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Today I put the finishing touches on a front suspension and brake rebuild. Its the first time off jacks in about a year. It felt really good, in the morning the ride height will get the treatment.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:42 PM
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I ordered new axle shafts & CV joints from Pelican. Ohh, I also ordered an O-Ring so that I can remove the fuel tank screen and clean it, then put back without any leaks.

I put the car on jack stands in preparation of installing these when they get here Next weekend's project.

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Would you share your info on this .. pretty cool ....
The LED strip was from eBay, here. The LEDs could stand to be a touch brighter, but they still seem bright enough to me, especially mounted high at the top of the window.

The metal bracket is a scrap piece of thin sheet steel, bent into a tight V with one side taller than the other. The taller side of the V slips between the glass and the seal inside the car, the strip light attaches to the exposed side of the short leg of the V using double-sided tape. The picture below is taken from the passenger side inside the car, with the right edge pulled out of the seal a bit to show the bracket.

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Installed new silicone PIAA wiper blades.

Unplugged ignition/door/seatbelt buzzer - which has been annoying.
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drove it to work!
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bench bled my new master cylinder, and then relived my Navy days and said every cuss word known to man (and spilled all of the brake fluid back out again) after many repeated attempts to get the fill tubes into the grommets...including 2 trips to Sears hardware for different size bar clamps....I could not get that method to work for me.

I finally took the fill tubes and reseviour out, installed them in the MC outside the car and threaded them up through the firewall & footwell -- DEFINITELY the way to go. Had to remove the gas filler tube to gain access to the top holes. And still had at least 5 aborted attempts when one of the grommets wanted to start coming out the top of the MC from wiggling the tubes too much until I got my technique down...

2 rounds of bleeding done, and it rained good yesterday so all the salt is gone off the roads for the time being - yeah
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Bled my brakes..... AGAIN. Gee, this gets easy after the 20th or so time.
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Allignment and final installation of my new front tow hook.



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Front hub/brake/rotor install...and trying out the bling...;-)


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i installed a oil pressure light in the dash..... right work for a sunday

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I test fitted my new "used" OG Racing six point roll cage ...
Lots of work ahead before i remove the carpets and weld on the backing plates,and paint it black !

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Despite the cold, I managed to spend the majority of the day in the garage doing mostly electrical work. Added 7 new sensors, an ECU expansion box, and lots of wire. Next is plumbing in the piping to log exhaust back pressure with the additional MAP sensor.

Current temp in garage:


View from the workbench:




New dual element ambient air temperature sensor mounted inside front bumper





All the electrical boxes with new and revised wiring



Engine wiring and sensors:






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Bled my brakes..... AGAIN. Gee, this gets easy after the 20th or so time.
I've found a good mix of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and a little Cure thrown in provides the right Zen for bleeding. . . .
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Finished the wife's CTT rear brakes that I ordered the wrong pads for. Replaced the washer nozzle that must have got knocked by a snowbrush. All the while the 911 looks on forlorn and jealous.
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Repainted inside of LH battery box on 70 where battery ate it up. Cleaned and primed yesterday. Wouldn't have found it for awhile if I hadn't been reinstalling the through the grill lights. Lucky.
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Valve adjustment and oil drain. Now I'm going to check my chain tensioners and cam timing. I want to see if I can see why I have a chain rattle at low idle. I hear a slap when I shut it down too... Then I'll add some new Brad Penn and get it cleaned up for winter. Winter- brine on the NJ roads and too chilly for sailing.
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Since it was in the mid-70s here in NC, I gave my venetian blue beauty a good wash.
My 8 year old daughter was my helper and manned the hose.
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Got the short block back together. Cylinders and Pistons go on after lunch. Things have gone very well and weather has been a perfect 75-80 degrees all weekend for this project.

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Today I wished it was back from the fab shop so I could drive it
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