Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Why you ask?

The point of all this was to get to the wiring harness, which, as luck would have it, comes through the firewall right in the middle of everything. I had to pull the dash, steering wheel, gauge cluster, heater core, and about a million other items to get to it.

Needless to say, my car isn't very happy with me right now...

My nemesis the dashboard

I told myself I wouldn't do this. I begged and pleaded with the heater core to spare me the trouble. But as time passed, it became evident: I had to pull the dashboard. So there it sits, on my garage floor, looking smug after putting up such a struggle.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Plugged in!

Well, not quite, but the plug is now installed on my Tercel. I think I'm having problems with my GFI because I can't seem to get power through it. Other than that, things are moving along pretty quickly. My gauges are on their way from Nanjing, China, and I'm working on the wiring harness now.

And for those who have been wondering- my truck is running great. I just haven't had the time to post pics. More later!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ready to go...

The completed component board install, minus the throttle cable. Time for the smoke test!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

You see a wiring harness... I see a work of art

Here's the completed wiring harness for my component board. If all goes well I should have this all installed by the end of the day.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Hey all, it occurred to me (and I guess to a few other readers as well!) that it can be kinda hard to figure out exactly what's going on here without reading the blog from the very beginning. So for those of you who want some quick and dirty info, here's a couple links on my cars:



They'll also be in my links section. I don't update them as often as my blog, but they should provide some good info.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I spent an hour or so this morning building a mount for the charger board up front. This is the test fit. I think it looks pretty good. I've also been spending some time on the front-to-rear wiring, mainly for the chargers. It's coming along pretty quickly, and the recent warm weather is really making things easier!