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Brake controller installed to truck, verified all wiring to 7 way at bumper is sound, and has 12v (40A) and good ground back there too!

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Almost finished with heavy cable work for battery cutoff and alternator reroute. Cables made for interior switch:

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Alternator cable spliced, lugs crimped and soldered, and bolted through with nyloc nuts:

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Rear cutoff switch cables made, run to battery positive, and lugs crimped, soldered and bolted to main cable run to front of car:

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Interior switch panel mounted back up to be wired in to main cable run, again the connections will be lugs crimped, soldered and bolted together, then covered with good heat shrink with the glue inside:

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Also finished running the inside fire suppression cable:

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More to come! Had to take a break for lunch, starving and it is hot as balls outside with no shade or fan lol.
 

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Good God Almighty man it's hot outside!!! Take a water break! Or do like me, take the afternoon heat advisory break til about 6 and then go back at it.

Looks great!

Harbor Freight fan, sure it just feels like heat blowing at you, but at least its moving hahahaha.

Next track session is going to be awesome!
 

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bro, my face is sunburn and Ive been looking DOWN all day. cant wait till we can move into the home shop and wear shorts and be indoors lol
 

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For once, Australia seems to be the only country that's not sweltering.

London: on fire
Merca: on fire
Australia: -1°C
Its cheating, its winter there right now lmao. On a more serious note, it took me a while to realize southern hemisphere still used the month cycles as they are up here. I used to think for sure June here should have been December there (where the months just 180'd), but no. The artwork is just different, literal calendar designs that show june and july with snow on the ground hahaha. My brain took a minute to go "alright, whatever, I guess its OK... but I still protest this inside" lol

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Some towns in OK and TX were over 115 degrees today (that's 46.1°canadian)
 

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Heavy cable work done, and ziptied back into a tidy bundle. Cutoff switches work perfectly.

Got this far yesterday on new splitter. If Pikes Peak was my local track, I'd totally leave the splitter square like that and build some long as support cables lmao:

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But its not, so I traced the curve of the devsport and cut it out:

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Going to build two, so I can have one on standby, also as a backup template if I ever need to build more.
 

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Test fit the curved piece with devsport splitter removed:

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Also pulled the car off the ramps to see where the splitter will ride:

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Got the fender cooler flushed out, ready to get it branched into the cooling circuit:

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She kinda looks good without the splitter!

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Current status of the interior with the cabling all tied up:

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Have you ever had this thing on 4 corner scales to check the balance? Be interesting to see f/r split and how close your L/R weights are with battery moved, and the weight of turbo and everything.
I have not, don't currently have access to a set of 4 corner scales. It would be cool to know the weight bias!

The closest thing I have access to is the dump lol, to check overall weight. I suppose I could drive forward for front wheels on, then slowly off with only rears on, and get an approximation of front to rear!
 

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Wanted to bring awareness to this, firstly because its PCI and their stuff is awesome, 2nd because I'm eagerly awaiting a test fit of this in an EG that is supposed to happen soon and if all goes well cash is on standby lol, and 3rd its the cheapest direct bolt in replacement of its kind I've seen, is currently on sale and looks amazing!

Not sure what cars they will make this available for other cars, but I'd imagine they will for at least the vehicles they support on their site with their other primary components.

 

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Continuing work on splitter, ran out of some hardware for making the cable ends so need to hit up hardware store.

Got it sanded down:
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Mounted the winglets:
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Mounted the threaded inserts for the clevis:
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Made the lengths of cabling:
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Building and test fitting the splitter side clevis:
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Lots of little things left to do still on the car before the event. Working out an issue with my oil cooler implementation, more details on that later when parts come in. But updates on the trailer!

It has been a crazy lead up to getting this trailer road legal. Investigating how to register a homemade trailer has been interesting, and getting it refurbished has been a pain lol.

Servicing all 4 wheel ends and bearings, redoing the electric brakes (new magnets), all new wiring and lighting, pressure washing it, etc.

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Still need to do some repairs to the fenders, touch up paint, and get the aluminum diamond plate reinstalled after its inspected.

Got an appointment with the bureau of license and theft next week to get it inspected and registered, then I can get tags for it.
 

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Been a crazy 9 days since last update lol.

Trailer is physically complete, got inspected by license and theft officer, all good. Technically the guy who sold it to me committed a class 2 misdemeanor, since all trailers capable of transporting 4000lbs or more on public roads in NC require a title BEFORE a sale. But L&T officer said that happens a lot, and he just waived me on lol. Center section reinstalled today:

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So conundrum on my oil cooler design. Remember, I'm still using the stock oil cooler setup from a B18C5, the sandwich plate design type. In this configuration, hot coolant is pumped from the intake nipple down to the cooler, then back out to the backside of the thermostat housing. The returning coolant to the backside of the tstat is the temperature signal it needs to open/close and do its job. In this configuration, the temperature drop wasnt enough to affect thermostat operation.

My change to this setup was to reutilize my bumper mounted cooler as a coolant precooler, which would drop the temp of coolant reaching the oil cooler, then return to the tstat housing, like so:

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BUT, in this setup while I was bleeding the cooling system, the coolant out of the intake nipple got to 195, but return from the oil cooler to the back of the tstat even with NO air blowing on the bumper mounted heat exchanger was a massive 50°F! So in this configuration, the engine coolant was boiling, but tstat wouldnt open to allow engine to cool down using the radiator! Needless to say, couldnt use this layout. But I wanted to try it before going another route!


In light of the first attempt, I realized this was the only real way to make this succeed the way I was thinking about: using a reservoir and a pump to provide the engine mounted oil cooler a separate closed loop coolant circuit.

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So I set off to buy some parts.

Bought a used Toyota Prius inverter coolant expansion pressure tank and a new matching coolant pump for thia purpose:

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Didnt have a connector for the pump, so soldered some wires to it and filled the cavity with silicone:

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The pump inlet would be fed directly by the tank outlet. Also cut the mounting ears off the pump:

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Then came figuring out where to mount this tank and pump. Turned into one of those staring exercises, where you stare at it long enough and the solution just becomes apparent given any known constraints.

Given my time constraint, I couldn't spend alot of time fabbing a super nice and ideal mount, so i settled for a hanger style mount in an area that worked:

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Got it all hung and wired in. Bled the circuit with the same coolant I'm using in the rad, a water wetter and purified drinking water mix. Wired the pump control to a button on the dash:

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It circulates coolant amazing, and moves a lot of heat from the engine oil to the external cooler.

Nice thing about using the Prius components for the external coolant loop, is the tank is a proper swirl pot, has a cap rated for pressure, and the pump is also rated for pressure. Cross fingers it all works alright!
 
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