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FRC Joe
01-19-2010, 10:26am
In Nov of 08 I had my tranny lock itself into 4th gear at a track rental. I suppose pushing twice the stock power through it had something to do with it. While the driveline was out for that repair I thought I'd take the opportunity to clean up a few items under the hood and fix some things that I wasnt 100% happy with from my blower install. A combination of scope creep, fluctuating interest and poverty has stretched the project out to 14 mos. and counting, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Here's a few pics of the progress.


Relocated
Coils into fenderwells w/ custom brackets and wire looms

http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/DS%20bracket1.jpg
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/paxside%20bracket3.jpg
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/wire%20routing.jpg
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/loom1.jpg
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/loom2.jpg
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/loom3.jpg

Evap Solenoid to firewall
Catch Can to front of radiator

http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/IC1.jpg

Replaced

Rear Main Seal
PS Pulley with LS2 steel
Valve covers
Coolant Hoses (w/Black Silicone)
Exhaust bolts with ARP studs
Ignition Wires with Accell Extreme 9000 Ceramics

http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/ceramic%20boots.JPG

Revised

Air Inlet Tube from IC to TB

http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/mockup03.JPG

PCV system

http://members.cox.net/99_frc/PCV1.jpg
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/PCV2.jpg

EVAP system

http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/drivers%20side.JPG

Top of A&A radiator to allow bolting on of top cover

http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/tapping%20bar.jpg
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/topper.jpg


Re-Routed or Hidden
Headlight wiring
top AC line
Alky Line
EVAP wiring
Coil Harnesses
TB, MAF and TPS wiring
IAT wiring

Munch
01-19-2010, 11:19am
That is some nice looking work, very professional. Looks like you're quite adept at polishing as well.

FRC Joe
01-19-2010, 11:26am
That is some nice looking work, very professional. Looks like you're quite adept at polishing as well.

Thanks! Yeah I spent many hours this summer with the 2000 and some soapy water.

Also of note, The inky black intake manifold and blower inlet piece were painted by the man himself, GBVette. Laying down flawless black paint is practically a reflexive reaction for him now! :D

edcmat-l1
01-19-2010, 12:05pm
Looks real nice.

Cobra4B
01-19-2010, 04:21pm
Attention to detail is astounding. You could make these into a few various kits and sell them for sure.

Garb55
01-19-2010, 06:02pm
Attention to detail is astounding. You could make these into a few various kits and sell them for sure.
:above:

FRC Joe
01-19-2010, 10:17pm
Here's the evap solenoid mounted on the firewall. This was difficult to photograph. The solenoid is mounted vertically and the curvy plastic hose comes out of the bottom and back up to the re-positioned hard line. The test port is accessible, and it shouldnt pick up any header heat. Hopefully I wont get any crap about moving it at inspection time.

http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/evap%20solenoid.jpg

Cobra4B
01-19-2010, 10:30pm
Inspector won't have any clue.

DropTheTop
01-20-2010, 08:33am
Looks incredible! :cheers:

BTW, what's scope creep? A peeping tom with minty fresh breath?!?
j/k! Sounds like you deal with Lean manufacturing / Six Sigma?

Cobra4B
01-20-2010, 10:13am
Scope creep = "well if I'm going to have to do x, then I might as well do y. Oh... well if I have to do x and y, then I should go ahead and do z." And so on and so forth ;) It's what alwasy happens to me on my projects.

WKMCD
01-20-2010, 10:14am
Here's the evap solenoid mounted on the firewall. This was difficult to photograph. The solenoid is mounted vertically and the curvy plastic hose comes out of the bottom and back up to the re-positioned hard line. The test port is accessible, and it shouldnt pick up any header heat. Hopefully I wont get any crap about moving it at inspection time.

http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/evap%20solenoid.jpg

I misplaced all of that stuff a while ago. The only thing they looked for at inspection time was the air pump. I have that (non-functional) :D

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/WKMCD/Engine2000120Large.jpg

Cobra4B
01-20-2010, 10:16am
Odd... I've had my car inspected 3x w/o an air pump.

WKMCD
01-20-2010, 11:31am
Odd... I've had my car inspected 3x w/o an air pump.

Do you even have emissions testing in VA Beach?

Cobra4B
01-20-2010, 12:34pm
Not a sniffer test... they plug in the OBDII port though and most shops will look for things like headers w/o cats.

FRC Joe
01-21-2010, 08:40am
Looks incredible! :cheers:

BTW, what's scope creep? A peeping tom with minty fresh breath?!?
j/k! Sounds like you deal with Lean manufacturing / Six Sigma?

Oh yeah! I did contracting stints at GE Appliance and GE Industrial Drive Systems in the mid and late 90s when that was coming into vogue.

FRC Joe
02-14-2010, 02:46pm
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/topshot.jpg

Vet4jdc
02-14-2010, 03:18pm
Awesome....can't wait to see it in person at Waterside! :yesnod:

Munch
02-14-2010, 05:17pm
I really like what you did with your alternator bracket! :cool:

thegreenman
02-14-2010, 08:15pm
I misplaced all of that stuff a while ago. The only thing they looked for at inspection time was the air pump. I have that (non-functional) :D

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/WKMCD/Engine2000120Large.jpg

What fuel system did you install? Do you like it?

thegreenman
02-14-2010, 08:16pm
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/topshot.jpg

Looking really nice, great job. :thumbsup:

Sneaks
02-15-2010, 07:14am
Looking good under there! :thumbs:

Peter Pan
02-15-2010, 11:41am
:above:Looking really good under your hood and where did you get the valvue covershttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c293/elsloan22/emotions/thumbs_up_spongebob.gif

FRC Joe
02-15-2010, 12:39pm
:above:Looking really good under your hood and where did you get the valvue covershttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c293/elsloan22/emotions/thumbs_up_spongebob.gif

Thanks! They're the GMPP covers. P/Ns are 25534399 for the drivers side, and 25534398 for the pax. About $100 ea., which makes them the least expensive alternative to stock I believe.

allthrottleandsomebottle
02-15-2010, 08:50pm
:takdir: Joe.
Will have to talk with about 97' detailing tips .....to remove tire rubber :leaving:

zz4vetteguy
02-15-2010, 08:58pm
Wow. That really looks sharp.

Peter Pan
02-16-2010, 09:58am
Thanks! They're the GMPP covers. P/Ns are 25534399 for the drivers side, and 25534398 for the pax. About $100 ea., which makes them the least expensive alternative to stock I believe.

Thank you and these are affordable and great lookinghttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c293/elsloan22/emotions/55425421.gif

pops98
02-24-2010, 05:14pm
joe, you are a master of detail, looks very good

FRC Joe
04-27-2010, 02:45pm
A few more odds and ends.

Drivers side coils, harnesses, vacuum lines, alky pump and filter.
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/Finished%20DS%20Coils%20and%20Alky.jpg

Passenger side coils
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/Finished%20Pax%20Coils.jpg

Mostly complete shot of engine compartment
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/Complete.jpg

Cobra4B
04-27-2010, 03:28pm
You get the alky working so you could stomp on it?

FRC Joe
04-28-2010, 07:52am
You get the alky working so you could stomp on it?

Yeah I got the new pump in friday b4 last. Julio at Alky Control made a design change that should keep water out of the pump much more effectively. There is now a cover made of material similar to tool dip over the pump motor. Car is friggin rowdy, I had forgotten what it was like :D