Javelin MegaDork
Aug. 2, 2012 11:20 p.m.

The Javelin runs again!!!

There was much rejoicing and celebratory IPA (Pyramid Thunderhead). All the new parts worked and no leaks. It's even running out of it's own gas tank! It has 3 forward gears (jackstand engagement), so good nuff! (Dunno about reverse, but the trunk which I finally managed to open was full of 727 TF parts, so I'm assuming the reason it was abandoned at a shop was a trans rebuild. BTW, original plates in the trunk, 1986 registration! )

BTW, the first mod was to sawzall off the exhaust. Dear mamba I forgot how loud a completely uncorked 360 ci V8 is!!! The neighbors all either loathed me or came flocking to revel in the glory that is turning dead dinosaur juices into glorious noise. Sounds like the world is coming to an end and an angry mastodon is charging you all at once.

I might actually be able to drive this beast tomorrow! I just need 1 brake fitting, pop the calipers on, and bleed the system...

donalson PowerDork
Aug. 3, 2012 1:18 a.m.

awesome man... I know that first time running is a HUGE boost...

joey48442 UberDork
Aug. 3, 2012 4:43 a.m.

What a cool day!

Joey

mad_machine MegaDork
Aug. 3, 2012 5:34 a.m.

well done! I envy you your success!

Ian F UberDork
Aug. 3, 2012 6:57 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: well done! I envy you your success!

+1

Congrats!

MadScientistMatt SuperDork
Aug. 3, 2012 7:35 a.m.

Congratulations!

Javelin MegaDork
Aug. 3, 2012 8:43 a.m.

Thanks fellas! I'll take a video of it today.

Donebrokeit Reader
Aug. 3, 2012 8:54 a.m.

Good stuff

Javelin wrote: I forgot how loud a completely uncorked 360 ci V8 is!!!

Any youtube post?

Winston Reader
Aug. 3, 2012 9:02 a.m.

Congrats, man! That's a huge push in the back

aussiesmg UltimaDork
Aug. 3, 2012 9:09 a.m.

We need video

4cylndrfury UltimaDork
Aug. 3, 2012 9:12 a.m.

vid or ban...and congrats, its been a long time coming!

Hungary Bill HalfDork
Aug. 3, 2012 10:29 a.m.

video please

turboswede PowerDork
Aug. 3, 2012 11:40 a.m.

Dude!

Sweet!

Congrats

oldeskewltoy HalfDork
Aug. 3, 2012 11:41 a.m.

I remeber the first time I got my 428SCJ running... It happened to be during a thunderstorm(back in Pa).. the car cranked... missed a few times, and then just as a big clap of thunder occurred .. the engine roared into life......

sounds a little dramatic... but it is all true... was one of my fonder memories in my life

Aug. 3, 2012 11:44 a.m.

Out-berkeleyin-standing

Congrats to one of my favorite builds here

Aug. 3, 2012 11:44 a.m.

Bugger the filter catches berkeleyin as well as berkeleying!!

JohnInKansas HalfDork
Aug. 3, 2012 12:12 p.m.
Javelin wrote: Sounds like the world is coming to an end and an angry mastodon is charging you all at once.

Magazine material right here.

Curmudgeon MegaDork
Aug. 3, 2012 12:19 p.m.

Nothing like the first start! Congrats!

friedgreencorrado PowerDork
Aug. 3, 2012 1:59 p.m.

Fire it up!

Javelin MegaDork
Aug. 3, 2012 2:23 p.m.
Curmudgeon wrote: Nothing like the first start! Congrats!

Technically the first re-start. I got it running last year, but that was out of a gas can and with dodgy electrics. Now it has a new fuel pump, the tank has been drained and cleaned, all new fuel hoses and filter, new water pump, all new heater and radiator hoses, new thermostat, new coolant, and new electrics. It runs "on it's own" now.

Rob_Mopar Dork
Aug. 3, 2012 3:08 p.m.

Nice job! How soon until the first drive around the block?

Aug. 3, 2012 3:09 p.m.

Congrats and good luck getting that AMC back on the road!

anjaloveshervw New Reader
Aug. 3, 2012 3:19 p.m.

Cannot WAIT to feel how you must feel right now. :-)

CONGRATS!!!!

Javelin MegaDork
Aug. 3, 2012 11:11 p.m.

I DROVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Also the neighbors called the cops )

Javelin MegaDork
Aug. 3, 2012 11:24 p.m.

Proof:

Film at 11!

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