If you guys were standing right here, I would just hug you all!
I LOVE THIS ******* CAR!!!!!!!!
I've been working on her since 11:30 only taking a 1hr lunch break. And a few other '2 minute' pauses for water. And guess what? She is running like a champ! This is the best
she has ever ran, EVER! I betcha she runs better now than she did at the factory. That'* how damn good she runs.
All head bolts torqued down. Everything all good to go. Changed oil [once again]. No water!
. Put coolant in, put too much, got it coming out the overflow nipple
. Car got up to ~190ish, tstat opened, dropped down to the lowest temp she'* ever been! Not even to the 1/4 mark. Probably around 140-150. Idles at a beautiful [never seen by me] 800RPM. Super smooth. Engine, quiet as can be. And she just jumps to life when you give her some gas.
I had to move her to get closer to the hose [I'm kinda lazy, didn't feel like dragging the hose all that far]. Threw her into Reverse, and I didn't even know it engaged! That'* how smooth it was! No "clunk." The whole car didn't shake, nothing. Smooth as glass. Same thing for all gears. Instant engagement, and all smooth as can be. I used to have to give a significant amount of gas to move the car around in my driveway, now I just need to tap it lightly. Sometimes I can just idle! And that'* on gravel/grass/plywood!
I am just so god damn excited! I wish I could take her out right now! It'* very tempting not to! [my mom is already asleep].
Thank you guys! You have no clue how good I feel right now. Just what all went down today.. just feels so incredible! And to think, just a few weeks ago, she was in shambles.