Be prepared, C-Prepared Autocross (1981 Camaro)

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1981paul, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    I have a full set of Autometer Gauges as well A monster Tach with the shift light mounted in the cowl hood scoop .with a Matching Speedometer .A variety of 2 inch gauges mounted on a custom aluminum panel with a fuel pressure and boost gauge inside the cowl hood opening,
     
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  2. 1981paul

    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

    Any photos? How easy is it to see them?
     
  3. Zspoiler

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  4. 1981paul

    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

    Working on completing the dash as a sub-assembly, so when the time comes I can just bolt it in, connect a few wires, and it's done. This means I have to finish off the dash panel.

    It comes from S&W in a nice, bare aluminum, but I wanted to cut down on some glare and put a semi-gloss coating on it. I wanted a little more scratch resistance than paint, so I went with some 3M vinyl. People who like wrapping things in vinyl are masochists.

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    So, of course, then I had to put it together.

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    And, why not see what it looks like in the car?

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    Last bit of wiring show up this week, so I can get this wrapped up and put away for now. Little bit of welding left to do over the weekend, and then it's paint prep time, I swear.
     
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  5. dutch73camaro

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    love the progress
     
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  6. 1981paul

    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

    Paint prep is not that exciting to photograph, so I've also been nibbling away at little projects. One of those was giving the motor a little makeover.

    Randy built one hell of a motor, but all the beauty was on the inside. Since the motor was out of the car, I decided to help the outside. I used the POR-15 engine kit, and I hope it lasts considering the effort that went into it.

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    While watching paint dry is fun, I decided to do something even more fun - electrical! I've slowly been wiring the gauge cluster. My intent is to get this all done so it can just be installed as a unit later on down the road.

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    I have been using the aircraft mentality of no solder - only butt connectors and shrink wrap. Hopefully that works out.
     
  7. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    Very nice work
     
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  8. z28cp

    z28cp Veteran Member

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    Gettin' closer, Paul!!
     
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  9. Randy 81

    Randy 81 Veteran Member

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    Looks great. I need to try the POR-15 kit on my next engine.
     
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  10. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    yeah, that POR kit looks good....let us know how it holds up over time
     
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