*Review all the items we installed
*Revealed the new car name
*Front end parts arrive
*Pick up parts at Steeda
*Run codes with scanner
*Parts to install next episode
*Bonus Scene - Shelby tries to catch her nemesis
In the next episode I hope to install the Adjustable Clutch Cable, Quadrant and Firewall.
It's the Steeda Firewall Adjuster, FRPP Quadrant and FRPP Cable.
I also got the OEM front suspension parts.
*Sway Bar Bushings - Prothane
*Sway Bar End Links
*Ball Joints - I am so not looking forward to this one. I'll need to rent the tool, ugh.
*Outer Tie Rods
*Inner Tie Rods - Not going to install them until needed.
Ran my code scanner, got 564 and 121. I knew the 121 was coming since the car had a weird idle plus it has some adjusting plate. I'll get to use that in the next episode as I try and dial in the correct voltage.
I'm having a charging issue. After putting a new battery in the day I got the car it started to start oddly. A few weeks later it didn't start at all. The battery wouldn't hold in the 12's. I took it back and they charged it to 13.34V (as you can see Episode 7). It's still in the high 11's and won't charge up into the high 12's. I'm gonna get a new battery to rule this out. I'm sure a new alternator is in order.
"The Onion" has really been kicking my ass lately which is why Episode 8 hasn't been released.
I've been having charging issues since day 1 and last night I finally....finally had the break through I needed. The car was stuck at 12.0V, while running then wouldn't start again (it will be in the next episode). I changed the Alternator and it only brought me up to 12.4v but after idling the volts decline. Last night I decided to chase every ground on the car and I found the issue. A few grounds were cut and dead, I found chaffed ground wires under the battery tray that go to the power box. After I repaired everything the car is now making 14.7v while idling. That's a Victory! The voltage gauge in the car isn't sitting a tad past 8 anymore, it's far the right now.
Then "The Onion" struck again! One thing this car is good at and that's idling. Well I heard a weird ticking on the passenger side and the idle is stumbling, wants to stall. I look down by the passenger header and I see some smoke, smells electrical. The plug wire is sitting on the header and put a hole in the boot. The ticking was the spark zapping the header through that hole. Placed an order to Steeda for 94-95 Specific plug wires, these were stock anyway which needed to go.
Got to do the following:
*Install the Steeda Plug Wires
*The Passenger Rear Caliper Piston is still stuck in the out position, I need to work on this.
*The Edelbrock Lower / Upper Intake ports needs to be fixed (see my last post above).
*Install the new OEM Tie Rods Inner / Out (I'm just going to do it all).
*Install the new Prothane Sway Bar Bushings.
*Install the new Strut Bar End Links.
*Not sure if I'll do the Ball Joints yet, I don't have the removal tool. I'll look into that.