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Old 11-07-2018, 03:31 PM   #2976
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Re: PO has me PO'd

OK EPIC fail, plan B

went down to wires before it would pass thru grommet

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Old 11-09-2018, 12:09 AM   #2977
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That rubber inside the grommet will stretch. It's a bear, but it will. I have two of those on the truck, one for the FAST wiring and another for misc stuff. The second one has over an inch of wiring thru it, wrapped in braided sleeve. Getting the 4L80 harness and plug thru it was a nightmare...until I got creative.

Here's what I did.... I took a transmission funnel (lubed with lithium grease) and gradually ran it thru the grommet to open it up. Think speculum. Then cut the end of the funnel off and passed everything thru. Pulled the funnel back out and cut it off the harness.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:50 AM   #2978
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That rubber inside the grommet will stretch. It's a bear, but it will. I have two of those on the truck, one for the FAST wiring and another for misc stuff. The second one has over an inch of wiring thru it, wrapped in braided sleeve. Getting the 4L80 harness and plug thru it was a nightmare...until I got creative.

Here's what I did.... I took a transmission funnel (lubed with lithium grease) and gradually ran it thru the grommet to open it up. Think speculum. Then cut the end of the funnel off and passed everything thru. Pulled the funnel back out and cut it off the harness.
Thanks for the tip!!! Bear, is a understatement, there were times, it woundn't budge. I was thinking lube, but wasn't sure.

Waiting for my 1 1/2" sheathing to come in from( F-6) Wire Care, then I can put it all back together, and start to make my connections

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Old 11-15-2018, 06:51 PM   #2979
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With my skills of rod tying and fly tying, I may have found a way to keep the skrunky sound out my shielding, wraping thread around it seems to keep it aligned, we'll see as I keep working on it

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It seems that If you twist the shielding, it will allow it to lay better...follow the white tracer
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:20 AM   #2980
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JMHO< but seems the rubber strecky tape wins out over the pure vynil
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:00 PM   #2981
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Epic fail, part #2, 1A

still scrunky, used 3/4" wire care and it slips under corrugated , with bushing taped in. Marked with paint stick to keep it aligned. Now has support
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:25 PM   #2982
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:00 PM   #2983
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Repin coil connecters install connecters

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Old 11-30-2018, 11:03 PM   #2984
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This is the saw that I will be using to cut the hole in the firewall. I've turned the RPM down as low as I can get it. I like the grit better, as it doesn't seem to bite in as muchas a saw blade


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Old 12-04-2018, 08:25 PM   #2985
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Large hole in firewall, cutting tool turned up a larger than expected burrr. Thought I was using a flow drill, 1/2 hour with a large file cleaned it up. now on to the wire harness

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Afternoon spent in the Camaro, brunch with wifey and toy shop for Grand children
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:43 PM   #2986
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You have way more patience that I do Jim! Looking good.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:18 AM   #2987
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You have way more patience that I do Jim! Looking good.
Thanks Bud, but what else would I do with my retirement. I bought all my tools to do this, over the last 40 years.

I just wish I knew what I was doing, so I could explain it to the forum.

Harness is now thru the firewall, just have to shorten wires to make it fit

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Old 12-08-2018, 09:38 AM   #2988
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that cleaned up real nice Jim whats it lok like on the engine side ?
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:12 PM   #2989
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that cleaned up real nice Jim whats it lok like on the engine side ?
Shorten wire, reattach connecters, repin wires, seals, study schmatic
I guess you could say that was a test fit....
probably pull runner, to gain access

My head hurts just thinking about it.

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Old 12-08-2018, 07:23 PM   #2990
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Zicc, thanks for the interest, but I may get my oil pan back up first, since the oil has drained out of the engine, I want to prime it back up thru the new oil filter and lines I installed, see what the gauge reads, and then rotate crank shaft, it seems a bit solid. Maybe put something down the bores

any work on your project or are you still traveling alot?
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:59 PM   #2991
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Zicc, thanks for the interest, but I may get my oil pan back up first, since the oil has drained out of the engine, I want to prime it back up thru the new oil filter and lines I installed, see what the gauge reads, and then rotate crank shaft, it seems a bit solid. Maybe put something down the bores

any work on your project or are you still traveling alot?
Been travling alot Jim, with the fires in NorCal and acquisitions across the US the company is doing, been a busy year and will continue at least thru Q-1. only getting some of the plumbing, brakelines almost complete, exhaust next cab on for fitment hope i can do all that this winter....i been following your progress
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:35 PM   #2992
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I gotta say I miss the fires I used to put out for the companies I worked for over the years(sometimes) then I work on my truck and forget it. But, I do miss the money

Maybe we can get together over the holidays, bring wifey

want to buy a bore scope, see what's going on in the chambers
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:26 AM   #2993
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Alittle over-exhubriant....

wires are to long, should breake out closer to fuel regulator

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Old 12-12-2018, 09:53 AM   #2994
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Needed more room to work, had to pry up( about 1/4" ) fuel rails, left bolts attached, to get runners off, also v/c's

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Now to bring wires out at coil connectors
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:56 AM   #2995
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This bolt has to come out to raise, do not pry on fuel rail cross tubes

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Old 12-12-2018, 10:16 AM   #2996
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Also, trying to reconfigure shifter boot, from square body turned upside down. Will have to section the aluminum ring

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Old 12-19-2018, 06:35 AM   #2997
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Note to self,DON'T use duct tape in harness...gluey mess... goo be gone

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Old 12-19-2018, 08:08 AM   #2998
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Note to self,DON'T use duct tape in harness...gluey mess...

I use painters tape to hold the wires together while making the harness. It is easy and clean to get off. Then once it is all good, go back with the electrical tape.
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I use painters tape to hold the wires together while making the harness. It is easy and clean to get off. Then once it is all good, go back with the electrical tape.
Thanks for the tip, I'll keep in mind as I go further into the harness
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Since I relocated my trans shifter to a trans mount I opened up a hole for the twin e-brakes, single rear wheel each. Stock console should go back to the oem location

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secret santa gave me a trans temp unit, waiting on mount bowl from auto meter
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