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Old 12-19-2020, 06:47 PM   #201
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Take the R Bumper...

We don't get anything like that in the yards around here.
First for me too, I've never seen an R in the jy.

I'm at my parents house indefinitely and just didn't want to deal with the hassle of pulling a bumper and storing it, then transporting it across the state. Plus only had some basic hand tools
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Old 12-19-2020, 10:01 PM   #202
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I checked prices on website. That looks like a good junkyard!
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Old 12-20-2020, 01:57 AM   #203
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It is. They have good cars come through constantly. Glad you got them Patrick, very envious. I guess John Durham pulled 2 +T setups from 2 different b230s out there today too.
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Old 12-20-2020, 12:00 PM   #204
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It is. They have good cars come through constantly. Glad you got them Patrick, very envious. I guess John Durham pulled 2 +T setups from 2 different b230s out there today too.
Thanks again for the heads up Derek, I probably wouldn't have noticed them otherwise.

John got there right after I did, like I said earlier I just didn't have the tools and stuff to pull the manifold from the 90 740. Also a lot of meat left on the bone on the R, someone could make a few bucks if they get back out there
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Old 12-25-2020, 03:44 PM   #205
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A few presents for myself...
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Old 12-25-2020, 05:23 PM   #206
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:22 PM   #207
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Nice!
Thanks Carl! Found a set of adapters for the R, hoping to go pick them up in the next day or two.



Starting to wrap my head around the chassis wiring. Trying to figure out the best way to wire the H1/H4 headlights. I think that the high beams are going to draw too many amps for the ARC board

For the high beams:

2 x 100w H1
2 x 60w H4

= 320w/12v = ~27a

ARC Board has a 30a fuse built into each circuit, but I am not sure I can swap the fuses for larger amperage. I'm gonna call them today to ask.

My original plan was to power those dual 40a relays with the ARC, and trigger the high/low through a SPDT switch. A friend suggested that I use the green grounds as triggers, run the big red wires to alternator, and the smaller orange wire to the ARC board. Any thoughts?

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Had to draw it out for myself, thought it might be useful here too. Yes, I'm making this more complicated than need be. But I want to run all the chassis wiring from that single switch panel. Other than being overly complicated, are there any flaws here?

Edit 2: Did some more reading on ground triggered relays and I think in my drawing I'd need to swap the inputs for pin 85/86. Orange would be the SPDT switch, Green would be 12v+ from ARC 8000

85 - Orange - Ground from switch
86 - Green - Switched power from ARC 8000
30 - Red - Wire from battery positive terminal
87 - Blue - Wire to bulbs

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Just talking out loud here

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Old 12-28-2020, 12:47 PM   #208
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http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...ys/relays.html

I want to relay mine too.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:25 PM   #209
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I've been spending a lot of time on his page, what a great free resource.
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Old 12-29-2020, 07:56 PM   #210
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After reviewing this with some friends (who are much better at wiring than I am) I think this is the final diagram for the headlights. I am trying to do everything right, so I've ordered good quality GXL wire, uninsulated butt connectors and shrink wrap, PET expandable loom, 3M electrical tape, etc.

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Old 12-30-2020, 12:33 AM   #211
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Looks good. Not sure what you’re doing for a fuse, but some relays have a slot for an ATC fuse in them. Makes for a clean instal over in-line fuses.
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:50 AM   #212
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Looks good. Not sure what you’re doing for a fuse, but some relays have a slot for an ATC fuse in them. Makes for a clean instal over in-line fuses.
The relays I'm using don't have those slots, so I'm running 30a inline fuse holders in the 10awg feeds

I might use the relays with built in fuses in the future to clean things up though
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Old 12-30-2020, 11:08 AM   #213
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Looks good. Not sure what you’re doing for a fuse, but some relays have a slot for an ATC fuse in them. Makes for a clean instal over in-line fuses.
I have not seen such wizardry.
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:37 PM   #214
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Had a half day at work today so I finally made the trip down to see Robert (Culberro) to get some quick fab work done. Robert welded in the IAT bung, shortened in the intake pipe, and rolled a bead for me. Gonna run out to the shop tomorrow and install it.





The parts pile is starting to stack up in my living room.



I grabbed a set of STS R-caliper adapters, but just realized that I overpaid for them since they didn't come with the e-brake components... Feeling dumb about that, but **** happens.


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Old 12-31-2020, 09:23 PM   #215
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I just did an H4 conversion at work on a Jeep, which is pretty much the same wiring. Instead of figuring it all out and doing all the connections, we bought an H4 harness kit. It plugs into the original headlight plug and the relays are all prewired, 5 minute install. For 4 lights you would need 2 kits obviously, but they are cheap and save a ton of time.
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:39 PM   #216
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I have not seen such wizardry.
Same here, would have saved a bunch of wiring... Hella makes one, pn 003530041.

http://hellahd.com/index.php/default...pst/003530041/
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:02 PM   #217
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Intake installed, fits absolutely perfect.



Pulled the headlight brackets out to clean them up



I was debating getting them powdercoated but until the rest of the bay is painted, it would be putting lipstick on a pig. I'm just going to wash them and grab new hardware
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:16 PM   #218
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STS will sell you the rotor hats you need for the ebrake, no biggie. I bought a set for my 6 piston Brembo swap. You have to email them, they aren't listed separately.
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:25 PM   #219
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STS will sell you the rotor hats you need for the ebrake, no biggie. I bought a set for my 6 piston Brembo swap. You have to email them, they aren't listed separately.
Awesome, I was hoping that was the case!
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Old 01-01-2021, 11:08 PM   #220
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I wasn't doing anything so I thought I'd clean the headlight brackets up.



Soaked them in Simple Green for ~10min and lightly scrubbed. I didn't have anything good to get into the nooks and crannies, but its good enough for me.



Mounted the glass Autopal H1/H4 housings. Still waiting on some tools and wiring supplies before I get started on the headlight harness
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Old 01-02-2021, 02:53 PM   #221
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Pretending it runs and drives. The CORE short shifter feels great
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:51 PM   #222
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Friday off and the weather was nice, so I got some work done on the 242. Picked up some tools from Harbor Freight and received some stuff in the mail as well.



Kaplhenke panhard bar installed





Dual 40a relays for the headlights. Found this perfect mounting spot next to the radiator



Using this braided PET loom wherever I can. I pared down my rear wiring to just what is necessary and ran this loom until just before the taillights

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Old 01-09-2021, 07:05 PM   #223
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Got a lot done today. The whole headlight harness is finished other than the grounds. The relays have been mounted. The ARC 8000 PDM has been mounted.



Headlight harness



I'm a little concerned with that kink seen at the red heat shrink, but the wires didn't come apart when tugging them and still feels solid. Probably just overthinking things again.



ARC 8000 mounted on the passenger side fresh air vent panel. It fit perfectly and will be out of the way, but still accessible
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:52 PM   #224
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Looking good. Don't worry about the kink, it happens sometimes with no ill effects.
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:22 PM   #225
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Looking good. Don't worry about the kink, it happens sometimes with no ill effects.
Appreciate it, I was just worrying for no reason. It felt solid after crimping. Hoping to get everything hooked up tomorrow and test the headlights out
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