Build Thread Enola-Black Fox - Begin the heart transplant

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Nothing crazy happening, lots of wiring harness work.. trying to do things the right way and not make some of my old mistakes. The project will in no way be a show car, I just dont have the money for that.

I actually reworked the transmission harness.... again..... this time to break the extra input/output connections that are not used by the transmission into seperate connectors. Now that it is done I am ready to wire them into the car.

I have to finalize the placement of the MS3Pro fuse/relay box... that is harder than it sounds...

I currently have a huge list of items to get done written on tape on the windshield, its going to be a while before i am done... I have not gotten any pictures lately and the video i took was done on a corrupted SD card... figures.

we are still working on the house little by little, I think she wants me to redo the floor soon... yay..
 
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And I forgot an important item.... the AC controls... I will need an input from the control box thru the pressure switch, so one digital input.. then an output to trigger a relay to control the clutch on the compressor.
Seems simple, wont require a huge number of wires.. am I missing something in this control scheme?

Of course the input will trigger the idle to come up and the fan to run, then after a delay I will trigger the output.

Any issue with doing it this way? Should I put the pressure switch on the clutch circuit instead?
 

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Nothing crazy happening, lots of wiring harness work.. trying to do things the right way and not make some of my old mistakes. The project will in no way be a show car, I just dont have the money for that.

I actually reworked the transmission harness.... again..... this time to break the extra input/output connections that are not used by the transmission into seperate connectors. Now that it is done I am ready to wire them into the car.

I have to finalize the placement of the MS3Pro fuse/relay box... that is harder than it sounds...

I currently have a huge list of items to get done written on tape on the windshield, its going to be a while before i am done... I have not gotten any pictures lately and the video i took was done on a corrupted SD card... figures.

we are still working on the house little by little, I think she wants me to redo the floor soon... yay..
I just mounted my ms3x last night! That was not a fun game...
 

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currently still working on getting the car wired, I am taking my time and working methodically at this. I have all the sensors and engine harness installed minus the AC clutch so far. Keep in mind the accessories will make the engine a bit less clean looking.

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since taking these pictures i have covered the exposed parts of the harness in loom. I do plan on doing some spot painting to make the bay all black again and cover the red showing through. I also plan on leaving the water meth system installed, may as well use it. I am going to tune the engine on 87 and spray meth to get the timing up.
 

jeremythedestroyer

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Lookin sharp! In my opinion if the line routing is tidy, adding accessories doesn't make it any less clean. What ac compressor are you using? I'm considering pulling a small packaged one from a wrecked newer car.
 

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Just before this rebuild I replaced all the ac components on the car, so I am going to reuse them.. unfortunately they are stock, I would have liked to use a unit from say a Kia so I could mount it low and out of the way.
 

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lookin good steve! The snow is falling up here so i'm about to pull my engine and clean and paint. perhaps some other things we discussed...
 

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More pictures..
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It's coming together, today I spent hours going over the harness and re-pinning it for the SBF from the LS it was meant for. I only have the pressure switch left to wire and I am done. The external relay box is all wired up and I even setup an SSR with heatsink to pwm the fan. In the morning I plan to cut the grommet in for the trans and O2 harnesses. The mass of my list is items that will take 30mins each to knock out.
 

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For those who care... the ac cycle switch needs to go inline with the AC input to the ecu.. I had to think about this for a bit, but it seems to me that if I am controlling the ac with the ECU anyway I can setup the idle up functions however I want, including a minimum cycle time. I dont want a high idle when the ac is not running, so the switch needs to be on the input. This simplified things for me actually, I have what I need to tie it in right at the passenger kick panel. Now all I must do is make a small 2 wire harness that will drop through the grommet right where I need it.

I also got all the ac lines installed, I will have the system thoroughly evacuated when the time comes.