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    How did you know?

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    Oh, you mean my wife.....

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    So took the family away for a few weeks. Now I'm back I have to get the lead out.

    So sound deaden the rest of the floor.


    Put the undertray I trimmed in, stereo etc, gearshift, then start on the carpeting, as I said im no motor trimmer but I'll give anything a go....


    Finish the pedals and foot rest and put in some kick panels.


    Then start on the rear.


    Still so much to go.





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    So more to the gt feel.

    Needs proper seat belts so grab some jx Suzuki Sierra belts to mock up a fit.

    Seems my south African shell has the b pillar holes for shoulder mount but no captive nut. Bummer.

    So I silver solder some coat hanger on the head of a seatbelt bolt then holesaw the pillar top and put in.




    Then mod the seat belt stalk bottoms to make a perfect fit for an R8 in the original anchorage points. Nice. Then trim up the rear carpet ready for glueing.


    Add a Bluetooth microphone to the steering column.



    Cut the front wheel arch carpet ready to glue and trim the front side wheel arch kick panels.



    Then start work on the centre console which will house the cruise control, traction control and some usb power stuff.



    Still much more to go.....


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    Frans,
    I am puzzled for the need for a "4 lb hammer"....

    Please Explain !!!!!

    Otherwise it looks very, very nice !!!

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    I just went down to my garage to say hi to Frans but he wasn't there.....

    I must have just missed him?






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    So setup a voltage divider on the vl commodore cruise control switch set.


    It will generate 4v for on / off, 3v for resume / accelerate, 2v for reset / decelerate and 1v nothing pressed.


    Then finalise the centre console with some power outputs.


    Then mod the ecu and ecu case for ethrottle and all the additional I/O's and a odb fly lead so I can put a permanent Bluetooth odb sender so I can link into the ecu with the phone.



    Then prep the rear shelf with some sound deadening ready for the ecu etc mounting.


    Plenty of wiring on today amongst other things.....

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    Boot area today. Because I've moved one booster and in preparation for the new fueling system and tank and ecu setup a fair bit of wiring was required.


    So all new relays and alot of new harness and a dirty big heat sink for the ssr for the fuel pump.



    Everywhere I look there is wires.....





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    I'm not sure you're challenging yourself enough here Brett. I think you should use all black wires
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    Another day and the nerve centre is coming together.


    Meth injection kit arrived yesterday amongst some other stuff....



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    I am not surprised you decided on the meth injection but it took you longer than I expected.

    Do you really have to take out the rear window to change a relay ?. Maybe a lexcan rear window with a removable inspection cover.

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    The meth is only in prep for the twin charge when I add the turbo.

    So after a marathon the wiring came up like this.



    Then like this. Wiring is mostly done, finally.


    It's chocoblock full of diodes, resistors, caps, etc etc etc.


    Then setup the boost controller, which will also act as a second bypass at low throttle (I hope anyrate).


    Then finished off the rear parcel shelf speaker board.


    Ethrottle mount and new fuel tank dev next.....

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    Hi Brettr amazing job mate, I would like to see the G do it's stuff.
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    Ta Rob, I cant wait to turn the key again as well so I can see how many things I miss wired...

    So strip some old graphics.


    Remove the old spot bar as I broke one.


    Add a new set spot lights, and put on some original style gordini stripes, but in mat black because in the eyes of the RCCA I'm the black sleep.


    Remove the fuel pumps and add a fuel cooler.



    Run the meth line, looking mostly neat underneath.


    Mount the charcoal cannister for the fuel tank under the front.


    It's got to be running for next weekend! Better get a move on!

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    It is all very tidy now despite the extent of all the mods. The underside looks good, especially since it gets driven around some semi rural roads.

    What sort of sound sound deadening/sealer did you spray on the underside ?

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    Bm. Just a rubber based one from supercheap.

    First this stupid hoodlining....never again. Worst job I've ever done.


    Then ethrottle mount dev and meth nozzle. It's all done....




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    I take my hat of to you for all this work! Thanks again for sharing it with us so thoroughly.

    I reckon tackling the roof lining is the icing on the cake for effort. I'm sure it is a horrible job unless you do it all the time. Did you buy one (they are available) or take the even harder route and start with a roll of cloth?? I freely admit paying for that to be done to my 4CV.

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    I bought one from mecaparts John. The rear bow from my old one is longer than the other bows, is that right?

    The whole thing just doest fit nicely and I did a crap job.

    It looks like an big old ladies saggy panties.

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    I do sympathise! I've no idea regarding the bow lengths I'm afraid. I'd have thought all the R8/10 range had the same roof but maybe they changed the structure internally? Simon might know.

    I've had a few bows in the workshop for many years as a source of good steel rod though....

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    So mount a clutch switch for launch control and cruise control disengage for the ecu.


    Then the ic spray and meth solenoids and ic spray nozzle in the forced air tube, still need to make the cover around the ic.



    Mount the ethrottle body / meth nozzle.


    Finalise the boost controller valve.


    Lots to do tomorrow, hope to turn the key, will mod up the legacy tank for the moment.

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    My God!

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    Put in the rear windscreen with a new seal. That was not fun.


    Wire the obd port in and permanently attach a Bluetooth obd sender.


    Dodge up the old fuel tank with some new brackets and mount the Bosch 044 main pump and lift pump etc in the front boot. 044 runs off the 100A ssr via pwm provided from the ecu.




    Mount and setup the FuelLink. Will take any ohm reading sender and reshape to any ohm gauge. Has a full calibration routine for accurate needle readings plus outputs from average sampling so a rock steady needle.

    I was a little worried about putting this FuelLink in as the car wouldn't be standard anymore and I might be frowned on by club members.


    Add an air filter setup to the ethrottle.


    Have started the car and begun tuning the ethrottle.

    Lots to accomplish by Sunday morning!



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    Not sure why Brett, but the word "Insane" comes to mind!
    Keep the shocks/surprises coming. I've learn't to expect the unexpected with you
    cheers,

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    Now that you're almost finished, could you build one for each of us?

    Amazing job

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    Almost finished?

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    I'm still soldering right at the moment!!!

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