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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Thanks Jon. It has been a long road so far, but I think it will be worth it in the end.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Well, the car now runs and drives, technically. I have replaced a goo chunk of the lines on the back half of the car. The most recent replacement was the fuel return to the tank. That is now ptfenhose, so it should be a problem which Is solved for the long haul. Hopefully I can get some gauges in the car along with functional brake lights and some headlights soon. Then I can actually get it on the road.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356


    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman
    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Today I have hooked up the gauges, beat the upper core support into submission, and mounted most of the drivers fender. The hood will now open and close with the latch and hood release in the car. Iíll probably get the brake light situation remedied next. And then go for broke with a header panel and front end lighting. This thing might be on the road sooner than later.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Is Joy driving it?
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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Thatís the plan. It it were for me it old have been a manual for sure.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    The header panel is on, the hood closes and opens well. Some headlights and it should be just about road worthy. This car should be on the road sooner than later.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Looking good! One of the few cars I would like to have.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Thanks James. I really like the lancers. They have enough room for me and I love the style too.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Iíve decid3d to go with H1 and H4 style housings from hella along with high wattage lights. Iíll relay the lights either way, so that part of it was a wash, and for what people are asking for the quality LED units, the E code housings look like a bargain. With the 130 H1 and H4 beams, Iíll need 30 amp fuses and some nice tefzel wire.

    I did speak to my father about the CEL coming on when switching between the low and high beams. He is most certain that a diode will rectify that problem. Pun intended. We will find out.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    I ordered up a 136 amp alternator today for the car Iím sure it should be all I need to keep the headlights and everything under control. If not, I could always go with one of the 160 amp units. Iíll upgrade the feed to the battery and the ground when I install it.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Holy crap 160A???
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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    Holy crap 160A???
    Well, at 12 volts my headlights alone will pull about 44 amps on high. I want to go big or go home on this one. The systems in my lancer and NYer have a hard time when I flip back and forth between high and low beams, especially when coming to a stop at idle speed. I have diode relays going into the SL to kill some of the problem.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    I have the 140a alternator from a jeep in my reliant these days.

    I have LED headlights right now which arent bad, but they dont touch the punch from my hella 1000 Free Forms on the bash bar of my jeep.

    I may go back to my autopal housings and the set of 90/100 hella H4 lamps with some rewiring as i think it will be brighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman
    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    The high wattage bulbs and hella housings in my NYer canít be beat. I think this lancer will be incredible.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    i bet it will.

    i looked at my H4 lamps.... they are Hella 130/90's

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman
    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Quote Originally Posted by Aries_Turbo View Post
    i bet it will.

    i looked at my H4 lamps.... they are Hella 130/90's

    Brian
    That's good to hear.

    I'm getting a lot of the various projects on the car close to wrapped up. However, mission creep is really taking its toll. I started on the alternator subharness last night and got it ready for some Deutsch DT series connectors. I'm going to run 2ga wire from the alt to the battery for both ground and power. The 136 amp alternator has no provision for a ground, but the field terminal wires are super easy, as that is just a connector which is readily available.

    I know it needs some suspension work, an alignment, tires, exhaust, and perhaps a cal. I'm not sure if it will get done in time for SDAC, but to go from on fire and nonrunning due to many different problem when I bought it to where it's at now, I'm actually thrilled.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Well, the car now has four headlights. It also has a new water pump and is just waiting on a little 2ga wiring for the connections and Iíll be able to put the harness back in for the alt. I want to make it to SDAC, and I hope Iíve learned some lessons from the last time I tried something like this.

    Fingers crossed, but if the car is mechanically up to the task, I think my ability to get the work done should be fine. Iíve been putting in four to five hours a day into the car, and I feel like Iím somewhat ahead of the game. We will see.

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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    Well, at 12 volts my headlights alone will pull about 44 amps on high. I want to go big or go home on this one. The systems in my lancer and NYer have a hard time when I flip back and forth between high and low beams, especially when coming to a stop at idle speed. I have diode relays going into the SL to kill some of the problem.
    What do you mean by "diode relay"?
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    Re: Falco Rosso SL#356

    Relays with the diode already in place to handle the fly back voltage.

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