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  • Guys, I'm really sorry for all the frustrations you have been having. I really appreciate all the great input from Noll, VVise, Grannyknot, Casey_z and others who have hung in there. The Club has put a lot of volunteers' effort and real money into trying to fix the forum. We are having an executive meeting in Hamilton this Sunday to decide how we are going to proceed. At this point it is quite likely we will give up on the forums altogether. We hope to archive a lot of the valuable work that you have done, and publish it elsewhere. We are looking into alternate platforms which are more reliable and less work for us volunteers to manage.
    If there is anyone out there with the expertise and desire to help the club, we would love to hear from you.

    Sincerely, Eric Zondervan.
    Eric Zondervan
    72 240Z
    11 Sierra 4X4
    14 Kia Rondo EX
    19 Audi Q5
    08 Ski Doo MXZ
    16 Triumph Street Triple R.
    2010 Husqvarna 450 Supermoto.
    65 Honda Moped

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    • Originally posted by zedfoot View Post
      Guys, I'm really sorry for all the frustrations you have been having. I really appreciate all the great input from Noll, VVise, Grannyknot, Casey_z and others who have hung in there. The Club has put a lot of volunteers' effort and real money into trying to fix the forum. We are having an executive meeting in Hamilton this Sunday to decide how we are going to proceed. At this point it is quite likely we will give up on the forums altogether. We hope to archive a lot of the valuable work that you have done, and publish it elsewhere. We are looking into alternate platforms which are more reliable and less work for us volunteers to manage.
      If there is anyone out there with the expertise and desire to help the club, we would love to hear from you.

      Sincerely, Eric Zondervan.
      The easy solution to solve all your problems is just to move to facebook groups.
      Please just delete my email from the post I sent you via PM if you can even read it. It will not let me remove personal information and does not save the changes.
      relocating whatever information is on the forums to some other repository is not going to fix these types of issues.

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      • Originally posted by zedfoot View Post
        Guys, I'm really sorry for all the frustrations you have been having. I really appreciate all the great input from Noll, VVise, Grannyknot, Casey_z and others who have hung in there. The Club has put a lot of volunteers' effort and real money into trying to fix the forum. We are having an executive meeting in Hamilton this Sunday to decide how we are going to proceed. At this point it is quite likely we will give up on the forums altogether. We hope to archive a lot of the valuable work that you have done, and publish it elsewhere. We are looking into alternate platforms which are more reliable and less work for us volunteers to manage.
        If there is anyone out there with the expertise and desire to help the club, we would love to hear from you.

        Sincerely, Eric Zondervan.
        Good luck with whatever you decide to implement and migrate to, I know it's not easy. Thanks for the hard work.

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        • I'm a little late to chime in on this, but ah well. I don't have any specific experience in it, but I'd imagine that trying to sort out forum backend issues is not exactly the easiest thing. Seems like there may be multiple things broken behind the scenes, between sometimes appearing to be logged in as others on the main forum page, sometimes getting authorization errors pop up when viewing random posts/topics, sometimes not being able to respond to posts in some subforums etc.

          Would migrating to a new forum platform be a viable option? so long as the post information and user details were copied across, that in theory should be all that's needed to rebuild the rest from good roots.

          The problem with facebook is the lack of permanence (ie if someone posts a useful tech tip or link, good luck finding it 6 months later), and (for this sort of application) everything being in one stream as opposed to separate sections, threads, etc.

          I'll 2nd what vvise said, we much appreciate the hard work involved .

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          • I have been following the posts and have quite enjoyed them - I find them very motivational!!! On the topic of a new platform - Altlantic Z Car, which now appears to be defunct, still has their technical info available. Retrorides - Proboards has a awesome sight. Maybe they could provide some insight / help with our website and / or migration. My two cents. What ever happens, you guys behind the scenes deserve kudos for all your hard work and dedication.

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            • Time for another update. The harness is basically done. Will finish up with the loom tonight. I'll post some pics for reference.

              First step was stripping the engine harness down. I tried to save as much loom as possible.





              Then it was stripping pins out of the PCM to just the essentials required for running the engine. There are some nice guides on line for what every pin does. Once that was done a bunch of wires were cut or lengthened to keep the harness nice and tidy. Took a couple trips back and forth laying it out to make sure lengths are good.





              Now the loom is going back on and ready to get put into the car. All the pink wires will go into a new relay/fuse block that I will make. Will be a fraction of the size of the full van fuse block.



              Hope this works! LOL!
              Last edited by vvise; 01-27-2020, 02:53 PM.

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              • I feel your angst. It's going to work. 45 years ago I was a partner in a body shop. We built a kit car (Gazelle) and my contribution was to wire it. I got a steering column from a wreck which had all the switches required. Built the harness in my basement, and everything worked on the first try. No complicated fuel injection to deal with in those days.
                Eric Zondervan
                72 240Z
                11 Sierra 4X4
                14 Kia Rondo EX
                19 Audi Q5
                08 Ski Doo MXZ
                16 Triumph Street Triple R.
                2010 Husqvarna 450 Supermoto.
                65 Honda Moped

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                • Got under the car to check the fuel system. Looks like the previous owner put in a very capable pump when doing the original small block swap (explains why its so loud). It's good for 125PSI and I only need 50-60, there's about 2 feet of rubber line on the pressurized side from the pump to the hardline but it looks properly done as well. It's gonna save me some money

                  I got the correct terminal connectors to finish making the fuse and relay block so the harness is done.



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                  • Looking good! That harness rewire looks like fun lol.

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                    • Built the fuel system over the weekend. Looks really good, first time making braided stainless lines so there's a bit of a learning curve. I got most of the lengths pretty close to accurate. Still need to mount it properly but it was enough to try a shakedown pressure test for leaks. The good news is that none of hoses i made leak. The bad news is that my return hardline to hose connector has a small leak and worse the rubber fuel line near the pump is certainly not high pressure and absolutely POURED out gas. Now the entire garage reeks like gasoline for the last 2 days.



                      it sits nicely here since the battery is relocated inside


                      here's where the hardline connects to the rubber hose that was leaking bad


                      I'll have to lift the car and take the wheel off for better access.

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                      • Last thing you want is a gas fire!
                        Persistence and lots of checking.

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