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

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motorheadmike

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So here is why I got all of those relays and fuse holders:

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It is essentially a hotwire kit for the injectors and coils. Power is going to come off the back of the alternator and go to the bus bar and feed lots of magic pixies directly to the fuel injectors and ignition coils through a fire hose - as opposed to the stock method of mashing it all together with tiny wires. This also allows me to test circuits independently.

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I will be building a hotwire for the fuel pump(s) the same way.
 
motorheadmike

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Believe it or not the main harness and fuse block are one!

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And to celebrate I ran a 1 GA log of a wire to the starter to see if she'd turn over. It did. Now it is just a matter of running all of the unique wiring for the things that do things.
 
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Step one: Locate butt plug.

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Step two: Wrestle butt plug from its hole.

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Step three: Rework hole and drill out retention points needed to secure new plug. Clean up hole and apply protective layer.

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Step four: Slam new butt plug in hole. Force it if required.

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Step five: Firmly secure butt plug.

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Step seven: Hide your shame.

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Other than redrilling the mounting holes and flattening out the mounting surface this is a direct bolt in. ECM kick panel users may have to trim their kick panels.
 
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motorheadmike

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I needed a break from wiring so I decided to start back on vacuum lines - which ironically is just like wiring... and also involved some wiring. FML.

First order of business was mounting the MAC valve and 4 bar MAP for the boost controller and running their wires into the cab. I did some research amd sleuthing to find out that Innovate uses Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 connectors on the SCG-1. I was hoping to make harnesses to go through the firewall bulkhead connector I just installed - but it is Easter weekend and Mouser would have it here in time... so I pushed them through the speedo cable grommet for now.

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Other than that it was a matter of making a bunch of brackets to hold various parts, fabbing up hard lines and rubber hoses. Even finished up the PCV system.
 
motorheadmike

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Yes, Virginia... there is a Santa Claus.

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Factory fitment?

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Should be fine once the heat wrap goes on.
 
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