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Old 05-18-2013, 10:26 AM   #101
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Got my ignition issue sorted. So after charging the new battery back up, I let it run for 30-40mins and shot this.

I got a little help mounting the bumper from my brother, and guessed at the wiring I had already run for the reverse lights; turns out I did it right! I didn't have a "helper" to tell me if the lights came on so Android stepped up.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eBd43i4N4X0
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:12 PM   #102
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I'm sweatin'-balls... I don't think I'm gonna get the kinks worked out in time for Focus Rising!!!

It's starting to look like I'll be walking my Gate-N-Go pass through the front entrance :(
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #103
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So I took a vacation day to get crackin' for show prep (a few issues threaten to keep my car out-of-commission)...

The ABS "dancing", which I had previously thought was a bad bearing/hub... turns out the G.D. 32mm wheel nut had backed off a little bit and the end-play was messing everything up!!! So I thought I was just waiting to get my front fascia back to have the Mach1 chin spoiler color-matched...

The ignition circuit is still eff'd up! I drove around the block and when I parked it something must've happened; the next time I turned the key the guages were dead again! Sooooooo it would appear I will not be making it to the showfield in my baby :(
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #104
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I'll post up the vids I shot whilst werking it in the driveway in a bit...

ABS "Dancing" Issue... FIXED!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpiUUt1tvWY

Checking the exhaust note
while I have the tail section of pipe of for trimming . The EDM bumper only looks kinda cool with 6" if exhaust tip poking out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ6HIoOg6-s
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #105
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Still working on the videos... but in the meantime:


I had feared that my car would be out-of-"commish" for this year to to a nagging ignition ground to power short that kept blowing the 30a maxi at the fuse panel under the hood... BOOSTED OLDS to the emm-eff'n rescue!!!

Dude comes outta nowhere on a day off to help a fellow alum and Jetter: props be to this man!
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:20 PM   #106
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Got my ignition issue sorted. So after charging the new battery back up, I let it run for 30-40mins and shot this.

I got a little help mounting the bumper from my brother, and guessed at the wiring I had already run for the reverse lights; turns out I did it right! I didn't have a "helper" to tell me if the lights came on so Android stepped up.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eBd43i4N4X0

Turns out I had only replaced a 30a maxi fuse & shorted ignition switch (the one inside the column, opposite the key hole). I went to gas-up Friday with the bumper & tag off @ the painters, and realized my fuel cap key was back home... then the car died after I shut it off! THAT woulda been fun explaining to the troopers how I got there!!!

Thank you to Keefer (Boosted Olds) for making the trip down and helping me through diag and re-sorting out the apparent corrosion that had built up on the ignition B+ supply wire! I'm taking her up to Focus Rising again because of the efforts!

Also got the ABS Dancing issue worked out: the wheel nut had backed off and the endplay was messing with the speed sensor's input... A humbling weekend of dumb-shit; simple and the fact that I overlooked such stupid things...
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #107
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Had some fun fixing deh foci this evening. Its back once again!

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:51 PM   #108
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Had some fun fixing deh foci this evening. Its back once again!

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Post 'dem pics, Son!
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