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posted on April 17th, 2015 at 11:08 PM



It is called 'The NoGhia Project' -- I think I'll just call it BadAss

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posted on April 18th, 2015 at 05:44 AM



That is pretty damn cool, any more pics or links ?
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posted on April 18th, 2015 at 08:17 AM



The project was called 'noghia' and it is from Idaho -- that's all the info I've found --
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posted on April 20th, 2015 at 01:27 PM



Finally found a little time today to finish wiring up the cam and crank sensors -- -- The AEM cables to both has some strange stuff going on that I was waiting to hear from AEM before I finished wiring them in --- through out the harness they have used black as ground, red as power and white or green as the signal wires -- WELL,,,, suddenly in these cables, the ground was the white wire and black and green were signal and at least red stayed power -- .. .. .. -- It didn't make any sense to me either, that is why I checked with the factory and asked why they went stupid -- -- Put a good work out with my new Metri-pack crimper and it worked neat -- requires two crimps to do each connector unlike the weather-pack, but it was still nice

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I'm switching over to Mario's crank wheel and also going to a Honeywell GT101 hall effect sensor -- Mario's wheel comes with a VR sensor and it required a bunch of playing to get the 101 a place to fit as it is 3/8" longer, So I made a bracket and had to move it up a few degrees from where Mario has his placed... Big difference between the Electromotive (60-2) and Mario's (30-1) ...... here's a picture of the back of both crank pulleys

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posted on April 25th, 2015 at 03:47 PM



LMAO -- Google Street View -- Me and the Ghia

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posted on April 26th, 2015 at 03:44 PM



Your famous Fiatdude now......

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posted on May 11th, 2015 at 11:58 AM



Had the infamous ice maker leak which destroyed the wood and carpet flooring on the whole bottom floor -- and a couple of cabinets -- -- so been fighting the good fight with the insurance company and the hardest part has been trying to get in touch with the adjustor -- he has the whole Orange County, plus the San Bernardino and Riverside counties -- which is almost half the total area of SoCal --

Needless to say the Ghia isn't going to be ready for Fontana next weekend -- THIS has been my current project -- 1/4 of the way done and this is sucking so hard to get it right -- --

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posted on May 15th, 2015 at 12:29 AM



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posted on June 2nd, 2015 at 01:12 PM



I was cleaning up a old tool box I don't use anymore, giving it to the brother-in-law, and I closed it for the first time in years -- -- Damn, I've had this for a long time LOL

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posted on June 18th, 2015 at 03:15 AM



Sooooo, When having to redo the Kitchen and Family room, the wifie was looking at the Front/dining room and said "I JUST HATE HAVING CARPET IN HERE, let's put the tile in here too"....... So being the good husband, I put the tile in there..... and then I come yesterday and .. .. .. ..

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a freaking $500 rug in the middle of the room WTF
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posted on June 19th, 2015 at 04:18 AM



The Ghia might get a room mate -- went and looked at this this morning

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posted on June 19th, 2015 at 07:39 AM



:tu:...and the motor is in the correct end. :yes:



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posted on June 20th, 2015 at 08:28 PM



Cool. Are you considering some aircooled power for it?:tu:



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posted on June 21st, 2015 at 09:18 AM



Hope you mean VW, not Fiat 500, Pete ! :smirk:



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posted on June 21st, 2015 at 10:25 PM



I can relate to all the drama you are having with the ECU stuff. What engine do you have in your Flex? It tows the Ghia ok then?? When my son and I were in Vegas in 09 waiting for his money to clear so we could take delivery of his new Shelby GT 500,there was a new black one in the showroom and I was blown away with how awesome it was- it had every possible option known to man.From memory it had a 3.5 lt V6 Duratec with 6 speed auto, leather everywhere, a fridge in the centre consol,the Sync digital sound system and a full glass roof and DVD screens everywhere.But best of all it looked fxxkin tuff
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posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 11:31 AM



I have the non-turbo'd V6 -- it is rated to tow 4500 LBS and the turbo'd V6 is rated at 3500 lbs. -- However the turbo'd V6 hauls butt and it has a AWD option that works great -- -- I have a family of 6 footers, my son and I are 6'4" and the wife is 6' -- and this car/truck has more room in it than any vehicle we've ever had -- even F150 and F250's
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Course!

Sorry, is there any other sort? :lol:




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posted on July 8th, 2015 at 06:16 AM



So way back in November of last year, there was that thing going around where California was going to reissue Black and Yellow plates for cars up until 1969 -- Well, my '70 Ghia was manufactured and sold in late '69, so I thought I'd give it a shot and mailed my documentation in -- It has been so long I had forgotten about it in fact --

And then today in the mail, -- -- -- Oh happy day

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posted on July 18th, 2015 at 08:28 AM



OK -- -- I have been using the Honeywell GT101 Hall effect sensors for most of the applications on the Ghia

Now I'm installing a speed sensor onto the Ghia -- The bracket and pulse ring I got from Pacific Customs in Corona

pulse generator ring:
http://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PC&...

bracket for my 091:
http://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PC&...

But with this bracket a standard GT101, which has a tab that you bolt to your bracket, will not work -- I need one that is threaded on the outside so that adjustments can be made -- -- SOOOO after spending half of today cross referencing parts I finally found someone that had the knowledge to finish my quest -- The part number I need from Honeywell is SR4P3-A1

http://sensing.honeywell.com/product-page?pr_id=56074 

They are about $5 dollars more than the GT101 at $43 each at Mouser Electronics.....

