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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:52 am 
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A friend and I built the lights from scratch. Check the lighting forum for the thread on it.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:21 am 
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good upgrade! congrats

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:27 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 2j1nQFm-tM

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:00 am 
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kyle,

i watched your video and the answer to your question about that hose is this:

the hose in question provide air via the idle up solenoid, part of the cold starting system. it wants it's air provided from a source that has had it's mass measured by the maf. the maf is supposed to measure the total air supplied to the engine so that the ecu can properly adjust the injector pulsewidth to provide fuel. that's especially important upon a cold start and cold idle. you have 2 things going on. first, the 2 open ports on the induction hose are allowing unmetered air into the fuel mapping equation. second, upon a cold start, the solenoid valve on the other end of the blue hose is open to bump the idle speed up and it's drawing unmetered air as well.

connect the blue hose to one of those ports on the induction hose and plug the other, unused port. that will probably fix part of the bitchy cold bloodedness and screwy idle.

you car looks great and the twincam sounds nice. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:17 am 
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Thanks Richard. I'm heading over to work on the car right now. If you look closely in the video when i'm walking to the front of the car you'll see my old 35amp alt. I went to pull a part yesterday and scored a nearly new 4 ribbed alt off of a 97 Metro that got crushed by a tree, so i was pretty sure the alt was good. =) - Gotta love a like-new alt for $20!
I went ahead and put that on before i made that video. I'm heading over there now to start taking the dash out and then i'll route that hose to the intake.

Thanks for all the help Richard!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:13 pm 
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Plugged that hose into the intake, the rough idle is fixed now!

However it still doesn't want to start when it is cold. Any idea on that?

I got the oil changed and now i've got the dash out of it and i'm re-doing the wiring properly. I'm also going to try and paint the dash.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:15 pm 
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here's the check list out of the manual:
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there are a few things to chew on there. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:27 am 
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Possibly stupid question Richard:

If the car runs, would that mean that the Tach would HAVE to work, considreing that means we spliced the wires into the appropriate places?

Just trying to figure out why none of my gauges worked at all.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:45 am 
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Kyle: I really wish that I could help. I'm savvy with electronics and I'm sure with the proper equipment and the factory manual that I could trouble shoot some of your issues, if I was there. Right now I started my car with the dashboard out and have the generator running with acc pos to the generator signal.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:30 pm 
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t3 Ragtop has advised me to play around with the ign timing to see if that helps the no cold start, however:

Problem is that since i have the dash apart and am re-doing the wiring, i can't exactly crank the car up.

So on to my progress for today:

*Replaced the starter
*Completely re-routed all the front end lighting wires and cleaned up the bay as much as I could at this point.
*Re-installed the front bumper (first time it's been actually "properly" installed in 3 years, lol.
*Ran the HID harness (don't even know it's there).
*Replaced the speedo cable
*Checked the gear oil (looks bad, will have to change tomorrow).
*Re-installed fender-liners
*Ran power-wire directly from ALT to bypass factory wiring and re-charge the battery directly.


The wiring took the VAST majority of the day (been outside since 9am).

Here are some pics of how it looks. I don't have any pics of the "before" but trust me, it's much cleaner:


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Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:39 pm 
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super clean engine bay, kyle.

9 hours well spent on a car that deserves the love. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:57 pm 
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small comment. the dashboard and it's wiring harness are not required to start the car. only the steering column and its wiring harness is needed to start and run. (it should be the same with your car as mine)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:22 pm 
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TheSilverBullet wrote:
small comment. the dashboard and it's wiring harness are not required to start the car. only the steering column and its wiring harness is needed to start and run. (it should be the same with your car as mine)


Right. However, I also do not have the ECU as i'm having it chipped right now. =)

I probably won't have the dash back in the car till sometime next week. (That's when I "should" have my ECU back and my fan switch fixed).

Thanks for the compliments!

Richard, I do believe it pales in comparison to the bay you have in Ol' Blue... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:18 pm 
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Getting VERY close to getting the car back being daily driven.

These following things are what was fixed today:

I re-installed the dash today after re-doing most of the wiring on it over the past few weeks. I had cleaned up some grounds and re-did ALL the radio wiring. I also installed a pair of crossovers so I could install tweeters at a later date.

After I installed the dash I was greeted to a pleasant surprise...

EVERYTHING WORKS NOW!!!

That's right:

All my gauges work properly (minus the speedo, bad cluster), however my radio works perfectly, the blower motor works great.

I've also fixed the headlights: They now work exactly how they should.

There are still a few things that need to be fixed, but the difficult things have been taken care of.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:14 am 
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Well, I made it out to the dragstrip for a baseline runs. I am obviously going to be needing a new transmission as this current one refuses to shift from 1st-2nd or 2nd-3rd in any type of hurry. Because of this all my runs are very slow, however I was basically going to see what the car would still trap. Both these runs shown were a 17.1 @ 81 mph, however I had a 3rd run (where it went into 3rd gear with only a slight delay) and it ran a 16.6 @ 85. All my 60fts were garbage 2.5s or so. Definitely needing a stickier set of tires.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRKJvbP6pMw&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdxYOjCUB5k&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

For this video, I have my buddy in the car filming (200lbs) and about 70lbs of tools and speakers, so obviously it's a little faster when it's just me, lol.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVeJz6N76MQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Could anyone tell me if that's a decent trap for a G13b with the following mods (considering i can't shift)

Mike's cams 210/240
Ported TB
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:17 pm 
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What's your altitude and what was the temp that day? Those numbers are spot on with my car although I am at 3400ft. The only difference is the shifting... wowza you had to provide some foreplay to let it shift... Good to see it up and running.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:31 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdxYOjCU ... uajhv3RpJ-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVeJz6N7 ... fJ5q9HWxcg

Here are some working links, didn't realize that the posted links were dead.

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That was nice of you to let your grandmother race your car,with the way she shifts the tranny will last forever. :wink:


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L8 APEXR wrote:
That was nice of you to let your grandmother race your car,with the way she shifts the tranny will last forever. :wink:


Granny shifting not double clutching like you should, your lucky that 100 shot of nitrous did not blow the weld of the intake! Now me and the mad scientist gotta rip apart the block and replace the piston rings you fried.

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mightbegiant wrote:
L8 APEXR wrote:
That was nice of you to let your grandmother race your car,with the way she shifts the tranny will last forever. :wink:


Granny shifting not double clutching like you should, your lucky that 100 shot of nitrous did not blow the weld of the intake! Now me and the mad scientist gotta rip apart the block and replace the piston rings you fried.



Yeah but I almost had you!

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Almost had me?

You neva had me! You neva had your car!

OK, end F&F embarrassing rant- :oops:

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