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05-01-2015 11:01 PM
sbc17 Update for tonight's work.

I got the header back on. It wasn't to difficult. The hardest part was fighting the CAT into place.
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I also got the oil pressure sensor hooked up to the head. This was a bit tricky since it's pretty tight next to the coil pack. I ended up using a 90* elbow off the head to a 45* so that the huge head on the sensor could clear. I'm going to have to use some washers to push the bracket further away from the head so that it will clear the fittings. Either way it just fits and it's the perfect location.
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Aside from that I filled the trans back up with fluid. I'm glad I invested the $5 on the hand pump for the quart containers. That was a lifesaver!

The front brakes were partially put back together so I got the drivers side completed. The passenger side is almost done. I need to put a new wheel stud since one was bent.

The EVAP module is back in and hooked up. I was really careful with the plastic vacuum lines with this one since they snapped on the original one when removing it from the car.

List of stuff to do.
-Bleed clutch/brakes
-Re-install cool pack and few surrounding pieces.
-radiator fan
-header heat shield
-misc wire harness plugs
-wheel stud/brakes
-top off power steering and coolant
-re-install fuel line

All in all I'm getting there one bit at a time.
04-30-2015 06:30 AM
Pitch Black SVT

More work last night. We got the studs in the CAT drilled out and popped them out of the flange. That was a PITA....

Would have had the header back on the car but my buddy realized there was a cut in the header. This was from when my other friend cut the stud to get it off. So that should be getting welded up today at work. Luckily he noticed before it was all assembled otherwise that would have been one heck of an exhaust leak. Lol

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Should be working on the car after work tomorrow late. Hopefully we an get it started!
04-26-2015 08:37 PM
sbc17 I worked on the car a bit yesterday. I was on my own so I didn't get much done.
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The vacuum and oil pressure gauges have been mounted. The sensor wiring has been ran to the engine bay and I removed the plug in the head to put the oil pressure sensor into. I sized up some fittings and need to get a 90 elbow so that I can fit it all behind the coil pack. I got a handful of other small misc. things done as well. Main things is that I'm working on it and making progress!

Gauges. The wiring isn't super pretty, I just wanted to get it all installed so I have the feedback when I start it up. When the car comes home I'll make it all look nice.
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New plate. :) It's to perfect.
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Oil passage behind the coil pack.
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04-10-2015 04:14 PM
Originally Posted by Gwizzy View Post
Sure is nice outside today... where's the SVT?? lol

It is nice out! I thought it was going to be crappy and rainy like yesterday. My buddy isn't around this weekend to let me work in the barn, So I can't work on it just yet. :(
04-10-2015 02:55 PM
Gwizzy Sure is nice outside today... where's the SVT?? lol
03-31-2015 02:11 PM
Pitch Black SVT

Afternoon everyone.

3" of snow in St. Clair this morning. Almost wrecked the pontiac on the way to work. Somebody was sideways in my lane coming at me(2 lane rd). Don't know how I managed to miss him but I did.

Also, this came in the mail today. :)
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03-15-2015 05:25 PM
sbc17 Well, it's been getting warmer here in Michigan this past week or so. I'm hoping to get out to the car in the next couple weeks and get it on the road!

Things left to do include bolting the header and a few misc things back together. There is a few plugs in the wiring harness that need to be connected and the bumper and hood need to be fully re-assembled. There are a few other odds and ends but that is basically it. I can't wait!
03-02-2015 05:03 PM
sbc17 Went out and saw the car the other day. It's starting to get warmer. It was 20F this morning and it is supposed to be in the higher 30's this week. All this means I'm closer and closer to working on the car again. I'm still a couple weeks out from 40* days which is tolerable to work on it. I can't express how excited it feels to be so close!
02-20-2015 01:27 PM
sbc17 So, still nothing new for you guys. It was -19F this morning when I left for work. So it's cold as heck in Michigan right now. Lol. As soon as it's warmer out the progress will continue!
01-12-2015 03:22 PM
tyellen I hear ya on the cold. I sent my hatch out to get painted on Friday so I can drive mine to a shop to get the over advanced code taken care of.
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