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    I can one wheel peel in rain!

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    LoL well that's progress to me. Fireturd used to be that way. Felt so cool that I could one-wheel-peel it into second gear in the rain.
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    It almost looks like an engine again!

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    Fresh paint.
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    That is beautiful!!!

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    Why thankyou!

    I think for now I'll just run my clutch fan setup and install my electric fans later. I just want to be driving it again. It's taking me forever to finish it because I got a car back that was MIA with a bad engine for two years. It's taking up most of my time now that it runs again, haha.

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    She lives once again! Now I iust need to clean it up, get better pictures, and maybe a video lol.



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    I'm so glad I painted the accessory brackets and pulleys black...



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    Went to make a video of it running, smoked the battery ground. Literally. Smoke rolling out the hood. Time for a new cable, and time to relocate the ground...



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    Hrmm. I've never seen a smoking ground before. What was pulling so much juice?
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    the alternator charging or the engine starting would do it. Same current on the + and - side, the one thats shittier will get hot first.

    Since it looks like the battery to body ground smoked, I'm guessing you have either no engine to body ground, or the battery to engine connection was NFG and it was trying to pull from the battery via the battery to body and body to engine connections. Either way, skinny wire connection was probably fine, fat wire, not so much.

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    Very bad connection on the main ground. I re-grounded it to where it was when I first bought the car, and it's fine now.

    https://youtu.be/WH2uQBSUUiw

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    I did some more work this weekend, I finally installed my "new" emblems, and I redid my upper control arms as well.



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    Emblem is crooked :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Emblem is crooked :P
    Close enough for me, haha.

    Finally ditched my junk eBay bulbs too!



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    The tab for the license to lower it to fill her up had been missing for a while. Picked up this fancy doo-dad on clearance at my work, fit perfect!



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    That plastic tab is sweet, as long as it does not break. Better than the factory one.

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    I can't stand rear center fill locations for gas. At least with you Cap-Rice it looks like you don't have to get on your knees to fill it.
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    It's pretty heavy plastic, I hope it doesn't break! The main annoyances are not being able to put the filler all the way down in the neck, having to hold the plate down, and having to walk around the car to put gas in!

    I washed the car Thursday, and spray waxed my chrome pieces today. It needed it, bad! Just another opportunity to take a couple pictures...



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    I'd lose all them stupid stickers from the rear window, then tint the shit outta it. Mirror tint if you wanna see thru it easy from the inside out, black as night for more badassness.

    Also washing her is nice and all, but when are you gonna pop the trim off the bottom of the doors and fix that rust hiding behind it? Looks like you're well on your way to have holy sheetmetal there, at least on the leading edge of the front door shown in that new emblem pic from a few posts back. Do something about this problem now, before you need entire rust-free doors...
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