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04-21-2015 05:18 PM
Phordman wow, just found this thread, time machine!!! awesome build!! way to stick with a project Ida give up ages ago
04-20-2015 04:07 AM
dodgeguy Nice to see updates. This is an amazing project that you have taken on. Keep up the good work and keep the updates coming!
04-17-2015 10:56 AM
thielt1 I finally mounted my oil coolers, I was going to build an aluminum plate underneath the slam panel so I could situate them behind the front grill for air flow But I decided to place them in front of the wheel well for a couple of reasons.
-The were proving extremely difficult to fit under the slam panel and I really didn't want to cut away at any more factory parts.
-because of the larger RS bumper there was plenty of room in the new location.
-Cooling shouldn't be an issue as I can introduce air from the fog light location or the pan with naca ducts and evacuation should be perfect with the gills in the side of the bumper being functional.

Power Steering:

I am planning on using light weight flex hose on all of the 10 AN sized hose as it will help me make some of the curves I need to. For those of you who have never seen this stuff it is pretty awesome, its about three times more flexible but weighs less than half of normal AN hose. The downside is its about $10 a foot and they recommend special fittings but I am reading more and more that the standard aluminum fittings will work. Some of the brands that carry this are Earls Pro-Lite, Aeromotive Star-lite, and Aramid Braided Super-Flex.
Here is a picture of what it looks like:

I also finally re-wired my radiator fans after I tore into the USA harness to figure out where everything was going. The socket for the RS fans has one plug with six wires (two blue, two black, two green) where the USA fans have two plugs (one with black and green/blue the other a single green/white)
USA Plug:
Green/Blue - Power and one side of the resistor
Black - Ground
Green White - Other side of resistor

Here is how I wired it:
Green/Blue - Two blue wires and one of resistor wires
Black - Two black grounds
Green/white - Other side of resistor that was unused

Finished Picture:
01-28-2015 10:59 AM
Originally Posted by thielt1 View Post

Shock issue up close. I still need to take it apart and examine it but I hope its salvageable:

Drill out the metal plate on the shock mount cover I had to do this for the Konis.....If you ran out of thread then thread it some more with a die.
01-28-2015 02:26 AM
nboyles85737 +1 to jealous garage. any updates on rs conversion?
01-13-2015 05:15 PM
04ZTSJelf That's great! Congratulations!
01-13-2015 03:08 PM
mainest Ultra cool. Congrats!
01-12-2015 11:55 AM
sailor That's some great "Press" for your build.

01-12-2015 10:57 AM
thielt1 I thought this was very cool, a new start-up website decided to feature my focus build on it:
12-19-2014 05:32 PM
daspazzZX3 I was beating mine out with a BFH the other day!!! I need a bodykit I guess!!!
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