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Old 08-19-2004, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Before reading this thread, read the GT Race Outcome thread. This picks up where that one left off (different subject though).

After the accident, we spent a while looking at the damage, then started showing off sound systems and just messing around with the cars in general. I bought two 9" blue neon lights I was going to mount under the driver and passanger's floorboard (a nice blue illumination at night) and mount an on/off switch in my console. The power would tap from the cigerette lighter. Simple project, right?

From 7pm till 11pm we worked on wiring the damn things. Splicing wires, reattaching...

Random events from the evening:
-Cameron sucks at drilling and melted one of my mounts
-I ended up finishing cutting a round hole in my mount with only a pocket knife and sandpaper. (didn't have a rondel)
-When we had the entire console open and taken apart, all the wires exposted, some wires moved and all of a sudden the entire console exploded in loud sparks. Yeah, that was fun. We blew a fuse in the car.
-Oh yeah, and we drained my entire battery in working on the car, so when we were done we tried turning it on to move it into the garage and it wouldn't start. Like not even close.

So now my wrecked car won't start and I have a half-working ghetto-rigged lighting setup. Fun.

There was a bunch of amusing things that happened tonight and I'm sure I'm forgetting most of them, so if you remember any el pres, name 'em.
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ya modding cars doesnt always go so easy lol
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SO MANY WIRES! ALL THE SAME COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WIRING AT NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously. 8 wires and three prongs on the switch. And all the wires are silver. WTF.

And I didn't "melt" the tab, I transformed it. Not sure into what though.

And the car started to start. It went from no noise, to starting to turn before making no noise again.

Other funny things:
He owns a dremel I swear is from 1945.
There was tons of shit, but I forgot.
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SO MANY WIRES! ALL THE SAME COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WIRING AT NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously. 8 wires and three prongs on the switch. And all the wires are silver. WTF.

And I didn't "melt" the tab, I transformed it. Not sure into what though.

And the car started to start. It went from no noise, to starting to turn before making no noise again.

Other funny things:
He owns a dremel I swear is from 1945.
There was tons of shit, but I forgot.
True, I had a drimel, but no bits for it. So we had to use the pocket knife and sandpaper.
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Originally posted by komodo9+Aug 20 2004, 07:14 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (komodo9 @ Aug 20 2004, 07:14 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-El Presidente@Aug 20 2004, 04:14 AM
SO MANY WIRES! ALL THE SAME COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WIRING AT NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously. 8 wires and three prongs on the switch. And all the wires are silver. WTF.

And I didn't "melt" the tab, I transformed it. Not sure into what though.

And the car started to start. It went from no noise, to starting to turn before making no noise again.

Other funny things:
He owns a dremel I swear is from 1945.
There was tons of shit, but I forgot.
True, I had a drimel, but no bits for it. So we had to use the pocket knife and sandpaper. [/b][/quote]
Hell, not just a dremel, but an army surplus dremel.
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Oh, my car started this morning by the way. Barely, but it started. I drove it around a bit before parking trying to recharge the battery. I still haven't cleaned up at all, so I drove it sitting on random wires, with pieces of electrical tape scattered all throughout the car.

When can we finish it up? I'm free Sat evening and all sunday. You got any plans?

Oh, and I ordered about 10 fuses from bavauto so I don't have to deal with them anymore.
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Yeah, you car has blown how many fuses this week?

4?
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Yeah, you car has blown how many fuses this week?

4?
Something like that, heh.

I ordered 3 30A fuses, 3 10A fuses, and a few other amp ones (like 15 or 20).

Should be in later next week. I think I owe you one 30 and one or two 10s from your box...

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I ordered 3 30A fuses, 3 10A fuses, and a few other amp ones (like 15 or 20).

You actually ordered fuses....??... why didnt you just go to any parts store.. and picked some up?... they are fairly cheap...

Just never heard of any one ordering fuses... lol.. sorry
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Originally posted by 97alpineM3+Aug 20 2004, 10:57 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (97alpineM3 @ Aug 20 2004, 10:57 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-komodo9@Aug 20 2004, 09:56 AM
I ordered 3 30A fuses, 3 10A fuses, and a few other amp ones (like 15 or 20).

You actually ordered fuses....??... why didnt you just go to any parts store.. and picked some up?... they are fairly cheap...

Just never heard of any one ordering fuses... lol.. sorry [/b][/quote]
lol, they were $0.97 each and it saved me the trouble of going to get them.
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OHG that is awesome.... you lazy ass... I respect the hell out of that... that brings lazyness to a new level... thanks...
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OHG that is awesome.... you lazy ass... I respect the hell out of that... that brings lazyness to a new level... thanks...
Heh, I was ordering the impact strip from bavauto anyway, then I decided to look around and see if I wanted anything else since I was already paying for shipping.... and found the fuses.
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