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FRC Joe 01-19-2010 9:26am

FRC Joe's underhood thread
 
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/pa...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 10:19am

That is some nice looking work, very professional. Looks like you're quite adept at polishing as well.

FRC Joe 01-19-2010 10:26am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Munch (Post 20450)
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 11:05am

Looks real nice.

Cobra4B 01-19-2010 3:21pm

Attention to detail is astounding. You could make these into a few various kits and sell them for sure.

Garb55 01-19-2010 5:02pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobra4B (Post 20468)
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 9:17pm

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 9:30pm

Inspector won't have any clue.

DropTheTop 01-20-2010 7:33am

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 9:13am

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 9:14am

Quote:

Originally Posted by FRC Joe (Post 20500)
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/g9...00120Large.jpg

Cobra4B 01-20-2010 9:16am

Odd... I've had my car inspected 3x w/o an air pump.

WKMCD 01-20-2010 10:31am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobra4B (Post 20521)
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 11:34am

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 7:40am

Quote:

Originally Posted by DropTheTop (Post 20513)
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 1:46pm

Getting close to done
 
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/topshot.jpg

Vet4jdc 02-14-2010 2:18pm

Awesome....can't wait to see it in person at Waterside! :yesnod:

Munch 02-14-2010 4:17pm

I really like what you did with your alternator bracket! :cool:

thegreenman 02-14-2010 7:15pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by WKMCD (Post 20519)
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/g9...00120Large.jpg

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

thegreenman 02-14-2010 7:16pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by FRC Joe (Post 24096)

Looking really nice, great job. :thumbsup:


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