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Trunk Insanity

Now that the hood is closed, Scott has move on to the trunk. Some of these shots have been posted here and there on other threads,
but as it comes together I really thought the trunk deserves its own thread,
so you guys can see it all in one place right up to the finished product.

Here's the driver's side and a bit of the center:


Here's the center at nite (Leds to light up the amp):


Here's a mock up of the passenger side:


On the right is the battery box (the white box in front)

then there is this box behind the battery box
(more about that later & what's inside it):



In that pic, on the left you can also see a bit of the JL subwoofer, which is mounted alongside the amp.

Then there is the red marine switch and grey connector alongside
the boxes in front of the wheel well (I'll let Scott expain):

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The red dial is used to switch between the normal power path and the remote on/off switch located in a spare tailight that can be quickly hooked up via the fat *** grey connector. The remote switch is needed since the battery is located in trunk. Figured it was a pretty cool idea and another example of the "Trunk wiring" I have to finish before SSHS#6....I'll be in the bathroom when this car screams down the track :leave: .

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Before all that, Scott drilled a hole through the trunk floor
and fashioned a mounting plate:


Finished it off:


and installed some hardware:


Can anyone guess what that is for??

Does this help?



How about this:



More will be revealed.



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And from the inside out:





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Well, if thats an aftercooler, and it uses Ice as I've read then I'd say that the ice melts, and the water has to be drained somehow.


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The water is very easily drained from those. Its just a purge valve system. My godfather ran an ice system in his camaro and its not too hard.

Kudos on the trunk though...Custom doesn't come in a box. You got a lot of things going on all at once there. I don't envy the stress levels you are probably enduring.

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Well, if thats an aftercooler, and it uses Ice as I've read then I'd say that the ice melts, and the water has to be drained somehow.


That's half the function. There is a drain line from the cool can attached so I can drain the melted ice from the can.

The main line from the Intercooler coolant pump is also attached so that we can pump/drain coolant from the main system. Ice can also be introduced directly into the reservoir when racing. You gotta drain coolant to make room for the ice to go in. Afterward when it melts, water can be drained off and coolant added back for everyday driving. And, of course, just like the engine collant system, from time to time the intercooler system needs to be drained and flushed and refilled.

I'm just trying to figure out whether I want to use ice made with distilled water and just let it melt into the coolant, or use those little plastic ice cubes that are re-usable and just fish them out of the reservoir when I'm done. Or maybe just one of those frozen plastic ice thingys from a small (six pack size) Igloo lunch box cooler.



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Ice is ice....use some cubes or just buy a $2 bad of ice and bring some sandwhich baggies.

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Those little plastic ice cubes suck...I say just use regular old ice.

When are you gonna post pics of the glovebox?!?!?

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Ice is ice ........
Not really... Do you put regular tap water in your radiator?

Should use distilled water.

Any ice cubes that go in that intercooler system will be distilled, or encased in plastic. Trust me.

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Not really... Do you put regular tap water in your radiator?

Should use distilled water.

Any ice cubes that go in that intercooler system will be distilled, or encased in plastic. Trust me.

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Common Mike go for the gold....call up TriGas and get a dewar of liquid Nitrogen
Well, I thought about dry ice.. but the smoke coming out of the trunk might not be appreciated..


Are you in GA yet? If you are, you oughtta take a couple of hours and visit Scott... She is a whole different animal in person.. your eyes just don't know where to focus next...

He told me I oughtta start planning on coming up soon, for a test drive. I can't this weekend, or next weekend, but I may be up the following weekend. That would be 10/14 - 10/16... Then back again for SSHS 6 in November (I hope).

Who knows if she's ready to come home, I'll bring a buddy up with me in the vette, and one of us will drive GB home, the other, the vette.

any volunteers??

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Yes we have moved up but I am still commuting back to Ft Lauderdale every other week. I am driving the bird back to GA this weekend because my FL plates are going to expire in OCT. I brought the family down and will be taking them to Disney on the way up. I will be in town the 14th - 16th so feel free to stay at our place if you need a room we have plenty to spare. I am about 40 minutes from the airport.

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Yes we have moved up but I am still commuting back to Ft Lauderdale every other week. I am driving the bird back to GA this weekend because my FL plates are going to expire in OCT. I brought the family down and will be taking them to Disney on the way up. I will be in town the 14th - 16th so feel free to stay at our place if you need a room we have plenty to spare. I am about 40 minutes from the airport.
Heck if your still commuting in November, maybe you can drive something back to FL... and I'll sky miles you back...

I'll let you know when I'll be coming up..

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Not really... Do you put regular tap water in your radiator?

Should use distilled water.

Any ice cubes that go in that intercooler system will be distilled, or encased in plastic. Trust me.

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My bad. I was thinking you were using a different system. The one I used was a coffee can style with the coiled tube in the center and we would put bags of ice in the center. Old school way of cooling thins down.

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The small switch is for the LED over ride.




The ground hooks up to a bolt welded to the frame.








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And i thought the connector (right of the battery select switch) was gonna be used for Jump starting the car if need be neat use of it thou i do say

Looking not too baddly.. the trunk looks too `busy' to me, but then again, there's one hell of alot of things happening back there...
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