Red Rattler Revamp

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Re: Red Rattler Revamp

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Errol62 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:11 am Very tidy. Where did you get that header tank?
Its just a cheapie off Ebay, should have bought the round one - this one has 7 holes in it for inlet/ outlet options plus a cheap and nasty looking sight glass arrangement so the chance of a leak are fairly high .....

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/154496333224
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Re: Red Rattler Revamp

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Right, where were we ???
Bolted bracket in and riveted, welded and ground it up
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But before I did that I thought it would be nice to have a bit of luxury so I ran a 2 core cable to the interior light so I can put a door switch in and have an automatic interior light switcher onner and offer like them fancy 225’s have

Step 1 remove interior light
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Step 2 remove interior shiny bit and make a nice big hole to work in
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Step 3 join 2 core wire to original wire
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Step 4 pull it through and try not to break it so you end up with no light at all ……
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Much success !!!!!!!


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Re: Red Rattler Revamp

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Just a thought, while you have the B-pillar open splice off a line from the earth lead. Drill a hole in the B-pillar and put in another door switch, activated by the back door.

Then both the front and back doors turn the dome light on... just like an EK Premier prototype.

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Re: Red Rattler Revamp

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Luxury! Are you installing a new headlining to match the funky rear parcel shelf?
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Harv wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:58 am Just a thought, while you have the B-pillar open splice off a line from the earth lead. Drill a hole in the B-pillar and put in another door switch, activated by the back door.

Then both the front and back doors turn the dome light on... just like an EK Premier prototype.

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I am far too lazy for those shenanigans Harv - just going to put one on the drivers door :wink:
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In the Shed wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:41 am Luxury! Are you installing a new headlining to match the funky rear parcel shelf?
Oh God no - the fluffy headliner was the first thing we did to this thing - the original was torn and hanging down so we just glued this stuff to it to make it a bit less of a yellow sticker magnet, WA cops love stickering cars for saggy headliners for some reason ....... and new headliners mean both screens out which is no fun at all :econfused: :econfused:
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Captains log, stardate 2247 or whatever they say
Tidied up some of the welds after seeing them in the pics on here , also thought better about the rivets holding the plates so I drilled them out to 5/16” and plug welded them , then did the other side
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Was gonna leave it at that and get a rattle can of paint made up tomorrow but I had a bit of paint left so I mixed it up and gave it a coat of paint so it’s ready to fit seatbelts tomorrow :thumbsup:

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Re: Red Rattler Revamp

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looking good mate keep at it.. but how is the engine going .. when dose it go for dyno :twisted: :twisted:
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basic.green wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:48 am looking good mate keep at it.. but how is the engine going .. when dose it go for dyno :twisted: :twisted:
I have ordered a new boost gauge and injectors, once they arrive and are installed i can book a day at the dyno :thumbsup:
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Not much done tonight, Valentine’s Day and all , got the interior light wiring done and the carpet back in
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Paint came up mint - totally seamless blending job

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Underfelt and carpet back in

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Time for a rum
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Harv wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:32 am
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Our computers at work wouldn't let me play that because it was "offensive" :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

I had to wait until I got home to see what filth you had posted :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Red Rattler Revamp

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Bit more progress, last of the wires are in , now need to make a cover to hold the mass of spaghetti up under the glovebox. Image
New AFR and boost gauges installed, these holes were already in the dash and I wasn’t happy with the dodgy under dash setup
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Moved the radio out of the glovebox, it will end up in the console
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Carpet in, scuff plates in, reglued all the door seals that were hanging off
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