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ShortStar progress by Rickady88GT
Started on: 10-07-2003 05:16 PM
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Report this Post10-07-2003 05:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
This is how it looks as of today. The wire harness is a little more work than I thought.
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Report this Post10-07-2003 06:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KentoClick Here to Email KentoSend a Private Message to KentoDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Rickady88GT:

This is how it looks as of today. The wire harness is a little more work than I thought.

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Report this Post10-07-2003 08:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sspeedstreetClick Here to Email sspeedstreetSend a Private Message to sspeedstreetDirect Link to This Post
Looking at that confusion of wires, I'm glad I found a buyer for my Short*

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Report this Post10-07-2003 11:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
The conversion is going OK but I wish I had more time to work on it.
A PFFer came over today and made a coment about all the wires I have laying around from other conversions. I saved them for parts. So I took them and covered the 3.5 and took a pic. Man that is a MESS. I am glad the real thing aint that bad.
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Report this Post10-08-2003 12:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DakotaMattClick Here to Email DakotaMattSend a Private Message to DakotaMattDirect Link to This Post
Man, you had me there for a second I have to pull harnesses completely apart sometimes, but that is just sick. So really, how is it comming?
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Report this Post10-08-2003 12:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NashcoClick Here to visit Nashco's HomePageClick Here to Email NashcoSend a Private Message to NashcoDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Rickady88GT:

I am glad the real thing aint that bad.

Me too! I was thinking to myself, "If he had to do that to a wiring harness to figure it out, maybe I should just tell him to stop now before his head explodes."

Keep us updated, I'm very interested in your swap!

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Report this Post10-08-2003 01:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mcaandaClick Here to Email mcaandaSend a Private Message to mcaandaDirect Link to This Post
 
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So really, how is it comming?
-Matt

LOL...

It would be going better if I was'nt allways showing up all the time looking around and making him stop for "photo-ops" of the mess around / on / in / over ....lol the motor.

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Report this Post10-08-2003 11:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
I realy do want to take it to Songmans coastal run, so I do need to step it up. But it is going good. I dont see anything that stands to stop me yet. But I do still have two BIG bumps in the road. Wireing, it seems to get more and more complex as I learn more about it. And exaust. I have seen many differant systems but none that I have seen will pass smog in Ca. on this OBDII 3.5 swap. It will have to be made of SS and be insulated VERRY well to keep the exaust temps up for Cat Lightoff and just to make it harder it will have to be a very short short path from manifold to Cat. But I dont need a smog check for about a year, so I can do a temp system and work out bugs.
I took out the under dash wire harness for a TOTAL make over. If I was to do this again I will just use the Olds under dash harness And adapt it to the Fiero. That is how much I am changing.
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Report this Post10-08-2003 01:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DakotaMattClick Here to Email DakotaMattSend a Private Message to DakotaMattDirect Link to This Post
Yea, I already determined that it is going to be easier for me to rewire the fiero to work with the engine rather than try to shoehorn the engine wiring into the fiero setup. As it is, with the frame striped of EVERYTHING, I'm going to create my own wiring as I go.
yeay
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Report this Post10-08-2003 10:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
Putting the BCM in is alot of work. I am rewireing the fuse block and all. I even took out the Stock Fiero ign Key and am putting in the Olds Key. It wont go in the stock location, it will be moved to the dash somwere.
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Report this Post10-08-2003 10:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillDirect Link to This Post
My dad and I are experienced at making wiring harnesses and it took us about 40 man-hours to put together the harness for my Northstar. Shortstar will be 95% as much work.

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Report this Post10-08-2003 10:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FierobsessedClick Here to Email FierobsessedSend a Private Message to FierobsessedDirect Link to This Post
Isn't there some easy way to adapt a 3.4 DOHC harness (witch is almost identicle to the 3.1) to the shortstar? I bet the computer won't notice the 0.1 L difference. The firing order might have to be re-arranged. At least its not OBDII, as opposed to the Shortstars. I guess it all comes down to what transmission you decide to use.

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