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Old 03-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Search the AeroCivic thread on the question of heat/coroplast. His exhaust has been fully enclosed for years.
Fully-insulating the exhaust pipe seems to be effective in every vehicle. And it also makes the catalyst reach the optimal temperature sooner

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I think eventually I will insulate the exhaust pipes and attempt a belly pan after skirts and kammback. I think the belly pan may require more effort then the other two. So I'll save it for later.

Also, my engine revs up to 3krpm when in neutral!?!?! but only when not stopped. This didn't happen before. Ideas?

Unplugged the battery and the problem went away.
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started working on the vacuum gauge mount for the a pillar:

Turning scrap ABS tube on lathe to outside diameter of the gauge:


After being Dremeled to fit:


Front of gauge:

(square thing is camera reflection)

Still a work in progress. Still have to figure out how to route the vac line through saturn firewall.
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That gauge pod looks pretty good for something made out of scrap material.
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Of course now that I have made that, Mom wants to sell my car and won't let me install it! It won't be sold right away but she doesn't want it "damaged." But it seems that I will have about $4500 budget for a "new" car. If I get a 2002 Honda Insight, how long will it take to make back the cost of the car in Savings? (assuming my car is worth $1200 and I drive 4~5k miles/year)
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Here is how I did mine gauge pod:
Drilled Holes

Cut with Dremel to fit
{no pics here, sorry}
Constantly checking fit on Pillar
{refer to third pic}

Aline gap between gauges protrusions with hole:


Test fit pod to pillar to see fit again:


What should have happened next:
Cut hole for passing vacuum line and light wires in A pillar
Glue pod to pillar with amazing goop marine/rv/automotive/plumber/any really. (needs to be a glue that is flexible enough to fix plastics)
Attach wires to dimmer switch
attach vacuum line to manifold (somewhere close to the intake runners is preferable)
Reinstall trim in car
Enjoy!




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Hi I am also a new member in this forum, interested in this discussions and want to share my thoughts and views.

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