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#1 Woody

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:43 AM

Hey guys

I'm in the middle of doing my multipoint conversion to the Widebody. So I decided to start a build thread. I'm in Australia so it's harder to get parts for the 4G54 over here, but easier for the intakes :). It's been a long time coming and I promised Rad I would make it to the next street sprint.

So it begins.
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First some before photos...
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First on the cards is to get rid of all the dodgy wiring that was done by the guys who installed the Haltech. For this one, it's going into the auto electrician to get done on Wednesday.
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The battery is about to be relocated to the boot and the auto electrician is going to fix up all the wiring which the last auto electrician ruined.
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Let's start by ripping out a heap of crap we don't need anymore.
First the old audio system. I can't believe the amount of wires they installed for this.
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Removed all the redundant wiring that ran to the back of the car which hasn't been used in a very long time.
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Found a short in the wiring that might have been why my battery keeps draining slowly. These wires had been through here for the past 14 years in the car. They were run through for the audio install many years ago. This literally has melted the chassis. Glad I found it today and removed the wires completely. It was still live.
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Next, the parts that are ready to start going on.
The BOV.
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The 750cc injectors and Sard FPR.
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The MPI Intake, with throttle body and new TPS sensor.
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The Plazmaman intercooler.
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The oil cooler off a DJR V8 Supercar I'm hoping to put on.
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Grumbly strut brace I've never been able to successfully fit.
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I'll post some after photos from the auto electrician when I get the car back next weekend. The car will not be running for long after that as I'll be ripping the intake off the very next day.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:02 PM

Oh so nice.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:46 PM

What throttle body is that?
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:20 PM

70mm Universal throttle body.

I forgot I still need to make the throttle cable bracket on the side, and also tap in another vacuum hose for the ABS. Does anyone know how to easily delete the ABS? I keep reading conflicting things.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:34 PM

It's easy. Just run a line fron the master cylinder to the proportioning valve. Delete all the other crap.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:49 AM

View PostTexasQuest, on 10 July 2017 - 08:34 PM, said:

It's easy. Just run a line fron the master cylinder to the proportioning valve. Delete all the other crap.

I read that this makes the car hard to stop, or did I read this about something else?
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:04 AM

I have ABS delete with a steel braided line and its not hard to stop at all. Maybe you're thinking of a manual brake conversion?
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:34 PM

Not hard to stop for me either. It actually feels better.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:26 AM

Anyone have pictures of this conversion? I will try do it over the next couple of days.

Pretty annoyed about the auto electrician breaking my centre console.
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But pretty happy with the results.
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Pic of the battery relocated to the boot.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:44 AM

I found these references, but unfortunately they are both non existant now.

http://koquest.homes...ABSRemoval.html
http://starquest.i-x...topic.php?t=951
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:00 PM

I was going to say it may be worth contacting a user named Minagera on here to make a request, but it seems he is no longer hosting http://sosmanuals.minagera.org/ where he made a start of getting the manuals/tutorials back online.

Shame to see it can't be accessed now.

On a side note, looks like your bonnet turned out nicely after the troubles.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:57 AM

you can use a 25 to 30 inch piece of brake line from an eclipse. thread pattern is the same. bend it to shape. it will look factory if done properly. it only cost like 7 dollars.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:49 AM

View PostGSRVR, on 16 July 2017 - 08:00 PM, said:

I was going to say it may be worth contacting a user named Minagera on here to make a request, but it seems he is no longer hosting http://sosmanuals.minagera.org/ where he made a start of getting the manuals/tutorials back online.

Shame to see it can't be accessed now.

On a side note, looks like your bonnet turned out nicely after the troubles.

Thanks, I'm happy with the bonnet now as well.

View Postimportwarrior, on 17 July 2017 - 04:57 AM, said:

you can use a 25 to 30 inch piece of brake line from an eclipse. thread pattern is the same. bend it to shape. it will look factory if done properly. it only cost like 7 dollars.

That would be great except I'm in Australia and the eclipse never came out over here. I also don't have the time to get it sent. Thanks though.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:34 AM

an evolution 8 is all the same. any metric brake line with fittings will work.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:06 PM

Thanks Minagera came to the rescue with a how to.

http://sosmanuals.mi...ight-reduction/

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:23 PM

So quick questions before I pull the intake off. Does anyone know how to fit these sensors to the magna intake? Obviously I can get rid of the EGR

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:49 PM

I would use a GM temp sensor and have the stand alone ecu control the fans. Easiest way and you would only need one temp sensor.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:18 AM

under the Thermostat side bottom on the magna i believe well at least on mine is a thicker plate i drilled and welded 2 sensor bungs on the under side.
one for the Megasquirt GM water temp sensor and one fo an autometer gauge.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:13 AM

Today I changed the fuel pump to a VL turbo 350hp fuel pump. Looks almost stock in it's place.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:35 AM

Well I've decided to go D2 coilovers once the MPI is done because the MR2's aren't very nice and the springs are hitting the strut housing.

Started pulling it all down tonight. Intercooler and piping all removed. Noticed the mechanic who replaced my head gasket last didn't actually tighten this nut on the turbo. With enough pressure it lifts so I would be losing boost through this easily.
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More pictures to come tomorrow.
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