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  • BBR
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    I'm about to start playing with the efi, so I needed to put more fuel in the fuel cell. Seems simple enough, right? Nope.

    I went to open the fuel cell and the cap would not budge. That the heck? The release would turn, but it would not lift out. I finally managed to tear the top part off and get it out. The fuel cell cap apparently had a negative reaction to fuel vapor. The lower portion is no longer round, it is triangular and would not pull back through the round hole in the cell.

    I think I will replace it with a filler neck.

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  • BBR
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    The funny thing about batteries is if you leave something on for days (weeks?) they tend to go dead.

    While working on the O2 gauge, I noticed that the switch for the MS was on. And has been on for quite some time. Nothing caught fire! Yay! Haha.

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  • BBR
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    Beagle!

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  • Beagle
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    Originally posted by BBR View Post
    Gauges are turning out nice. Wideband and boost gauge are almost finished.

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    55MPH in park!

    (date check)

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  • BBR
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    Getting closer. I had some issues with the wideband not working properly but I think I have it fixed.

    The to-do list is pretty short at this point. Install spool in spare 9" center, swap it in, install driveshaft, and start playing with the efi to get it to crank up and stay running.

    I am also considering swapping to an electric fan because I do not have a suitable shroud for the mechanical fan. I haven't looked, but an electric HHR fan might be cheaper than a stock replacement shroud. Haha.

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  • Russell
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    Looks good! When do we get to see burnouts?

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  • BBR
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    BOV is tucked neatly away where it belongs. Right next to the canteen catch can. (From the original BBRanger)

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  • BBR
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    Saturday, I went out to my buddy Colby Meyer's shop (Sinister Racecraft) and he TIG'd my blow off valve flange into one of the charge tubes. He did a great job in spite of the poor quality of the Chinese aluminum.

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  • BBR
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    Gauges are turning out nice. Wideband and boost gauge are almost finished.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Had cherry picker on my tranny, got in and saw the hook of the picker on the windshield, "better get out and move the chains..craaacck went my windshield. Out to in, pretty strong, in to out busts too easy... Maybe so bodies survive a "softer" landing?

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  • BBR
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    I did that back when I was installing the roll cage. It slipped forward and tagged it.

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  • Old Dog
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    Don't recall that windshield being busted

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  • BBR
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    Going backwards to go forward......

    When I weeded out the efi harness, I accidentally weeded out the wire that triggers the starter solenoid. lol So I have been using a bump button to activate the starter. Yesterday I pulled the cluster so I could re-connect the original wire so this thing would start with the key again.

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  • BBR
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    I needed to mount some gauge pods so I chopped up a piece of exhaust tubing and welded on some tabs.

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  • Beagle
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    Originally posted by BBR View Post
    I feex.

    VROOM! Happy New Year!

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