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Discussion Starter · #701 ·
Have the rear brake lines re-routed. Re-installing the rear and checking the bump stop’s tomorrow. I may route the ebrake cables too.

I do think I’ll need to pull the cables inside the car to a center mounted hand lever. Most pictures I’ve seen show the splitter and cables in the tunnel. I’m not certain I’ll have enough clearance to do it that way and I don’t think I’m going back to the oem cable network. Even if I did, the oem foot lever can’t go back in due to cage bars.

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Put the rear back into the car and jacked it to full weight on the bump stops. Everything clears, no contact but the sway bar arms have only 1/4” clearance from the bottom of the trunk/frame bracket. Still have to put the shocks in without the springs and see where they land at full compression. May need taller bumps, we will see soon enough.

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I finished re-installing the rear axle today. Shocks are 11” compressed and I’ve got 11.5” full suspension compression on the bump stops. Somehow that worked out. 0.5” shock travel remaining in other words. This means I won’t be bottoming the shocks. I did gain another 1/4” of clearance on the sway bar arms by removing the jam nuts on the link bars. I had to mess with them quite a bit to get them fully seated, tight and positioned correctly. Trying to figure out what I need or want to do next. I’m considering the fenders and core support. The tunnel and shifter hump need more work too. Sorry, no pictures. It’s all in this thread recently anyways. It’s just been a re-do for the axle bump stops. Wish I had gotten that right the 1st time around.
 

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Fuel plumbing progress. Interesting how the regulator appears to work. The inlet and outlet ports are a common chamber. The return port appears to be the only metered port. This means the entire supply side of the system will be maintained at low pressure. I guess that regulator is going to be flowing a lot of return fuel. I believe I’ve followed Aeromotive’s instructions so hopefully no problems. Need to buy a gauge for that regulator also. Not sure how I feel about that fuel cell vent line either. May need a better clamping solution than that zip tie. Also, the dust all over everything in the pictures is bugging me. Needs a cleanup.

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