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Lookin good badbird!

I did some work on my manual M/C setup today, and I'm hoping to have it all togeather this weekend, it would save the weight of the booster for you and the booster and entire ABS system for me.

Keep it up!

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what external pump are you planning on running?
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Well, I changed my mind and went a different route.
I did not get the Mallory pump.
I just didn't have the funds for that pump, and besides, that was way more pump than I needed right now.

The pump pictured above is the Summit 140gph pump.

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You are so cheap, Phatbird uses $100.00 bills in his threads. Seriously though things are looking real good as I said before you have a nice car, I can't wait to seemore pics.
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Lookin good badbird!

I did some work on my manual M/C setup today, and I'm hoping to have it all togeather this weekend, it would save the weight of the booster for you and the booster and entire ABS system for me.

Keep it up!

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Do get a thread going about it.
I look forward to seeing your settup and how it performs.

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Saw your post in my thread but for those that are curious, here's the link to my manual brake thread:

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Were did you get that book in #72 sec pic? I been looking for wiring schematic . I still need to cut some more wire but not sure were they go
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Were did you get that book in #72 sec pic? I been looking for wiring schematic . I still need to cut some more wire but not sure were they go
That is from my Ford Service manual.....I can scan some pages if you would like.
It covers pretty much every wiring scehmatic in the car....

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Anyone know how much less a car without undercoating is compared to one with? My old car had it and my new one doesnt, I was thinking around 30lbs, sound right?

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Anyone know how much less a car without undercoating is compared to one with? My old car had it and my new one doesnt, I was thinking around 30lbs, sound right?
I'm not sure of the weight, but when all mine comes off, I'll post the numbers.

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who is heavier? coug or thunder bucket?
Bird easily, the added sheet metal on the cougar roof and trunklid is probably lighter than the birds big rear window, the cougar doesnt have any led's in the reflectors, and if you wanted to go into options cougars never got the gfx the sc birds had.

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BTW, I'm still working on this....I kinda took a break for 2 reasons, 1, it gets tiring....and 2, for the life of me, I could not find cheap wire cup wheels.
Only thing I could find were the $14 dollar Dewalt cups.
But alas, I finaly found cheap ones....I get 4 of them for under $13 dollars!

The whole back half of the car from the rear seats all the way to the trunk has been grinded off....I'll hopefully finish the grinding today.

I still need to drop the old fuel system, grind all the undercoating off the bottom of the car, paint eveything, install the new fuel system, install cam, springs, and intake, and a few other odds and ends.

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Just an idea, but I saw on another forum that I'm on someone was removing the same type of sound deadener from a subaru, and they used dry ice instead of heat, and it all just flaked off. If you can get some dry ice, you might want to try that and see if it comes up any easier when its extremely cold.

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heh, I actually did try that.
It did come off, but it still left a residue(basically the glue that holds the rubber down), which is what is all I have left to get out anyway.

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Talk about going all out badbird. I recently pulled the dash out of my car and I couldn't believe how heavy it was. Now I'm in the process of swapping over the wiring to another dash, which should take a good bit of time. Keep up the nice work.


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Talk about going all out badbird. I recently pulled the dash out of my car and I couldn't believe how heavy it was. Now I'm in the process of swapping over the wiring to another dash, which should take a good bit of time. Keep up the nice work.
yeah, it has gotten more in depth than I was planning on....it was supposed to be simple and quick, but me, being me, it never is simple and quick.

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Looking at all that your doing, is making me think if I should try to lighten it up some. I still want it to be rigid, and look like a complete dash. I am still debating on what components I should keep though.


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just wondering what kind of fabrication tools you got. assuming you dont got a break, a hammer chisel and a vise will gt you a descent dash. i know you got a welder. i learned how to do metal fab when i took autobody. ask me if you need help or advice.
nothing really of the sort....I just use my head.



but for real, I don't have a break, but I improvise by using anything that will work.

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I need to ask a question regarding the dash skin. How hard was it to remove from the actual frame? Do you think it is possible to do this on the older years, more specifically years 89 to 93?


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the 94-97 dash is held on with a few dozen 7 mm screws going along the whole thing, i imagine the early dash's are the same way

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it was pretty easy....but then again, if all the wires are still attacthed to it, it will make things more difficult. but like Matt said, about a dozen or so 7mm screws holds it on.
But, if you have the time and another car, it really isn't that bad.







and about the car, yep, you guessed it, still grinding away....

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Ok, I'll have to take a look. I have another dash out of a SC which had climate control, which my car did not. I do not want to take the time to swap all the wiring between the two dashes. So if this is feasible I would prefer to do it that way.


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Ok, I'll have to take a look. I have another dash out of a SC which had climate control, which my car did not. I do not want to take the time to swap all the wiring between the two dashes. So if this is feasible I would prefer to do it that way.
I guess what I was saying, the wire should not be attacthed to the dash cover....but it will be attatched to the frame. Some wires will more than likely somewhat hide where the screws are. If the mounting points for the dash covers are the same(where all the little screws go), I can take some detailed pics for you if you'd like?

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That's ok, no pictures necessary. I'll probably start working on the one dash tomorrow and see what I kind find out. I just wish it was a bit warmer outside to be doing this. If I have any questions I know where to come


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update...

been working on the dash...I made a few panels to cover it, but I don't know if I'll change it or not.....I'm working with curved sheet aluminum. It is hard to get it back straight without making a crease in it.
I have also made the new distrubution, fused, relay rack.

I have a little bit of grinding to do....but have not had time to finish it, due to my father in law being in the hospital for a week now.

I'll get pics up when I get home.

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update...

been working on the dash...I made a few panels to cover it, but I don't know if I'll change it or not.....I'm working with curved sheet aluminum. It is hard to get it back straight without making a crease in it.
I have also made the new distrubution, fused, relay rack.

I have a little bit of grinding to do....but have not had time to finish it, due to my father in law being in the hospital for a week now.

I'll get pics up when I get home.
Yeah, hopefully Mr. P makes it thru....

And yeah, the al-you-min-e-um sheet metal will work for now. I would still consider something else as time and money permits. Looking good for now. Let me know when you want to drop the tank.... :p
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I was aboot to drop it last night....but a few ritas, and I passed the fugg out!

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I was aboot to drop it last night....but a few ritas, and I passed the fugg out!
Are you Canadian ay? You say you were aboot to drop it last night....

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Are you Canadian ay? You say you were aboot to drop it last night....
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Allrighty...here are more pics as promised.

More gutting....and grinding..







Needs to be done under the dash..





Front that needs to be grinded out...










Rear, you can see whats underneath...



Okay, so here is what I've been working on for the dash.....don't laugh to hard...it's still not finished.









Here's the distribution/fused/relay rack...





Well, thats all for now..

Here is the switch panel I made today....I like it better than the last one I was using..





Grinding is done on the inside.....I've got to make a few aluminum panels, weld some stuff up, then comes the paint.....

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nick, where did you get that aluminum sheeting for the dash?
from my old work.....we were having the insulation redone on our chilled water lines, and the lines that are outside, get the sheetaluminum as the final covering....There was some left over, so I grabbed it.
I also have some aluminum signs(that is thicker), that I will be using for a firewall between me and the trunk.

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grab me some the next time you see any. the thicker signs are too thick for what i want to do.

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