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Old 03-25-2014, 04:42 PM   #201
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Thanks! That's my project this weekend.
Good luck. I can't wait til I'm at the point that it's prudent for me to finish that all up. Need to make this heap drive!
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:59 PM   #202
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What are you going to do if you need to jumpstart the car?
It wouldn't really be that hard to reach up under the fender to hook the cables too honestly but a dizzy block works just as well inside the bay too.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:46 PM   #203
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Why did you choose to mount the battery there and not for example in the trunk? Beautiful built btw.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:49 PM   #204
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Going to the trunk is for ricers. Claim its a weight loss while running 20 pounds of cable the entire span of the car. Light battery down low is where its at!
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:55 PM   #205
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Going to the trunk is for ricers. Claim its a weight loss while running 20 pounds of cable the entire span of the car. Light battery down low is where its at!
Plus you may be able to get around the "requires kill switch" NHRA rule by not moving to the trunk.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:01 AM   #206
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Why did you choose to mount the battery there and not for example in the trunk? Beautiful built btw.
I didn't want to have a battery taking up space back there, or deal with figuring out a battery box I like, or run cable all the way back there, or pay for the materials necessary, cable weight, etc. A whole bunch of reasons.


Here's that E36 remote battery terminal (or whatever you want to call it) that I mentioned.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:14 PM   #207
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I didn't want to have a battery taking up space back there, or deal with figuring out a battery box I like, or run cable all the way back there, or pay for the materials necessary, cable weight, etc. A whole bunch of reasons.


Here's that E36 remote battery terminal (or whatever you want to call it) that I mentioned.

Way cool. Might have to look into one of those. My battery is on the trans tunnel. Not impossible to get to but not the easiest.
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Going to the trunk is for ricers. Claim its a weight loss while running 20 pounds of cable the entire span of the car. Light battery down low is where its at!
This, or just replace your current 45-50lb battery with a 13lb AGM in the original location like I did.
You can run lightweight cable, maybe 8lbs to get to the rear, but then you need to run a shutoff, deal with the cable, and still may not have the electrical performance you want if you don't have everything just right.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:47 PM   #209
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Way cool. Might have to look into one of those. My battery is on the trans tunnel. Not impossible to get to but not the easiest.
Do it. They are pretty easy to find, as e36's are rather common in junkyards. It's super easy to pull, just sitting right there waiting for you with as easy of access as one could hope for.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:11 AM   #210
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Do it. They are pretty easy to find, as e36's are rather common in junkyards. It's super easy to pull, just sitting right there waiting for you with as easy of access as one could hope for.
Lol. Junkyard.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:28 AM   #211
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I'm tired and it's late so I'm not going to write much. Who's going to iPd?


I've been working on this a lot, and had help this weekend (thanks for swapping over the rear end, Justus and Art! That saved me a bunch of time)







(oil lines aren't going to just hang there... have to wrap and mount them still)








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Old 04-07-2014, 02:03 AM   #212
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For some reason the half-assembled front end reminds me of this.

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Old 04-07-2014, 02:06 AM   #213
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That's fair, I see it.
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damn this is looking good!
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So clean and purty! Nice progress Tom!
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:52 AM   #217
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Would you get this thing on the road already? Or, grind it out, do it right, enjoy the fruits of a job well done.
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Would you get this thing on the road already? Or, grind it out, do it right, enjoy the fruits of a job well done.
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Yeah, I drove it to work today fenderless.


I am the road warrior.
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:17 PM   #220
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:24 PM   #221
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You have the fenders? If you need a good rust free fender I have a passenger side one off a 79 245 . NO rust on it either
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:29 PM   #222
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I have the fenders sitting to the side for safe keeping while i'm climbing all over the car (and running wires), but thanks for the offer.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:18 PM   #223
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:30 AM   #224
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A few pictures from my phone:

I put in a BMW e46 330xi shifter--turns out it's pretty ideal for length and throw.


Intake fitted for now. I used an AEM dry flow filter.


Getrag crossmember v2 (this time using an m47 crossmember with more exhaust clearance)


Putting the tach and matching faces into the 91 240 cluster to work with lh2.4
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:04 AM   #225
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Parking brake drums are done.
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