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Build Threads / Re: Joel's garage build / organization
« on: April 19, 2020, 07:02:14 PM »
I like those LEDs.   I have a light at the top of my shop bay, 20'+ up there, I think when the bulbs finally die, it's going to be come an LED instead, because man that's not fun to get to.

Really enjoy following along on this build!

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: April 19, 2020, 12:00:31 AM »
Got a little work done today;   I'm almost done refinishing the BMW wheels (3 out of 4 done) so I've been trying to make progress on the Mustang.  I pulled the MGW shifter (I sure hope I like this S1 as that MGW was a really nice felling piece), and got the marked for minor modifications to clear the S1 "control box thingie".   Hah.   I also pulled basically all the dash wiring out, I forgot what a MESS that ended up being with the 4-5 revisions I did to the electronics control.  New setup will be MUCH cleaner.

Anyway, that means now I'm back to spreadsheets, working on layouts and splice points and figuring out how to lay it all out.   I'm going to use a 21 pin circular connector to connect the engine harness to the chassis harness to simplify that, and then it (the engine harness) will just connect at the firewall bulkheads, the chassis harness circular bulkhead, and then a connection for the rear (fuel stuff), DBW pedal, CAN output and gauges (this is 2x plugs).    That should keep if fairly tidy.     

The chassis harness is more complex, because I have:

Engine harness circular connector
Power door locks/power windows
Speaker wiring
Modified factory dash controls (wiper switch, headlight switch, horn, turn signals, ignition and cigarette lighter)
HVAC connection
ECU connections
Headlights/Taillights/Turn Signals/Horns
Scavenge Pump
+12 to trunk for flex fuel
Hazard Switch
Power window/power door lock switches
Drops for Bluetooth amp
Power distribution (my ECUMaster PMU16 + the relay control brick for power windows, the power door lock controller and the fuse brick for battery distribution... I say fuses, but it's really breakers)
Ground distribution (I'm using a bussed Deutsch DT 12 pin for this)

That's a lot of systems to sort out and build clean layouts/splices/connections for, so I'm spending a lot of time planning it all out to make sure I don't miss anything.   I'll probably start with the engine harness as that's actually the easier of the two, though much more involved to build as it still gets Raychem stuff on the inside and concentric twisting whereas the chassis side won't (well, it might if I have enough mil spec wire left).   I have another circular bulkhead in a different key/pattern, so I might implement that with the PDU to make it easier to service the glovebox area as I think it's a bit of a PITA right now to get it apart.

Tonight I got the spreadsheets started, and organized all of my Deutsch plugs/pins (I have... a few...) and redid the DBW pedal harness to be a sub-harness to make it cleaner/easier to deal with.   I also got measurements for the main engine harness stuff, so hopefully I can start that tomorrow.   I figure I have about 30-40 hours of work ahead, minimum to get the harnesses done and properly documented, but that should be about all that's left (minus the shifter install) to get the car on the road.   Then I need to redo the center console a little to fit everything nicely...

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Build Threads / Re: Joel's garage build / organization
« on: April 18, 2020, 06:38:10 PM »
Looks like a lotta work!

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:49:49 AM »
Thanks guys!

Joel, agreed on drone, itís 100% going to be rear exit, Iím just testing to see if I want to put 2x small bullet mufflers on that path or not.   Iíve got the bends sitting here to make it once Iíve weighed my options.

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: April 17, 2020, 09:12:01 AM »
I may have ordered a fancy Australian shifter this morning...

Now I need to sell my GT500 MGW piece.

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: April 16, 2020, 07:23:34 PM »
Unfortunately no, I don't know anyone with one.   Lucky Costa has one in his truck and seems to like it, and I trust him to be pretty up front with his opinion, so I have some hope it's good.

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: April 16, 2020, 05:14:09 PM »
Well I had to go to the hospital to get the stitches.    It's only about a mile from my house to the biggest hospital in the area though.  :)

I'm still wanting an S1 shifter, just haven't pulled the trigger yet.    I reckon the mechanisms inside of them are pretty complex, I'm sure it's doable, but beyond what time I'm willing to put in to it for the money.

