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  • yippee... more wiring
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    • back to this... goal is get close enough that if I have questions that I can get them answered at SEMA.
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      • because the first step is always, take it further apart

        time to pull the radiator (the hood wasn't a lot of fun by myself...)

        there will be re-engineering - this bar causes cooling issues because it blocks the normal outlet port

        red light, it works

        and the crank trigger/wheel is in place

        looks like alignment is my next trick

        that said, it wasn't that great to begin with
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        • time to refit the Corvette radiator. well, the C3 Corvette radiator, the last was from a Z06 and it wasn't enough....

          ain't going to win any award for the engine compartment... eff em.

          I've spent WAY too much time on this.... there isn't a great spot and this has issues with its closeness to the alternator... but if I have to shield it, oh well... see the comment about show portion of life

          that said, I have a lot of respect for a clean engine bay builder... but not enough to spend another year or two on this

          first is build brackets

          then tack them to the top of the frame... need to finish weld and paint... but time to move on

          and the regulator is installed

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          • the $400 plug
            FAST doesn't include the other half of this plug with their kit.... fyi.


            reality is it's about $90 ($10 for plug, $70 for "should work" crimper, plus tax and transport).... but still, a little frustrating if you don't know
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            • Just like doing Plumbing.........
              They KILL YOU on the Fittings !!!!

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              • Originally posted by Captain View Post
                Just like doing Plumbing.........
                They KILL YOU on the Fittings !!!!
                very similar.

                in the PNW, they've decided that shark bite connectors are the way to go (and they are way easier to install). All the ones they put in 10 years ago, are leaking.... which is exactly what the plumbers said would happen. But oh no, it was new, shiny and exciting... sigh. I'm at the point of my life that we really need to colonize Mars - then send all the people who thought these things were good ideas to there.
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                • more wiring pictures
                  the mess

                  now looking better

                  details


                  sometimes the cheapest tool works best

                  I still have a lot to hook up but it's getting there
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                  • more wiring... think I need yet another plug... this is getting ridiculous
                    instructions not clear, saved, though, by Youtube

                    this plug is the one that you need to hook the coils up to... it's on the computer - not engine compartment. Makes sense, but the instructions do not
                    add to complexity that some things were labeled and these were labeled backwards

                    the back of the plug, you need to remove most of these white plugs

                    and then tap the black and yellow wires from both plugs to this wire...
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                    • I know it's cheating, but it's easier to show the portfolio if the current state pictures are at the end of the thread
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                      • I really like that race car !

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                        • Originally posted by Monster View Post
                          I really like that race car !
                          I'd like it better if it ran...
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                          • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

                            I'd like it better if it ran...
                            Details!

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                            • Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post

                              Details!
                              Options. My brother used to give me grief by saying I never bought cars with the return option. I'd get to wherever I was going, but getting back was questionable.
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                              • As we all know, I LOVE wiring. Read that again. That is a lie. So what do I buy at SEMA? more wiring

                                this isn't complaining, just explaining. I run by myself - no tire temp checkers, no pit crew, it's me. And at SEMA, I saw something that I think will be the utter cat's pjs for me. It gives me 120 degrees of temperature (real time). so with one sensor, I can monitor brake temp and tire temps. But wait, there's more. It also monitors tire pressure.

                                I really think it will be a game changer for me.
                                display screen it also blue-tooth connects to apple or android.

                                basically, it mounts above the wheel (on the inside, vertically) and gives me a reading across 120 degrees. Did I mention that it also tells me how far the suspension is traveling?
                                not cheap but invaluable for someone like me.

                                and yes, I thought a bit about sharing - why help competitors? well, here's the reason, I like the Australians who make this. I want them to win (small, son and dad business)....

                                so I'll wire a bit more. And mount it so that I can move it between cars...
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