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Old 05-29-2010, 03:28 PM   #281
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so its not starting. I have fuel, and I have 12v at the COP harness. Any ideas?

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Old 05-29-2010, 04:14 PM   #282
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is there something i need to do with megatune while i try and start it?
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:22 PM   #283
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Any ideas???
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Do you have spark? that's necessary. So is compression.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:59 PM   #285
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I'm getting power at the COP harness, but I lost my helper and can't check for spark at the plug while cranking all by myself. I do believe that the COPs are working, as they were tested and in working order when I bought them.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:00 PM   #286
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I've decided to just bring the car to the tuner (dentsport) to diagnose the issue, as well as break in the motor and then dyno tune. I'll be calling them tomorrow to set up the appointment.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:35 PM   #287
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I took a picture of the engine bay (as it's more or less finished) today on my phone for your viewing pleasure:

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Note the cut valve cover, the vac block mounted on the firewall, the catch can mounted to the fuse box bracket, and the new apexi filter, to hit on the big ticket items.

I have a buddy coming over tomorrow to try a couple things on the no-start situation, so hopefully we can get it sorted!
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:10 PM   #288
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But, WILL IT START?
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:40 PM   #289
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Double check timing. If you really want to know if you have spark just pull the plug and try cranking it for a second. Make sure the plug isn't near the hole for the plug so you don't make a fireball.
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Fireball of AWESOME. Do it.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:11 PM   #291
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My buddy is coming over tomorrow night to give it a shot, so we'll see.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:13 PM   #292
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Went out after work and played around for a little bit. I took the bumpers off the car in preparation for paint and cleaned things up a bit. I also borrowed a real camera and took some good pictures.

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Old 06-07-2010, 10:43 AM   #293
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Paint is done with the exception of the front and rear bumpers, and also the final wetsanding/buffing. I'm very pleased with the results. Pics to follow!
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:05 AM   #294
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Finished up the rear bumper and gas cap, but I ran out of paint for the front bumper . Going to disassemble the booth and clean out the garage tomorrow, as well as take all the plastic off the car, then it's time to try and fire it up again. Hopefully with the new megasquirt it should start right up this time.

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GL, been watching this for awhile now!
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:18 PM   #296
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Pics! Sorry if they are out of order.

Booth constructed, car prepped, taped up, and ready to go:

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mixing the base coat:

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spraying on the color:

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With the clear coat:
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black on the windshield frame...

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Once I unwrap the car I'll take some full car shots. Overall I'm very pleased with the results- not bad for my first time painting a car! After it's running I'll give it a wetsand/buff/polish to make it really shine.
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Looks like your a wet sand and a buff away from a great looking car. I would have pulled the front fenders before painting but if you really need to you could always do some touch up behind them.
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