MONTE CARLO "COPO" Monte Carlo SS - Turbosaurus Build (forever stuck in wiring hell)

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81cutlass

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Do Canadians ACTUALLY measure oil pressure in KpA? :p
 
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Do Canadians ACTUALLY measure oil pressure in KpA? :p
This one doesn't. Note the aftermarket Imperial oil pressure and temperature gauges. ;)
 
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More spaghetti management. Ran the fan relay and tested it. Pretty much at the stage where I can start connecting the engine harness to the fuse block, and then loom the crap out of it.

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Decided to take a break from underhood wiring and work on other wiring. Namely the boost controller/wideband. Having done this a few times I have learned that the main harness needs a disconnect so that the install and service are more liveable. So I built one... and I chose to cut a new blank for it too. I love the factory(?) duct tape.

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Doing my best impression of an elec-chicken. Originally I was going to put all of this in or on the glove box - but since I am not putting a radio in this thing I had a little real estate to leverage. I need a relay for the boost controller/wideband and having room for a bunch of spare circuits will be handy. Because race car. The blank spot to the left is reserved for a cellphone mount... or maybe some switches.

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I love my new rivet nut tool.
 
motorheadmike

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After cleaning up my disaster of a garage I made the IAC break out harness and the MAF adapter harness. Ho hum.
 
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motorheadmike

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More magic pixie labour. First order of business was finishing up the modifications to the main harness by building in the MAP adapter - this allows me to switch between an old school MAP or a new LS-style MAP (because supertuna reasons). After that I hogged the "accessory port" hole out about a 1/4" in diameter and stuffed the USB/voltmeter port in. Then it was a matter of running wires - which when done reasonably well - takes FOREVER. A quick bench test proves that it should work just fine... gauge shows voltage, and the LED indicates a broken circuit (I just pulled the fuse). For those wondering the little relay board (from Leash) has two 40A relays on it, and I will be running these to trigger things like the boost/wideband gauge, the USB port, and ummmm... other things I forget that I wanted to do. Let's just call it expansion. Actually I am relocating the accessory port to use with my power inverter for charging my laptop while tuning/logging.

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