so you may or may not have noticed that I’m doing some mods to my Pup. Figured I’d give you a little heads up as to what I’ve done so far. I’m finally able to start fixing her up thanks to the money I loaned Uncle Sam last year. These are mods that many here have done. I'm just pleased as punch that I've been able to do them on a shoestring budget and with a minimal amount of tools. Heck, I havent been under the hood this much since high school. Most of the work is done under the shade tree, sometimes nosed in the garage if there's room. Many busted knuckles, a little cursing and many strange looks from the neighboors.
So first I did the 2” static drop. That was already posted. Next, I tinkered with the exhaust but then decided to go with the Pacesetter. Going to install it tomorrow AM and use the existing 1-3/4” pipe until I decide on which muffler to use. I began prepping for its arrival by removing all of the air/smog pump/Cal. emissions stuff. Upgraded all the remaining vacuum lines. Many were cracked and hardened. Removed and plugged the backpressure transducer. Cut and crimped (more like smashed) the EGR pipe, both at the intake and at the exhaust (a HUGE shout out to “eddardh” for his instructions). viewtopic.php?f=14&t=13932&hilit=backpressure+transducer
Yeah I know, probably a waste because the Weber is going to be ordered next week. But, it was something to do. I also took the flapper valve thing (technical term?) out of the air cleaner. Man that thing rattles like the dickens. Again, a waste once the Weber arrives.
I also relocated the coil. Fab'd it onto the battery tray. Why? I don't know... I just did. Got lots of time these days and I figured what the heck.
Lots of cleaning, sanding and painting as I go. I had to give myself a pat on the back for the shop vac hose extention I rigged just to get the pine needles out from around the fire wall.
Long way to go though. And thanks to all who have posted before me. Big help folks, big help.
Here's some pics.