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#281 mbruneaux

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:00 AM

Great work, I envy your patience and attention to detail.
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:46 AM

I have a quick question;  Is 8GA wire to power the fuel pump too excessive?  What do you guys typically fuse your pumps for?  30A?  

Reason I ask is that I have 50ft of 8GA 2 conductor wire, type GPT.  I have the same type in 12GA, but none in 10GA.  


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:16 AM

Hrm, what is stock? I'm guessing its not even a 12ga wire. If it was me I'd check the oem size and if the 12ga is larger I'd just use that.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:19 AM

I think stock is 14ga.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:56 AM

Stock fuel pump wiring is 1.25mm, which converts to 16 gauge, max permissible current for that wire size is 12amps in engine bay, 22amps in other areas.  I'd run the 12 gauge(max 21amps in engine bay, 40amps other areas)  and fuse it at 20amps, that's what my LS swaps are running with Walbro 255lph pumps, through a bosch relay. Works perfectly fine.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:15 AM

View Postslowquest, on 31 July 2017 - 08:56 AM, said:

Stock fuel pump wiring is 1.25mm, which converts to 16 gauge, max permissible current for that wire size is 12amps in engine bay, 22amps in other areas.  I'd run the 12 gauge(max 21amps in engine bay, 40amps other areas)  and fuse it at 20amps, that's what my LS swaps are running with Walbro 255lph pumps, through a bosch relay. Works perfectly fine.

Thank you very much!

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:21 AM

Great work in every aspect. I find myself coming back to this restoration whenever I need some inspiration.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

Some new pics that I just pulled off the camera.

Fuel tank final assembly:

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:29 AM

A few shots of the EC as it sits now with all intercooler piping installed.  

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 07:55 AM

So Close! Looks amazing!

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

Thanks!

Had a bit of a mishap on Monday.  Was changing the oil and rotating the tires on my dodge ram in the bay right in front of the car.  I rolled over the drivers rear wheel of the ram into position.  I left it standing as I ran to the other side of the vehicle to pick up a flashlight to check the rear brake pads before I bolted up the wheel.  Well in those 15 seconds, the wheel fell over...first off it fell onto my pneumatic impact gun.  The wheel is one of those dodge 20" chrome clad wheels that has the chrome plated 'skin' glued to the alloy wheel.  Well the impact gun dented the chrome plated skin in two places!  Highly noticeable on these large chrome wheels.   Of course you cannot purchase just the chrome plated 'skin' from mopar...   But to top that off, the wheel also contacted the cxracing intercooler on the car.  Mashed in a bunch of 'fins'.   Talk about ticking me off!   I spent about an hour straightening the intercooler fins to get them at least not visible on a quick glance.  

If that weren't enough, I finally get back to mounting the wheels on the dodge and my regulator decides to completely blow out as soon as I hit the trigger on the impact gun.   That resulted in a few more hours as I swapped out my regulator/dryer/oiler on my air compressor plumbing system.  Thankfully I had another unit to replace but it was of a different geometry that required some modifications to my plumbing.    

And that still wasn't the end of it!  I bought two replacement wheel assemblies for my utility trailer from a swap meet a few weeks back.  Went to put those on the trailer and I bought the wrong wheels..wrong bolt pattern!  So I guess I'm stuck trying to sell them on craigslist and find a new set....  

What a way to spend the Labor Day holiday.  

Skip forward two days later, my wife takes her SUV into the garage down the road for two leaking tires.  They put new tires on this car in December and it has been back four times now due to slow leaks.  Apparently the alloy wheels are corroding and causing issues with bead seal.  Anyways, she goes to get back in the car and finds that the mechanic never covered the seat when he drove it into and out of the garage.  It was pouring rain that day and he was covered in grease/grime and was all wet.  Well that transferred all over the beige cloth seats, seatbelt, steering wheel, etc in the car.   The guy refuses to admit he caused the issue.  I tried to clean them up briefly last night with some upholstery cleaner..didn't do a thing.     What a week in terms of stupid frustrating issues with vehicles.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 07:05 PM

I am speechless.
I had a guy get in my new Campari to fix a leaking tire.
He must have stepped in grease and slid his foot across my carpet to the pedals.
Didn't have floor mats in and it was a light grey floor carpet.
Was not him. So he said. About 6 inches long. What a PITA to clean.

One of those things I could see it once cleaned most could no or just didn't look close enough.
It always bothered me.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:07 PM

Hate to hear about the string of bad luck but your car is looking amazing. Wow!!!! Better than the day it rolled off assembly line esp with all the mods
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:06 PM

Wow kev ... sorry to hear about all those crazy things going on.   I never heard of a bead not sealing to the alloy and causing slow leaks on a tire before.  I guess anything is possible.

On a positive note, the gas tank looks awesome.  I remember doing mine up like that like it was yesterday.  I think I even painted my filler neck silver.  

Speaking of silver, that silver valve cover is making me want to take mine off and have it re-powdercoated.  Mine's a gunmetal grey.
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