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Old 11-28-2013, 01:41 PM
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'Front panel designs' is the way to go for switch / gauge panels.

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Update.... 11/27/13

The wiring is almost done. This was a big job to get this thing wired.

We still have to program the Racepak dash and the Smartwire (PDM) and calibrate fuel levels in the fuel cells. And we filled up both fuel cells with fuel from empty. It holds exactly 51 gallons in both fuel cells. That will give us our full reading. Next we well pump it out with the fuel pumps and see exactly how much comes out....

I need to get some laser engraved name plates for the switches.

The switches are:

Ignition
Fuel pump
Transfer pump (momentary)
Exterior lighting
ABS w/ warning light
Power Steering w/warning light
Cool Suite 1 & 2 (up/down)
Interior lighting (high and low)
Engine start
Fire suppression

The Smartwire will automatically attempt to reset the ABS or Power Steering pumps if a failure is detected (or it can be done manually with the switches on the dash).

The Transfer Pump will transfer fuel for a preset amount of time (probably like 2 minutes )


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Old 11-28-2013, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris White View Post
'Front panel designs' is the way to go for switch / gauge panels.
I totally agree. I think once it's done I can pull the panel and send it off to have an aluminum overlay made.

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Old 11-28-2013, 03:31 PM
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Looks beautifully prepared and worth the wait. Having sub standard wiring in this car would have been a let down. Thanks for reminding me about the panel as well. Need to get mine done.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:02 PM
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Forgive me if this has been covered previously, but I am curious how difficult it was to invert the intake. This is the first LSX install I have seen with this orientation.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:16 PM
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You simply unbolt it and bolt it on the other way. No modification necessary.

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Forgive me if this has been covered previously, but I am curious how difficult it was to invert the intake. This is the first LSX install I have seen with this orientation.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:33 PM
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Wow, that is cool! Do you think this was intentional or an accident. Would there be any reason to invert it on a Chevy?
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by URG8RB8 View Post
Wow, that is cool! Do you think this was intentional or an accident. Would there be any reason to invert it on a Chevy?
Honestly I really don't know. There's no real reason that the intake has to point forward to begin with, and I can see where in certain conditions, in certain vehicle configurations, it might make sense to flip it around.

But in the end, I think it's a function of the symmetry of the ports and their respective bolt patterns, and that it just so happens that you can flip it around.

For me it allowed me to use the water pump I wanted to use (which is far better than anything else out on the market), eliminated me having to figure out how to run a 4" tube out to the front of the car (which would have interfered with my radiator setup), and ..... as a side bonus, reduced the intake noise that can be picked up by the noise ***** at tracks like Laguna Seca (believe it or not... intake noise is just as much a problem as exhaust noise on tracks where the DB limit is below 97db).

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:49 PM
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Now you also have cowl induction, Ha!
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:54 PM
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Now you also have cowl induction, Ha!
Exactly. In a nice high pressure zone :-)

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Old 11-30-2013, 12:05 AM
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Exactly. In a nice high pressure zone :-) TonyG
Are you going to have a modified "Cowl induction" hood, to maximise this added benefit? Seeing how perfectly everything else is executed, I would assume so.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:30 AM
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Reversing the intake solves a number of housekeeping issues. It allows a number of options in the front, sloping radiator, reduced weight etc. The intake air temperature is also reduced somewhat by pulling air further away from the track surface.

Tony's build has a sealed box/chamber. I have the same set up, it breathes very well and the air is cleaner.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:12 PM
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Question on the reverse head/air intake.... any issues with water pooling from the windshield runoff? Did you guys make any accommodation for drainage or do you simply just not drive in the rain.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:10 AM
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Rain has no affect, if anything cowl induction is less affected by rain. Race cars are moving, rain goes up the windshield not down.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:02 AM
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A little rain water getting sucked into the engine does not hurt - in fact it may up the HP just a little.
Short of running a garden hose into the intake the volume of water to air is so small it makes no difference. At full throttle Tony may suck in up to 600CFM....think about it, that's 10 cubic feet per second. A couple of drops of rain water won't hurt.

The only two reasons to not drive in the rain is fear and not wanting to clean the car afterwards!
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:26 AM
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jeff jordan is doing your wiring?
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