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    Hi. I'm restoring a '71 Ranchero CJ with the 429 and ordered the Sniper complete kit. My question, is it OK to start the new engine with the Sniper or should I start with a carb? Just trying to cut down on the install time buy not running two fuel lines. Thanks, Greg.

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    If this is a new engine with a flat tappet camshaft break-in required, you may want to break-in the engine with your carburetor (unless you're using the Sniper EFI with a "known to be good" Config File).
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregaba View Post
    Hi. I'm restoring a '71 Ranchero CJ with the 429 and ordered the Sniper complete kit. My question, is it OK to start the new engine with the Sniper or should I start with a carb? Just trying to cut down on the install time buy not running two fuel lines. Thanks, Greg.
    Greg, if you have a carb, just get a cheap electric low pressure pump and break-in the engine using a fuel can. Not sexy and probably not super safe, but easy. LOL. Andrew

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    Hi. Thanks for the replies. It's a new engine and the Sniper EFI system is still in the box. Not a big deal, but I'm a little lazy and I'm always looking for the easy way out. Didn't think about the low pressure pump, but I have about nine of them and will go that way. Again thanks, Greg.

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