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ThomasW last won the day on November 12

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  1. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    They are 14” rotors
  2. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Sounds good! I’m expecting them to be similarly prices as the other guys kit, but im also planning to have these anodized in black to prevent corrosion. The big question is, do you guy want the drillbit/tap needed for the spindle mods included or available as an “option”. Drill bit and tap is basically $75 extra as an option.
  3. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    The prototype Brake Brackets arrived today. 2 small changes and they are good to go. So i started installing those and got the driver side done. Also got the throttle body and accel ignition coils cleaned and painted. The clutch cable was also wrappes in techflex so it woukd blend in: The radiator brackets were painted with wrinkle black and the radiator installed. Yes i plan to clean and paint the radiator fan as well. Here is a view down the engine valley showing the engine coolant temp sensor T’d into one of the heater core lines instead of it being in the Radiator hose Y block. Im still waiting on some -12AN fittings to arrive so i can finish the plumbing of this.
  4. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Got the TPS wires extended and then used some vulcanizing tape to attach some christmas tree tabs onto the main connector bundle along the firewall. Now once i figure out how to get the IAC mounted nicely i can do the last wire.
  5. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Finished up a some more of the wire tuck. I need to lengthen the TPS wiring, but its essentially done:
  6. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Well i got the engine and trans installed today. I’ll finish up the wire tuck with it all in the car since it’ll help keep things organized as an installation package. my machinist buddy also sent me a photo of one of my brake brackets in “process” of getting machined. I am really excited to get these since they are the last item needed for the brakes.
  7. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    I pulled the front cover and valve covers off the engine so i could delete the VCT solenoids and repaint the valve covers: I then turned some parts on the Lathe to fill in the valve cover solenoid and one of the pcv breather holes. Once i had those done and installed, i drilled and tappes the covers for some -8AN orb fittings for the crankcase breather plumbing later on: I then cleaned and removed all the loose paint and painted the covers with VHT’s wrinkle black paint: The engine wiring harness was then layed out on a table so i could start prepping it to be opened, tucked and modified for a cleaner install on the 3v. I then separates the ignition coil and injector wiring so i could tuck them under the fuel rail. I also replaced the stock injector connectors with Ev6 injector connectors by crimping on new pins. The FRPS sensor wiring was shortened and re-routed to the rear passenger side. All of the crankshaft position sensor, camshaft position sensor (its being rerouted to the passenger side), AC compressor, TPS, IAC and IAT sensors are getting routed below the intake. The only sensor wiring that will be routed along the front of the motor will be the oil pressure sender, camshaft, crankshaft and AC compressor. The engine harness ground, coolant temp and ignition noise supressors will also be under the intake. Here are a few photos of the progress on that.
  8. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    I agree, the shade over the car and the bug net kinda make it look a little evil.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

    Only a little. Life, money and mother nature are project blocking me...
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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


      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. 

  15. ThomasW

    ThomasW's Two into One build

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