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Old 09-04-2007, 08:23 AM   #21
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Hmmm....not too sure about the wheels IMO. Not bad, but not quite right either. Just my opinion though.

Would love to hear the stereo.
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I think these rims are far better looking than the gold crosslaces I had because the old ones are fantastic when the car is new and still has the yellow pinstripe. Now, though, the car'* aesthetics have changed so that the golds just stick out too much. Granted, these "stick out" more, but I think it'* in a better way.

The stereo is so freaking awesome. I am hearing things I've never before heard. I love it so much.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:30 AM   #23
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I have more pictures! There is something horribly unfortunate that I found out while working on my car. The supercharger belt fell off, and my friend and I saw the tensioner pulley was wobbling. It seems the entire plate that holds it is cracked. That'* pretty strange. Aside from that, I also replaced a lot of vacuum tubing with blue tubes. I had a vacuum leak, and instead of handling it properly, I just replaced all the vacuum tubes that seemed worn down and then some.








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Old 09-13-2007, 11:46 PM   #24
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I've got more! I installed a light switch in the trunk to fog lamp-esque lights in the back. Unfortunately, I broke one of the lights' glass cover during the middle of taking all these pictures. The explanation for most of this is under the pictures.

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The lacquer thinner was used not only for cleaning the light mounting surfaces, but also to kill a moth. It took two soaked tissues:


The lights are fog lamps from Wal-Mart, and they're the same ones I use in my fog lamp holes in the front bumper. The switch controls both lights on a 12V rail with a dedicated 10A fuse. It'* pretty cool. One of the pictures shows my light test setup, which is an AC-DC car battery charger hooked up to the inside of the trunk. That actually worked, though the lights are off in the picture.

So, I'll now have a giant red switch, which lights up when in the ON position, that turns on my HUGE trunk lights, and it'll be bright. This will easily compliment the speakers and whatever else in the back. Now, I can never again lose a thing in my trunk!
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:17 PM   #25
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I have more work whorage! Sorry about the delay. Basically, the plate that holds the pulleys on the side of my engine cracked, and I set all this aside while waiting to find it and a few more things locally. Luckily, I found a green 94 SSEi in a junkyard, and the whorage must go on!

I've got a new fender! A lot of stuff is going on in this picture.
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Fun with my wheels and an Aerostar:
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Rice-esque paint & such all over:
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OOGA HORN:
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A lot of dirt had collected under the fender. WEIGHT SAVINGS
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Cracked plate:
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New plate:
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Back to the door panels!
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The old door panels smelled weird and had dirty carpeting. The new doors are clean!
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Old stuff:
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Speaking of clean...
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Hint for the next set of work whorage(think speaker wiring):
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I'm betting that Blue paint looks better in person than in pics. :P
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I'm betting that Blue paint looks better in person than in pics. :P

well, we're hoping!

you shoulda cleaned up your tensioner before ya put it back on, its filthy!
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:45 AM   #28
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I knew I'd be explaining the blue bracket. No one seems to want to know about the other goods? Pics of my car batterie(*) coming up soon...

The blue paint was just a first try. The pulleys came off the arms, and the arms are now as clean as new, awaiting photography. Carburetor cleaner takes off the blue paint really easily, so it'* no big deal. All the pulley & bolt holes are now clean and not as blue.

I have to agree that the blue paint does look somewhat disappointing in the pictures, but it'* mainly the before/after comparison that really lets you appreciate even its uglier shades on the hard-to-paint formerly melted fuse cover. Let'* observe:


You may see in that picture that the strut bar was faded in color then... To my eyes in the shade, the blues seem to match pretty well. There'* a little bit of clashing, but the upcoming reds mostly won't match either.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:27 AM   #29
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Work whorage resumes! I will begin this by showing off my new fender with yet-to-be-removed pinstripes.
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This shows more closely the color of the blue. Observe the supercharger.
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Clean!
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My door speakers have heatsinks!
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Just trying out power wire routing...
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The 4AWG wire stays on the battery, but the 8AWG for the front speaker amp is now among the fuses.
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This is my first dose of red...
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No pulley was dipped in carburetor cleaner for this picture:
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HUGE change of pace:
This is my trunk with the fog lights on:
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Here it is with them off:
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Capacitors constantly recharge, so I got a battery. This also will act as a capacitor and will help tide me over before my set of Optima batteries.
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With battery holders installed:
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Memories...
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The Blue Bracket! (fanfare)
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I'm so close to being done! The trunk will both look neat and be functional. I'm moving back to the interior as my ever-changing deadline I think approaches. Prepare for massive speaker wiring work whorage!
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More stuff has been done. It'* pretty cool. I actually have a running engine with a more-than-usual aligned belt route. The new plate is very good. I did this with the drink of car repair champions...
WATER!
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Here I am going nuts with my friend:
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All done... almost. Can you see what'* now missing? We got it later on, though.
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Here is my car, finally sitting still with all the stuff put back together. I'm very happy.
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Soon, I hope, I'll get the speaker wiring going.
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