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hcsi99 last won the day on February 25

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  • Birthday 12/26/1980

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  1. Wiring to make the car crank is almost complete. It's taken some time to figure out how to get this thing to go. It's a 2003 with a 2004 3.6L that wasn't offered in 2004 with a manual transmission. So we had to reprogram the ECM, BCM, and theft module with a 2005 VIN that had a manual transmission and add a clutch circuit to the ECM. I was able to get the cool shirt box mounted, radio bracket mounted, and fire system temporarily mounted so that all the lines could be run. I'm waiting on some anti-vibration mounts for the fire bottle. The dash cluster mount is done and will be installed after some fine tuning. My youngest daughter and I went to Indy for fast Friday and she made a new friend! To bad he didn't qualify this year. Disregard the battery sitting on the floor where the cool shirt cooler will go, it's for testing purposes only. I still need to finish the interior nozzles.
  2. Redmist did my Cadillac. He is located just north of O'hare.
  3. After two attempts to reuse the factory dash cover we've gone a different direction and I much happier with the outcome.
  4. I think Randy always has a driving suit on under his clothes.
  5. This is almost as bad as posting 20 life flight helicopter pictures from a race where friends and loved ones are attending with no explanation for hours on end. Almost.
  6. Mounting brackets are done and race car stuff installed. Just waiting on some more fittings for the cooling system. Brake switch bracket since the factory switch mounted to the cast aluminum dash structure that I didn't reuse. Modified the oil filter adapter to fit the factory oil pressure sending unit and the Autometer sending unit.
  7. I was at a friends house this weekend and was offered a beer. I couldn't help but think I had seen that label before. Good stuff!
  8. We worked on mounting brackets for the coolant expansion tank, oil catch can, brake light switch, and coolant overflow bottle. The only one that was completed and installed was the coolant overflow bracket. The fuel cell is installed in the fuel cell cage and the 10x4 aluminum sheet has been purchased to cover the fuel cell cage. I mounted the fuel cell flange directly to the cage using 24 grade 8 bolts. Is that going to be enough or do I need to add straps across the top of the tank?
  9. I just picked up this system from Discovery Parts. Hope I never have to use it. https://www.discoveryparts.com/lifeline-zero-2000-mechanically-discharged-fire-systems/3271-lifeline-zero-2000-4-liter-mechanical-system-lifeline-106-001-001.html use ChampRacer1 at checkout for a 10% discount.
  10. The fuel system is coming along nicely. The mounting tabs have been added to the fuel cell cage and it just needs some sheet metal once the cell is installed. The distribution balls have been installed inside of the cell and all of the plumbing has arrived for the fuel system as well. The wiring is going slow but we are making progress. The body harness that goes from inside of the car to the under hood fuse box and ECM is getting much thinner. This thing might actually start next week!
  11. Worked on wiring this weekend. Most of this work consisted of sitting in an office chair with a seam ripper opening up plastic wiring conduit, only stabbed myself once. I'm eliminating the ABS wiring and the automatic transmission wiring and also keeping in mind that I need to make it as serviceable as possible in case (and I'm sure it will happen) I need to swap the engine out quickly. I hope to working on the wiring as much as possible this week after work.
  12. I was thinking the same thing. I believe that car was facing the wrong direction a few turns later.
  13. I learned last week to make sure your steering wheel is properly secured to it's mount before the race starts because going through the bus stop at speed with a bunch a Miata's is a challenge in itself. Doing it with a loose steering wheel adds to the excitement. I ended up loosing control and going into the grass without taking anyone out.
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