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Old 12-31-2012, 11:58 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Man, the wiring is kicking my butt. The aaw kit has a lot of extra circuits and is routed for a car with no a/c. So I'm basically having to redo the loom. Then I'm trying to keep my glovebox so th computer mount is different too. Both harnesses have a fuel pump relay and the Efi one has its wire under the hood so I have to remove that. It won't take long but is so intimidating its hard to get motivated.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:52 PM   #107 (permalink)
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My hardest part with the AAW was sorting out the branches under the dash. I'm about halfway done, but keep getting sidetracked off my car project.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #108 (permalink)
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lol, I hear ya. It's SOOOOOO easy to get sidetracked with some of the tedious stuff.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:49 AM   #109 (permalink)
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I just unboxed my AAW harness today... started to look it over and this should be a task I'd rather weld a hole in a engine block closed than have to fiddle with wiring.. but I made a promise to myself that I would do a good wiring job on my car.
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Hey Ed,

Your car has been making some good progress. I just got mine back on the road after my engine crapped out. You're making me look bad with your progress though.

What yard have you been going to? I'm at the PnP often but it always feels like they are ripping me off. My 84 VW Rabbit needs a trans.

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Yeah I get that feeling often. lalo's and junk yard dogs was very good at working with me. Pnp was the least expensive but usually the parts you need are broken and laying in front of the car. I need to get motivated. I'm thinking I need to just get it to run and that should get me going.
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Ok.... update. I have INTENDED to work on this car since before xmas. Hasn't happened. I've gone out moved a few things around, and then I put them away and walk off.... Recently I ran across a guy in my area, who is just getting into doing these types of things professionally. He and his friends have been building/modifying/fabricating cars for about 30 years. I ran across an ad on craigslist mentioning adding the modern 300+hp V6 with 6sp autos and close to 40 mpg in the classic cars and thought, well, thats close to what Im doing. I met with the guy, showed him what I got, and we came to what I believe is a fair deal (well, provided it moves along quickly, I suppose). The timing is good for him as he didn't have anything going at the moment. We'll see how far we get on the budget I've allocated, but there's now a little brighter light at the end of the tunnel. I won't be able to say I did it ALL myself, but I did most, and I can drive it sooner, which makes me happy. I'll get back to posting pics as things progress.
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Figured it's time for an update. I stopped by to check on my car today. I really like these guys I got working on it. They are a small shop but I feel really comfortable with them. We originally allocated 20 hours with no real guarantee on what would be done at the end of that time. We blew through that time fairly quickly and it didn't readily appear that we had made a lot of progress. However, having worked on this car I know that you can do a lot and it not look like you did much. Such was the case. The amount of time spent on the harness is consistent with what others here have posted that its taken them. At this point, the harness is in and all circuits have been tested. They located a short in the steering column where someone had tapped a wire, so the turn signal has been changed out now too. I ordered some more parts in and this batch should pretty much get us ready to start (and drive). Here's what we've got. I originally had gotten an inline fuel pump. I ordered a Tanks Inc, in tank pump. I now have an inline pump and Ron Morris fuel sender with return line soldered in, for sale, if anyone's interested. The next thing is getting the radiator mounted and the contour fan running. We've decided to just put a 195 degree switch in the manifold with a relay to fire both fans. I need to get the heater hoses and I just read a post about the upper and lower hoses, so I may try those. I currently have a hose from a 91 foxbody for the top and a flex for the bottom but the opening for the water pump is smaller than the opening on the radiator so I will have to stretch that one or use that cross referenced one. Not sure what I'll do there yet. Also ordered an expansion tank with a sight glass for $17 from summit.

Moving on. Cooling lines for the AOD. I found that summit and CJ Pony parts have lines made just for my year model and the c4-aod conversion. A lot cheaper at CJ pony parts, so those are ordered, and in hand now.

I ordered the Ford Racing 9mm Spark plug wires. Those will be installed shortly.

I've been trying to figure out the shifter for the AOD. A few issues. I read that you just gotta bend the rod a little. I read the shifter arm should point down. I read the shifter arm should point up. I read there was a guy here who built a rod that fixes the detent issue with the stock shifter(he has yet to answer my email). yada yada yada. I ended up ordering the B&M hammer shifter with the AOD adapter.

