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Gordo, I buy everything through Milspecwiring.com.

They are a division of MoTeC USA.  I have nothing but good things to say about them.  All their products are really high quality and U.S made. Great tech support.

They are pricey and shipping is usually ground and is kind of expensive. 

If you need OEM contacts/terminals, I buy all of them through cycleterminal.com

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Hell yeah Casey, that's where I get all my wiring and OEM connectors from too. I hear ya on spending $4k on wiring, all that shit adds up quick, but it looks so much better when done right.

Recently I've been using eastern beaver to get some Japanese OEM (Yazaki, Sumitomo) connectors and terminals that Joe at CycleTerminal doesn't carry.
Might I add they come quickly directly from Japan. Ran by some old American that married a Japanese woman and slangs connectors on the webs. Definitely worth a look.

Corsa-technic has affordable connectors/terminals too.

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4K on wiring?! what milspec bullshit are you two into?

 

I need to open my own online wiring store and sell to retards like you🤦‍♂️

 

 

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Doesn't sound like the shop you'd open would carry any of the good shit us retards are into if you're surprised how someone could spend $4k on wiring lol.

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^^this.  Yeah, I bought a like $500 worth of crimp tools from Eastern Beaver.

I have been really happy with them too, I've ordered from them several times and their EMS shipping has been super fast and cheap.

 

And yall are gonna be mad, but I can't stand most of your guys electrical routing and hose routing.  Don't be butthurt.  It does work, yes.  But damn, it could be done so much cleaner in a lot of instances.

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Take what Demesio says with a grain of salt, he barely knows how to operate a pair of crimpers ;)

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3 hours ago, BoristheCat said:

And yall are gonna be mad, but I can't stand most of your guys electrical routing and hose routing.  Don't be butthurt.

 

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47 minutes ago, WhoreMouth_Jr said:

Take what Demesio says with a grain of salt, he barely knows how to operate a pair of crimpers ;)

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that was just to sabotage your build... we only fixed it because we knew your axles were going to shit the bed anyways...😉

 

if only i had feelings you could hurt😁

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😘😘 

 

And Gordo he talking about my wiring haha, it still needs a lot of work.  It's on the winter list this year 

 

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Wasn't shitting on WhoreMouth's wiring, his is halfway decent and actually has quality parts. Maybe just needs a little more of a tuck, but it looks pretty good

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I'm not even crapping on anyone in particular, it's just that I see people routing vacuum lines all sloppylike over the valve cover, or power steering lines all over the place, etc. 

 

Just tuck shit and fiberglass sleeve it for god sakes. 

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Finished pinning the connectors.

Everything aside from the fat starter wire goes through these things. Happy with how they turned out.

 

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Going hunting for the rest of the weekend.  I'll finish the socket side in the next few days hopefully.

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Hope you are going to put the strain reliefs on those connectors.

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On 11/21/2018 at 3:40 PM, BoristheCat said:

vacuum lines all sloppylike over the valve cover

Fuck you that’s just temporary! Lol

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On 11/23/2018 at 10:25 PM, Gordo said:

Hope you are going to put the strain reliefs on those connectors.

Funny you mention it, I bought two backshells that match, but they only thread on one turn or so before they start to pull at the rubber grommet. Milspecwiring.com doesn't sell the connector backshell with the 90 degree strain relief, so I'm stuck without. 

However, I have enough slack in my wires, so I should be able to form the wires in a way to avoid any stress.

Haha Zack, it's not just you, or just people on this forum. I see vacuum lines, oil lines etc. strewn all over the engine bay from fuccboi YouTubers, in car build articles, you name it. Don't feel bad lol

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And you all said it couldn't be done...

 

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The tunnel isn't completely welded.  I'll finish it once the motor and trans are pulled back out.

Everything fits.  I can shift the thing just fine, the shifter almost lines up to center, and the trans sits parallel with the frame rails. 

I grafted a 350Z crossmember to some rectangular tube stock and used a 350Z polyurethane trans mount. I'll post pics of it later.

My friend is going to CAD a slightly longer shift bracket thing and then I'll be golden.

I don't give a fuck if my ratios are dicked.  Smooth shifting action and the ability to hold the power. Worth it.

 

Electrical is complete aside from a bug or two that I need to sort out. I'm one happy camper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Zach.  I'm realizing that I'm not going to have this car ready for the spring/summer, which is bumming me out.

 

I still need:

Seats: $2600 or so

Clutch: $2300

Wheels and tires: $3200

Paint: $600??

 

Oh well

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You can't get much of a paint job for $600 unless you have a but buddy in the business.

Well, not one that would look as good as $2600 seats, or $3200 wheels & tires.

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Thankfully I do have an autobody butt buddy.  I don't feel like dragging my car to his shop in downtown Seattle though.

I'll probably go to Wesco and have them put the stock color in some cans and just make a ghetto paint booth in my garage.

I'm not repainting the whole car, just color matching the bumper and engine bay to the existing paint.

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Yeah, I know... but I need 350z clutch discs in the housing of a 2J clutch.  Driftmotion will mix and match the parts for you, and yeah, it's right around $1700.

The $2300 includes the tilton throwout bearing, the master cylinder and the clutch line.

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I painted my own car and still spent about $2600 on materials. lol. I probably could've saved ~$900 going with a cheaper base, but yeah, pump up those numbers for paint. $600 is enough to get you masking paper, tape, sandpaper, gloves, thinner, tack cloth and other prep/cleaning materials (slight exaggeration, but not far off). 

Edit: Just saw you were only spraying a couple parts. Just gonna leave my comment for others.

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