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Operation Lipstick on a Pig

Discussion in 'G-Body Build Threads' started by fleming442, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. fleming442

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    Trimmed the dash harness tonight. Took a good 2 hours, and the engine harness will be 2-3x that.
    BCM, HVAC controls,air bags, ABS, turn signals, hazards, DRLs, and trying to figure out what I need to keep or scrap. 20170730_074944.jpg 20170808_201948.jpg 20170808_201953.jpg
     
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    Love the project. That spaghetti is bad for my OCD.
     
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    Ha! Luckily, the General didn't change too many colors. It seems like orange is still constant, pink ignition, dk brown park ligbts, gray dimmer, black (w/ stripe), etc... There is still more to go.
     
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    I may have missed it.......but why are you using the dash wiring harness from the donor car? Are you planning on using the camaro gauge cluster?
     
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    Well, I didn't want to, but then I went gauge shopping... JFC, they hi dolla! Most of the 6 gauge packages are in the $600 range, plus they have to be electric, have sending units, work with the fuel sender, yada, yada, yada...
    The Firebird gauge cluster stripped down: 20170812_084305.jpg 20170812_084301.jpg The stack of bezel and lens I have to work with: 20170812_084514.jpg
     
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    Made some MAJOR PROGRESS this morning! 20170812_092457.jpg 20170812_095728.jpg There were 8 wires to the TPS that were bundled with the electric fan leads that were really screwing things up. I routed those back with the injectors and the fans with the battery and starter. It made all the difference in the world! 20170812_095723.jpg
    Hopefully, I can get it mostly done by the end of the day. At least have everything isolated to what needs to go through the firewall....
     
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    This, like most ignorant car parts, was solved with heat. If it were a connector, it would have been much easier to deal with. Instead, GM stacked a bunch of wires into a little separator, snapped a bulkhead fitting around it, and flowed a bunch of goo onto the bundle. 20170812_122536.jpg
     
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    Congrats for putting your OCD to work 'making this happen'! This a serious effort identifying and editing the unnecessary circuits. I seem to recall Built6spdMCSS had one of these clusters in his initial conversion.
     
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    Throwing in the towel for today. I still have a harness on the passenger side that I have to figure out. I need scheeematics. Pedal assembly, cruise control wires, gauges, and OBD II plug have been isolated and some huge circles of wires eliminated. 20170812_163401.jpg 20170812_163414.jpg 20170812_163433.jpg
     
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    Pave the way my friend! I have all the parts to do this too, but put it on hold because of my new baby boy. I am watching to see how it all works out for you. Good luck.
     
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