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Old 04-27-2007, 09:36 AM   #481
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Ever consider getting a newer PCM/harness and custom tuning the mess. That way you'd have good data logging, and full control to custom tune?

BTW..you are welcome and now we are both at page 25.
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A new PCM and harness would be a nightmare. The only issues I've changed are with regards to flow/fueling. The wideband O2 will give me the numbers I need, and I can have a custom PCM burned from a couple different sources for very little investment.
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Off topic jaunt, but how do you texture fiberglass?
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I'll have pics up shortly. I'll post them here, as it is somewhat related to the build/gauge package I chose. Last coat of color just went on the pillar.

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Here they are. Please note that this was done due to cracks and chipping in the original that started before last season. Fiberglass repairs are not shown (first pic shows the bondo/smoothing process after fiberglass/roughing in):

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A few steps were not pictured. Basically fix the issues with fiberglass, blend and smooth with Bondo, fix the little leftovers and smooth all factory texture with glazing putty, prime, texture, lightly sand the texture to knock it down to where you want it, and paint. This will closely match the existing factory texture in the car, and cut down on glare.
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Looks killer Bill, but one thing....... it'* too dark -I'll let you know if it needs to be repainted once it arrives here in MN for installation on one of the many 97-99'* around here with the lighter tan (Seth, Travis, Mark, Maria, John, me and a few others).
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There'* a mod here wondering how these last couple posts are performance related.

I told him to chill

He'* got a point though

(He'* a bud drinker btw)
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Tell TFC to STFU.

It'* performance related as the whole package.....gauges are installed (new gauges). Pics up shortly.

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As you can see, the battery is low from working on the wiring, and the trans temp is in configuration mode for the warning levels. Trans temp has hi-lo memory, and is configurable for pre-warning and drop-dead warning levels. Boost/vac gauge is too, but that needs some other work before it and the wideband O2 gauges can be installed.
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Looks good Bill whats that to the left of the trans temp gauge?
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That'* the switch for the hi-lo memory recall.
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Sweet! It looks awesome!
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