Got it off autoanything.com, it's a 10". I was going to wire it the same way, just on a rocker switch. Don't wanna mess with a fan relay and all that fun stuff..
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87 GL Wagon (picture heavy)
Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:41 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:26 PM
Is it this fella?
Yeah I suppose it does look easy, one wire to power, one to ecu, and one to fans? Do yours come on simultaneously? I may wire one to the relay, then one to a switch.
Did you ever get yours running right bratman?
Posted 28 June 2014 - 06:10 AM
Mine was running, just couldn't get it to rev past 4k. We tried everything. We are swapping out the harness and ecu to an obd1 setup thanks to Gloyale.
Edited by bratman18, 28 June 2014 - 06:11 AM.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:39 AM
Well folks, it only took me 7 weeks, but the new engine is running! Here's a short clip of the proof:
What's left is making permanent connections on the wires (can't decide between butt connectors and shrink wrap, or solder and tape), securing the radiator in place, wiring up the fan, order another fan, and replacing the knock sensor. Then that's it for the swap! Oh yeah... exhaust too.
Got my 6 lug fronts coming tomorrow, replacing the tie rod end while I'm down there, then hopefully puttin the whole thing back together.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:42 AM
If you want it to be permanent and professional looking, go solder and heat shrink tubing.
Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:52 AM
Good call SmashedGlass, it was a bit more time consuming, but I went with the heat shrink. I've got a couple more hours left of buttoning everything back up, and it will be a complete, running car again!
She sure does move more nicely now. It's not crazy fast but it's good enough for me. I am glad I put some bigger wheels on at the same time as the swap though, those little 13s would be too tempting
I'll get a picture of the finished product tomorrow. Well almost finished, gotta get my u-joints replaced in my driveline, and exhaust done from the stock headers back.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:52 PM
Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:38 PM
Thanks man, it's been running great. I can hold speed on hills now. Oh and I can actually pass people too!
The only thing I've noticed is that sometimes on longer drives, my idle stays at 1500-2000 rpms at stop lights, it won't fall back to its standard 1000 rpms.
I'm going to either polish those wheels up or just cover them with some black plastidip.
Another problem that persists is the rising of the front end on acceleration. I thought that would go away after I lowered my subframe, but it has not. Read somewhere on here that an alignment helps with that, putting the wheels a bit toe out?
Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:39 PM
Also, did you ever end up hooking up the VSS wire as well?
Hope you're having lots of fun with it!
Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:33 PM
No I didn't. I grabbed the brake, and clutch switch from the legacy pedals, but I never hooked them up. I have had no issues concerning the neutral switch, so I'm leaving it for now.
I didn't touch the vss either. Not even sure how to do that on our cars, and haven't done the research. Again, no issues noticed there, so I said F it.
I'm really enjoying it. I haven't beat on her at all yet, I'm just so glad to have a running car again that I've been kinda babying it. I sure do like shifting around 4-4.5K though!
Still gotta get the exhaust done, waiting on a local shop to give me a quote. I guess they're having a hard time coming up with the necessary flanges??
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