Yes it is! And it's taking forever. I have a vision for an extremely clean engine bay showing off the 7m motor. Main reason to relocate the fuse box and battery to hatch is I went with a front facing intake manifold. There's definitely no room for the battery and the fuse box would be tight. So I opted to move it as well. More updates to come.Unusual project!
I'm looking forward to seeing it. While I do have a thing for absolutely original cars, I also admit that I am always impressed by many of the pr-touring style resto-mods where there appears to be nothing in the engine bay but the engine itself, surrounded by just slick, glossy firewalls. Kind of harkens back to the coachbuilt cars of the 20s and 30s when the engine was as much a work of art as the rest of the car.I have a vision for an extremely clean engine bay showing off the 7m motor.
Hopefully by next fall you can see it!I'm looking forward to seeing it.
There’s no turning back now!Mother of god. You've gone all in.
Absolutely a great time and plan to do that. I’m replacing a lot of things since everything is taken apart. Brake master cylinder, clutch master cylinder, etc..Perhaps you already have, but if not, then this would be a perfect time to replace an old heater core.
I found a online store called 4RCustoms Wire https://4rcustomswire.com/. They specialize in custom small length automotive wire. They have pretty much every color combo you can think of.Were did you find all the wire to wire your car and are they factory colors?
I'm leaning toward that route. I just want to drive the damn thing! And you're right, I will more than likely change my mind on something in the engine bay.I would say skip the driveshaft work on this go around, skip the engine bay paint, and get it up faster. You may end up redoing something in the engine bay anyway, so leaving it as is for now means less rework later.
I forgot about that. Their US corporate office is in Garland, TX. I dont know if they sell direct from there. The closest dealer that pops up on their website is Power House Racing in Fort Worth. I guess I could call. But I'm ordering a bunch of other stuff from driftmotion so i just may throw those sensors in there.I know you can get slightly cheaper boost solenoid and air temp sensor kits, but ecumaster is solid. Are you able to pick the stuff up locally as well? He's based out of DFW area for the US importer, so if shipping is a concern you may be able to do that.
Thanks Dude. It's definitely been a long haul thus far. Preston reached out to me and asked if I'd be interested in taking a trip down to Austin soon. I'm definitely down for that and it would be cool to make a weekend out of the trip.Killer progress man. I'm finally almost ready to start tackling stuff on my car after seemingly years of being pulled into other projects.
Come on down my man. Would love to have you. If there any parts you need let me know, finally about ready to start stripping my parts car and as you know i've got way too many parts in general. Also not sure who's truck/van you'd be taking, but you're welcome to toss it on the lift if there is any quick job you wanted to do on it.Thanks Dude. It's definitely been a long haul thus far. Preston reached out to me and asked if I'd be interested in taking a trip down to Austin soon. I'm definitely down for that and it would be cool to make a weekend out of the trip.
Thank you for the suggestion. I picked up one of these and put together my own ECUMaster boost controller Kit for $46. Much cheaper than their price of $100. Includes the connectors, rubber vibration isolator and the mac controller.Boost solenoid you can use these;