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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/22/18 9:32 p.m.

Here was the part number on one, I’ll take a picture tomorrow of the connector. It’s a 19 pin connector that screws together 

Ignore my ugly thumb, it had an incident with a hole saw 

unevolved
unevolved SuperDork
10/23/18 7:30 a.m.

Oh, so there's one harness for all the coils, and they're all potted to one connector?  That's annoying.

Having an ignition sub-harness is pretty helpful, I'd try and keep that if I were you.  Here's a set of connectors, if you want to just cut the old coils off so you can use unmodified ones:

https://www.milspecwiring.com/Set-of-8-GM-Coil-Connector-Kits-For-D585-D581-LS2-LS7_p_625.html

(Make sure I got the part number for the coil right, if not, they sell different ones.)

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/23/18 9:18 a.m.

 

I ended up buying these for the time being, there are four wires going to each coil and I figured it wouldn’t be too fun to splice them all 

The msd ignition will plug into the stock harness 

 

I think I’ll be adding a breather to the motor also, the three stage pump doesn’t pull much vacuum 

I like this breather

https://www.c-f-m.com/performanceparts/pc/CFM-Performance-Billet-Valve-Cover-Breather-Kit-for-Holley-LS-Valve-Covers-p193.htm

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/23/18 9:05 p.m.

Didn’t really accomplish much today, waiting on fittings 

mocked up the tank to fill the radiator 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/26/18 9:36 p.m.

Need some heat shielding 

Scottah
Scottah Dork
10/27/18 7:51 a.m.

Love the build but it looks like your “budget” has turned into a large one. 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/27/18 8:27 a.m.

Yeah the title is probably a little misleading at this point, I’m not really compromising as much anymore

Still should be a lot of car for what I have into it 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/28/18 6:26 p.m.

I need to get the bmrs fittings made, regular fittings didn’t fit down below. Think I’ll need to mail them off maybe

Oredered aeroquip fittings from jegs, the 12an line came but none of the fittings or other hose came, not sure what’s happening 

Need to get a tube so I can run the fuel lines inside the drivers compartment, needs to fit two 6an lines 

my clutch discs came so I’ll take the bellhousing off and install the flywheel and clutch 

unevolved
unevolved SuperDork
11/2/18 7:02 p.m.

Looking good!  I know BMRS will make you hoses to a drawing if you don't already have the fittings purchased.  BTW, highly recommend making one end of the hose a swivel fitting, even though it costs a few more bucks.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
11/4/18 6:43 p.m.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
11/10/18 9:31 a.m.

Looking at maybe starting the wiring soon, do you guys have any articles about wiring? It should be pretty simple on this car. I’m sure I could figure it out, think I’ll try to do relays for everything, this will be my first big wiring job 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
11/15/18 7:22 p.m.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
11/20/18 9:40 p.m.

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
11/23/18 6:37 p.m.

unevolved
unevolved SuperDork
11/23/18 7:16 p.m.

https://www.rbracing-rsr.com/wiring_ecu.html

 

This is a really good summary of motorsports wiring techniques.  Not comprehensive (as if anything ever is) but a great read to get you a feel for what goes into a "proper" wiring harness, and why buying a custom high-end harness can get expensive haha

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
12/18/18 8:45 p.m.

all I’ve done since last post

oil line routing has all been figured out 

ill get back on this soon

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
12/30/18 10:56 p.m.
ctk339 said:

I want boom tubes on something someday. 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
1/2/19 8:38 p.m.

Yeah, should sound pretty good with Tri ys and the boom tune 

I ordered The Holley terminator set up with tbi injection, should be installing that in the next few weeks. Need to get the valve covers off and plug the pcv feeds before I can install the coils 

All the oil lines are tight and I’m ready to run some oil through the system as a test, probably pour a gallon or two in the engine and feed it through the system. Going to have the feed to the motor disconnected and just dump it into a container to hopefully flush anything out that got past

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
1/4/19 10:40 a.m.

Lower radiator bend with bung is ready, need to finish up the cooling system now, quite a few lines to make, a lot smaller this time 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
1/12/19 6:22 p.m.

Started hooking up the harness, need to figure out the ecu mount, lots of small things still

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
1/15/19 6:03 p.m.

Bad picture but next up is the lower fan mount, going to make this hold the radiator and also the fan 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
1/25/19 10:02 a.m.

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
1/25/19 10:33 a.m.

That seems like a good sign!

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
1/26/19 6:45 p.m.

Back on jack stands

have about a hundred little things to finish up before starting, then a bunch more to get it driving 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
1/31/19 8:17 p.m.

Need to figure out where to mount the kill switch. Sort of thinking the passenger side a pillar area. Then need to figure out all the other wiring and some other small plumbing for the water and gauges 

also put the headers on with oem metal shin gaskets, they’re suppose to seal well 

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