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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: May 18, 2020, 11:04:13 AM »
Slogging through wiring.     Iím MUCH happier with the interior wiring this round.   Last time it got messy and was just not something I was 100% happy with.    The new version Iím at least 95% pleased with which isnít bad.

Iíve got the PDU wired up, and the glovebox fuse boxes.     Next is wiring the factory Mustang switches to the PDU harness and the engine harness to chassis harness interface, then a little breakout for the trim pots and gear sensors.

I broke out the power windows and power locks from the rest of the harness as they are necessarily messy and may get redone later, so by breaking them into their own harnesses and I can mess with them without hacking up the main harness.    Regardless I didnít change much on them beyond routing so those should sort out easily.

Last but not least I need to touch up the trunk wiring....    itís only 4 wires so not too bad really, hah.

Once wiring is done I need to put the engine bay back together, fill/bleed the cooling system and change the oil, then bolt check it, validate ECU timing and she should be ready to tune on.

Center console does need some rework but I can drive it while I work on that.

Whatís everyoneís thoughts on ďforged carbonĒ?   Looks neat to me but maybe a fad?    It would just be for appearances if I use it.

General Tech / Re: Firewall repair suggestions
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:55:51 AM »
Solid improvement!

Ronin Speedworks / Re: FD LSx swap subframe - RONIN's design
« on: May 16, 2020, 09:05:10 AM »
...will you sell me a set of those bump steer spacer bracers?     I have those and need those....   :)

New Members/Introductions / Re: New with a whole lot to learn.
« on: May 16, 2020, 09:02:00 AM »
For IRS I agree with Joel completely and his companyís stuff is top notch.

For 8.8, Grannyís Speed Shop still sells a kit I think.   You could adapt that for 9Ē as well.    Or just buy a generic back half kit and graft it in, but youíll need the fab skills to back it up.

A well setup Ronin IRS will go 8s, and require very little fab work, so it really just depends on where your skills are.

Iíve worked on a couple cars with Fox Mustang rear suspension geometry conversions but again thatís a lot of fab work, relatively speaking and still not perfect.

Build Threads / Re: 1point3liter's Twin Turbo LSX FD
« on: May 15, 2020, 08:15:44 PM »
Looking good sir!

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:58:28 AM »
That concept has occurred to me.   I need to do some testing and see how it turns out.   I really need a vacuum bag setup I think.

New Members/Introductions / Re: New with a whole lot to learn.
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:53:59 AM »
Youíre doing a solid axle right?

Iíd look at a housing that has had the tubes welded to the center.  I ripped the tubes out of my 8.8 on street tires on the highway with about 700 wheel HP in my FC.

9Ē ends or c clip eliminators are a good idea also.    Itís usually cheaper to just buy a built rear vs getting one and building it up, FWIW.

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: May 12, 2020, 01:59:24 PM »
Yeah, I really like that build.   Most of that stuff isn't super great in a car that sees a lot of sunlight/heat IMHO though.

Build Threads / Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/LS Turbo Build Thread
« on: May 12, 2020, 01:54:36 PM »
Have you considered a brushless setup instead of multi-pump?   You can step it between high/low output.

New Members/Introductions / Re: New with a whole lot to learn.
« on: May 12, 2020, 01:30:45 PM »
You can make an 8.8 hold up with an automatic and proper setup in a light car.   A 9" is a lot of weight penalty.

A buddy works at a performance shop and said a lot of good things about it.  If the feature set fits your needs, it's a nice system.

Build Threads / Re: My "Blue Devil" matchbox racer build 2.0
« on: May 11, 2020, 10:25:44 AM »
Agreed, DIY is probably best.

It's looking great!

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: May 11, 2020, 10:11:47 AM »
I'm working on ideas for the center console also.   The lid of it anyway, forward of the shifter.   The aluminum plate layout I have is "fine" and looks "ok" but it's not very interesting.    I have to redo a bunch of it because a couple buttons (the traction control switch for example) are moving/going away, and the trim knobs for ECU control are moving up to where the head unit used to be (and that has also gone away).

I'm planning on modifying the layout where the buttons for the power windows are, and maybe doing sometime like a forged carbon finish on it.

Open for ideas that are fairly accomplish-able.  :)

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: May 11, 2020, 09:47:47 AM »
So nothing to really take pictures of currently, but I have finished:

ECU mounting (modified my old mount the AEM was on)
Interior side of the engine harness is done/installed
Entire engine harness is tested end to end (every wire has been validated)
DBW pedal extension is done/installed
ECU -> Coil driver subharness is done/installed
Coil driver -> coils subharness is done/installed
Gauge dimmer pot modified for new harness
Mounting points for the engine harness <-> interior (power) harness are done

I'm about 90% done with the Haltech CAN IO expander box/CAN assembly work, then I just need to secure the assembly in the car and start on the interior chassis (power) harness, which should be the last step (minus a few small connector replacements) before I can fire it back up!

Build Threads / Re: Kingers Garage
« on: May 09, 2020, 09:14:35 PM »
Looks great!

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