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    'Tis a bit tight on the sides!
    You had me going, trying to figure out what kind of winged demon graphic you'd painted on the underside of the hood, then I realized it's just the shiny paint!!
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    Wow!
    Wow again!
    Looking good!
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    Your body work and paint are beautiful, great job!
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    About 90 days until AutoRama, lookin' GREAT!!
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    Guess I have been busy, Autorama is still maybe possible?

    Here is how the kick and door panels look.
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    Wiring inside the cab is done
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    Battery hidden up under pass. front fender
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    Everything in the Engine bay is complete, This is how she'll look, minus a couple heater hose clamps and a radiator cap.
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    Front of the truck wiring is mostly complete, move back to the rear of the truck this weekend and hopefully test it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FordyG View Post
    Guess I have been busy, Autorama is still maybe possible? ...Front of the truck wiring is mostly complete, move back to the rear of the truck this weekend and hopefully test it all?
    Looking GREAT!! I recall the wiring instructions from E-Z Wiring suggested a simple start up procedure. "Start by turning OFF All Accessories. Put the ignition switch in the OFF position and close the doors to make sure the dome light is off. Now connect the Positive battery cable BEFORE connecting the negative cable. Before connecting the negative cable check for current draw using a 12V test light between the negative post and the negative cable. No light, no current. If you have no light or just a very dim glow (radio memory circuit?, other digital memory?) it's safe to connect the negative cable and start checking operation of the system."
    I did that on both of mine and it gave me peace of mind that I wasn't going to let a bunch of smoke escape from the wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    I did that on both of mine and it gave me peace of mind that I wasn't going to let a bunch of smoke escape from the wires.
    We all know about how electronic stuff runs on smoke... if the smoke gets out of the box, thing quit running!! Nothing worse than that sticky sweet smell and knowing that we've smoked a wire (or two).

    Your build looks fantstic! I love everything about this truck, the paint, the upholstry, the engine, the little details - everything is perfect.
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    So all the wiring stuff works.
    Added a tranny cooler under the bed.
    Not so sure we are going to make Autorama... If we are done and they have a spot maybe... I did get it registered on Friday, We are having some issues with the sniper, I believe some sort of backfeed issue in the wiring trying to use the sniper for timing control, did a bunch of tests, datalogging and still need to isolate the issue, eliminate possible wiring issues, worst case we skip the timing control off the sniper and wire the distributor directly to the ignition control box. For the brief time we have had it running its going to be awesome, been messing with it for over a week now, don't wanna move forward buttoning things all the way up until all is good. Stereo system also set up and sounds pretty awesome.


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    Quick little update while I can access the site. Engine is running, things are going together.

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    Looking REALLY GOOD!! Glad I didn't book a flight to the AutoRama SLC to see it!!
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    That's bloody gorgeous!

    If that was mine I'd be as chuffed as a steam engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Looking REALLY GOOD!! Glad I didn't book a flight to the AutoRama SLC to see it!!
    Yeah, I didn't want to register for the show until I knew we would be finished so by the time I reached out they where full with 30 cars on the wait list, next year I guess?

    We are also supposed to be in southern Utah this Saturday but rains are forecasted so we aren't going to bother. Instead I guess we are going to spend our time this weekend taking our time finishing the last of it? Just have to get alignment figured out, filler panels put on, the custom rear ones are not fitting right and paints have been chipped, Then lots of touch up paints, polishing and waxing. I still haven't even driven it and of course its been nothing but crap weather for weeks especially on our days off, go figure.

    I did just get word yesterday that I have been invited to put the truck in up at the Cache Valley Cruise In for the "Top Rods of Utah" Only 15 vehicles inside the arena, 1,000 vehicles outside and 18,000 spectators expected. Holy Shit! what an honor.
    Cache Valley Cruise In-Top Rods of Utah You can see the "Goat Wagon" got invited 5 years ago the first time they did this and placed 3rd.

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