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Old 07-19-2016, 05:42 AM
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Lots of hard work to go but you've totally got this guys. A couple of late night thrashes and 6-8 dozen beer, no problem!
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:57 PM
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If nothing goes wrong, we should be ok. It's just if anything unexpected comes up.
Yooooo can doooo eeeeet!
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:27 PM
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We were a bit worried when we first attached the battery terminals and nothing happened. Turns out it was just a dead battery. The instruments now light up and we have some working tail and headlights. The starter also cranks, which is really good news. The only part that is holding us up right now is getting the fuel lines done.





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Old 07-20-2016, 04:01 PM
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We plugged up the idle stabilizer valve ports, routed some fuel lines and gave it the business. The first few cranks to build oil pressure were done with no fuel pressure as we had left the fuel pump disconnected. With a timing light on the ignition wires, we got no flashes. That sent us down a road of figuring out why we had no spark. There was also a very strange relay sounding clicking coming from the passenger side of the dash that ran for about 30 seconds then quit. The clicking was tracked down to the factory alarm system which was probably using a relay to cycle the now non existent horn. We used the alarm bypass method outlined in Clark's garage and then promptly got ignition flashes from the timing light.

We had reversed the oil pressure sensor lines, so once oil pressure did build, it pegged the gauge which then stayed pegged until shutting the engine off and cycling the key. Once this was fixed, normal oil pressure gauge behavior came back. After hooking up the fuel pump it took some cranks, but fired up very loudly with the open headers. Youtube video below.

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Old 07-20-2016, 10:08 PM
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I guess you can put a tick mark in the "Make it go!" box.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:50 PM
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Last night we did some pretty bad problem solving and wasted time chasing an exhaust leak that turned out to be the oxygen sensor hole. That involved an hour of extra work for no reason. We also bailed out on installing the idle stabilizer as we didn't have the right reducers to plumb it in properly. It will still run, but we might need to have a foot on the gas to keep it idling. Things we did get done last night include: Finishing the fuel lines and attaching them to the body, installing the exhaust, completing the alarm system bypass, installed door mirror.







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Old 07-22-2016, 08:23 AM
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Is there a heavy grommet where you've run those braided lines through the chassis? Can't really tell from the pic.

Fires are bad. Make sure that the chassis / braided line aren't going to eat each other and cause someone to immolate.

Also - you guys got this. Keep pushing!
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:36 PM
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Yes, there is a factory rubber gasket thingy that goes around the hole in the fender. However, that is a good point and we will add some more rubber heater hose around the fuel lines so they dont touch each other/chassis. I put some red rubber hose around the brake lines where the braided lines crossed over them to help protect the lines.

Car was loaded onto the trailer very late last night and is ready for a slow and gentle break in at today's track junkies event. My dad is bringing my 924 in case things dont go to plan so I have a back up car to still enjoy the day.
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:48 PM
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That's great news!
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:04 PM
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We are exhausted today after yet another late night of wrenching. We got done the following:
Safety wire the transmission linkage bolt
Plugged 02 sensor hole
Install passenger side mirror
Torqued all the bolts in the suspension and steering
Rough alignment
Install shift boot
Warmed it up, bled the cooling system
Changed the oil
Installed sway bar

It was a very long night with not much time for pictures. https://youtu.be/Ke9PgR3BeIg



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