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Old 03-28-2014, 12:56 PM   #161
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There is, but it requires re-doing the entire engine bay harness, and If I'm going to do that I'm switching the car to having a seperate engine harness with 3-4 points of disconnection (one for low power, one for high power, two grounds. Using Milspec/motosports connectors. To do it right (my way) is like a $500 project.
Yeah hell no. At least for now, besides painting the hardtop I'm done spending money. Knowing Thasac he'll come up with a crafty method to hide it well
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I had a break in the temp gauge wire, where it was inside the big piece of loom int a huge bundle of wires, no idea how just that one broke.
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I'm patiently waiting until someone makes an aftermarket harness ... I'm confident it will happen, just not sure when.

My harness has been hacked into in various spots by a younger & dumber self ... I am ... a bit ... nervous.

-Zach
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I'm patiently waiting until someone makes an aftermarket harness ... I'm confident it will happen, just not sure when.

My harness has been hacked into in various spots by a younger & dumber self ... I am ... a bit ... nervous.

-Zach
Honestly it isn't that bad. Especially when you have the ability to do as nice of work as you did on your COP harness.
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I'm patiently waiting until someone makes an aftermarket harness ... I'm confident it will happen, just not sure when.

My harness has been hacked into in various spots by a younger & dumber self ... I am ... a bit ... nervous.

-Zach
Once you realize it mainly looks intimidating and just jump in it's not that bad. Just take your time, lay it all out, label everything, and be patient.
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This build is almost TOO nice for a Greddy/1.6 :P
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This build is almost TOO nice for a Greddy/1.6 :P
LOL. I inspired him.
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LOL. I inspired him.
TRUTH!

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TRUTH!

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Cmon Zach. Step up to my engine/turbo level, we have better cookies!
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we have better cookies!
TRUTH!
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:03 PM   #171
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Truth is, had I known I would take it this far, I would have gone with a 1.8.

This has been a true exercise in shipwright's disease. The car had sat for 8 years and to sell it, I had to get it running. So I started fixing a few sins I had committed as a misguided youth and began to love the car all over again. The more things I fixed, the more a sought perfection, and so now I find myself here ... an unfinished 1.6 miata and lot's of wasted time/money.

It's also an '89 date coded car, which I have wrongly placed value on.



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Dumb question I couldn't google-solve or sort out with my DMM (since I mistakenly let a friend borrow it).

Are the wire colors on a '90-'94 Protege TPS the same as the 1.6 Auto TB TPS? I couldn't find an auto tps connector so I had to buy a protege connector+harness pigtail ... and while it fits, I'm not sure the wiring diagram is still relevant.

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I would find pleasure in seeing my car burn to the ground.



That is all.

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Trouble in paradise?
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Trouble in paradise?
Petty stuff - like paint that isn't perfect in a spot no one will see. That, and having to buy MORE AN fittings because my reroute caused an interference. It is ... trying ...at times.

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I'll just say get over the paint issue now.

I've had so many unintentional chips from stupid stupid **** that I'm passive about it now. It helps that I have a **** load of touch up paint and clear coat though!
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Not much to update. I bought all the line/fittings to plumb the car ($$ouch$$$). Finished installing the new windshield washer tank setup and project-g cowl cover. Will post pics soon.

In other news, I finally took the advice of many (Curly, Hornetball, Sav, etc.) and redid my fuel rail set up with SS hardline and pitched the annealed aluminum in the trash (where it belongs!). I also used it as an opportunity to clean up the fittings. Now there is a simple NPT to AN tee and two Earl's swivel fittings. Buttoned everything up with Loctite 592 and SECO crushable AN seals from Pegasus Racing (since I was concerned about the SS to aluminum flare).



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Oooohhhhh!! Nice.
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Looks very clean, love it.
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God you do such clean work Thasac. Envy I have.
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