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Old 08-06-2019, 03:17 PM   #1401
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In that vein, I have a bunch of scrap wiring, connectors, and heat shrink left over that are still in very useable shape, plus all of the electrical tools that I amassed in the process. Does anybody have any neat quick-access storage solutions for that sort of stuff?
I've become a big fan of the HF storage cases. This guy and the bigger one as well: https://www.harborfreight.com/19-bin...ase-93928.html

They stack well, and sort of interlock.
I'm moving all my AN and plumbing tools into one, and then all the electrical tools into another.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:23 PM   #1402
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I like that even better!
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:26 PM   #1403
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Looks like you'll have it finished in time for the Scandinavian Auto Show in Junction City!
Ha, no chance. It is 3 months expired on registration and has zero tune and maybe 20 min runtime on the engine total.

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right now I just have some stacked on a shelf but ideally I'll have a nice box someday with room to drop them in. The partition walls go up to the lid though so it's fully segregated, you can shake 'em up without mixing things up. Have also thought about buying another tackle box/bag and basically making a carry-around wiring kit too.
See Robert's solution up theres. Is nice.

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I'll get around to it once I sell the V70, flip another car, and buy myself an adult-level regular ass car.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:22 PM   #1404
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In that vein, I have a bunch of scrap wiring, connectors, and heat shrink left over that are still in very useable shape, plus all of the electrical tools that I amassed in the process. Does anybody have any neat quick-access storage solutions for that sort of stuff?

I dig these. Pricey, but amazeballs.


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Old 08-06-2019, 06:23 PM   #1405
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That is exactly what I need, at a price point I find hard to stomach
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:37 PM   #1406
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Like I said.


Listen to "as yet named" Adam Savage's podcast. He's always telling people about interesting tools and stuff.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:41 PM   #1407
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Will do. I used to watch Tested a bit but it's too focused on costume/prop design to keep my attention.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:53 PM   #1408
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Dyed/sprayed some interior components black. Will be sticking on some sound insulation around the sides and floor, and running wires to a trunk popper kit I bought last year.



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Old 08-11-2019, 08:49 PM   #1409
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Dye/spray came out well, did you dye the leather shift boot?

I got a similar storage box to the amazon link above, but for much cheaper, and probably not as tough at Joann Fabrics. It has 3 removable storage containers in the bottom, the top opens up and has storage trays. It only comes in girly colors but whatever, it works great. I think it was less than $50.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:26 PM   #1410
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Ended up with this guy and put the tools and bulkier stuff in a fabric tool bag I usually set aside for JY runs. Also got a wall mount bin rack. Might not be good enough to hold the 100 lbs of random bolts and nuts I have stuffed in a bench drawer now. May have to get an actual bin drawer for that.

Had some adapter brackets waterjet cut based on some drawings that T8fanning kindly provided. They were a pain in the ass to bend with a vise and sledgehammer but they put the chairs at the perfect height with a nice amount of setback. Legroom for rear passengers *may* be slightly compromised at this point though.

Oh yeah, and moved the car fore and back a couple feet using its own power. This officially means it's now a car and no longer a glorified storage shelf!









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Old 08-12-2019, 07:35 PM   #1411
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Those Recaros look fantastic, glad she moved under her own power!
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:34 PM   #1412
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Nice progress, keep at it man. Momo Grand Prix I see!
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:27 AM   #1413
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OMG this thing is AMAZING. Can I stop by tomorrow and sit in it?


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Old 08-13-2019, 01:34 AM   #1414
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Sure!
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:40 AM   #1415
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Those Recaros look fantastic, glad she moved under her own power!
Thank you!!! They were a fluke. I originally planned on using a different set altogether!

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Nice progress, keep at it man. Momo Grand Prix I see!
Thanks dude! Took a few months for the burnout to wear away!

The wheel is a Super Grand Prix difference is that the aluminum is chromed rather than brushed. It was kind of a gamble as the design looks polarizing in pictures, but it's an awesome looking wheel!
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:11 AM   #1416
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As it happens, the D514 coils are a much better fur with this bracket combined with the BNE strut tower. One long ecening of shopping yielded four Delphi brand coils in bulk packaging for $70 shipped off Amazon, 1" spacers, 1.75" hex cap screws, and 3 home depot runs later, they are in. Got a full 1/2" clearance now. Nice.

I also attempted to drive it around the block but settled for one house over and back it into the driveway. I really need to look closely at my fuel pressure. I need to flush the oil cooler too as I never cleaned it after taking it out of the previous motor. Oops.





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Old 08-13-2019, 04:48 PM   #1417
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:52 PM   #1418
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:15 PM   #1419
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:39 AM   #1420
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always exciting! I like to write the date of big milestones like that on the garage wall.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:43 PM   #1421
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Yes!!

After the test drive I noticed two things: the KL arms push these wheels and tires far out long enough that rolling fenders becomes important. Front passenger side ate its fender when backing it into the garage.

Next thing to be discovered is that the SPAL fan was blowing air through the front of the car rather than pulling, which was causing the engine to heat up at an alarming rate while moving. Reversed the wiring and covered it up again. Second wiring failure was a relay terminal crimp at the fuel pump relay. Fixed that guy as well. So far so good.

Drawing up an aircon circuit. The R134 1993 circuit is set up for a somewhat more rudimentary/more complicated control scheme (extra fan, auto low speed on the blower). Mine will be based on that, but slightly simpler.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:49 PM   #1422
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OK Pics of the damage:



And of the replumbed FPR. Word to the wise: if you have a Parker retailer nearby, chances are that you will get much cheaper deals on hydraulic components than you would buying crappy no-name fittings from Amazon.

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Old 08-15-2019, 02:50 PM   #1423
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Here is my idea of an AC circuit built around my PWM heater fan and MS3X, with the 1993 diagram below. Feel free to chime in. Yes I am aware that my handwriting is atrocious:



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Old 08-26-2019, 05:25 PM   #1424
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Took the car out to work for a quick errand on Friday and very roughly penciled in the tune on the way. Been avoiding making the fender supports to keep the tires from eating fenders and the driveshaft is making a *lot* of contact with the tunnel. Rather than that I focused on doing a little bit of interior assembly, which sounded much nicer than jacking up the car and rolling around the floor.

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Old 08-26-2019, 06:11 PM   #1425
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Those seats don't look right at all. My offer for Subaru seats still stands
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