Thanks JR. Good to hear. some encouragement.
BTW, My wife and I went on a tear yesterday. the sled runs very well. I'm not babying in but I remain cognisant of the break in period following the rebuild. That said, I feel that if i pinned it the sled would rev well over 7000 rpm, which is quite high for a 488 fanner. If you guys have any thought on what the culprit may be, (i'm thinking secondary?) I am all ears.
Here is a picture of our two sleds from last night:
for some reason the forum upload them upside down :s