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Old 01-03-2012, 10:47 PM   #69
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Let me know if you want to recreate this in a new thread as a DIY. I'll be glad to help move posts around if needed.

Looks great so far!
I appreciate that! It's almost as much work doing these post as it is the actual work, LOL.
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Well, here is were I started today. What a mess of wires. Putting back the plastic cover is looking like a really good idea..... just about now, LOL.





The first thing on the agenda was to extend the coil harness plug to reach the new location.



To do this, I needed to split the harness.



I used a box cutter knife for the job. I also labeled each injector plug.



Here is were it gets a little tricky. You have a single 12 volt wire that feeds each of the injectors and the coil harness.



Opening the factory splice was a P.I.T.A. to say the least! You'll need to take your time.



I'm also re-making and re-routing the fuel injector harness. IT will no longer run up the front of the engine.



I used a single 14 gauge wire and spliced the injector 12 volt wire. I ended with 5 wires out the back instead of eight.

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Here's the end result. From the picture it's hard to tell, but each wire was shrink rap. I started with the first plug, I then shrink rap the second and frist plug into one. I than shrink raped the third plug with the other two. Finally the fourth plug. I used three different size rap for the job.

When I test fitted the harness, it was almost unnoticeable.



For the coil harness, I extended the 12 volt wire. I also removed all the factory black tape.



I than re-tape it. Looks much neater. By the time i was done rerouting, tucking and hiding it. It literally l disappeared.



I'm also rerouting the harness that went through the middle of the passenger valve cover.





I removed the fuel rails and clam shell before I called it quits. Until till tomorrow, have a great evening. Stay tune.

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:02 AM   #72
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I'm also rerouting the harness that went through the middle of the passenger valve cover.

I can't wait to see what you do with this bundle of wires. I will probably do the same thing. Keep up the good work.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #73
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Nathan How would you like a all expenses paid trip to the D? All you gotta do is everything your doing to your camaro. Do it to mine lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #74
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Looks amazing and like a project I would also like to do. I need to do some inexpensive mods for a change.
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Nathan How would you like a all expenses paid trip to the D? All you gotta do is everything your doing to your camaro. Do it to mine lol
Sounds great! It might get pretty expensive because I eat a lot, LOL.

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Looks amazing and like a project I would also like to do. I need to do some inexpensive mods for a change.
Eric, the biggest challenge is the time to figure everything out as you go. I can now do all I've done in one fourth the time.
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OK, first thing this morning was removing the intake.



Next came removing the rest of the harness on the driver's side. In addition to feeding the injectors and coils, there are three additional connections. One is for the oxygen sensor, the next is for a ground connection, and the last one is for the oil pressure sender.

The toughest part was removing the bolt that holds the ground simply because of the awkward position.



So I recruited my brother.



Three hands weren't going to do it, we needed all four!



Something told me it probably wasn't a good idea. Dang, that hurt!



So I figure I'd try a new approach.



And finally with much persuasion......Who's Da Man

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Next came splitting up the Harness.



This gives you an idea of the mess.



I spent a lot of time just undoing the shitty taping that came from factory.



Next, I laid the harness over to see how far the wires reach.



To clean up the mess. I taped the Oxygen sensor, and Oil pressure sender wires separately as if creating a harness for each component. Also there was enough wire to run the through the back of the engine.

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In this picture, you can see were I removed the ground cable. It will be relocated to the drivers side. I how I ran the tape all the was to the mother nest.



To install the driver side coil pack I had to disconnect the hose that goes into the radiator hose and push it aside. To say that drilling that hose was a challenge would be a euphemism.



I was such a that I forgot to take pictures.

I was able to split the harness that feeds the coil pack and run it under the bottom of the engine along the cross mender. Sorry no pictures. There's a harness that runs along the cross-member from factory and I fallowed the same path. End results. It's now INVISIBLE!

I dropped the intake to get a feel on how I would do the drivers side harness. The only wires I have running are the ones that feed the altinator which are east to reroute. I'm going to leave that as a separate project once I'm done with the coils and fuel rails. I did finish rapping them and tuck them were you could barely see them on the passenger side.

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This picture gives you a better idea of the fuel injector harness is now running out the back.



I set the driver side fuel harness so that I can start measuring.



Here's a sample pic of extending the wires.



That's all for today. As ta manana.
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Looking good!
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holy poop Nathan, that engine bay looks amazing. Any chance you want to do mine? I can't give you a trip to the D, but I'll give you 5,000 internets.
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Nice work, really makes me want to clean up my engine bay!
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Why solder instead of using a Butt Splice connector?
I see a lot of people soldering then putting heat rap/shrink over it vs using a butt splice connector with heat rap/shrink.
Benefit over the other?
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Why solder instead of using a Butt Splice connector?
I see a lot of people soldering then putting heat rap/shrink over it vs using a butt splice connector with heat rap/shrink.
Benefit over the other?
From what I understand:

Soldering:
~better connection
~less expensive

Butt Splice connectors:
~faster to connect
~more expensive

Here's a good site for info: http://www.mmxpress.com/technical/connections.htm
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Almost forgot, here's some stuff that came in today. The three big tube are shrink rap, if you believe that. I will be using those as I progress. Purchased 10ft. of braided nylon rapping. You could see in one of the pics, one of the application I will be using it, ground battery cable. The three smaller piece are sample of different sizes I will be testing.





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