Pardon me rushing around the fucker a little...it was the first time I started it after I *think* I buttoned everything up, and I was the only one home so I was checking all over for leaks and other things I may have overlooked before the car and/or house burned to the ground.
This is a cold start, and it's without the O2s plugged in and I believe the ECU is relearning because I had it unplugged while we welded on the turnouts. Short version: This isn't how it will normally idle or run. Either way, I don't give a shit...if it sounded like this all the time I'd be a happy camper. The video does not give you any inclination of how loud it is, but it's nasty. This is exactly what I want my car to sound like and what I expected from a heads/cam car.
I can't wait to have Weaver give it the once-over and tune it. I still need to swap motor mounts and possibly shim them, but otherwise it's 99% there. I want to offer a big thanks to dave6666 for his help along the way, AndyMac for much-needed advice and sirhc76 for hauling all of his bullshit over to the house to do the last little bit of work on the exhaust (saw, grinder, gas tanks, welder, etc).
I can't wait to get it back on the road, do some shaking down and romp on 'er a little. I only put out 485HP before with the stock exhaust manifolds, a 2.5" exhaust and cats...hopefully all this bullshit wakes 'er up a little more and I can get well north of 500.
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