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What did you do to your car today?
#21
(10-19-2010, 07:29 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote:
(10-19-2010, 06:25 PM)73vertproject Wrote: I'm starting to seriously look at the pain in the neck it's going to be to remove all the junk attached to the engine, and especially all the electrical wiring attached to it all. Marking everything and taking a bunch of pictures will be necessary so I can hook it all back up again. Don't want to honk the horn and have the convertible top fold down while it's raining. Big Grin

Doc
So..... don't honk the horn when it's raining? I don't know... seems like sound advice to me. Wink Big Grin

Ya, thanks, Eric. And don't turn on the radio if I need to change lanes, and don't back up if it's getting cold inside. Etc, etc. Big Grin I can see it now.... Dodgy

Doc

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#22
(10-19-2010, 06:25 PM)73vertproject Wrote: I'm starting to seriously look at the pain in the neck it's going to be to remove all the junk attached to the engine, and especially all the electrical wiring attached to it all. Marking everything and taking a bunch of pictures will be necessary so I can hook it all back up again. Don't want to honk the horn and have the convertible top fold down while it's raining. Big Grin

Doc

Digital camera, ziplock bags and a black marker are your best friends when doing an engine break down.I would of been completely lost if I didn't write on each bag what the bolts where for.Nothing worse than having a part in your hands and looking at a bin of nuts and bolts and going hhhhhhmmmmmmmmm

Eric


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DRIVE IT DON'T STORE IT!
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#23
you know the harness really isn't that bad as far as accidentally plugging something where is doesn't fit.

the engine harness that goes over the manifold is very simple even with gauges, its maybe 5 connections and the harness really only reaches the areas it needs to.
it would be impossible to connect the water temp to the oil sender they are on opposite sides of the engine and the wires are so short Smile

the top harness is really all that needs to come off to get the engine out.

behind the top of the engine (if you have an automatic) will be 2 connectors, one is the top harness the other is the neutral safety switch for the transmission

if you follow the top harness forward you will have the oil sender connector first(it sits on the back of the block behind the manifold)

next will be the idle up solenoid, or could be adapted to the electric choke if you have one, or could even be disconnected.

next comes the coil red/green wire, then the water temp sensor to the left of the alternator by the heater core hoses.

on the other side would be the alternator harness you have 2 connectors there and one bolted to the battery side of the starter solenoid, there are 3 wires that run to the back of the alternator but you can leave them on the alternator and just take it off as one piece. there is also a black wire with orange strip that connects to the the fender electrical isolator if your car is equipped with one.


just take the connector out of the voltage regulator and your pretty much home free.

take pictures and note the colors of the wires and they style of connectors used.

if your striping out the main engine electrical harness on the chassis that is also pretty easy to remember all the hook ups, its harder to get the plastic clips to come out and not break then anything else.

if you feel overwhelmed break up the job, take it step by step no rush. removing the shock tower re-enforcement plates opens up a whole world.

sometimes the air cleaner base vacuum lines are more confusing.
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#24
Thanks, 72HCode! Not only did you get me ready for the engine removal, you helped solve about 8 problems I've had related to electrical issues and gauges. Much obliged! Smile

Doc

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#25
Well tonight worked on the March serpentine set up some more, finally talked with somebody at March, who actually was helpful, and found out they shipped me the wrong back bracket for the billet power steering pump. Imagine that. I told him that I had already started to sand on it trying to make it work.But on a happier note he said he would ship me the correct one out at "no charge". Then talked with him about the belt being to long and he said the instruction all have the belt part number for a system with air. He would correct that, but back for another belt for me. so not much progress tonight. Oh and on a side note my new Dizzy gear was wrong also.Angry
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#26
pulled apart my passenger side door, about 4 months ago i got fed up with the fitment of the hinge on the passenger side it was outta wack for the last 5 years. i had rebuilt the hinges but still had a problem with the door not closing all the way 100%, so i man handled the door and managed to finally pop it into the correct position which threw off the lock and window adjustment.

so i fixed the lock asap, but the window never sat correctly.

today i finally got around to adjusting the window fitment, and also discovered my pop in place was still not 100% so a final twist of the door frame and upper hinge adjustment finally got the door into a great position. I spent 3 hours adjusting the glass and making some minor repairs. now the door adjustment is as good as its going to get and hopefully no more whistling noise on the highway, hopefully.
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#27
Finally got all the old wiring harness removed.Steering column and The pedal assembly out and sandblasted. Interior Firewall is prepped for paint and new pad.
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#28
Not much... Sitting in Baton Rouge watching NHRA drag racing.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#29
Oh crap - forgot to mention that I actually did do something yesterday.

I removed almost all of the engine peripherals, including the brake master cylinder, voltage regulator, export braces, evaporation canister bracket, and all of the remaining 'would-slice-me-open-if-only-they-had-a-chance' sheet metal screws. Next weekend, I'll get the windshield wiper motor, brake booster, throttle cable, and brake proportioning valve along with removing the engine bay's wiring harness. I'll have to leave the steering gearbox and front suspension in-place until I'm ready to tear it all apart... otherwise the car will be immovable where it sits - and we can't have that.

During the week, I'll be checking out a couple of cars at a local yard to see if their front clips are worthy. If so, then I'll be ordering some parts from Don to get the engine bay back in shape while the engine's at the machine shop.

Eric

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#30
(10-31-2010, 11:10 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Oh crap - forgot to mention that I actually did do something yesterday.

I removed almost all of the engine peripherals, including the brake master cylinder, voltage regulator, export braces, evaporation canister bracket, and all of the remaining 'would-slice-me-open-if-only-they-had-a-chance' sheet metal screws. Next weekend, I'll get the windshield wiper motor, brake booster, throttle cable, and brake proportioning valve along with removing the engine bay's wiring harness. I'll have to leave the steering gearbox and front suspension in-place until I'm ready to tear it all apart... otherwise the car will be immovable where it sits - and we can't have that.

During the week, I'll be checking out a couple of cars at a local yard to see if their front clips are worthy. If so, then I'll be ordering some parts from Don to get the engine bay back in shape while the engine's at the machine shop.

Hey Eric -

Send some pics when you get a chance. I'd like to compare some before and after engine bay pics and get some ideas as well. I'd appreciate it. Smile

Doc

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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