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Old 19th-November-2012, 10:55 AM   #106
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For Derek's car I brought the harness through the firewall in the V between the defroster ducts. It's kind of high, but with a truck height manifold it hides well.
If you use that mount you made I would add something to soak up vibration so it doesn't buz or rattle. The '96 and newer S10 used the same computor and had a nice, flat, quick release mount. That's what I used in my car.
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Old 19th-November-2012, 11:03 AM   #107
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Once I see that the mount system will work it will have foam on it to reduce noise.Did Dereks use the plastic "Y" type defroster duct? I wanted high and right at the V looks like the best place as long as the wiper linkage does not hit the harness.I even considered notching the V if needed.Looks like a clamp could be added at the V to make sure the harness does not go up and hit the wiper linkage.
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Old 19th-November-2012, 02:41 PM   #108
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Brian, you will not use that defroster duct if you add AC later. You will use a different system with hoses. Clearing the wiper linkage is a must though!

The earlier cars did not use a molded duct. Small ducts at the dash that hoses plugged into.

Besides, when was the last time you used the defroster?

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Old 19th-November-2012, 06:12 PM   #109
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The earlier cars did not use a molded duct. Small ducts at the dash that hoses plugged into.

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First gens may be a little different, Two round outlets on the heater box feed two hoses that conect to metal ducts that clip into the vent grilles.

Derek now lives very close to you if you wanted to see it in person I'm sure he would be happy to show and tell.

Here is a pic from the engine side, used a split "Seals it" grommet
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Old 21st-November-2012, 12:05 PM   #110
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Happy to swing by later today if you want to check it out. NOt sure when I am leaving work, but hopefully by late afternoon.

Also, Burke will be at my house tomorrow for T-Day if you are in town and want to sneak out for a few minutes and get it from the horse's mouth.
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Old 21st-November-2012, 12:34 PM   #111
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Derek,Thanks for the offer.Not sure when I will get home,we have to do last minute running around for Thanksgiving.Thursday sounds interesting,but my wife has not set a time for dinner so things are kind of up in the air.
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Old 22nd-November-2012, 09:28 AM   #112
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Thats a familiar site

You better get to crackin' on that thing Brian, August will be here before you know it
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Old 2nd-December-2012, 12:54 PM   #113
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HEY!!!!! Anyone home here, we need some updates Brian
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Yeah yeah yeah I was hoping some of you experts were going to stop buy last night and give me some pointers I was not sure who all was coming but by the time I got off work most everbody was gone.Any how been dealing with time consuming non showing things.I have the computer mounted and my harness routing pretty much figured out.Made the mods for adding a brake booster and that required reworking of my throttle cable.Had to swap to the later type coils to get more clearance on the booster and heater blower.Also had to reconfigure my fuel hose routing.
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Here is the ECM mounted




Harness lay out,through the clutch rod hole opened up to 2 inches then it will follow the column up and cross over towards the parking brakes @ the brake light switch and then up and over tthe pedalsupport.



Not much left,need to mark the spot so my throttle cable to come through the firewall pad and start putting the dash back together.



Prepping for a brake booster,yes the holes are opened up were the master goes it was some thing I did many years ago



My center console idea looks like its going to work out




Console is not attached to the floor yet,was trying to get the shifter position correct to come through the shifter hole in the console.
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Old 2nd-December-2012, 08:45 PM   #116
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Lookin sharp Brian that four speed console will fool a few people
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Old 2nd-December-2012, 08:46 PM   #117
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Here is the ECM mounted




Harness lay out,through the clutch rod hole opened up to 2 inches then it will follow the column up and cross over towards the parking brakes @ the brake light switch and then up and over tthe pedalsupport.



Not much left,need to mark the spot so my throttle cable to come through the firewall pad and start putting the dash back together.



Prepping for a brake booster,yes the holes are opened up were the master goes it was some thing I did many years ago



My center console idea looks like its going to work out




Console is not attached to the floor yet,was trying to get the shifter position correct to come through the shifter hole in the console.
im likeing that console
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Old 2nd-December-2012, 09:27 PM   #118
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Looks good Brian, I better get moving. Is that a new Newport Engineering wiper system? I love mine. Only issue I had was getting the arms to park right, the arm on the splined shaft needed to be reindexed.
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Yes its the Newport conversion with intermitent wipe.Had to make a little clearance under the dash for it as well
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Old 2nd-December-2012, 10:00 PM   #120
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WoW Brian Nice work lookeing awsome !!

Taking good notes!! JM
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