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Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/2/12 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
donalson PowerDork
8/3/12 1:18 a.m.

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

joey48442
joey48442 UberDork
8/3/12 4:43 a.m.

What a cool day!

Joey

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/3/12 5:34 a.m.

well done! I envy you your success!

Ian F
Ian F UberDork
8/3/12 6:57 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: well done! I envy you your success!

+1

Congrats!

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt SuperDork
8/3/12 7:35 a.m.

Congratulations!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/3/12 8:43 a.m.

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

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit Reader
8/3/12 8:54 a.m.

Good stuff

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

Any youtube post?

Winston
Winston Reader
8/3/12 9:02 a.m.

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

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
8/3/12 9:09 a.m.

We need video

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury UltimaDork
8/3/12 9:12 a.m.

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

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill HalfDork
8/3/12 10:29 a.m.

video please

turboswede
turboswede PowerDork
8/3/12 11:40 a.m.

Dude!

Sweet!

Congrats

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy HalfDork
8/3/12 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

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson Dork
8/3/12 11:44 a.m.

Out-berkeleyin-standing

Congrats to one of my favorite builds here

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson Dork
8/3/12 11:44 a.m.

Bugger the filter catches berkeleyin as well as berkeleying!!

JohnInKansas
JohnInKansas HalfDork
8/3/12 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
Curmudgeon MegaDork
8/3/12 12:19 p.m.

Nothing like the first start! Congrats!

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado PowerDork
8/3/12 1:59 p.m.

Fire it up!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/3/12 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
Rob_Mopar Dork
8/3/12 3:08 p.m.

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

SilverFleet
SilverFleet Dork
8/3/12 3:09 p.m.

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

anjaloveshervw
anjaloveshervw New Reader
8/3/12 3:19 p.m.

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

CONGRATS!!!!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/3/12 11:11 p.m.

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

(Also the neighbors called the cops )

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/3/12 11:24 p.m.

Proof:

Film at 11!

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