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Old 01-15-2021, 04:25 PM   #226
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Were the fresh air intakes blocked off by '83? I've always been tempted to use that real estate but with the kick panel vents open and the rear quarter windows popped out so much nice air moves through the car! (important when you never bother to make your HVAC work again)
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:08 PM   #227
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Were the fresh air intakes blocked off by '83? I've always been tempted to use that real estate but with the kick panel vents open and the rear quarter windows popped out so much nice air moves through the car! (important when you never bother to make your HVAC work again)
I think all LH cars had the ECU over the blocked off passenger kick panel vent? My diesel has vents on both sides. Finding space for my ECU was tricky, wound up putting it in the glovebox.
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:35 PM   #228
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Were the fresh air intakes blocked off by '83? I've always been tempted to use that real estate but with the kick panel vents open and the rear quarter windows popped out so much nice air moves through the car! (important when you never bother to make your HVAC work again)
Yep, there was never a vent on this side. I believe John told me that the diesels and maybe the 260s had passenger side fresh air vents, but I don't remember. I'll probably regret blocking it eventually, I don't think I'll ever have functioning AC in this car.
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Old 01-15-2021, 06:43 PM   #229
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My Canadian 1984 DL B21A carbed car has a passenger vent too.
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:00 PM   #230
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A few boring things came in the mail. Some busbars, a small 4-fuse panel for the taillights, IPD GT strut braces, Seals-It split grommet, and a TEMco large gauge crimper. Heading out to the shop tomorrow, hoping to get the ARC panel wired in and test the headlights out
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Old 01-16-2021, 11:33 PM   #231
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GT braces installed, headlights completely wired, chassis harness organized/cleaned up. Need to get the Terminator X tuned and get the taillight wiring finished up
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:48 AM   #232
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That is so awesome. So close!
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Old 01-17-2021, 02:24 PM   #233
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That is so awesome. So close!
So close I can taste it. Gonna wait for my next paycheck and then have someone e-tune it to get it going
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:47 PM   #234
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Ordered a black carpet kit from Rockauto tonight. ~$40 cheaper than eBay. The aftermarket carpets without pre-cut holes work better for me, because I need to cut the shifter in a different position anyway. Sparco sprint driver seat, some trashed 242 seat for passenger, and the factory brown backseat
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Old 01-18-2021, 10:18 PM   #235
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Installed a few grommets in the firewall, one for the main Terminator X harness, one for the headlight harness, and one for the starter wire. Also drilled a 1.25" hole for a bulkhead battery terminal.

Forgot to take pictures, but I brought the intake pipe, interior panel and lower chassis braces to the powdercoater today. I've never gone to the trouble of getting stuff powdercoated for my projects, I'm excited to see how it all turns out.
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Old 01-18-2021, 10:52 PM   #236
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Nice! You will like the powdercoating. I used to do it on my own stuff with an Eastwood kit and an oven in my garage. Would be fun to get into that again sometime. I did several brackets and my valve cover, it still looks good after 20 years.
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Old 01-19-2021, 12:00 PM   #237
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Nice! You will like the powdercoating. I used to do it on my own stuff with an Eastwood kit and an oven in my garage. Would be fun to get into that again sometime. I did several brackets and my valve cover, it still looks good after 20 years.
Man, that would be so sweet to have a little powdercoat setup in the shop. I was looking around at anything metal I had laying around thinking "That would look much nicer in wrinkle black..."
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Old 01-20-2021, 03:39 PM   #238
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Powdercoating was done much quicker than expected! It looks great, I'm glad I went with wrinkle black instead of gloss
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Old 01-23-2021, 07:40 PM   #239
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Intake installed. I much prefer the wrinkle black over the polished that was in there before. Worth the $$$



Getting the cockpit tidied up. Carpet kit should be here Monday, and then I'll put the dashboard in.



Wiring the taillight fuse panel and was very satisfied with this crimp/heat shrink
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:35 PM   #240
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Awesome progress Patrick, engine bay looks really nice.
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Old 01-24-2021, 03:56 PM   #241
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Awesome progress Patrick, engine bay looks really nice.
Wish it looked as good as yours. I am really regretting not painting my bay now
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Old 01-24-2021, 07:54 PM   #242
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Love the steering wheel.

I understand the crimps and heatshrink: somethings is just comes out so much like you imagined it should it's significance far outweighs it's importance.
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:32 PM   #243
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Love the steering wheel.

I understand the crimps and heatshrink: somethings is just comes out so much like you imagined it should it's significance far outweighs it's importance.
I've had that steering wheel for nearly 10 years now, I installed it in my first car (mk1 Rabbit) and have held onto it since then. I'm happy its found a good home in a Volvo
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:51 PM   #244
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I've decided to run my 15x8 Epsilons for a while, I'm not planning on installing the R calipers until next winter. I'm looking at tires and was thinking about the Falken Azenis RT615k. Any opinions? Suggestions? I'm looking for 205/50R15
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:40 PM   #245
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I've decided to run my 15x8 Epsilons for a while, I'm not planning on installing the R calipers until next winter. I'm looking at tires and was thinking about the Falken Azenis RT615k. Any opinions? Suggestions? I'm looking for 205/50R15
people like them, wouldn't plan on enjoying them in the rain if it's going to be a full use car. For 200tw consider the new Dunlop ZIII, little more money but better overall tire IMO. RE71r is kinda the benchmark 200tw tire but they go quick.
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Old 01-25-2021, 07:49 PM   #246
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Super exciting. Who did your powder coating please?
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:16 PM   #247
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people like them, wouldn't plan on enjoying them in the rain if it's going to be a full use car. For 200tw consider the new Dunlop ZIII, little more money but better overall tire IMO. RE71r is kinda the benchmark 200tw tire but they go quick.
I'm planning a fair weather car, but will consider the Dunlops. I could settle with something a little more all around, but the Falkens are a good price

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Super exciting. Who did your powder coating please?
I got it done at M&M Powdercoating over in Fruit Valley. They were quick, price was good, and I had a good selection of colors. Pretty easy process all said and done. Truth be told, they were just the first person to pop up when I googled "Powder coating Vancouver"
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:42 PM   #248
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I got it done at M&M Powdercoating over in Fruit Valley. They were quick, price was good, and I had a good selection of colors. Pretty easy process all said and done. Truth be told, they were just the first person to pop up when I googled "Powder coating Vancouver"
and if you keep driving down the road they're on you'll find a nice little spot to launch your boat or shoot your bow/shot gun.
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and if you keep driving down the road they're on you'll find a nice little spot to launch your boat or shoot your bow/shot gun.
We've started walking our dog over in that area. Plenty of exploring to be done.
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and if you keep driving down the road they're on you'll find a nice little spot to launch your boat or shoot your bow/shot gun.
Cool, I need to explore out there more. I've gone our Lower River Rd a few times and enjoyed it
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