****, I can't believe summer is gone...again. Looking back it has been productive. Time for an update. This [email protected]
supply chain bullshit is driving me nuts.
Wiring pretty much there and tested out. I will button it up when the engine is in. I decided to not put the dash back in until the engine is back in so I can adjust wire lengths before finishing it off.
I like wiring but it's a slow tedious process as you guys know but still fun in my opinion. My dual fan wiring is designed by a retired electrical engineer friend who did the same set up on 56 Nomad. A little over engineered in my opinion hence the huge bundle of wires on the radiator support. Trick though. It turns a two speed dual fan set up into 8 stepped speeds using a Dakota Digital fan controller. Adjustable from my phone. Both Dakota Digital control boxes are mounted in the glove box.
I had to remove the wiper motor because I lost 1 speed between bench testing and installation for some reason. No it's not the switch wiring. It's at a local electrical motor shop that will hopefully figure it out. I don't want to paint a new one.
The 500 is back from the machine shop and ready to be painted and assembled as soon as I can kick my son's Duster out of the shop which is here for a front end re-build.
The rim and tire issue has been worked out. Had to go with a little smaller tire in the rear than I wanted because the size I wanted is on a nation wide back order...****. We mocked it up with the tire I could get to measure for the new S60 diff. If I don't like the way these tires look once the car is fully assembled I can smoke them off and hopefully the 295s will be in stock again. In the mock up pics I'll probably raise the *** a bit and lower the front a bit. Can't really dial it in until we're dealing with gravity.