She’s alive and she bites

She’s alive and she bites

Well it’s all in the title. I’ve been promising a video for the last couple of weeks of the first start. To make up for being behind here are 3, one of the first start and 2 from the go kart.

Safety first though. I had the fire extinguisher standing by just in case. But as you notice, and this was taken after first start, it’s still full.

Fire Extinguisher-0001

Ok onto the good stuff. Here is the first start. In case your curious this was the very first attempt to start her and she started right up. I was surprised as I thought she would be louder.

And she bites. I guess that’s to be expected from a snake. I had to tighten one of the fittings and I forgot that headers get hot after running. DOH!

First Bite-0001

After letting her warm up and come up to operating temperature we checked for any leaks, odd noises etc. We also topped off the coolant and got ready for the first go kart. Precious wasn’t impressed, while I didn’t think it was all that loud she didn’t care for it and would rather have us play with her ball.

Precious Not Impressed-0001

With everything looking good I decided I might as well take her for her first go kart as you can see in this next video. Nothing crazy at this point as my brakes seemed a little light, turns out I still had a leaking seal that I need to get fixed before I get her any faster than 5 mph.

And here’s an additional view from the GoPro on the firewall.

Well that’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed it as I’m sure you can tell I did by that big grin on my face.



  1. Richard
    Apr 27, 2014

    Very cool!!!

  2. Rich
    Apr 27, 2014

    Awesome! Congrats and thanks for sharing that with us.

    That exhaust sounds amazing.

  3. Jack
    Apr 27, 2014

    Congrats, Randy! I wish the first video was zoomed in more so we could see the smile on your face!

  4. Tom Atencio
    Apr 27, 2014

    Congratulations, she sounds mean and nasty! That’s a good thing.

  5. Rob
    Apr 27, 2014

    I Believe your attention to detail has paid off. The exhaust system sounds awesome and the tire package looks great! Congrats on the first start up the car is absolutely amazing..

  6. Mike Kelly
    Apr 27, 2014

    Fantastic! Gotta watch out for those snake bites in the future!

  7. Wilson Glover
    Apr 28, 2014

    WOW! what a ride! The hard part is behind you! Precious will love it once you by the goggles! Congrats!

    • admin
      Apr 28, 2014

      Ok I’ll admit it now….we already have the googles for her.

  8. Josh
    Apr 28, 2014

    Sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to hear you open it up. As for the hand…rub some dirt on it.

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