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Old 12-31-2020, 08:54 AM   #1041
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Clean looking install, love it. Does this system come with a TPS (throttle position sensor)? I suppose you are stilling using the vacuum for shifting the TH-400 ?
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Yep, tps built into the throttle body, and easily changeable with a connector and just a couple screws if it needs serviced.

So far all the sensors I've inspected have been high quality. The included o2 sensor is a bosch.

And yes, th400 operation remains unchanged.
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:29 AM   #1042
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Thanks!

Yep, tps built into the throttle body, and easily changeable with a connector and just a couple screws if it needs serviced.

So far all the sensors I've inspected have been high quality. The included o2 sensor is a bosch.

And yes, th400 operation remains unchanged.
Does the same kit fit a small block or is there an alternate for a motorhome build 350?
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:15 PM   #1043
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Does the same kit fit a small block or is there an alternate for a motorhome build 350?
The kit is universal, should work just fine with a 350 I'd think
https://www.efisystempro.com/terminator/terminator-stealth-4BBl-tbi-systems-550-1001-thru-1016
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:05 PM   #1044
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Blue ox baseplate installed on the honda and the front bumper replaced

Changing the lightbulb on the microwave...
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:57 PM   #1045
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Finally committed to a mounting location for the spark control box and the coil. Control box instructions explicitly said don't put it in a confined area like under the dash, so I guess this is the most protected part of the engine bay. Plus it keeps these noisy electronics away from everything else.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:21 PM   #1046
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Another full day of harness making and lengthening and shortening. At this point I could almost do this professionally. Oh wait, I have done this professionally...

The ecu operates in one of two ways, timing control or timing monitoring. I have the timing control hooked up, but if I unhook the connector I merged into the main harness, and fish out this yellow wire, I can easily stab an OEM HEI, connect the OEM wiring I left in place, connect this yellow wire, and get back on the road sans-timing control. Just in case.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:44 PM   #1047
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Connected both fuel pressure gauges

Removed the MAP sensor connector and left the wires in a pigtail. The built in sensor is fine for naturally aspirated engines. In case I ever want to add a supercharger sticking up through the doghouse I know where the wires are.
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:29 AM   #1048
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It's alive.... Now I just need to feed it gasoline

This vacuum line rubs... Oh well, good enough for now

LED bulb in the microwave so that hopefully I don't need to do this again. Checked the internals for corrosion and didn't see any. A good scrubbing all around and it's good as new.
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:43 PM   #1049
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Dash indicators coming along, very happy so far

Cheers to whoever spent a huge amount of time installing a square toggle switch, when for $1 they could have bought a matching 1/2" round toggle switch...

Trying to make a plate to go over that panel until I get around to redoing the whole dash... We'll see how it turns out. A bank of 4 new switches going there, and all will match.
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:40 PM   #1050
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Your dash is looking great. I really like the imitation wood pattern on your dash. My '82 is the "old" 80's walnut grain. I'm looking at my dash right now. Why does your dash look much bigger in the pics? LOL. Your gauges and lights make your dash so much more modern! The panel with your one rectangle switch, on mine is the left/right side mirror controls and mirror heater switch. When you work your way over to the right to the A/C control and decide what to replace those crappy switches with, please let me know!
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:57 AM   #1051
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:47 AM   #1052
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Pulled the header to install o2 sensor. I was terrified of breaking a bolt but I was either lucky blessed or both, they all came right out without a fight.

Of course When I pulled the plug wires 2 broke. Can't win em all.

The recommendation is 6-8 inches back from the collection point. Looks like the best I can do is 5.5 inches from the collection point. Oh well, hopefully that doesn't bite me, I'm not too concerned.
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Old 01-06-2021, 08:05 AM   #1053
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On to fuel line.
I had 3/8 supply, 5/16 vent run to a charcoal can, and 1/4 return.

Had.

I tried. I tried really, really hard. I tried to ignore the cruddy appearance of the steel hardlines. I tried to convince myself to just replace the rubber hose sections and move on. I tried to convince myself new hardlines could wait a year.

