I decided to bring the bigblock Camaro to
John's Garage Power Garage for what was supposed to be a simple job. My
instructions to John was "Engine is newly overhauled, I need you to go through
it and see what it needs to get started". Sounds simple but turns out loads of
stuff was missing on the 396, there was no starter, no alternator, no electrical
wiring, no radiator hoses, no lights, no instruments were working, no horns, the
transmission support was rotten, no shifter linkage, no transmission fluid, no
rear end fluid, no engine oil, no coolant, no gascap, no rear deck lid lock
cylinder, no gas cap etc etc.
So it took old John a couple of days longer
than anticipated to get the 396 on the road. Finally on January 15, Hans and I
went to Johns shop to pick up the mean slimegreen machine.
and John had to discuss Hans's Nova engine project first.
Finally time for some rumble, John wouldn't
let me drive it on my own so he is riding shot gun giving instructions. As usual
first trip of to the gas station to get some juice. Yeah that bigblock is a bit
of a gas guzzler. At the gas station I learned that my gas cap was yesterdays
newspaper - only in the Philippines.
Test drive successfully ended.