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first drive

#1 Post by Hitchcock » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:15 pm

My phone recorded this, the car was not banging and popping. My phone is the only one that sounds like they out of 4 that recorded it. Daddy happy... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl-gxPNJjAo

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Re: first drive

#2 Post by Hitchcock » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:59 pm

sorry for the lame videos, but my sister sucks arse as a camera man...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl-gxPNJjAo
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Re: first drive

#3 Post by John_Heard » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:04 pm

Good to see you get her out! I think you're going to be ready for when the track opens...

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Re: first drive

#4 Post by Hitchcock » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:17 pm

John. I hope so! Still have to tske the motor and trans bsck out once more to get a shield installed. But, so far things are progressing well.
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Re: first drive

#5 Post by wikd69 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:32 am

Yo, Hitch !!!! That is frickin awesome !!!! I had no clue you were that far along on that bad boy. That thing looks awesome, the view of all that rubber from the back screams serious business and the motor sounds great.

Good for you - I'll bet that was sweet, first time you rolled with that. Congrats bud ! :thumb:
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Re: first drive

#6 Post by Hitchcock » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:42 am

Thanks Harry. I was so pumped up, and so scared at the same time. It was awesome to get to drive it again!
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Re: first drive

#7 Post by evil16v » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:32 pm

Congrats!! the first drive is always cool.
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Re: first drive

#8 Post by Carolina Kid » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:24 pm

Wheres the burn out, you know damn well you did one!
Sounds Badass

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Re: first drive

#9 Post by Hitchcock » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:18 pm

Carolina Kid wrote:Wheres the burn out, you know damn well you did one!
Sounds Badass

I haven't done one yet. I want to try and get some seat time and look for and fix potential issues with it first. Believe me I want to flog it, but I'm not quite ready for that yet. I need to get it to the track and get used to the feel of this thing first. Then I can start turning it loose. But you guys will know when that happens.
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Re: first drive

#10 Post by wikd69 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:53 am

Hitchcock wrote:
Carolina Kid wrote:Wheres the burn out, you know damn well you did one!
Sounds Badass

I haven't done one yet. I want to try and get some seat time and look for and fix potential issues with it first. Believe me I want to flog it, but I'm not quite ready for that yet. I need to get it to the track and get used to the feel of this thing first. Then I can start turning it loose. But you guys will know when that happens.
Yeppers, good plan. I have mine back up on stands right now sorting out alignment on the rear bars, etc. Dunno what it did, but things got tweaked on my last hard launch at the track. Wheels up at launch and I ended up with a skewed rear chassis. I'll get it sorted out but it's a pain in the butt.

With all your new gear and the new backhalf, take your time and get it all setup correctly. That much hook and that much horsepower can ruin your day and break your bank, ya know ?
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Re: first drive

#11 Post by wheels » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:41 am

Nasty!!

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Re: first drive

#12 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:21 am

Congrats Hitch....wish I could see the video but our work is playing games with us again and their stupid firewalls.

I bet you're excited to run it, I know how you feel. After the first trip down the track last summer, it's such a great feeling of accomplishment.

Now after making changes to my car, I'm ready and can't wait. I told my wife, opening day is March 22...she said you better have something to keep me warm or I ain't going and there better not be any snow.

Good luck with the Vette, been great watching it come together.
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Re: first drive

#13 Post by ytnova » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:19 pm

That is awesome hitch, nothing like that first drive. Can't wait to see how she runs.
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Re: first drive

#14 Post by Hitchcock » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:36 pm

Thanks guys. She's getting loaded up Friday and going to dads. Then off to Dave Morgan's seminar in Topeka Saturday morning.
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Re: first drive

#15 Post by punisher66j » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:19 pm

Sounds SWEET!!! I bet she'll throw ya back in your seat!
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