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    Nice! Keep up the progress.

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    As y'all might have seen earlier I decided to switch to a 2.5i big plenum long runner intake manifold. The bolt pattern is slightly different so It wouldn't work with my Boomba 75mm throttle body so I had to do some modification. I ended up cutting a 5" x 5" hole and had a solid 5" x 5" x 1" piece of aluminum welded in to allow the throttle body to mount directly to the intake manifold.




    I also decided to upgrade to the solid coolant pipes.




    Today, I managed to shave the steering column and weld up a custom bracket with some spare steel laying around.




    Because of the extended intake manifold/throttle body combo I unfortunately had to get rid of the beautiful Zero Decibel AWIC brackets.
    I'm pretty happy with how the engine bay is cleaning up. The countless hours rerouting everything and the money spend cleaning up the wiring harness are starting to be worth it.

    Last edited by EODTech87; 11-24-2017 at 10:25 PM.
    -Jason

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    Woah, that's a lot of switches on your center console, mind telling what they control?

    Nice NRG wheel too, 350mm I guess?
    Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank818 View Post
    Woah, that's a lot of switches on your center console, mind telling what they control?

    Nice NRG wheel too, 350mm I guess?
    The steering wheel is a 320mm.

    As for what the switches control my answer is, Yes!

    They control everything in the car, battery, ECU, fuel pump, headlights, turn signals, fans, pumps, etc.

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    320? Nice! I'll keep NRG on my list if ever my current cheap eBay wheel wears off too quickly.

    That's awesome on the switches! I love that! I love having full control over everything. Interesting the TS are switches on the console, though. One for left and one for right?
    I'd like to see those switches in action some day, if you ever have the ability to record a video of them in action.
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    Go-karted Aug 5, 2016 - Then May 19+21, 2017
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    Bulid time, including registration 3283.5h in 148 work week time and 3.5 years elapsed

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    Itís going to be weird and unnatural but I wanted the steering column completely shaved. Plan right now is just a single on-off-on momentary switch that will have a turn signal timer to turn them off after so many seconds. Iíll probably move the switch down near the shifter to make it easier to access while driving around town.

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    So the switch location ended up being a no go. With the Boyd tank and the seat all the way back I can't reach them while strapped into the seat. So the switches will be moved to the console between the seats. I'm having the panel machined so I'll have pictures in the near future.

    Been a busy last couple of days. I managed to get the wing mount finished which required me to adjust the the AWIC brackets for a 3rd time. I also got the dry sump tank mounted to the wing mounte K-Tuned shifter positioned and "installed".
    -Jason

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    Got the switch panel cut and installed. All the switches are wires up just have to wire in all the “stuff”

    -Jason

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    Jason
    That is a nice set up. I like the multiple switch concept that you are going with for your build - nice work!
    Ty

    BTW - Retired Marine ground combat officer here with some SpecOps time...I thank you and all your EOD brethren for getting me and the men out of sticky situations back in the day!

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    Thank you for the kind words. The switches have been a absolute pain to get working and wired up but in the end I think it will be worth it. I like how much control they'll give me over the car vs letting everything be fully automated. I also really enjoy wiring, electronics, and circuitry so that helps.
    -Jason

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    95% finished with the cockpit wiring. Should be able to finish up tomorrow and get back to getting the car driveable.






    -Jason

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    We just got that same relay-fuse panel for out Kmiata project! Nice piece, can't wait to wire it. Wish I would have used it in our R!!!

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    For the first time in 4 years the 818 has left the garage and has moved under it's own power.



    As you can tell there is also bad news. The turbo is leaking oil and will need a rebuild.



    Last edited by EODTech87; 03-10-2018 at 10:14 PM.
    -Jason

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