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Old 03-21-2017, 09:14 PM   #51
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u can just get a dash cover for like $30
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:36 AM   #52
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Hey thanks for the idea . I saw in a video of a racing brick with a flocked dash. I might just do that. Also I am working in upgrading the cluster and I already have installed an RX 7 speedo cause eventually Ill change the rear end and wont have anything to read how fast Im going.
Now that all the duck work is out I am gonna start working in the wiring cause is easier to have access to all the spots needed to run everything.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:25 PM   #53
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Hello again. Today I went to the junk yard for about 4 hours. It was soggy and with plenty of puddles. No problem!!!, I went to look for a volt gauge I hid in a suburban and it was still there woohoo!!!. Also i was trying to figure out the driveshaft thing and after a grueling 2 hours, the solution was right before my eyes.I am using the yoke for a 94 4runner and im gonna use it inside the original VOLVO DRIVESHAFT. It seems to be just about the right fit. Also I was looking for a a tack but I did not wanna spent to much money in an after market one, like Autometer or auto gauge. So I picked up one from a 740 Volvo which happens to be a Yazaki type and matches the round hole in the cluster and with some modification it should do the job. I was looking for a 8000 rpm tach but for now is ok cause the 7mgte only red lines till about 6500. Also I picked up the upper vents cause the ones I have crumbled like a cookie. Good deal on that too including some other miscellaneous stuff. I had a $20.00 certificate plus I returned the alt core plus some rotors and taking all that to account I only spent $3.00 bucks!!!! What a bargain. Now I gotta order some flocking stuff to keep the ball rolling and hopefully next week I can finally begin the cpu wiring.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:52 PM   #54
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Hello again . I began working on the drive shaft assembly and i noticed that the yoke is a little 2 big for the inner diameter, NO PROBLEM!!!!.
I devised a highly complex set of tools and a turn table out a an old wooden table and the old oil pump from the 7mgte. (LOL) I bought a sand disk and the picture will tell how easy it was to shave it down in order to make it fit. Oh, wait, a miracle happened on 34th street here in Chicago. I gotta an intercooler dirt cheap. I travelled an hour and 15 minutes to get it but it was worth the trip. HOPEFULLY ALL THE PARTS NEEDED are there. I continued with the wiring and if any of you need a cpu and the abs computer cheap, send me an S.O.S through here.
Ok thats all for now.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:24 PM   #55
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Hey Im back!!!!! Finally I got the shaft put in place after greasing all the joints and it fit perfect, in fact a lot better than expected. I also took advantage of replacing the differential seal cause the hump is damped at the bottom, a clear sign of leakage.
I removed the clutch assembly because I want to stiffen it with new welds cause it took a different shape when I was adapting it to the brick.
tomorrow I shall continue my idea of putting gauges in the radio spot cause Im planning to drop the radio to the bottom.
Today I got a master cylinder cause the one I have is leaking from the inner seal and the one I got is practically new.
I will post images in the near future.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:19 PM   #56
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Hello . I finally got to finish my gauge plate and the hybrid gauge. I used the radio bezel with some plastic to fit them in place. I also used a pvc elbow to give a slight pitch to the gauges. Since Im in a budget, is inconceivable to spent 150 bucks in some gauges. Maybe in the near future Ill get the right set up. for now it will do the work, it is just a prototype till my brain clicks with something else.
Hope this week to begin wiring Is been a long process but a good one. a lot of friends are asking me when it will be done, So I say, good things come to the one who waits lol.
Ok here are some gauges.
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the last one is a mustang shifter welded into a toyota pick up lower shaft.
I need to get a new holding plate cause the old one is really worn out
DZ

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