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Old 12-11-2010, 11:27 AM   #421
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So what are the winter plans? Good lookin shots also.
Mainly finishing all of the little things that I put off to get the car running, and figure out this oiling issue. I'm also going to finish the wire tuck, do a brake line tuck, install some new parts I've been stockpiling
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:58 PM   #422
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Took this shot last night of a few of the parts waiting to go on the car:

ATI Super Damper and an Aeromotive FPR:
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:26 PM   #423
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Is that the aeromotive 13109? I was looking at regulators recently, trying to find an aeromotive that could run 100psi. Didn't see one.

BTW you seem to know what you are doing but when installing the damper make sure your key is set properly.. see my build thread for associated damper woe.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:32 PM   #424
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Sweet! I have been thinking about getting one of those dampers but I am not sure it will benefit my build as much as an accusump or something similar.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:26 PM   #425
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Is that the aeromotive 13109? I was looking at regulators recently, trying to find an aeromotive that could run 100psi. Didn't see one.

BTW you seem to know what you are doing but when installing the damper make sure your key is set properly.. see my build thread for associated damper woe.
why do you need to run 100psi?
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:48 PM   #426
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why do you need to run 100psi?
Finer injector spray/atomization.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:45 PM   #427
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Got the car back to it's "normal" state today . Started with pulling the dash out (had to pull the front portion of the cage out in order to do so)...
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and then I removed the front bumper, and front fenders
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so that I could pull the entire wiring harness through the firewall to begin my "Proper" tuck...

drivers side:
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Passenger side:
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I still have to go through the harness and get rid of everything I don't need, along with tidying things up a bit. My goal is to hide absolutely everything. That's all for now!

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Old 12-19-2010, 04:40 PM   #428
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Just finished delooming the harness, and I am officially airbag free- I stripped out all the wiring associated with the airbag, as well as got rid of the air bag module, the air bag capacitor/backup battery thing, and the cruise control module. I brought a few relays inside the firewall too. I still have a little tidying up left to do, but the majority of the big ticket items are taken care of. No pics as it looks like a disaster area
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Wire tuck: I like it. Going to make a world of difference looks wise.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:47 PM   #430
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Got out of work a little early today, and I managed to separate the dash from the dash support bar, as well as to remove the pedal assemblies. I figure while I'm in here might as well clean and paint everything.
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Holy hell! What are your plans with your bay? I'll be doing a pretty full tuck over the winter and am kicking around some ideas on how I am going to do mine.

How about a shot of your bay stripped out?
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:41 PM   #432
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Holy hell! What are your plans with your bay? I'll be doing a pretty full tuck over the winter and am kicking around some ideas on how I am going to do mine.

How about a shot of your bay stripped out?

yeah I've been a little lacking in the pic department, I'll have to take some more. I'm planning on tucking all of the wiring, brake lines, vac lines, etc etc. Anything I can relocate I'm going to do.
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Small update:

After removing the dash frame and pedal assemblies from the car, I brought them to the basement to clean them up and get the loose surface rust off. I also grabbed the steering column as it was starting to show some small rust spots. Once they had been prepped and the important stuff removed/tapped off, I primed and painted them with some spray paint I had lying around. Since the bracketry won't really be seen, color wasn't all that important... I painted the dash frame and the pedal assemblies fire engine red, and the steering column the same bronze hand-hammered paint I used for the roll cage. I think I'll probably go back and hit the pedals themselves with the hand-hammered paint as well. I figured since I had the car this far apart might as well take the time and get a coat of paint on all the bare metal.

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Sweet. Good idea painting the column. How hard was it getting the dash and stuff out?
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Sweet. Good idea painting the column. How hard was it getting the dash and stuff out?
Really not bad at all. Took a few hours by myself. I was drinking beers and taking my time- with another set of hands and not having to remove the front 1/2 of a cage, I would say you could have it out in an hour.
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Those suspended parts look great.


You should be a serial killer.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #437
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Spent a little time out in the garage today.

Here's a shot of the engine bay as it sat this morning:

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I got the driver's side wiring more or less ready to go. I moved all the relays to inside the cabin, and after some thought, will be moving the diagnostic box to inside the cabin as well. Here's a picture of the new location for the driver's side harness:

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I stripped off the factory loom and electrical tape, split the harnesses, and redid them using techflex and heat-shrink tubing. Here's a closeup of the headlight connections and the fan harness (sorry for the poor quality pics).

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I reused the insulated pipe clamps from my last simple tuck again. So much cleaner now!
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Got the fuse box completely out of the car, which turned out to be easier than I thought.

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I will be running the fuse box wiring through the grommet in the transmission tunnel on the passenger side. I stripped all the factory loom off the harnesses. I'm going to run them to their respective locations first before I cover them in techflex, just in case any of the wires need to be lengthened/shortened.
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already looks SOO much better.
looks like someone needs a brush and a ton of simple green though
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Thats awesome man. I want to do that at some point. Keep it coming
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I am digging it and your doing a great job with the tecfhlex. Those wires look perfect. Where do you get it from?
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