Anybody is more than welcome to come and check it out. Just IM me for info!
Nothing really accomplished last night. My dad is back from Afghanistan for a couple weeks and we had some catching up to do.
Not much going to happen tonight either, electricians apprenticeship classes. This weekend should give me time to do some more wiring.
Test fit the cooling system. Need to get some couplings and piece together the lines that went out of the head to the heater core and then back to the Tstat housing. Heater core is gone now, but I'm water cooling to the turbo so the lines can't be completely removed. Need to find all the hardware to mount the radiator. Got the fans ziptied to the radiator. Had to fix the spark plug wiring. In the process of getting the wiring cleaned up I must have accidentally moved about half of the wires on the coil packs. Glad I checked...car probably wouldn't have run the way I had it.
LOL i have nothing against manual steering... lol... buy arent the manual and power steering racks ratios different, and without the hydraulic boost, isnt that NON-power power steering rack harder to manipulate than a manual rack...? thats my question... does this system loop work better than just draining the rack of its fluid and running a well greased rack...?
Tried on the P.S. hardline bolts again today. Still couldn't get them loose. Going to hold off on that part for a little while and focus on wiring. Picked up a good ground wire for the battery.
Found a little rot under the car, couple places where I had to clean off the undercoating and do a little rust treatment on. Going to have to re-apply undercoating after I degrease the rest of the underside of the car.
Got the downpipe attached to the cat/rest of exhaust after picking up a 3" 3 hole gasket.
Still need to bleed the brakes and pull the trigger on some tires.
No pictures today. It's cold as hell in the garage, even with insulated Carhartt bibs and jacket.
Mostly because the radiator I have right now has a lot of bent fins and the fans cover it up pretty nicely. Don't want to mess with too much cosmetic crap like that right now considering the rest of the block/transmission and stuff aren't 'detailed' like the intake manifold and valve cover.
@Kevin; how is the glass on the fogs? Seems like every set I come across the lenses are cracked, sandblasted to hell, or just plain missing chunks. I debated polishing the glass on a pair as in the thread here http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...hing-pics.html but the materials would cost about $70, not including my time. So, OEM replacement glass seems like a decent alternative.
Disassemble, install the new lenses on the Hella Projectors, clear bra, call it a day.
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