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post #91 of 760 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 05:00 PM
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Really nice!

I've been looking for shots of one of our cars 'butt nekkid' for some add ons; thanks.

BTW, where can you get QA1 shocks for these??

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QA-1 shocks and coil overs ? How did you get them ?
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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.
just lemme know what size you need, I might have some you can have.

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Really nice!

I've been looking for shots of one of our cars 'butt nekkid' for some add ons; thanks.

BTW, where can you get QA1 shocks for these??
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QA-1 shocks and coil overs ? How did you get them ?
hehehe

These were available in a group buy a couple years ago.
Here is the info from who made them....
D & D Race Technologies
Denny & Dawn Barwald
www.dndracetech.com
Denny Cell:320-310-2218
Dawn Cell:320-310-2221
Office:320-629-4769
Fax:775-244-5586

15990 Rice Road
Brook Park, MN 55007

I'm sure he can make another set....but get ready to shell out close to $700 bucks.

edit: hmmmm, seems the site is no longer there....maybe try the phone later.

Old fuel system gone.
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Started welding the seams on the inside....just to make things a bit stronger.

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Wow nice work. I can't believe you did all that grinding by hand. I would have wussed out and used the sand blaster. Can't wait to see the end the finished dash.
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Well, things have been slow again....my father in law did pass away on the 4th. So we have been dealing with funeral stuff for the past week.
I did manage to get some valvetrain stuff done for the new cam, but thats about it.

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Sorry to hear about your father in law. Just bringing this thread back up since I have started working on my dash swap. After examining them, it appears that you cannot remove just the top skin of the dash to swap to another. So I am completely stripping them and swapping the harnesses and controls. The harness itself weighed in at 15 pounds when removed. I can post pictures if anyone is interested, and does anyone need a dash wiring harness from a supercoupe?


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Sorry to hear about your father in law. Just bringing this thread back up since I have started working on my dash swap. After examining them, it appears that you cannot remove just the top skin of the dash to swap to another. So I am completely stripping them and swapping the harnesses and controls. The harness itself weighed in at 15 pounds when removed. I can post pictures if anyone is interested, and does anyone need a dash wiring harness from a supercoupe?
what year dash's were you swaping?

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My cougar is an 89, and the dash I got from my buddy was out of an 89-90 SC.


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You shouldn't have to change the whole harness out, everything should plug right in from the SC harness to the LS. I put a dash out of a 90XR7 in my 91 cougar, and I had some issues with getting the horn and headlights to work because they changed the way they were wired for 91, but going from an 89SC to an 89LS should be plug-and-play.

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I kind of figure as much, but didn't want to take any chances with it. The other reason for swapping was because my car originally had a car alarm install, and I didn't want to mess with removing it, and installing it into the new car. It probably would have took me the same amount of time to rewire the alarm as swapping the wiring harness. I am finished though with the dashes, just have to replace the heater core before I can put it back in.


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Actually, I lied. The alarm was the second reason, the HVAC controls were my main reason. The sc came with auto climate, and my car did not. Not sure if the wiring is the same between the two, but I didn't want to take the chance. I really didn't want to have to change over to auto climate either.


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I don't know about the auto climate controls, didn't think about that. When I swapped my dash, both of them had the manual climate controls, so I don't know what would be involved in swapping that out. I'm with you though, I like the manual ones better.

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Pictures can be seen here: Dash swapping


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Little update.


I figured, since the interior is pretty much stripped, why not weld up the seams...





And since I'm doing that, why not strip the motor down....







Got these about a week ago....





So, now its gonna take a bit longer......but thats allright, at least it'll be quicker

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So in all your weight reduction efforts, have you given any thought to aluminum heads?

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So in all your weight reduction efforts, have you given any thought to aluminum heads?
oh yeah, but don't have the 2,000+ for them right now.

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You don't need that much. You can find a good used set of aluminum GT40s or Edelbrock Vic Jr.'s for under $1000 if you look around.

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Of course I could.
But, I don't want to waste a grand in heads that will not be big enough for what I'm wanting.
With saying that, I know I just bought these heads, but I can sell them for more than I paid for them, and they will compliment the cam and intake that I'm putting in the car, much better than the stock E5's that I'm currently running.

The engine I want to build, will be done later.
this is just a budget build.

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try finding a set of used ones
not many AFR 225's are cheap....might as well pay a few hundred more for new ones.

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why not edlebrock?
noy my cup of tea.

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Welded up the seams, eh? Hmmmm, never even thought of that. While we aren't allowed to run subframe connectors, this should help out at least a little, right?

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before I welded the seams, you could kinda feel the floor give in certain areas, and if you were to hit the floor board, it had a gongish sound to it.....now, the floor feels solid, and you get a thump when you hit it.

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just a lil update.....still welding seams, and tinkering with the new h/c/i.

thats all for now!

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just a lil update.....still welding seams, and tinkering with the new h/c/i.

thats all for now!
Thats a LOT of seams .. but a very good idea that I have considered doing to my own ride. Ive noticed that even the Mark 8's got a few little welded seams in a couple areas ... shock towers rings for example, something the Tbird did not get.
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you got heads now?!
yep, nothing major though....just some first gen lightning heads.

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Thats a LOT of seams .. but a very good idea that I have considered doing to my own ride. Ive noticed that even the Mark 8's got a few little welded seams in a couple areas ... shock towers rings for example, something the Tbird did not get.
tell me about it......I haven't done this much welding in a long time!!

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Fvcking fires.... :p
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Fvcking fires.... :p
I know why the right side wasn't cathing on fire like the left......I didn't weld up 1 seam on the right side like I did on the left.....sooooo, I need you to come by again today and watch that side so I don't have to keep getting out and putting the fire out.

btw, I got the roof all welded up too, along with the dash....I finally started on the back end.
And I also started grinding in the front wheel well.

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I know why the right side wasn't cathing on fire like the left......I didn't weld up 1 seam on the right side like I did on the left.....sooooo, I need you to come by again today and watch that side so I don't have to keep getting out and putting the fire out.

btw, I got the roof all welded up too, along with the dash....I finally started on the back end.
And I also started grinding in the front wheel well.
Sweet... Hey I replied to the AJL thread in the Pic of the "who-cares" thread....

I need to go talk to Hal tonight.....
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Sweet... Hey I replied to the AJL thread in the Pic of the "who-cares" thread....

I need to go talk to Hal tonight.....
....I'll call em in a few.

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