Yeah, I call this one the Johnny Cash build (after the song "One Piece at a Time") or "the extensive Injector Insert swap", since my partner in crime will go to great lengths to avoid changing out injector inserts. Before I start, it'll be long, the intention is to provide technical support for anyone considering a similar mess, and I must take some time to thank my two co-conspirators, Drew and Dan. Without these two guys, there's no way this thing would be running.
As with most projects, plans are for the weak and plans changed a lot as we went. The first concept was just to get MSnS up and going in the present build, a JH with 10:1 pistons and G grind, Fox intake, all that stuff. (picture to follow) Dan agreed to ship me a prebuilt controller and relay panel in the fall, so I set about getting sensors and such sorted out. Here's one of the failures, the flange is from an AC TD, the only problem of course is that TDs dont have all that cap and rotor nonsense to interfere. There were a few other bad coolant sensor concepts, but here's a pic of that one:
Intake air temp is another sensor from the General that needed to go in as near to the TB as possible, so I JBwelded this plumbing fitting in with an electrical nut on the inside. Gotta love the Crappy Tire hardware section.
Next up was to construct the harness, I got lots of different coloured wires, and used shrink wrap labels on both ends.Of course all the lengths were wrong because I ended up not using a counterflow head. It took a while to get the location for the controller and relay panel worked out, even though they ended up in the parcel tray under the glovebox like everyone else's. I carpeted the tray and used Velcro to hold them down for ease of removal. Here's the MS electricals:
I had a extra guages to add, and didn't want them all real obvious, I want the car to look as stock as possible until the hood gets opened, so I used some rare earth magnets to secure modified vent grilles in place, this is from an AC dash. It would be a bad location if you were tall, or needed minute by minute feedback, but the guages that ended up there don't change too rapidly (oil temp etc), so it's fine.
Modified by punchbug at 12:52 PM 7-5-2007
Modified by punchbug at 12:53 PM 7-5-2007