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      Johny_D
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      I was able to ground the temp and gas gauge only to find out that my fuel sender unit is broken. I'm not sure how hard that would be to repair. The high beam stalk came in and I installed that. 

      Things left to do:

       

      Wipers aren't working. I don't feel any power going to the motor. I'm not sure if it's the motor itself or if it's the relay or what. I also still need another wiper.

       

      I still haven't found a driver side mirror.

       

      Looking for the bushing for the gas pedal.

       

      Fix/buy a fuel sender unit.

       

      Bleed brakes as they feel a little deep. Also, when I pump the brakes with the car off, I don't feel any pressure build up. Would that mean I have a bad brake line somewhere?

       

      She's almost ready to pass inspection, so If anybody has any tips or leads on parts I would greatly appreciate it!

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    1. Hello again,

      I finally rebuilt the brakes! New pads, and rotors as well! Also A little tip for anyone rebuilding stuck brakes. Attach a grease nipple to the brake fluid line and use a grease gun to pump the stuck pistons out. Works great! If you use an air line the pressure will build up until it breaks lose and probably damage something. I actually thought it would be a good idea to paint the brakes before taking them apart so I wouldn’t have to mask anything. Well from rolling the callipers around and spilling brake fluid on them I had to redo them. Turned out good in my opinion. I will most likely do an upgrade to either Volvo brakes or the Wilwood big brake kit in the future.
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      So I’ve lately been working on the exhaust. This took me a while to say the least. When I installed the original M42 header it interfered with my steering and since steering is kind of convenient I had to modify the header. The path of least resistance seemed to be to cut the header flange off and the down pipe flange and position them in the spot I wanted, weld little bars to hold them in place. Then cut pipes from another header and make them fit. The next challenge was the down pipe. It had to line up to the header, avoid the steering, have a flex-joint, have an 02 sensor and mate up to the original 2002 exhaust. Easier said then done! Here is the pictures. I actually haven’t driven the car just yet. I am waiting on a clutch line then I have to bleed the entire brake and clutch system. I hope to go for my maiden voyage soon…

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    2. Now that I've laid most of the ground work out for the car to be running and driving, it was time to go to the body shop. I can't have a car that's all f’d up after putting this much time/money into it. The major issues to resolve are the rear quarter damage, filling the huge gaps from (jason rose) doing a horrible and careless job cutting the rear wheel wells for the turbo flares, painting the engine bay/nose, fixing misc scratches/ dents /rust bubbles etc. Hopefully it will be done in a month (early april ‘17). Until then I'll be continuing the interior refurb and some other misc projects I have around.

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