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Tomorrow is June 1st! My car is supposed to be finished, and on the road! Sorry Ron, I failed...what do I owe you?

Some interesting pictures to share as the big-boy stuff is getting done. Found rims with a similar pattern, but proper offset. Going with a different tire combo;
Toyo Proxes R1R series.

Exhaust - pretty much done; thinking about grinding the welds and polishing the tubes, or maybe wrapping the mid section. Anxious to hear the new tone with the
huge canister glass-packs.

Both lower air inlets rough cut. Upper air inlets have scoops, but need trimming because the window guide on the door is interfering. Didn't see that coming - geometry sucks.

Cool LED's all around for interior lighting, turn, brake, side marker, dash flood, dome, and engine bay sizzle (I know, borderline ricer!)

Tomorrow dash wiring, and headlamp/brake lamp wiring. Maybe even a quick boot around the block if the rain holds off. Video for sure!



Body needs to move right about one inch to center the intake w/ muffler spacing.



Glass, and filler to blend the scoop; still thinking of a method to mount air duct.
Door handle will probably get filled in for the "shaved" look.



 

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Good progress today:

- Windshield arrived this morning (no drama)
- Appraiser showed up early; docs should be ready by weekend
- Installed most of the console switches/buttons
- Cut-out the dash inlay for the gauges
- Powered up the stereo for the first time

Main power panel getting wired up. Not sure if I'll paint the poly, or leave it clear. Many more wires to come.
Gauges are looking good; I'm liking the aftermarket appearance more than I thought.
http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18171&d=1370297911

Stereo face kicks out four inches - HVAC & pushbuttons needed to be moved closer to shifter.
Had to cut the key bracket away from the console tubing.

Door skin hung for some extra appeal during the appraisal. If the receipts get covered, I'll be happy!
For those doing a custom layout outside of the FFR template - REMEMBER TO CHECK CLEARANCE FOR THE SHIFT HARDWARE, AND IGNITION BRACKET!

New steering wheel required to see the gauges. The entire mid section of the sweep is blocked.
http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18174&d=1370297916http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18176&d=1370297920

Insurance is on stby. Picking up customs docs on Thursday.

Safety next week, and then registration time!!!!!(JUNE 11th)!!!!!!​
 

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Ended up grabbing MSR rims, Black Pearl finish with a similar pattern as the
previously purchased XXR brand. I thought flat black was my thing until I saw
the Black Pearl in the show room. They look better in person; my phone
camera doesn't show the highlights of the finish, but I'm liking them over the
flat black coating. Wishing I had some paint on the car right now!



Still waiting on the appraisal to be sent over to my insurance company.
Working on securing the body at the moment, then getting the windshield
stuck for the certification. Fun times; then I'm off to register.

Also picked up a nice rearview mirror with integrated GPS, and rear view
camera. It will compliment the Boss head unit nicely with video inputs
for full time rear view, and reverse triggered back-up camera. The mirror is
essentially a computer (Windows operating system, Applications, games, etc.)
with Bluetooth, and WIFI for web browsing. WTF?! There are enough
accidents on the road without having a gaming system next to your forehead.
If you haven't picked up a mirror, check out this product.

The plan is to have the backup cam trigger to either the stereo display, or
rearview depending on whether the stereo is powered up. Cell phone calls
can be routed to the mirror for hands-free, and caller ID display as well.
 

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Flat black wheels are easy

Just drive normally,your wheels will get covered in brake dust and just like magic you'll have flat black wheels. As you maybe can tell I'm not much of a black wheel fan but I really like those shinny black ones. They look like black chrome. Awesome!
You would be amazed at the difference a complete coat of surfacing primer will do at getting your paint itch scratched. It'll cost you less than $200 and it will help you towards that perfect body an will seal up the filler.
I attached a picture to show what having the car one color of primer will do for you. I would suggest to pick your primer color based on your intended finish color. We should have went with black because if the paint is going to chip it will chip into the surfacer. A black chip in a dark color is much less noticeable than white.:blush:
 

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Your primer coat looks better than some final coats that i've seen. :cool2:

I'm definitely going to shoot some primer, and possibly a couple layers of colour.
Before doing that, I want to consult the guy slotted to paint the car over the
Winter. No matter how I slice it, things will be done twice with respect to body
work (or maybe a third time), but whatever gets me back into a V8 this Summer
is fine by me!

Appraisal has been sent to the insurance company. Safety next. Registration
by end of week?! Oh my, can't wait to finally drive this thing!
 

