Progress Thread 2nd Fox Body ....another piece of the weld puzzle!

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Came home to an LMR box. :)
My old cable was cracking all over as I was moving it around when messing with the harness. Gonna try to run this inside the fender too.
Now I just gotta find some time, and I can start making some progress again!
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From what I read the 51036 is just a newer version of the 51026, you know, bigger, better, faster, more. Didn't really state any real difference.
 
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Had a little time before work and started taping this morning. This Tesa tape is nice! Once I get that tucked under the pinch weld, re-paint the brake lines and firewall black, it should all disappear nicely!
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A little patience, unpinning a few connectors, and all harnesses are into the fender well. It looks tight, but there’s actually some room to spare!
I did cut the main headlight sockets, but they were spliced already from the previous aero conversion, so no big deal there!
Also soldered and shrink tubed the fusible link I needed to replace! Progress today!
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Getting set up for my solenoid delete also. Mounted my buss bar.

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Got some wires mocked up so I can see what I need to extend.
Ignition coil wiring will need to be extended.
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Also got quite a bit of the headlight and alternator wiring taped up. Once I get that mocked up and I knew the sockets will reach the lights, I will tape and wire loom.
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And my new battery cables came. Real nice stuff from batterycablesusa.com. I think I’m going to have to spring for the PA performance battery terminals!
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Making a little progress today. Going to make use of the washer fluid mount hole to attach my chassis grounds, so they’ll be hidden as well.

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So I got my relay all wired and soldered in. Just need to run the two cables back to the starter, install my new battery terminals and hopefully she starts up.
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My positive cable will come through here. Made a grommet out of some rubber vacuum line.
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Still need some clean up and painting to do, but the engine bay is cleaning up nicely.
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While I can appreciate all the work you’ve done, if that is where you plan to run your cable to the starter, it stands out pretty badly. Why not route it out underneath, say where the sway bar attaches and run it across the front of the oil pan? Basically hide it. Put a rubber plug in that hole that it’s currently fed through. Just my two cents, I think that would help the clean look you are going for.
 

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While I can appreciate all the work you’ve done, if that is where you plan to run your cable to the starter, it stands out pretty badly. Why not route it out underneath, say where the sway bar attaches and run it across the front of the oil pan? Basically hide it. Put a rubber plug in that hole that it’s currently fed through. Just my two cents, I think that would help the clean look you are going for.
Definitely not. That’s just a length of 4 gauge that I am making my cable out of. Should have taken it out of the picture.
As for the plug, if I can find the right size, I will definitely do that. Did a bit of searching for a 1x2 oval and everything that popped up was too large. The rubber hose grommet was one of those, “let me try this” as it got late one night.

And yes, starter cable will be going back in the original brackets down under.

Thanks for taking a look!!
 
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I’m an idiot and misunderstood your post. That’s your positive battery cable, right? In my head I read it as positive wire to the starter.
Yeah, but as it is, I may run the cables differently. I’ll spend some more time on it tomorrow, and hopefully have some finished pics (but are we ever finished). Lol
 
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Ok, so I made some good progress today. Battery and starter cables in nice and neat.
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For some reason I have a small square under the big circle in my inner fender. I’m going to get the plastic plug for the big hole, and the wires will go through the square. Is this factory? I haven’t seen any others with this, but it definitley looks like it was original stamping.
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Installed a new hood latch cable, and ran that inside the fender as well.
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I’ll straighten up my wiring underneath at the junction block and fight with that inner fender tomorrow (I hate those things). Good news is, it fired right up on the first try!!
 

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