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Mach1Mark's '65 coupe restomod

Mach1Mark

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The negatives I have read about relate to DOT 5 aerating easily, causing a soft pedal and it causing rubber seals to swell and fail in systems/components not designed to use a silicone fluid. That was enough for me to take a pass. Regular old fluid had never caused me issue anyway. My ability to distinguish between standard and AN fittings when hastily putting stuff together, that one bit me. o_O
Thanks for your reply. Ive used DOT 5 without issue before (while racing) and observed none of the issues you noted. Still a good idea to be aware of potential drawbacks
 

Midlife

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I used DOT 5; never had a problem with it. I chose it because if it leaked, it would not damage paint. It is an excellent choice for a vintage car that sees occasional use and isn't thrashed to within an inch of its life.
 

Mach1Mark

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This week I was considering where best to locate my fuse panel. I came up with a) in the glovebox or b) driver side kick panel near OEM fuse panel location. If I decided on the glove box I would need to fab a mounting plate. No problem. And I would lose some space there. If I decided on the kick panel I would have to remove the fresh air vent assembly. No problem. I would have to fab a block off plate and bolt it in place. Im leaning toward the kick panel location.
 

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Boom

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What type of fuse box/wiring harness is it? I have an American Autowire harness in mine and I installed the fuse box where the drivers side fresh air vent was. Mounted against the firewall. Just cut a piece of aluminum and then used weatherstrip adhesive/RTV to seal the hole along with the nuts/OEM fasteners.
 

Mach1Mark

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What type of fuse box/wiring harness is it? I have an American Autowire harness in mine and I installed the fuse box where the drivers side fresh air vent was. Mounted against the firewall. Just cut a piece of aluminum and then used weatherstrip adhesive/RTV to seal the hole along with the nuts/OEM fasteners.
I too am using the AAW Classic update harness. I researched different manufacturers for quite a while and determined they made the best harness for my needs. I knew it was suggested to be mounted in the middle of the firewall and figured I could relocate it.
 

Boom

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I mounted it on teh far drivers side since the other locations possibly interfered with the Lokar gas pedal and the AC set-up I plan to run.
 

JRANGER

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If you goto CJPONYPARTs and look at it there they have an install guide so you can see what was done there. I think it was firewall mounted if im remembering correctly
 

Mach1Mark

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If you goto CJPONYPARTs and look at it there they have an install guide so you can see what was done there. I think it was firewall mounted if im remembering correctly
Found it !! Thanks, Jeff.
 
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Mach1Mark

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Last weekend and this I got back under the dash of my coupe, working on making room for the fuse block and finalizing the fitment of the radio support and the A/C support. Burned a hole in the carpet for the A/C drain line. Gonna get it together and running before the end of summer.
 

Horseplay

I Don't Care. Do you?
Just keep plodding along with each step you get closer. And the closer you get, the more inspired you become to get it done. I know you won't, having talked about things with you in the past, but for others don't sacrifice your quality level or design desires just to meet a deadline. It will be done when done and it will be awesome.
 

Mach1Mark

Ramrod extraordinaire
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Two fabs today. The first was the driver side vent block-off plate. Since I am going to mount the new fuse block in the same vicinity I needed to make a cover to seal the round opening. I found a piece of Lexan about the right size and traced the outline of the vent and modded it to bolt in place of the vent mechanism.
 

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