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Old 05-17-2019, 06:11 PM
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truth be told, I can't wait to get back to my Buicks and Fiat.... but this first...
Boy - I don't know how a Fiat will compare -- This is going to be an awesome ride!

Cheers - Jim
some background. A 79 Fiat 124 with a Cadillac CTS, twin turbo motor, mustang 2 suspension.... you know, about as stock as anything else I build.... it got sidelined by waiting on a wiring harness - it needs to get into the rotation but it's now behind a few other things.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:13 PM
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This is really coming together. I went wandering around looking at what the current state of C4/5/6 conversions are on the interweb. Yes, some of us have been on the DIY, but a few firms have popped up to graft these high performance parts on a variety of cars, TRI-5s, T-Buckets, Camaros, etc.

But what I did find for those that want to miss some of the Hydroboost Pain -
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They have a plate you can check out. A little late for the Plastic-Fantastic 2 mod, but might save some others grief - or might not.

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Old 05-17-2019, 08:21 PM
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That's good stuff. The article states you need power steering in order to use this upgrade. What or how will you make the pressure lines?

I completed installing my RnP from Flaming River but I need to make a high pressure line to connect the GM type II power steering pump to the RnP... I will assume they need to also go to the booster?
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:40 AM
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some parts came in... just one bender shy of being able to do this


and I think I'm one connector short (didn't order, oops)

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Old 05-22-2019, 04:53 AM
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Plumbing


I got stopped on the brakes because the distribution block is not safe to use... no worries, they're cheap.
Fuel line



battery is going there
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:16 AM
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Looking good!

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Old 05-24-2019, 04:14 AM
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best tool ever

more brake lines


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back together to test fit... glad I did

I'm not sure I can get the filter out once the body is on.....edited

I'm also waiting for more parts, so I'll push this out for a couple weeks and work on other stuff
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:18 AM
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seemed like a good place, but no

this would be a challenge to remove

and this is a bit too close
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:33 PM
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I'm interested in more details here. I like the looks of the stock aluminum link, but (way back when) I couldn't figure out a decent way to get the correct length and u-joint to fit to the column.

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Old 05-28-2019, 06:43 PM
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I'm interested in more details here. I like the looks of the stock aluminum link, but (way back when) I couldn't figure out a decent way to get the correct length and u-joint to fit to the column.

Thanks.
this falls under the "use what you have" moniker. I splined the 2004 C5 lower, aluminum shaft to fit the borgeson 'conversion' joint for a C3.... didn't even have to cut it, just splined the end.
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