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New Members/Introductions / Re: Long Time Lurker, v8 Rx7 owner
« on: April 16, 2020, 05:11:45 PM »
That's a pretty cool collection of cars you've got there.

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:22:51 PM »
Oh yeah, exhaust pictures:





The h pipe wasn't in here yet, but you can't see it anyway, it sits between the torque arm and driveshaft, just rearward of the v bands near the back of the transmission.

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:18:26 PM »
I'll get some more pictures up shortly.   Exhaust is basically done, the h pipe crossover portion was super not-fun, but it fits (and hopefully clears my torque arm under full compression, we'll see...    I couldn't fit the 4x mufflers I wanted, only 2x (1 per side) so I'm dumping just behind the axle with some kinda weird looking angled turn downs.   I'll probably change them later this summer, but I want to see what it sounds like/how loud it is/etc. before I commit to doing anything to fancy behind the forward mufflers.   If I need more tone adjustment or whatever I'll order 2 more small mufflers to go in the rear like I originally planned (the big mufflers didn't fit, but smaller ones will for sure).    I need to get some heat shields made by the mufflers still and adjust a couple slight clearances here and there on the gates, etc., but that's just a couple hours of work.   I can't do the heat shields right now because my metal supplier is closed for COVID.   Stupid COVID.

Beyond that, I've been finishing odds and ends like putting the cooling system 100% back together and finishing wiring for the scavenge pump.   I've collected (I think) all the stuff I need to do the interior now also.

Progress has been slow due to adjustments to schedule for COVID (my work is busy and I need to help my wife with my son more at night now), plus I'm refinishing some wheels to put on my BMW daily driver, and finally I crashed the crap out of my racing bicycle on Easter.   17 stitches in my face and road rash on my left arm and both hands.   Not fun at all, hah.   Could have been worse though, no broken bones or permanent damage and my bike was pretty much fine.  Most of the damage was actually from my sunglasses, which basically stabbed me in the face between my eye and my temple.    Going to order cycling gloves and some ANSI rated sunglasses...    oh and try not to eat shit anymore, haha.

I'm hoping to get the scavenge pump wired this weekend and then start the arduous task of rewiring the interior side of everything.    I really didn't like how the old layout ended up, so most of the work now is going to be really dialing in what's there, and planning ahead as best I can for the future.    I think it'll work out.

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Electronics / Re: Another Click-click start with no end in sight
« on: April 15, 2020, 08:09:36 AM »
FWIW, I typically wire the starter solenoid directly to the ignition switch starter output.   Iíve never had an issue with under powering it that way.

It sounds like youíve covered all the bases;   Does it spin strong once it fully engages?

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Build Threads / Re: Joel's LS1 FC parts list/swap thread (remixed)
« on: April 13, 2020, 08:24:28 PM »
You can check the runout on the input shaft;   Worst case replace the input shaft and/or bearing.   Thatís not that a bad job, probably easier than the removal and reinstall task. You need to get the endplay right, the rest is pretty easy work, just fiddly.

Iíd bet worst case itís the bearing in the front cover.

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Build Threads / Re: Joel's LS1 FC parts list/swap thread (remixed)
« on: April 12, 2020, 08:28:20 AM »
That could still be a misalignment symptom;   The edge of the clutch disk can kiss the pressure plate (along the outer circumference of the clutch disk).   We had that issue on Drewís car.

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Build Threads / Re: Joel's LS1 FC parts list/swap thread (remixed)
« on: April 09, 2020, 08:29:44 PM »
That is one properly over-thought and over-engineered plate setup and I freaking love it.    Youíre a man after my own heart Joel, haha.

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Build Threads / Re: Building a New Daily
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:53:10 AM »
Good start, I haven't seen one of those spoilers (I believe it's a "YourSport") in a long time, I had one on my '86 FC years ago.

That bar that's removed isn't CRITICAL per se, but having something in that spot is a good idea to help with torsional rigidity.

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