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Old 09-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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When I have the money, first is the SCii, then clutch & brake controllers, the last two being installed with my kill switch and holster.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It probably won't be an issue this winter, but consider getting a SG or UG so you can monitor intake temps, and more importantly water temp. You don't want your grille block to cause the fan to come on more than normal. And unless the factory gauge is numerical, it isn't precise enough to see 10 or 20 degree movements.
I would suggest a fan indicator light. I remember someone saying that his car got better mileage even with his fan always on, but you should at least know if it is.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would suggest a fan indicator light. I remember someone saying that his car got better mileage even with his fan always on, but you should at least know if it is.
The SCii will show temp, I just need to learn the best operating range. I don't mind the fan being on as long as fan on is still more efficient than a cold and/or parachuting engine bay.

It's pretty obvious when lean burning, especially the transitions- I would like to know how far from/to lean burn I am. I haven't searched yet, but I will need to see if there is anything I can do to zero out lean burn and tell me how close I am to leaving/entering.

The evening did not include any modifications, rather eBaying it up to get some extra change for the SCii, brake & clutch & kill switch wiring.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So I was inspired by a thread for autobahn, or some special mirrors. Well, Wal Mart had 2.99 Towing/RV mirrors. SO, here we go!

This is my mirror.



I held the unit up to it, and traced on the back the outline of the mirror. Then, I estimated the depth of the perimeter and completed the outline.



Then, a razor blade to cut it along the lines, and pull just that off when it gets attached.



The rear.



What it looks like from the drivers seat.



Front view.




This is where my driver internal mirror will go.



Say goodbye!





The drivers side is here, for now.





And this is where we're at.







Interior door, not reinstalling this speaker.



This is the mirror I recommend.






I did not want to start the driver side until the passenger was done with success. If I screwed it up, I could live with a damaged/broken passenger door, NOT a drivers door. Now that it was a great success, I will set up where the mirror goes, and when it is all good, the old mirror will be replaced. To be honest, I never used them- they are all crooked and goofy. It's just too easy (and habit) to turn my head and look before. BUT, these mirrors are pretty decent and have a HUGE view, it shows the entire rear of the vehicle, the left, right, and behind- it's a huge vision area and pretty sweet. Wal Mart.com usually has free shipping for site to store if your local doesn't carry these (I have only seen these at one Wal Mart, in Strongsville, Ohio).
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Current Plan

Current Plan: Complete driver mirror by end of the week. Within next two weeks, complete Honda dealership inspection, and after the inspection, the underbody will be completed. When I get to pulling the UG out of the Mustang, I may just check the codes myself, but I still want to make sure the underbody looks good.

After that, I will make a rear plate to come out of the rear, to keep the air above and below separate. I may put a plate on the rear, and eventually it will be a boattail, but one step at a time.

1. Driver interior mirror install.
2. Driver exterior mirror removal.
3. Honda inspection.
4. Underbody.
5. Rear flat plate.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Driver mirror is off, mirror on left dash is in place. This morning (or yesterday, maybe) I found the mirror I installed on my rearview on my floor! So today I changed that plan. Rather than making it sticky just for the base (plastic) of the mirror, I cut that part out, to the sticky would be on the window. Depending on how it goes, I may have to use a different adhesive, as this might not hold well.

Nikon was charging, so poor images from my RW Defy lol. The camera isn't a strong point.







And finally, I have driven 159.6 miles without using 5% of my fuel. Sounds like a good tank! Seriously, though, it is becoming a bit frustrating, this fuel tank. Over filling, and poor tank representation. But it's only been one tank, we'll see. It may have just been that pump doing it.

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Old 09-24-2013, 12:12 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I'll try to upload a picture tomorrow of my setup. I use the same exact mirror. What you do is pop out the walmart mirror from the base. Drill a hole through the center of the plastic piece. Get a 1 1/4" pipe clamp? Bolt one end of the clamp to the mirror, bolt the other end of the clamp to the stock bolts (underneath the triangular mirror cover that you have to remove) that hold in the window run channel.

The drivers side interior mirror view is fantastic. Equal if not better than the stock outside mirrors. The passenger side interior is "ok," not as great.

There's a guy that uses a wide angle rear view mirror. It's about $20, but it's really professional and gives a great view out the passenger side.

BTW, what state do you live in? Some states are a bit iffy on mirrors.

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