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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: Today at 10:03:01 AM »

I think I'm going to wander off on an aside for a week or so (because of course I am).   I found a good deal on a couple of new wiring boxes, that are just like the 2 big Eaton/Bussmann boxes that run the engine fuses/CANbus fuses, but these have CANbus BUILT IN to them.   That means I can get rid of my CANbus relay control boxes and all of that wiring, and integrate it into one box that is programmable.

Unfortunately, that means I need to redo a few things on the wiring up front to do it, but it's a better all around setup, so.   It also means I'm going to sell the 2x big Eaton/Bussmann boxes I have now, if anyone is interested.   They make a really clean wiring setup and are pretty cheap for what they include.  ;)

All in all it will let me clean up a few things, but it also means I have to rewrite a little bit of code, and spend another day or two redoing some wiring.   Oh well, I really think it's a better solution.  I had planned on using these originally, but they were 350 dollars/each (youch), so I did it the other way.  I found this new set for 125/pair, which suddenly makes it worth the time/money to do it.

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:53:08 PM »
There may be new versions of the console sometime in the future, but I really think that once it's painted black, it won't contrast nearly as much.    The fact that there are no fasteners should help it "blend in" a little more I think.  I was kinda going for a "floating in place" design.    That's all the theory though, we'll see how it looks assembled, I may well decide I don't like it and make a new one sooner than later, though I doubt it'll be before the rest of the interior is done.  Haha

Road Racing/Autocross / Re: "Doda" '93 FD NASA TT Build
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:50:17 PM »
I chose white because of my privilege or some such.

I literally LOL'd here...

Build Threads / Re: Budget turbo miata
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:17:52 PM »
Nice!   Congrats!

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:04:14 PM »
Wired up the glovebox mounted fuseboxes.   The one on the left is power windows (2 relays per window) and the one on the right is the ancillary systems like HVAC, stereo, IGN+ controlled enablement of the power windows (runs the other fusebox), power door lock ECU power, CANbus ECU power, etc.):

And the center console wiring, mostly done.  There is a ton of stuff here.   The center console contains:

1. Stereo, which has a USB CANbus adapter to read and display ECU information from my AEM Infinity using an AVR compatible microcontroller assembly and code I authored.
2. BMW E36/E39 window switches for all power windows, including an "all down" window switch.
3. BMW E36/E39 power door lock "unlock" button
4. AEM Trim Pot for fuel/boost map control.
5. "Billet Buttons" hazard button (lights up surround when active)
6. "Billet Buttons" traction control button (lights up when pressed, which disabled 3 channel traction control in the AEM)
7. A few spare connections for future use if needed (like signal when parking brake is set).

And the center console progress.  It's now fiberglassed, finished out and wrapped in leather-look vinyl.   The top plate is aluminum and attaches with neodymium magnets.  I don't have the armrest in place yet, but it will be shortly.   The top plate will get painted black texture finish to match the dash/door panels/etc.   The shifter boot isn't quite finished out yet and I still need to make one for the parking brake lever (as well as a handle for that).

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:58:47 PM »

Ordered (and received) some goodies:

FAST 88# fuel injectors:

Corbeau Trailcat seats:

Painted the inside of the door with texture paint and satinblack:

Sound deadened the roof, floor and passenger door (still need to do the driver door and rear seat pass through area (which has been welded shut):

And started building a center console!   This is just construction foam and hot glue.   I am going to wrap it in fiberglass, then sand/finish it and wrap it in vinyl/leather upholstery.

Build Threads / Re: UNLEASHED '94 Restoration/Swap
« on: January 15, 2019, 02:44:37 PM »
FYI, if you rewrap harness stuff in the future, use "TESA" tape, that's what BMW uses OE, and it's cloth like the friction tape and nice to work with.

I'd agree, that's a safer path.

Build Threads / Re: 57 Buick Special GMT900 AWD Frame swap
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:30:11 PM »
That's quite the conversion.   I'm excited to see how it goes!

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:19:36 PM »
So...   I'm still working on this, just lots of boring crap getting marked off the list.

Here's what I've been doing:

1.  Glovebox fuseboxes are built, tested and diagram'd.
2.  Power door lock ECU is final wired and works properly.
3.  Power window switches are final wired and work properly.
4.  3 out of 4 power windows are fully wired and working.   Still need to wire up the driver side door, but the wiring is scabbed out at least.
5.  Stereo is wired up and functional.
6.  I rewired the ECU circuits for the brake light switch and clutch switch, and these now work properly.
7.  I rewired the ECU circuit for the AC and traction control disable switches, and these (probably) work, but the rest of it isn't done yet so I can't test it.
8.  I terminated and hooked up the flex fuel sensor, just need to power up the rear fusebox to make sure it works correctly.
9.  I filled one of the two "fresh air vents" in the dash that pull air from the cowl, as I don't use them.   I made a plate out of aluminum and attached it with urethane window weld (3M).   That actually worked very well!
10.  I remounted the brackets that hold the CANbus ECUs to the HVAC system (more window weld, 3M tape kept failing).
11.  I fixed a bad terminal in the CANbus ECU that was stopping it from working properly.    All functions seem to be working correctly now.
12.  I installed my 80# fuel injectors and test ran the car on them for a few minutes.
13.  I started reworking my fuel tables on the ECU to handle boost and look sane enough to start actually tuning once the weather breaks.
14.  I started building the Teensy 3.6 powered CANbus gauge adapter that will hook up to the new stereo to show AEM Infinity data on the Android head unit via RealDash.

I need to finish wiring the passenger door, touch up a little bit of programming in the CANbus ECUs, finish wiring the center console (traction control switch, hazards switch and AEM trim pot for boost mapping) and wire the rear ECU so that rear turn signals/tail lights/license plate light work, then tweak the seat brackets so that I can install the carpet/seats/door sills.    Then I need to touch up paint on the driver's door interior panels, and the rear 1/4 window trim.

When tax time comes, I'll probably snag a few bucks to get my headliner, door panels, dash pads, etc and get the interior done.   Maybe my new wheels/tires.   

Build Threads / Re: White 94 FD LS2/L92 build thread
« on: January 13, 2019, 11:45:59 AM »
Those wheels look pretty good in black.   I'm still mulling around a bit on wheel choice myself.

Pffdt, pull air from the interior.   Cooler air and no aero issue.    Not nice to the meat in the seat inside though.  :)

Inducing a ground loop/circuit path through disparate power input locations/bad isolation?

Edit, I see the unit is self contained, wonder if they isolated the ground plane for the RCAs.    Id be curious if the issue happens with the box in and no RCAs connected?   

Drivetrain / Re: FD with powerglide??
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:55:50 PM »
I've not seen any off the shelf that will clear.   Maybe Hinson mid-length?

Parts for Sale / Re: FD Convertion Parts (Samberg, Ronin, Hinson)
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:27:59 AM »
There ya go.

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