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  • #31
    True. I mean the having a MAP part, not the Pro Punner -you should have met my Mom - she was The Queen of Puns. You probably couldn't stand the punishment. (groan.......)

    But the plot thickens - I picked up the MAP sensor today and that ain't it. There's an IAT and MAP sensor pretty much right next to each other and once I got the broken electrical connector out of the socket I could see the socket doesn't fit the MAP. So the IAT has been on order from Rock so I'll screw it on once it arrives. Either way it's good to know what's wrong.

    Dan
    Last edited by DanStokes; June 15, 2020, 03:30 PM.

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    • #32
      so you're saying if you had a map, you'd have bought the right part?
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • #33
        'Zakly! (Or if I'd checked the plug first).

        Dan

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        • #34
          Tenacity for the WIN!!! Turns out it was the MAP. For reasons unknown Mother Mopar put a jumper from a simple Weatherpac 3 prong plug to a weird plug that went to the (apparently) OEM MAP sensor. When I unplugged the jumper wiring harness lead that plugged into the jumper did fit into the MAP sensor that I bought a few days ago. When I removed the broken sensor it turned to indeed be the MAP. So I screwed out the kaput MAP (1 1/16 socket, BTW) and screwed in the new one. after transferring the O-ring. It IS a difficult place to get to but not impossible even for an old fart. Getting the Weatherpac plug in took some doing but it was possible - I was glad that I had done a dry run before I screwed the new sensor in place.

          The GREAT news is that Truck is back to his old self though probably with a bit more pep in his step as they would have said in my long-ago childhood. Boost is eager and tops out at about 18 PSI or so. When I have a bit of time I'll look into bumping up a bit more boost but the clipped vanes (Tim clipped them a bit) do give better midrange and a little more on the top end as he predicted. Being an automatic I can't just screw in a boost elbow like on the stick shift trucks but I'm sure there are tricks that will give a few more PSI. For now he's kickin' butt!

          Dan

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          • #35
            Glad to hear Truck is back at tearing up the streets of Wilmington!
            http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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            • #36
              The stock radio was getting unreliable (wouldn't come on when cold and then started intermittently not coning on at all) so it was time for a replacement. After about 270K miles I guess that's to be expected. So a call to Crutchfield and I ended up with a 2DIN JVC that still features a CD slot - not all of them do. It has all kinds of features I haven't figured out yet but sooner or later I'll know my way around it.

              But this post isn't about the new radio. When I dug in there it turned out that a lot of the inner dash plastic was broken up which is consistent with the poor quality of the dash plastic in general. When Rackley's installed the new dash top a while back they had warned me of this but I didn't realize that the AC/heater controls were barely hanging in there. So here's the fix:

              First, CAD bracket design: (confession: the bracket is already in place in this pic)


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              And then the radio in place along with the supported heater controls. The dash fascia wasn't snapped back in place here but it is now.


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              I may do some gluing together the next time I get in there.


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              • #37
                Quick Question:

                Truck's steering wheel leather was getting chewed up and PnP hasn't had any that were any better so I decided to do a Wheelskins wrap. These are real leather and made in the USA which I'll take every time but I do have a slight issue and I'm wondering if one of you has resolved a similar thing:

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                So how do I get it to lay flat at the spokes? Maybe I just have to give it time but open for input.

                Dan

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                • #38
                  they didn't give you enough material. You need enough to go up the spoke far enough that your horn button holes it in place...
                  Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
                    Tenacity for the WIN!!! Turns out it was the MAP. For reasons unknown Mother Mopar put a jumper from a simple Weatherpac 3 prong plug to a weird plug that went to the (apparently) OEM MAP sensor. When I unplugged the jumper wiring harness lead that plugged into the jumper did fit into the MAP sensor that I bought a few days ago. When I removed the broken sensor it turned to indeed be the MAP. So I screwed out the kaput MAP (1 1/16 socket, BTW) and screwed in the new one. after transferring the O-ring. It IS a difficult place to get to but not impossible even for an old fart. Getting the Weatherpac plug in took some doing but it was possible - I was glad that I had done a dry run before I screwed the new sensor in place.

                    The GREAT news is that Truck is back to his old self though probably with a bit more pep in his step as they would have said in my long-ago childhood. Boost is eager and tops out at about 18 PSI or so. When I have a bit of time I'll look into bumping up a bit more boost but the clipped vanes (Tim clipped them a bit) do give better midrange and a little more on the top end as he predicted. Being an automatic I can't just screw in a boost elbow like on the stick shift trucks but I'm sure there are tricks that will give a few more PSI. For now he's kickin' butt!

                    Dan
                    Now just add another 82 psi for that magic 100 . .

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                      they didn't give you enough material. You need enough to go up the spoke far enough that your horn button holes it in place...
                      I have an Email off to Wheelskins so we'll see what they recommend. Time might take care of it as it's a little better today.

                      Dan

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