The Beast gets rewired finally

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Aceshigh, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. szalkuskt

    szalkuskt Veteran Member

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    I have a 79 z28 planning to go 4 speed and I need to wire it soon. I never closed up that square hole in the firewall when I smoothed it. can you guys comment on the square hole and how I might be able to use it? also maybe sell me a little more on this kit.
     
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  2. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Post up a picture from under the dash so I can see what you're talking about.

    If this is for the shifter linkage I don't have that in mine.....

    That's kinda why I was asking......electrical near water running = bad joo joo.

    Have you mocked up the kickpanel back in place to ensure the wires will go
    through without cutting up the kick panel too ???
     
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    I have been test fitting and all looks ok so far. After some research, I have found out that the bulkhead is water proof. I also saw on a TV show where they smeared silicone sealer in the outside holes to keep water out of the connector.
     
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    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The base is waterproof as long as it's on a completely flat mounted surface.

    My hole I widened LOOKS to be sealed, but I'm still uncertain and going
    to add some silicone sealant AROUND the base of it on the firewall side.
    That's where the rubber seal side goes too.

    I got zero progress done this weekend so far.....kinda not happy about that.
    Tomorrow I'm spending at least 3 hours before going back to work.
     
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    Good luck on the progress!

    I've been working on other stuff so not much done on my car either.
     
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    And I thought I was the only one not getting anything done this weekend between weddings and cookouts, there hasn't been much time.
     
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    Ace,
    How is your install going? I just finished up with the "D" group and so far I am very impressed with the kit. It was great to see all the lights work including the courtesy lights for the first time in 19 years and the first time I ever saw the rear side marker lights work.

    All I have left are the gauges on the interior side since all my wiring is complete under the hood and some of the accessories like the wipers.
     
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    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've run all the harnesses.
    A, thru F.

    I've terminated them to the fuse panel, and to the inner bulkhead connector.
    I haven't done the engine bay side just yet because I have to buy my brake
    booster / master along with my new rear disc brake conversion.

    Obviously with the booster OFF I have better access to the bulkhead connector.
    So right now I'm waiting on 2 replacement Autometer gauge harnesses,
    because I lost them....:screwup: I'm currently wiring up my bezel and modifying
    the E harness because I'm not using it as is, for stock gauges. After that,
    I have to contact Speartech to determine exactly how to wire in my ECM for
    the LS1 to the fuse panel.....I'm not exactly sure yet.

    Everything in my car is aftermarket.

    I will probably begin tie wrapping from the fuse panel to the REAR of the car, and
    start permanently strappin it down and wiring the other ends up tomorrow.
     
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    jdove Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good job Stace, I'm impressed with your sticktoitivness on this.

    And the only thing broken so far was an accident :crazy: .
     
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    Ace, I think your bulkhead is in backwards. According to the directions, the rubber seal seals against the inner firewall and the nuts to mount the section are on the outside.
     

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