a serious situation! :)

Erick Thien Jr.
Erick Thien Jr.

Yes yes I have and part of my hair line its a damn good thing I ware glasses

Andrew Lieberg
Andrew Lieberg

hahaha, My Uncle got them burned off helping or being in the way with my Dad.

Paul Gemellaro
Paul Gemellaro

Yes as a matter of fact I have. Damn SBF distributor went in 1 tooth off.

Nick Heath
Nick Heath

Small block t bucket. Cooked every hair on my head & somebody got it on camera.

Chris May
Chris May

I shave my eyebrows to keep from burning them off anymore...doesn't save powervalves though.

Michael Swanson
Michael Swanson

Yep, 1933 coupe with a 340 Chrysler. Timing was 180 out. Lol

John C. Lukasik
John C. Lukasik

Not eyebrows,but leaning into my GTO starting it with no mufflers on headers & backfired out exhaust, I felt the pressure & flames pass over my feet.

Liam Knight
Liam Knight

Nope.... Built a lot of engines and they've always started up without a backfire.

Fletch Bryan
Fletch Bryan

Embarrassing as it is..... Been building and repairing over 35 years...... Maybe once or well maybe once lol

Jason N Charmaine
Jason N Charmaine

I set the ign timing close before trying to start. Disappointed you didn't tell your readers how to do this.

Joshua Pugh
Joshua Pugh

Had a friend do much more... he wore a hat till he got it cut right.

J-f Dube
J-f Dube

LOL! Yup,once...ONLY once!

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