So, I'm really down to 2 more things I need. The fuel line, which I am ordering Aeoroquip AQP line. Good stuff, and easy peasy. Next thing is the Power Steering hoses and I am ready to fire. I also plan to relocate the battery just to make some space for the air filter.

I have a tentative plan to be running by Valentines. It looks plausible. I'm looking into the exhaust system now.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Awesome! Wish mine was that close
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update. I went by to check on the car. It's coming along nicely. I got some pics, but need to get some more. The wire harness is all in now. Got a few minor connections to make yet, but the main part is done. The dash is all put back together. Also, they found a short in my steering column so they replaced the turn signal. Also got all the a/c ducting run.



Got the radiator mounted and the fan from the contour is in. The wiring was simplified so that a 190 degree switch turns them both on and its tapped into the thermostat housing.



what you are looking at in this next pic is the hoses for the power steering. We went with steel braid lines wrapped in fire sleeve (very bottom middle you see it exiting the sleeve). This allowed me to not have to run the lines up high.



these are the relays and fuses for the RJM EFI harness.



Heres the high pressure fuel lines. We ran the high pressure on the outside of the subframe connector and the low pressure return is on the inside as there wasnt space to run both outside.



Here's where the lines come into the trunk and the in tank fuel pump.



We tried to get the transmission cooling lines in that I bought from CJPonyparts.... MUT-1023. One line seemed to fit and the other stuck out beyond the front radiator support. It will work out, as I intend to add an external cooler, but not the direct replacement part like the ad says. I have to get a few more parts in. I need a new fuel sending unit, as the float fell off my old one, and I dont want to use the ron morris since Im using an in tank pump now. I also picked up radiator and heater hoses today. Everything is looking like I will be ready to test fire early next week. The transmission is my biggest concern. Not real sure if its any good. I need to get the exhaust system done as well.... so much to do, but so close.
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Looks like quality work is being done. Keep it going, that's going to be a nice car.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #117 (permalink)
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WOO HOO! I heard it run today. Had a few gremlins. Seems like every hose had a leak, but at different times. Had a fuel leak, trans leak, heater hose leak, P/S pump leak, fuel sender leak.... etc. nothing major, just annoyances. Had to restab the distributor, was 1 tooth off. Then couldn't get it to idle. Turns out it was an attack of the Mud Daubers. Was not getting any fuel to the driver side fuel rail. So got another fuel rail and going to get that one plumbed it. The car sounded great, even though it was only running on 4 cylinders. After that, just got a handfull of minor details to start clearing up. I put the AOD adapter kit in for the trans. Still gotta mount the B&M shifter. Im not crazy about the amount of bends in the shifter cable. I need to hook up the gauges, and get A/C lines mounted, battery relocated, exhaust system in and generally get the car reassembled. Hopefully, by end of next week I'll have most of this wrapped. I imagine there will be little things to work out but I'm excited to get the ole girl on the road again.
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I bet that's a good feeling to hear it fire up after all of that work. I hope to hear mine running within 2 months. I picked up my block & crank from the machine shop yesterday, so now all I need to do is build the engine and drop it in. I've finally got a rolling chassis, but I've got a few more brake lines to make before it will be be a stopping chassis.

Right now I'm deep into installing the wiring harness inside the car. So far so good. All of those hours of work I put into making the harness are paying off. The dash harness is just about done - only have about 3 hours in it so far.
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WOO HOO! I heard it run today. ... I imagine there will be little things to work out but I'm excited to get the ole girl on the road again.
Congrats! Good luck getting those last few items finished and getting her back on the road!

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Greg, I think I saw in your pic of parts that you got the trickflow EFI intake. I'm curious if that A) Gives you more clearance above the valve covers as I put the poly locks on and they don't like stock covers, and B) gives you enough clearance to put the stock shock supports in. If you have a stock combover style intake could you do some rough comparisons for me? Check height and that rear driverside corner in relation to the stock.
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