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Old 03-02-2021, 04:14 PM   #126
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I have family in the Cranberry area. Hopefully we can link up this summer.
That would be awesome. I better get the 740 cleaned up. lol
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Old 03-15-2021, 02:30 AM   #127
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Time for a quick update...

Added 3M paint protection film (shiny part) to certain sections of the cage to to save the paint from entry and exit wear.



Washed junkyard carpet and sprayed and brushed in between coats of SEM color coat in Landau Black. It's even darker in person.





Wrapped the downpipe in PTP's Lava wrap





*DRUMROLLS* Final wiring started!!



Mounting plate for new fuse panel





Great accessibility here





Decided to get a grounding block to organize the grounds and not stack them all under 2 screws. The bottom lug was connected with 8GA to ground. This will be the ground for most things on the dash. Using a separate ground for the stereo and instrument cluster. Any issue with that??



Even re-taped the accessory connectors



Using this bluetooth, marine Kenwood unit for the stereo system. Mounting the amp under the passenger seat





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Old 03-15-2021, 06:28 AM   #128
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Nice, I like the hidden and minimalistic radio install!
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:57 AM   #129
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Nice, I like the hidden and minimalistic radio install!
Same here! I use my phone for GPS and music so no need for a disc or heavier screened unit.
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Old 03-18-2021, 01:01 PM   #130
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Regarding the quality of your grounds...... simply measure resistance from those junction points back to the battery NEG terminal. If you've got marginal grounds, you will see it on your Ohmmeter.
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Old 03-18-2021, 01:33 PM   #131
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Regarding the quality of your grounds...... simply measure resistance from those junction points back to the battery NEG terminal. If you've got marginal grounds, you will see it on your Ohmmeter.
Ok, makes sense. I'll verify and update.

All good! Thanks

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Old 04-15-2021, 01:35 PM   #132
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So work/non-car life has been kicking my butt lately, but progress has been made.

I'm putting some things back together

Doubled up some black speaker felt to cover where the old reels went.



Looks like it'll do



Made some thumb nuts for my VDO external temp gauge.





GPS antenna for the RaceCapture/digital dash integration. It comes with one, but it sits on your dash or magnetized to the top of the car. Seeing as though this will be an important system, I decided for something permanent and nice.







The wire from which will run down the roof and to the dash behind the filler panel to the RaceCapture module.





Getting dangerously close to the final design of the touchscreen panel. That'll be the next big update. Looking like I may be good for inspection and tuning by mid May.
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Old 04-19-2021, 05:01 PM   #133
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It's all based arounnd this Raspberry Pi 3 in an aluminum case with built-in fans.





This board from Mausberry that safely power on and shutdown when the car is turned on and off.







I also mounted the entire case to the screen.

I made a quick and dirty surround for some earlier testing, but I ended up scrapping that









So I designed something better...

















This will eventually get printed in the black heat resistant filament.
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:43 AM   #134
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Very nice
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Old 04-23-2021, 01:22 PM   #135
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Such cool stuff, work faster!
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Old 04-24-2021, 12:08 PM   #136
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Work keeps getting in the way haha
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:00 PM   #137
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Awesome build!!
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:03 PM   #138
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Im so glad someone is doing this. I had thought about ordering a crate 2.3 exoboost but was really expensive.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:10 PM   #139
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Awesome build!!
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Im so glad someone is doing this. I had thought about ordering a crate 2.3 exoboost but was really expensive.
yeah, but thankfully junkyard motors work with the kit.
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Old 05-12-2021, 11:18 AM   #140
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Instrument cluster is done!











Dropped of the wheels to get refinished. Sticking with the stock color.



These just arrived too...



Where we are:

-Wiring is done!
-Dash reassembly up next
-Carpet, seats, and harnesses this weekend
Hope to be getting my windshield next week and the inspection soon after.
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Old 05-12-2021, 05:50 PM   #141
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I would return those and buy proper sized tires. Something with at least a 24.5" rolling diameter. This isn't a miata you're driving. Its a big car. It's going to look like roller skate wheels in the wheel wells.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:12 PM   #142
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I'm running the same size tire on 15x8 ET20 Epsilons and love them! 225/45R15 Federal 595RS-RR. Need to lower the rear a little bit more as well as 5-10mm spacers but otherwise am happy with fitment
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Old 05-12-2021, 08:49 PM   #143
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Those Ecoboost Mustangs go pretty well, so this 240 should rip once you get it going.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:40 PM   #144
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I would return those and buy proper sized tires. Something with at least a 24.5" rolling diameter. This isn't a miata you're driving. Its a big car. It's going to look like roller skate wheels in the wheel wells.



This is me on 215/50r15. The new size will be .5" smaller in diameter.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:41 PM   #145
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Those Ecoboost Mustangs go pretty well, so this 240 should rip once you get it going.
I hoping so!!
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Old 05-13-2021, 10:56 AM   #146
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This is me on 215/50r15. The new size will be .5" smaller in diameter.


yeah and a that looks like the tires are swimming in the wheel wells. .5" is a lot to take off of the diameter. I know options are kind of limited in that size, but the A052s are at least available in a 225/50-15.
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Crazy how a little carpet really makes a huge difference.









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