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FIRST DRIVE (yes I'm yelling!!!!!!)

For those who have helped out and followed this build today was finally the day I drove her. HOOOOOOlllEEEEEE SSSSSHHHHHHH!!TTTTT
not enough emoticons for how I feel
after initial start up last week the brand new radiator leaked and the guy at the radiator shop needs surgery so I went the JB Weld route-its holding.
Electric fans are not getting a signal from the computer will have to get manual switches, gas gauge reads almost full with 2 gallons( autometer) speedo not working
Tach works, plenty of oil pressure, electrical is charging stong, temp right about 185-190 idling with the fans running.
Suspension is WAAAYY to low(new springs already ordered)
and she goes- 5.7l fuel injection purrs at idle and gets up and moves when a little foot pressure is applied -OMG WTF BBQ
Its been a long time but well worth it. I'll get some video up when we get some nice weather.
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CONGRATULATIONS !!!! Crusty!....there is always a little tweaking to do..........I am hoping to "be in diapers" by the end of summer!! PICS PICS PICS !! Eric



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Congrats!! Should be a fun summer! Waiting for the videos.

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Congrats Crusty!

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Hell yeah! I'm months away... and jealous!

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Congrats Crusty, enjoy the fruits of your labor, i know i am thinking about pulling mine out under its own power soon, great when your vision takes shape and you can feel it in the seat of your pants.....
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its always something!


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Congrats, Crusty, and the others said it: there's always a bug or two, especially with a "scratch build" like yours. It'll all come together great. Can't wait to see (and hear) it!!
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I know the feeling........

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Been a long time coming........it's gotta feel great......

On the fans, something in the wiring isn't sending the signal to the computer. Find that and fix it. Relying on yourself to watch the gauge and turn the fans on manually doesn't work well. It's most likely something minor. Check on LS1.com for troubleshooting. After all this time and work it isn't worth burning up the engine.

Then ya gotta send pics to the car mags, especially of all the custom cf parts....

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