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My FFR brothers, and sisters, today is truly a day to remember. :001_wub:

There's a ton of work ahead of me before the car officially sees the outdoors,
but let me tell you that finally getting the registration unloaded a mountain of
stress.
 

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My FFR brothers, and sisters, today is truly a day to remember. :001_wub:

There's a ton of work ahead of me before the car officially sees the outdoors,
but let me tell you that finally getting the registration unloaded a mountain of
stress.
This Forum seriously needs a "Like" button. ;-)
 

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Thanks all! Hope to have a video, or two out soon. I'll have to strengthen the
rear body support, and finish up some electrical before getting some road tests
done.

I'll have the ugliest GTM on the road with my filler, and primer patches, but
that will change in the very near future.

Gauges are complete; I used 2 5/8" voltage, and temp dials, along with five
inch
RPM & Tach gauges. The two inch Pro Comp's that came with the kit have been
moved to the on-dash gauge pod (fuel, h20, oil psi). Red backlights match
the stereo, and interior lighting theme.

I may add LED's for trouble, MIL, above the volts/oil temp, and a shift light
between the turn signals. Should be easy enough.

Maybe even an LCD strip below the RPM/Speed for basic info like outside air temp,
OBDII parameters, etc. Next year Tino, next year...


 

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The most important part of the car is nearly complete - the entertainment system! :lol:

Just waiting on a rearview camera, and monitor arrive, then the tunnel can be
buttoned up.

The stereo sounds fairly good in the car, and the bass frequency is filling out fine
(even without all panels isolating the box, or carpeting/insulation).

Can't wait to hear it with the component speakers, and proper mounting.

 

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Rear light, and front light wires cut to length, and tidy. Tomorrow the fog lamps, and camera systems get plumbed.

I'm thinking to swap the orange lenses for red, and put the reverse lights next to the license plate. I'd also like to parallel the two
pairs of tail lights to flash/brake in unison.

We'll see what I can find for reverse lighting. Might be a Winter project.

Any volunteers to come over and wash the hood?



 

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In the garage right now working on the Vintage Air system. Unfortunately, my
kit didn't come with install instructions but I found this online:

http://www.vintageair.com/Instructions2013/Wiring Diagrams (website)/GEN IV WIRING CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS.pdf


At the moment, the main red lead is connected to Batt +
Both white wires are grounded to Batt -

Violet is switched to 12V Ignition.

Tan is switched to 12V Turn stalk lighting.

The trouble is, the fan runs as soon as the master disconnect is engaged,
or in other words, it will constantly run when RED is connected to Batt +

I've even disconncted the violet, and tan wire. It still runs constantly.

A quick search doesn't help much, I'm getting tons of threads that are not related.

Has anyone else had this issue? Worst case, I can run a another relay to the
HVAC, but it doesn't seem necessary.

Also noteworthy, the backlighting does not work on the control panel.

Thanks for any ideas!

On a good note, I've got a working fan! :w00t:

Now onto power windows...
 

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2 ways to hook up the fan, the right way and the wrong way. I tried the wrong way first and it ran the same as yours.

Plug the fan into the other lead. I hope it's that simple.
 

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Hey Gene, I like your theory! I guess that's what happens when you don't have instructions.

If it's not what you think, I was hoping the power relay was faulty.
I'll let you know tonight when I get back into the garage.

Thanks for the tip!
 

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It's complicated but, I think it's working. Here's an update:

- Tried Gene's suggestion of swapping the power harness (They are keyed the same, but the correct mating wires are colour coded Red/White, and Orange/Brown.

- Removed both relays. Fan still came on once master switch engaged.

- Disconnected small white ground from harness bundle. Still no luck.

- Found this online (Page 7 of the control panel manual):


* I thought it might be the BSC connection because all power wires terminate there.

* Saw that JM2 is some sort of pulse width modulated (? PWM ?) control.
Disconnected JM2 harness. Fan did not come on.

* Unplugged servos, and ECU power harness to inspect ECU. Blew out some
dust, checked the pins for metallic debris shorting across, etc.

* Installed the ECU with power harness, and control panel harness. JM2 remained unplugged.

* When power turned on this time, saw red LED illuminate. Touched Violet wire, and Tan wire to +12V. Red LED cycled, and did some short, and quick flashes.

* Plugged in JM2 (nothing happened -this is good!).

* Turned the fan dial. FAN TURNED ON! :biggrinparty:

Seems like I had a dirty connection, or something shorting one of the harnesses.
Still not sure. Hope to repeat the test successfully tomorrow.

Backlight on control panel looks great! Will try connecting the servos to
control the port outputs. Seems promising.

Night all.
 
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