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    Been multi tasking while trying to get the wiring...

    Been multi tasking while trying to get the wiring done.

    One small but important item was to make a seal for the steering column shaft as it exits the car to the rack and pinion.

    I'm sure others...
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    Personally I think that would be a waste of time...

    Personally I think that would be a waste of time and money. You know the engine has issues, just get into it and find out whats causing the knocking and oil burning.

    However if you want to do more...
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    The next question you need to ask is how many...

    The next question you need to ask is how many amps does the starter require.

    I searched the web but couldn't find anyone that listed the amperage of their starters, what I did find is some sites...
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    Battery Cable Amperage Chart

    The battery in my car is located in the front which means I need to run a cable from the front from the battery to the rear to the starter.
    More is involved but as a starter I found this chart that...
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    Should have the power lift system for the canopy...

    Should have the power lift system for the canopy done today.

    Just have the pinch sensors to wire in and its done.

    This is where I installed them.
    Before I get any "I wouldn't have installed...
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    As mentioned in the "sealing large holes post" I...

    As mentioned in the "sealing large holes post" I have other items I was working on while I did that write up.
    One item that I was trying to finish while I did that post was getting the wiring done...
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    I have omitted some details of the fix and I...

    I have omitted some details of the fix and I apologize for that.
    Having to take pictures to detail a process and then do a write up on it really slows down the time that can be used for other items...
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    Part 2of 2

    Sounds like your going to have some fun.
    A job of that size will go alot easier with the proper tools.

    A few things I forgot to mention in part one.
    Before applying the G10 fiberglass wax the...
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    Sealing Big Holes In Fiberglass Part 1 of 2

    I know its been mentioned on how to do it but I don't think anyone has done a step by step with pictures which may make it easier for someone to understand and show how easy it is.

    First the hole...
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    Radiator came in today, fan should arrive...

    Radiator came in today, fan should arrive tomorrow

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    I have to rewire the windscreen washer pump. I wired it not thinking that it went through the BCM. Hot wire from switch...
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    http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?7042-...

    http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?7042-Automotive-wire-with-stripe-tracer



    With my luck, if I did that I'd get the gauge wrong or wire it to the wrong circuit(ACC/ON, Start/ON, Hot...
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    Wiring is going real slow Trying to maintain...

    Wiring is going real slow

    Trying to maintain the wire color code of the donor harness is making wiring a slow process. It seems I spend more time looking for the correct size and color wire than...
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    Radiators For Liquid Cooled Engines

    After a mishap with the radiator that I was going to use:facepalm:for my Subaru engine(don't ask) I had to look for a replacement. I looked up the same radiator only to find that the price had...
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    When I redesigned the lifting arms I replaced the...

    When I redesigned the lifting arms I replaced the oem plastic pivot bushings with ball bearings which eliminates any play in the arms, so to answer your question, with me the canopy closes at the...
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    Got the electrical contact board installed today....

    Got the electrical contact board installed today.

    The only thing that I could test it on were the mirrors and the overhead dome light, nothing else is ready.

    Its been a while since I played...
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    Thats another thing that I have to decide what to...

    Thats another thing that I have to decide what to do with.

    The dash has door ajar lights that come on to let you know that a door isn't closed completely.(also have ajar circuits for the bonnet...
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    Yes, Got it from the breakers yard. Its from...

    Yes, Got it from the breakers yard.

    Its from the side sliding door on a 2000 Mazda MPV.

    It has 8 contact points, so if needed you can install one on each side of the car to get 16 contact...
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    Got the wiper motor installed and started to run...

    Got the wiper motor installed and started to run the wires to the BCM.

    I'm using this contact strip so I wont have to run the wires down the lifting arms. Should make the install look a little...
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    Got one last system to figure out a power source...

    Got one last system to figure out a power source to.

    The HVAC system. It requires two 15 Amp circuits.
    I have 2 circuits available that can carry that amperage but its hot all the time, so I...
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    I haven't got the fiesta wiper motor wired in yet...

    I haven't got the fiesta wiper motor wired in yet so I can't comment on the operation of that motor but the Audi wiper motor seemed to have no problem operating the pantograph wiper setup
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    Posting this to show you should not get...

    Posting this to show you should not get discourage when something doesn't work out on the first attempt or second.

    Its only a car.

    Bracket ready for the motor.

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    TRYING????? I'm doing...

    TRYING????? I'm doing it:laugh::laugh::crossfinger:

    Spent some time today adapting the Fiesta wiper motor to the Sterling wiper system.

    A while back I improvised and adapted a 1997 Audi wiper...
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    The challenge I'm having is getting 5 different...

    The challenge I'm having is getting 5 different systems to work together.(Fiesta dash. Chrysler lift gate, Pontiac pop up headlights, Subaru engine, Mercedes HVAC.)

    The Fiesta fuse box has...
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    For Peter's viewing enjoyment

    Wiring for the dash before any cutting and splicing.

    Just need to get motivated now.

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    oops!

    oops!
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