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Old 15th-January-2013, 02:04 PM   #46
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Is the gauge cluster controlled by the ECU?
Since I used the motor & trans, mine is wired through the ecm/pcm just like the original car. Can't verify it but I suspect the sensors on the engine, etc wired direct to the dash may work. In addition to the dash, the ecm probably uses the sensor info for fuel injection & transmission control. So without using engine/trans the dash may operate without having to go through the ecm as long as you use the same or compatible sensors. That would be a good project to figure out!

Related, I added in the cruise control (added under fender). I was surprised that none of the wiring went through the pcm. It was all stand alone. Speed pick up was hooked direct to the electric speed sensor on the trans. Just connect to power, brake switch, cruise control switch and cruise module.

Aftermarket is great but why buy if you have the parts right in the pile of junk you already have.

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Old 15th-January-2013, 05:50 PM   #47
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Beautiful. That engine compartment is absolutely gorgeous, what an inspiration it has given to me. Thanks for sharing!

BTW, are your intitials JZ? Mine are too! Hahaha
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Old 16th-January-2013, 08:41 AM   #48
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Jim,

Great to see you on Steve's, I followed your build on Lat-G, I love this car. I liked the finish of the interior / engine compartment so much I am copying you and shooting the DC5775 clear. I know from your posts that it was shot by Hot Rods by Todd but any tips on shooting that clear that you might have picked up that you could pass on? You need to post up pictures of the finned coolers you mounted in the bumpers, very cool solution!

Bob
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Glad you liked the build and saw it on Lat-G! How is your Chevy II coming? Do you have some pics posted on here of yours?

Some tips(learn by experience) on spraying the DC5775 Ultra Flat Clear: Don't lay it on too heavy or wet! A couple lighter coats was enough. We also used a faster activator to get it to cure quicker. Ensure it is thoroughly mixed/agitated.

Actually needed to respray some parts from the 1st time because it stayed too glossy Another possibility in it not flattening out right could have been the mix. There was a lot of settling in the original can. Thought it was mixed very well. The 2nd time, had it shook on machine and mixed extra well before and after activating. Don't know if that had anything to contribute, but when painting you always learn something and take extra care in everything. Even when it flattened out just fine, it may have taken a couple hours to totaly flatten out after sprayed. Kind of scarey waiting. Sure gives a great look when it is done.

Here's in my shop when it was set up for spraying.
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Old 16th-January-2013, 01:14 PM   #49
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Old 16th-January-2013, 05:55 PM   #50
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You need to post up pictures of the finned coolers you mounted in the bumpers, very cool solution!

Bob
Here's the trans coolers mounted behind the bumper. That took a lot of heat and air restriction away from the radiator & A/C condenser.

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Old 16th-January-2013, 06:45 PM   #51
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JZ,

Hope you don't mind my sharing this link: http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/show...ighlight=Chevy

That is one heckuva build.
Good idea of referencing the link to Lateral-G, thanks.

Posted there during the build. Check there if interested in more details. You can comment or ask a questions from there if you like. Will post some new things here on SNS that didn't get on Lat-G.

Thanks all for the nice comments and keep posting stuff on your cars too. Even though a lot of us may not comment much, we're watching a bunch and gain a lot of info, thanks
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Thanks Jim,

Not many pictures of mine on here, my project moves along pretty slow and I know how everybody likes updates, I don't want to disappoint.

I understand the scary part in waiting for it to flatten. I have shot test pieces three times now and only just got the last one to lay down right. I listened to my job shop rather than read the tech sheet and was mixing by volume instead of weight which I found out makes a very big difference, now the weather is too cold so I will wait a couple of months and work on other things till I get a chance to work with it again. I am hoping mine comes out half as good as yours. Great work

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Thanks Jim,

Not many pictures of mine on here, my project moves along pretty slow and I know how everybody likes updates, I don't want to disappoint.

I understand the scary part in waiting for it to flatten. I have shot test pieces three times now and only just got the last one to lay down right. I listened to my job shop rather than read the tech sheet and was mixing by volume instead of weight which I found out makes a very big difference, now the weather is too cold so I will wait a couple of months and work on other things till I get a chance to work with it again. I am hoping mine comes out half as good as yours. Great work

Bob

Good that you are planning to wait for warmer weather before spraying! I don't remember the outside temp when we sprayed here, but I do remember turning the heat on in the garage to help cure it quickly.

Most all of our projects take longer than hoped! A lot of projects may end up closer to a decade when you add up all the modifying/changing over time. Mine was. The process is the best part anyway. I was quite a ways long before I started posting the build on Lat-G.

Get what garage time you can, but not at the cost of more important things.
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I love what you did to the engine bay. Is that the DC 5775 you guys are talking about or is it just a flat black?
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Old 17th-January-2013, 01:24 PM   #55
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Nice

Thanks for the other link. After looking thru it all "what a piece of -
artwork"!!!!!!! Tons of cool ideas. I really like the shot of the boy driving it. Lucky kid!
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I love what you did to the engine bay. Is that the DC 5775 you guys are talking about or is it just a flat black?
Glad you like the engine bay, thanks!

The DC5775 is the BASF Ultra Flat Clear which was sprayed over a base coat.
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Old 18th-January-2013, 03:18 PM   #58
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gnarly build - any chance you can post pics of the interior lighting (ie, dash lights) as from driver angle ... im really impressed and considering duplicating your build (if you dont mind)

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......any chance you can post pics of the interior lighting (ie, dash lights) as from driver angle ...)
dlcracing, the dash lights are an internal part of the dash cluster unit. Dash lighting circuit is connected to the headlight switch much like the original Nova dash cluster. Here's another angle of the dash. Jim

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Old 24th-January-2013, 05:26 PM   #60
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dlcracing, the dash lights are an internal part of the dash cluster unit. Dash lighting circuit is connected to the headlight switch much like the original Nova dash cluster. Here's another angle of the dash. Jim
thanks Jim - although i wasn't clear, i was hoping for a pic of the lights illuminated ...
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