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Woooooooooo hoooooooooo!

2-1/2 years in the making; 5369 (MkIII) roared to life yesterday! We were working gremlins all day but in the afternoon, after switching 2 starter wires we had success!:


I was kneeling in the cockpit (that's why I look so tall) and didn't even put my foot on the gas! Rich (RichCam) sent me a video of the actual blessed event but it's 100meg! I'm going to try to reduce it before posting.

Meanwhile, Marshall (ConMech) sent me some cellphone video so here is the 2nd start. :


-->Movie of start!<--

I can't believe it! Woo hoo!

I'm so thankful for the full compliment of fellow builders who came to help and witness the event:

DarrenT
Kouros
RichCam1
Cannonball Cobra (Paul)
FrankeeSki
LAPick (Mark)
Conmech (Marshall)
OldDirtyG (Gary)
Micheal Whaley
JJ'Snakepit (John)
adrianchavoya1

Major faux pau after the start!! We didn't break out the champagne and most folks left before we went to In-n-Out!! IOU Guys some good grub to make up for it! Darren and Paul gave my daughters a ride to INO in their Cobras and the girls were all smiles!!

Thanks again!!


:D

EDIT: Here's the --> FIRST START<-- (25 meg quiktime movie)
 

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Geez - If I'd known you were going to In-N-Out, I would have cancelled my plans! :)
Congratulations. I'm just days away for joining you past this milestone.
 

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That is soooocooooll!!!! I've been watching this back in the CN-Green days....remember seeing your car back when it was at Knott's, prior to delivery....remember your posts when you saw "2 -Fast's" GT40 in transit...even though Bill couldn't believe it. You have been such a positive force within this site it was just bound to happen. Congrat's!!!
 

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Congrats Dave! It's great to hear all your work take life, isn't it? Now, on to some gocarting! Wooohoooo!!!
 

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Great milestone, I hope to be there quite soon. One thing I noticed though, you don't have your heater installed.
 

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Way to go David!

Great cast of characters you have there!

All the struggles only make the moment seem sweeter. Enjoy your moment.

Sean
 

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Thanks a ton guys!! Mac, I remember those moments too. Thanks for the comments!

I added the FIRST START to the top message.

Enjoy!!

:)
 

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Congrats Dave! Glad I could be a part of it.
 

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Superbowl Moment

Never won the Superbowl, but if I did that's what it would be like!!

My first start was every bit as good as catching the winning touchdown pass!

Congrats!

Bryan
 

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My congrats to you as well Dave on the first start! Exciting isn't it. I still go back and watch my videos of our first start! It won't be long now! :yes:

Mark
 

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Dave,that's a great sounding motor.
Congrats on the first start!!!
That one solenoid wire has us stumped for a while ,but we got it right in no time,and the motor came to life immediately.
Way to go Dave!!
Paul
 
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