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Old 01-15-2013, 10:51 PM   #151
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Yea, just a few wires. They will go quickly, put some good tunes on the MP3 and go to it.

Can't wait to see the intakes, gonna be sweet........

How long do you figure before you fire it up?
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Thanks for the "Heads-Up". I will be contacting my stock broker for a "Buy" order on heat shrink....I should clean up!!!
Good Luck and keep up the Good Work!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:20 PM   #153
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Thanks guys...When am I gonna fire it up?...I'm hoping in a couple weeks...by the end of this month is my goal...

A big milestone..The hood fits...I was hoping the fuel rails would fit under the L88 hood and they did..otherwise it was going to be like $600-700 in shorter injectors....

If you look closely you can see the rails- and there is almost an inch in clearance...



The air chamber was sacrificed...I'll have to make up a new one...





Here's the intakes -and they fit too!!! I spent a few hours grinding and sanding at my buddy's machine shop- It was a joy w/ the downdraft bench and a stack of sanding rolls-soda blaster...







I starting making up the harness...not too bad...wires will be covered in a plastic trough from BMW parts I have laying around.


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Old 01-18-2013, 12:02 AM   #154
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This build is just over the top cool. The intakes look awesome, I know you said they were being welded but these look like castings. There are even center mounts for attachments that appear cast into the runners.

Someday, I want to see this car in person. Perhaps on the hot rod power tour, maybe 2014 or 2015 if someone hasn't hauled it off by then leaving you a huge pile of cash.

Great work, as usual........
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Well...thanks...

But we can just cut out the middleman- YOU send me a huge pile of cash and I'll make sure you see it in person!!!

The intakes- the runners are OEM BMW - I cut down the original intakes and them milled them level. I got off eBay some waterjet cut 6061 aluminum Weber DCOE flanges for mounting the throttle bodies...

So it's really just hobbled together w/ old parts...

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #156
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Looking fantastic, every thing is well thought out and well exicuted.


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"So it's really just hobbled together w/ old parts."


Now THIS is one of the funniest things I've heard all day!!!

"Hobbled" is not a term that should ever be used in regards to this build!
Looks Great!
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"So it's really just hobbled together w/ old parts."


Now THIS is one of the funniest things I've heard all day!!!

"Hobbled" is not a term that should ever be used in regards to this build!
Looks Great!
OK...what about- After being crouched over on my knees working on the vette for hours- I "hobbled" out of the basement because it was way past my bedtime...

I got my DC powered compressor and it's gonna fit!!

It's going in the pass side wheel well and will be connected to a Vintage Air system...I just temporarily mounted it -it's a lot heavier than I thought and the motor controller looks like it hold up pretty well-it was designed to mount on the back of a cab on an 18 wheeler...

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I like it, has me thinking about retrofitting one or two of the cars I've already completed. As you know these cars are never really done...

There is always something new to add or upgrade. I've picked up quite a few great ideas from your "hobbled" together parts. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the A/C motor/compressor and controller?

Keep at it and keep the updates coming. Look forward to seeing your progress.
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Hey 7t-

Done?What's that?

I had looked all over for DC powered compressors- There's several guys converting electric vehicles that are using the Masterflux 'Seirra' (by Tecumseh ) but it just looked to homemade as far as the controller. I had emailed a company in Texas (Revolt) a couple of times that was selling these - ready to drop a grand w/ them- but no response...

I just happened to look on eBay and found these guys- did some research - talked to them on the phone and got it a little cheaper than they had it on eBay-

Here's the ebay listing - item number 160933058360

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/160933058360...84.m1423.l2649

Here's there website- http://www.cool-it.ca/

I finished up my coil harnesses last night while watching that "auction" and was blown away how much the restomods are selling for. And that they seem to be the new want.

I'm committed to finishing it now..I've already registered for the Hot Rod Power Tour!!!

Back at this morning-

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I may have to register/hook up with the Tour at some point just to see this machine in person....
Very impressive and I envy your skills AND bank account!
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Thanks...

More hobbling up some parts I had laying around....

I was at the junkyard last week and picked up some Ford Probe Headlight motors for about $15 a piece...I saw a guy on the "other" forum than had done a headlight conversion...I though it was a neat idea - but I wanted to tweek it- simplify the wiring- tuck in the motors closer and not cut up the bottom of the bracket which was the weakest part....

Here's what I did-

5/16 threaded rod...some various bolts and a couple Simpson BC60Z post caps left over from my deck build....

I was able to use the actuator ends on the threaded rod where as I could adjust it...re clocked the motor to tuck it in and figured out a simply way to wire it- just a Bosch relay and you're there.

Don't look TOO closely at the bracket- I have to clean up the edges and paint- and make one for the other side...AND I'll make a template...parts list...











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Old 01-25-2013, 10:10 PM   #163
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I finished up my headlight electric conversion-It works really well....I'm working on an idea for the wiper door....



I know...I know...It doesn't look like much -but I have spent several hours EACH night this past week getting the harness put together...Waiting on a couple more sensors but I have the power-ground-coils-injectors all ready to go...I double heat shrinked all my connections just because....Was able to use the BMW 'tray' to run all the wires to the injectors...

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Harness and headlights look great. I think I have seen a smaller version of that harness living under a rock in the backyard.

How did you adjust the throw of the headlight motor. It appears to move 180* back and forth. Did you have to make new arms or shorten them or did it just turn out they were the correct length for the 3.5" or so of travel the headlight linkage needs to work?
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The Probe arm had about " more throw- so I adjusted drilling out the arm by moving it 1/8" in.

I took apart an actuator I had laying around here- made the new actuator rod out of threaded rod and used the old one as my starting point.

I centered the motor up w/ the center of the old actuator- again as a starting point- adjusted it down maybe so I wouldn't have to cut up the headlight housing to clearance the rod.

I also hacked up the Probe bracket to use as my template...
More pics of the making...

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