So, as you can expect, something went wrong trying to start the 58' today. I thought it would be pretty straight foward, pour gas into a metal pop bottel, just run the hose from the pump into it and crank it till it fed, then just run it for about a minute to time a little and shut off, i mean im running right out of the rams horns and all. so when THAT failed, got dad to pour a tiny ammount into the carb and i was in the car bumping it over, starts, Runs like a rabid dog and abruptly stops, does this about 3 times, we keep trying untill it starts up and runs smooth for about 10 seconds then again, just quits, so with the last of the gas poured in and me cranking theres a loud pop and dad jumps back, i ask him whats wrong and he just pipes, "FIRE!" as he runs by me, gas shot out of the carb and unsealed exhaust manifold to head gap and a bit of fire was on my engine, paniking a bit i did the silly thing and quickly let a hard breath on it and it went out. safe to say i will NOT be starting it again till either i have the Holly carb and edelbrok intake on it, or i seal the ehaust up and well actually have exhaust running back on it. dont need the one thing i have to show for myself sitting in a burnt lump in the driveway. Fun times.