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Old 10-28-2007, 09:46 PM   #51
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I think you guys are being kind at 50lbs. I'd give it more.

Not sure if it would be a better idea to not splice in the whole thing.. but maybe just the pieces you want to add.
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well there isn't going to be much of a update this week, as I won't have much time to work on it until this weekend. But i figured I would share my day with you guys. I am a full time mechanic at a used car dealer, and today I had a 95 old eighty-eight come in for some brake work and a coolant loss diagnosis.

I instantly found the water pump was bad. I had never done a pump on a series 1 supercharged car before, boy was I in for a treat. I approached it not knowing anything about how it should be done then found something that made me and my boss scratch our heads.

Came to the forum here and looked it up to see how it should be done right, and ya....

Lets see.... Unhook battery, check, remove belts, check, remove motor mount and bracket, check, remove water pump pully and idler pully'*, check....... Curse at the car and GM engineers for putting 1 bolt 1/4 inch behind the big *** accessory bracket, CHECK

Bastards at gm, what the hell did they do that for. I really like the hidden bolt though.....

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....... Curse at the car and GM engineers for putting 1 bolt 1/4 inch behind the big A$$ accessory bracket, CHECK

Bastards at gm, what the H*** did they do that for. I really like the hidden bolt though.....

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idk, i hate when they do **** like that.

i constantly want to drive to the tech center and slap the hell out of those dumb *** engineers.

my usual quote is, "they make all that money to do some dumb *** **** like this???"
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I'll post some pictures tomarrow, but I spent 6 hours yesterday and 9 hours today working on the bonneville. The old 93 harness is in a pile on my floor and the new harness is installed and the major stuff is connected, dash is back in and carpet/trim back on.

Spent the last 3 hours messing with the exhaust and fuel lines, damn the fuel lines did not want to come off the cars easily in one piece, still have to connect the the short lines front the tank to by the fuel filter, but I am just that much closer to having it running.

After I get it running I will still have a few issues, the airbags were blown in the old car and I am using the 97 steering column so I need a good airbag for it, and I'll probally get a airbag error light on the dash. ABS will not be connected right away either, the connector on the 97 harness damaged and needs to be replaced and I didn't want to deal withe switching the abs unit until the car was running and driving. The last thing that won't work is the air suspension, witch didn't work on the 93 before since the struts were bad, and since the compressor on the 97 is located in the rear, as to the 93 having it in the front, it will be a project for another day.

But otherwise it has been a good couple days of work, should have about 50 hours in the car all together to have it runing and driving.\

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Regardless if the air suspension works or not, you will still need air in those shocks since the spring rates are much different between FE2 (the air ride) and FE1 & F41 suspensions.

Do what I did for the interum. I totally did away with my air pump and diverter solenoid. I then took the output line from the solenoid (that goes to the rear struts), put the schrader valve from the trunk near the trunk clasp on that line, and air my struts up manually.
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Sandrock, that'* an awesome idea!
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here'* some pictures from the last week or so. Today I finished the fuel lines and installed the 97 exhaust. I was actually able to start the car today and am very happy as it sounds good and has no issues. Still got lots of little things to deal with but I got the hard part done.

Found the AC fittings are different between the 93 and the 97, so I need a 96-99 AC condenser and accumulator. I may deal with that next spring when I will actually need the AC.

Need to go to the Junkyard tomorrow to find a airbox, computer case, washer tank, and the ABS and left headlight wiring.

Harness pulled from the 93, as you see ya got to gut the car to get it out.
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Looks pathetic in this picture
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Old 93 harness seems to weight more than the 97 one, after comparing them side by side, I see there are major differences between the 2.
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Almost overwhelming after I threw the new harness in the car, hard to find a place to start.
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The 97 harness has a few extra things and stuff in different places, had to get creative when mounting things. In the end everything will look factory.
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Carpet in, I like the darker 97 carpet better, my old light grey carpet was really stained.
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Dash in, I actually had to gut the old dash and use everything from the 97 dash. I would have preferred using the 97 dash as I like the dark grey better, but after the airbag went off it makes a hell of a mess out of the dash.
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How it looked when I went in the house tonight, actually was running right before I took this picture.
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So what do I do with this? Anyone need series 1 parts?
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More progress throughout the week, hope to have it halfway drivable by the weekend.

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awesome progress! that car is going to be something else
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that car has come a long way in a short time. great work!
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I need to contact you for some S1 parts, I believe. How much would you like for the block?
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