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Sorry I haven't posted in a while...been busy building the engine and also been practicing my painting skills on a borrowed hood so haven't had a chance to post any updates. See results of that here...

BUT, had to post this vid....firing up my SBC 383. You may have seen the build out here...but I finally got it running.

Fired it up for the first time this weekend. This vid is actually about the third heat cycle I've put on it. Was gonna work a little bit on the idle and total timing, but thought I'd take a quick vid before I started.

I'll be taking it to a machine shop soon and have it dyno tuned. I'm expecting around 520HP, but we'll see...

Engine startup
 

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Really cool! Congrats, sounds great and looks sweet! Can't wait to see the dyno session...more than 520hp though....:) :congrats:
 

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Really cool! Congrats, sounds great and looks sweet! Can't wait to see the dyno session...more than 520hp though....:) :congrats:
I'm hoping so Finn !! But we'll see....error on the side of caution at this point. ;)
 

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Is your time machine a DeLorean or have something else?

(Sept. 13, 2013 in the vid:sign0020:)

That's a great looking engine, love the turquoise valvecovers and cleaner lid.
 

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Is your time machine a DeLorean or have something else?

(Sept. 13, 2013 in the vid:sign0020:)

That's a great looking engine, love the turquoise valvecovers and cleaner lid.
Yea, got ahead of myself didn't I ... :sign0020:

That's gonna be the color of the car plus engine compartment....
 

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nice going, looks as good as it sounds.
 

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got that warm ,fuzzy feeling!!!!!

makes you smile everytime you look at it!
nice build, and sounds very nice.
 

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makes you smile everytime you look at it!
nice build, and sounds very nice.
Thanks .... no doubt ! Months of setbacks, back orders, etc...got er done!

And yes, I go out in the garage sometimes and just look at it!

Biting at the bit to get it in the car. Finally got my Tremec 5-speed so full steam ahead !! woohoo!
 
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