a few good things:
Truck idles 100x better. Not that it idle'd bad before, but now it sounds completely different and it stays exactly at 900rpm in park, and drops lower in gear.
The engine even sounds different when you rev it up too. I was impressed. But thats what happens when you replace almost every vacuum line and seal the intake up real well.
The only issue i see is that i got new bolts for the valve covers and a few appear to be leaking a bit. Nothing some black RTV can't fix.
I also got an Antifreeze shower too. I was putting the hood back on while the truck was running. I was using one of these:
And a Giant air pocket came thru the system, causing a bunch of antifreeze to rush back into the jug and spill over on my running belt and fan.
All while my old man and I are holding the hood.
We both got drenched in it just trying to get 2 bolts in each side and getting the prop rod up to hold the hood.