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Old 09-08-2021, 12:06 PM
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Congrats on your initial fire up!!! It's confirmation of your meticulous work. Well done.
I'm hoping for the same results soon.
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Old 09-08-2021, 06:36 PM
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G'day Marcus,

I hope your first Fire Up was at 3.00Am like all good Hot Rodders do.

Onya Mate.
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:16 PM
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That was a beautiful moment. Top notch results all around! Gas just takes awhile to move.
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:40 PM
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G'day Marcus,

I hope your first Fire Up was at 3.00Am like all good Hot Rodders do.

Onya Mate.
I did that in '65. It was a 365 hp 327 with open headers in my '55 Chev. My neighbor contacted me the next morning and said "Normy, honey, could you try to do things like that before midnight in the future". Her bedroom window was ten feet from the blast. God, that lady was a saint.
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Old 09-08-2021, 10:26 PM
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Fantastic! I absolutely love this project! The look on your face was priceless! Now that is pure joy! It runs flawlessly after it warmed up, Congrats!
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Old 09-09-2021, 02:27 AM
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What a wonderful milestone! Thanks for sharing, Marcus, it was a delight to see your joyous reaction!
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Old 09-09-2021, 05:24 AM
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Wow, thank you so much guys for sharing in the milestone. I was truly delighted that it started.
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Old 09-10-2021, 05:22 AM
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Thanks guys.

Ran a very high concentrate of fuel injector cleaner through it today and now it purrs and no check engine light!

I let it idle for 20 minutes or so and the temp started to climb. The hydraulic fan was barely moving so was worried but knew there would be air in the system too. Suddenly it ramps up speed and a lot of air came into the reservoir as I moved the steering from lock to lock. All connected to the same system. Noticed water wasn't circulating either with a cold top hose so must be a stuck thermostat. Was about to shut it down as getting nearer the red zone and heard a click and it released itself and temperature plummeted. Tried several more runs and just sits at the correct temp perfectly now and the fan speed varies accordingly to need. Most of the time not needed at all.

Very happy it fixed itself.

Only problem I have is when trying to accelerate, while on the jack stand without wheels on, the traction control is kicking in madly and triggering the ABS. Not sure if it is because I still have to bleed the pump using the scan tool or it is getting confused without any wheels on and no road speed?
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Old 09-10-2021, 07:24 AM
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It's because it's up on jack stands. I've had that happen before.
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:19 AM
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"The more brains you use, the less materials you need."

I guess that's why I use so much material!
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