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WOOHOO!! It started!

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YEAHHHH BABY!! (Best Austin Powers Voice)

This is the first time I have EVER put an engine back together and had it fire up on the first crank. I just bumped it and it fired right up...idled a bit fast, then settled down to a nice rumble. :)

That new electric fan I got from PermaCool is AWESOME!!!! It moves some SERIOUS air. Combine that with my Girffin Aluminum radiator and I should be cool reguardless of the outside temp.

Now to just get the interior back together. AHHHHHHHHH....

Full Throttle
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Great work. It's great to fire that new engine up for the first time, especially with no leaks or problems! CONTINUE THE GREAT WORK!

Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat
Nice feeling isn't it. Makes all the hours of hard work worth it. Have fun with the interior.

68 GT500
68 1/2 CJ Coupe

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Nothing feels better. Well except maybe a 18 yr old blond asking for a ride.
66 C-code convertible
66 C-code coupe
65 GTO hardtop
76 Nova hatchback
Ain't it great when things work out excellent!!!

I can image what you must have felt upon tickover...

Keep it going...... Now you're really a "cool" guy *LOL*


First time rolling restoration, 66 289 nearing completion.
How did you adjust the valves? Did you do the finger spin on the pushrod, or did you adjust them after the engine started? Just curious, cause my day's coming...someday.

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I torqued them to spec. :)

(I have non-adjustable ones...heh)

Full Throttle
Congrats!!! It's great when a plan comes together. My first time doing that, I put the distributor in backwards...
Oh well, I was only 15 at the time!

You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me!!!
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