I failed. The last straw was when I would have to unmount the line anyway to get to a rubber section that was inaccessible.

100' of usa made stainless steel line, a bending tool, a 37* flaring tool, and a whole host of -6 and -5 an fittings are arriving tomorrow. Plan is to upgrade the return line from 1/4 to fresh 5/16, and replace the 3/8 supply line with fresh, and leave the 1/4 as is and use it for the vent. This is a new skill for me, wish me luck.

All the hoses in the engine bay were indeed new efi rated hose. Back from there was a lot of original lines. Pictured is the supply line from the tank.... Yea.... Literally crumbled in my hands when I pulled it...

I do have a decent looking can style fuel filter already mounted, which I might investigate using if I can get the crap fram element out

Lastly I found this pictured thing on the 1/4 return line mounted by the step. No idea what it is, unless for some reason they put a pump on the return line.
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:40 PM   #1054
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Not much done today, pretty wiped from being up till 3 last night

Popped on the fuel pump and pick-up. Thought I'd have to modify the stock pickup as it interfered with where I put the new pump, but fortunately there was a second clocking position, didn't even have to cut a tab

Also pulled the drivers header, found a big ass crack in the collector, about 4" long. Taking it to a shop tomorrow to install the bungs, hopefully they can patch it up at the same time.

And put the microwave back into the motorhome, all buttoned back up.
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Old 01-07-2021, 05:20 PM   #1055
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Hot dog, both o2 sensors fit.

What do you guys recommend for gasket reinstalling the manifolds? Not sure if the thin metal gaskets that were on there can be reused.

On my Toyota I just used copper rtv... but on my Toyota there are a few hundred fewer horsepower...
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:45 PM   #1056
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Quick shot of rust-oleum 2000* to the headers. Better than nothing. Thought about ceramic coating them but that's a bit like putting lipstick on a pig at this point with as rusty as they are.

Pic inside the tank of the new fuel pickup. I got the "up to 12" kit, should have gotten the next length up, fully extended the pickup is about a half inch off the bottom. Not too concerned as the selling point of that hydramat is that it's supposed to be good at sucking fuel from any point it touches, and it touches the bottom. my fuel float stops an inch from the bottom, so if I run out of fuel it's still my own dumb fault.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:51 PM   #1057
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Slightly uneven mounting surface but the rubber foam gasket sealed just fine. Torqued the flat screws first to keep it level.
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Old 01-07-2021, 08:38 PM   #1058
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did you use submersible fuel line (R10)? and how will you plug up the old fuel connections. Sure like the new fancy pick-up. You know that I completely took the in-tank pump out and mounted the pump just forward of the tank along with a easy to reach canister type fuel filter. An inline shut off valve makes changing the filter easy.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:45 AM   #1059
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did you use submersible fuel line (R10)? and how will you plug up the old fuel connections. Sure like the new fancy pick-up. You know that I completely took the in-tank pump out and mounted the pump just forward of the tank along with a easy to reach canister type fuel filter. An inline shut off valve makes changing the filter easy.
The hose inside the tank is. The rest of the outside hose is this stuff, came with the kit, looks like it will do the job
https://www.holley.com/products/plumbing_an_fittings_and_hose/hose/vapor_guard_hose/vapor_guard_efi_hose/parts/750066ERL

For plugs, I've been told golf tees are the right way to go. Unfortunately I don't play golf so I'm kinda up a creek there. Come to think of it aluminum golf tees would be a good solution, but I'll figure something out.
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:05 AM   #1060
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The hose inside the tank is. The rest of the outside hose is this stuff, came with the kit, looks like it will do the job
https://www.holley.com/products/plum...arts/750066ERL
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with the new fuel combinations and additives, fuel lines have been going through their own evolution. The intank stuff is SAE J30 R10 and is only supposed to be used submersed in fuel. It can not be used in hot engine compartments. Your outside hose looks like the newer carb compliant stuff, I have been using. I am just surprised is no SAE ID #

But, I am sure this is the last thing you are concerned about at this point, considering how close you are to turning the key
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