Throttle Body and Throttle Cable Installation

There has been quite a bit of conversation about how to run the throttle cable to the TWM throttle body. After much deliberation and consideration the choice was made to run the 240SX throttle body.

The first part was to cut down the secondary throttle cable assembly. Then it was time to give it a good cleaning and polish it up a little bit. The results were better than expected. Once everything was cleaned up and mounted on the intake manifold it was time to run in the throttle cable. I do have to pick up a 8mm Set Screw Shaft Collar to keep the throttle linkage on. McMaster-Carr has one for a couple of dollars.

Next up was to figure out how to mount the throttle linkage. The kit came from MSA and the instructions were clear after reading them a couple of times. A new throttle cable boot was ordered the same time the kit was ordered since the existing one was destroyed. I followed the directions and put the cable assembly together and fitted it to the car. The fuel injection bolt provided a great mounting point for the cable mount. It took about an hour to fit everything in the cable assembly and get it adjusted properly.

All and all I am quite happy with the results.

AN Fittings Part 1

I decided to change to AN fittings versus barb fittings. Just for piece of mind as well as easy of installation. The original fuel lines might work but they have been painted by the previous owner and they are not in the best shape. The Russell Line, hose ends and Jeggs fittings will help with the fuel injection conversion.

Thursday the first set of parts came in. The initial order was short a couple of parts that had to be ordered this weekend. This was my mistake and rethinking how I am going to connect everything.
So after learning how fuel pressure regulators and other parts HAVE to be plumbed with O-Ring fittings I needed to order those pieces.

Next week and weekend should provide fruitful for the fuel system.

New HID Headlamps

Dapper lighting came out with a great deal for new lamps for the Hybridz crowd. The price point was too good to pass up even though there was going to be a significant wait to get them. Today the good people at Fedex delivered the new laps and they are special. It is a 7″ DOT approved HID with Halo and will be a very nice addition to the car. To be able to see with be special in its own right. The plan before installing the new lamps and ECU is to get the 120 AMP alternator installed in the car. The poor 35 AMP one that is in there now is just not powerful enough to power all the high power devices I have going into the car.