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My SN95

  • Year
    1999
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    GT
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    1999 V6 and GT
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    Changing daily

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  1. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Got the gas tank installed and hooked up. The tank straps look pretty strapping under there. Also got the car off jack stands, so now i can move it around in prep to drop the motor in: Also started rethinking my decision of it im going to install my spoiler lip or not. After not looking at it for basically a year, i still like it. I am just split on how i want to proceed. 1. Refine the one in the photo and paint it body color or 2. Make one in the reflective copper CF. Then the other decision is how to mount it: 1. Permanently (brings up issues of 3rd brake light removal in the future or 2. Tape it or screw it... Currently im leaning towards body color and mounting it with tape so i dont have to drill any holes in my decklid. Got this photo of the front end as well. Im still debating on how to do the front splitter i made... sometimes i think a wrinkle black finish would go well with CF side splitters (whenever i get around to making thise) and that would save me a ton of time in body work. Other times, i think body color would be best. So many decisions.
  2. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Last week i painted the intake and gas tank straps: i also dropped off the aluminum plates from the Steeda 4 bolt C/C plates, throttle body adapter and throttle cable bracket at the anodizer bc i was tired of those things looking nasty and corroded. I got those items back today: Then promptly installed them so i can get the car off jack standa when i come back home this weekend: They look way nicer now, so i guess i better order some Zinc plated hardware to replace the cheap stuff Steeda includes that has already rusted and corroded. Im also debating on if i’m going to take the imrc delete plates, thermostat housing, 12AN radiator hose adapter plates and radiator cap adapter to get anodized black when i take the brake brackets.
  3. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Only a little. Life, money and mother nature are project blocking me...
  4. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Bit more progress. I 3D printed some hose clamps and separators. Here is a pic of a few of the pieces: Also got the lines at the hydroboost unit itself made up and connected: here is the Return line “manifold”. Its made up of a 180* fitting, 90* fitting, straight fitting and a Tee. I also used one of my 3D printed clamps to mount the lower portion of the Tee to the strut tower. This brings the rack return line and hydroboost return line into one line to return the fluid to the reservoir. The reservoir was also bolted into place (the mount needs modified thought). A photo of the steering rack lines. The top line that isnt connected is the rack fluid return, the lower disconnected line goes to the powersteering pump. And here is a pic of the lines running through the wheel well. There is still one line to be routed for the fluid feed to the power steering pump. That one May be the only one routed through the engine bay though.
  5. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Some stuff has been arriving for the past week or two. Some front Bilstein’s showed up, so thay completes the damper package. I also got all the stuff for the AN hose hydroboost conversion. I also got a tap and some -8 orb to 8an male fittings to convert the valvecovers to AN line breathers. Also picked up a Mishimotor power steering reservoir. Its a nice piece, but it has an O-ring seal and no vent, which i was surprised to see. Oh well, nothing a drill bit cant fix. Haha Some random box showed up today with some S550 calipers. It appears that they will fit my adapter bracket with just slight mods to the caliper and the same mods to the spindle. I am amazed at the size differences from 94-04 cobra, GT500 and S550 calipers. Its crazy! I then got all the teflon washers put on the metric to AN adapters and installed those: I also started routing the ptfe hoses from the hydroboost into the fender well area and cutting them over length so i know i have enough hose to work with. Here is a photo of the P/S reservoir and where i hope to put it. Its a tight fit, but it should work. I also got a roll of 1kg Black ABS plastic for the 3D printer, so now i need to draw up and print some AN hose separators.
  6. I didn't want to make it a point on your topic but I really think that fuse box  and maybe the harness is going to be in the way of the wheel after doing similar stuff to my own car.  I have seen pics of engine bay harnesses that have been rubbed by the wheels just from being tied up to where the fuse box is and they were a few inches higher.  I know how bad it sucks to get the wiring sorted out, and to find out a wheel is in the way.

    1. ThomasW

      ThomasW

      No worries man!  I looked at it again today and it doesnt look like it’ll be a problem, but i didnt put the wheel up to actually check.  

        I’ll likely do that tomorrow just for piece of mind. 

  7. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Should be as long as i dont go 4x4 in the thing
  8. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Wire tuck is complete for the body harness’. Also got the remainder of the brake hard lines routed.
  9. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Interior is mostly done... and thanks to two kids, it needs vacuumed again already: also the hydroboost, AC dryer and engine harness plug mounts all done. Im still undecided if im going to tuck the engine harness plug.
  10. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Yes it is.. just way longer of a process.
  11. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Got the fuel pressure gauge installed and wired up with the rest of the A pillar gauges: Got almost all of the interior associated with the dash reinstalled after swapping the dash harness from the red car onto the original dash for the white car. I also installed the computer and pcm harness. Then i needed to route all of the wiring from the gauges through the firewall. Typically i would have just cut a slit in the rubber boot near the hydroboost. This time, i had a hole where the hood pop cable goes through the firewall, so i enlarged that hole and used it for the pass through for the boost, electric fuel pressure, wideband, oil pressure and water temp. Then looped it all up and used a velcro tye to hold it out of the way. Then just to see what it looked like. I bolted the painted brembo’s up to the bracket. I had alread rebagged and sprayed the rotor with oil to prevent rusting, so i didnt bother pulling it back out. The Brembo logo isnt noticeable from a distance which is exactly what i was shooting for.
  12. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    The wife sewed up a shift boot for me: also pulled the body harness and ecu harness from the donor: swapped the pedal box over: And now that the GT500 brake bracket design is complete, i painted the front brake calipers:
  13. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Yea the 3/4” spacer is what killed it for me just buying stuff from the other guys. I have a tubular front suspension with under 1k miles and really didnt want to spend $250 to replace the A arms for fox length arms. We’ll see what Lwarrior has to say and figure it out from there. I believe the other guys have used the S550 calipers with their current bracket/spacer setup, but it appears that the caliper needed the webbing between the mount ears on the caliper removed. Far more work than i would want to do.
  14. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    I have had more than one person express interest on using the S550 calipers. If the interest is truely there, i have no problem looking to see if its possible.
  15. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Machinist buddy came back and quoted the wrong material for these things.. i’ll get back with a price once he figures it out.
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