May 17th was my last post and I was diagnosing the SR, and had it narrowed down to the tps. I was 80 percent sure it was the culprit and just needed to get out and troubleshoot. My brother is moving out around Mid-June and has started to part out his car for his world travel/adventure. Then comes the light bulb(clicking noise): bro has baller engine, I have baller car, 2+2 =4. F*ck, why didn’t that hit me sooner. So the offer is proposed to all parties involved, all parties accept. Heart transplant once more(I dislike pulling an engine, and now I have two to do).
The day prior to pulling the SR I do the voltage checks on the TPS and do discover it is the problem. I am able to take videos of the SR running, TPS voltage, and compression for resale. It was exciting and sad at the same time as I was never really able to feel the JDM love of the SR. Eh(shoulder shrug). Here I come: 2.4L, fully fordged, 280hps of pissed-off raging fury!
Steven’s car is now trailered back to my parents place and I proceed to use 7 mil plastic and tape to encase it like a polish dog. It will sit like this ’til it’s master’s triumphant return from J-land. At which time, equipped with full JDM knowledge he will proceed to build a car that will decimate all who oppose him! (insert sinister laugh)
Things stall a little here since I do have a new born and my wife needs assistance, but I am able to start sourcing parts and selling others. So things are moving in the background: the paper suffling, typing and clicking are all that get done for a bit.
I lied. Also started making a harness adapter from the 95 engine harness to the 89 chassis harness. I learned enough about these two engine wirings to where I am confident to move my relay boxes in cabin in the future and mil plug the firewall. As it sits now I have loads of ugly wiring harness routed over my strut towers, at least they are safe.
Not pictured is the transmission harness conversion I had to splice threes plugs and two grounds. It came out pretty good. It however is not reversible and I will require an different trans harness or splice S13 plugs into this harness, if I have to use an S13 trans.
As you can see my wiring is completely reversible, since I made the jumper harness. The car started the first time without an issue. That was a proud moment.