I'm gonna finish this damn thing on of these days LOL
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posted on July 18th, 2015 at 09:12 AM



I'm STILL working on the AEM EMS4 install -- the engine compartment wiring is done -- so mainly it is bringing all the wires together into one big bundle that doesn't hurt my eyes -- just decided to do a speed sensor, so the sensor should be here middle of next week,,,,

OH CRAP, it's coming UPS,,,, who the hell knows when it will get here

Oh Well, I've been cleaning up all the wiring as I go along, so there is a lot of 2 steps forward and one step back chit.... I just installed new positive and negative cables from the back of the car up to battery in the front.... Been thinking about installing a new starter when I get under the car to put in the speed sensor and connect the new positive to the starter -- --

I'm too frigging BIG to start with and now I'm getting to frigging old and blind to be snaking my big azz through this cage to get to chit I tell you LOL

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posted on July 23rd, 2015 at 02:57 AM



Well, a lot on my plate today -- LOL -- Last night decided to run the oil lines down the tunnel and also put in a new starter and do the associated wiring with that chore -- -- So I had a choice of 2 starters setting on the shelf a new 16300, which is the auto-shift starter that I love in almost any situation, and an almost new Hi-Torque starter -- -- I decided to use the Hi-Torque and then remembered it was a IMI105 which is for use on a 6 volt flywheel -- damn -- Then I remembered a friend who was a neighbor of Chris Isom on of the owners of Hi-Torque, so I called my buddy who called Chris and Chris was nice enough to talk to me about what needed to be done -- seems as if they are both the same starter except for the pinion gear is bigger for the 6v flywheel -- so for $15 I got a kit to change over the gears. -- That little clip is a mother to get off and even harder to put back on LOL -- I must of had it spring off 5 -10 times while trying to get it on -- that little bastard is hard to find too LOL

with old gear removed and ready for new gear install--

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old gear and new gear kit on left--

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I'll need to orient the starter since it was last on the Porsche 901, but that is just R&R 2 bolts -- --

but before I do that -- I have to take the cat ((a few of you remember THE CAT)) to the vet to have her ANAL GLANDS expressed -- -- OH Joy!!!!!
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posted on July 25th, 2015 at 05:06 AM



Dagmabit -- -- Sometimes it a MFer having an old mans memory in a 18 year-olds body -- --

Like having a 3/4" sensor hole and swearing you need a 1/2" sensor -- -- Oh welllllll, nothing a couple of fender washers won't fix -- -- I hope LOL

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posted on August 2nd, 2015 at 04:56 PM



Finally decided on a plan for the oil coolers move the front of the car -- -- I know, I know, but sometimes it just takes me a while to decide on a course of action -- I decided that since the shift rod was now run on top of the tunnel, I'd run some 5/8" aluminum tubing thru the tunnel -- - -- Since the PO cut the bottom of the tunnel at the rear to do the shifter for the 901 trans is should be a cake walk -- -- I got some water hose and cut it into 2" lengths and placed them every 1.5 to 2 foot along the tubing to hopefully reduce rattling -- I was going to put over the entire distance but I was wanting the tubing to act as a heat sink to also help lower the oil temps so I didn't --- --

I did some work on the front vents so that I can maybe add some ducting to the coolers

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Here is a picture of the tubing exiting thru the PO's 901 hole:::::::

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I'm still playing with a couple of different ways to mount the coolers in the nose -- and the mounting brackets -- but here is kinda what I'm leaning towards----- (you can see the tubing exiting thru the shift rod access hole)

http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss306/Fiatdude/Ghia/20150801_112109_zpsk49khayr.jpg

Hope to finish this up tomorrow and get some brackets made and all the hoses ran to the coolers................
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posted on August 3rd, 2015 at 08:52 AM



So was finishing up the oil cooler install and using SS tubing -- Things were going pretty good, then started flaring the tubing ends -- you know, always feeling it needs to have the last quarter turn to finish that perfect flare -- NOT

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It's amazing just how much can leak thru those little cracks at pressure LOL -- -- Then started looking for that last piece of tubing to finish the install -- -- damnit -- it was 5/8" aluminum, needed 1/2" SS -- Oh Well, 20" short of tubing finished the day for me -- might stop by G and J in Ontario and the way home tomorrow and get a piece of SS tubing

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posted on September 3rd, 2015 at 01:35 PM



I met a buddy for lunch today -- look at what the damn bastard drove up in -- --

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It was his dad's who bought in '79 for $19K -- his dad took a greyhound to Texas with the money in a tool box -- -- Only the second time in four years he had driven it -- should of seen the commotion it caused -- even a Firetruck going up the street with its siren on had guys hanging out the window starring ....... It's 100% original total unrestored ... Oh it's a '70 Plymouth Super Bird
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posted on September 17th, 2015 at 05:04 AM



This is freaking embarrassing -- -- Just figured out that this is the first time this year the car has been out of the garage --

Oh Well, -- It's at least back together, just waiting on the tuner -- --

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posted on September 17th, 2015 at 08:29 AM



It was looking soooo good in the driveway this morning -- I just figured that daddy needed a new chair for the office

A Kirkey Seat is for sale !!!!

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posted on September 23rd, 2015 at 02:25 AM



I was just wondering if .. .. .. .. ..

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posted on September 25th, 2015 at 12:47 PM



I'd love to have huge(r) tires under the Ghia -- -- But I can't bring myself to do any cutting to the body, I just think the stock lines are beautiful -- I could do a 3" Torsion narrowing and go that route, but it would require a lot of "redo" to my cage as it is mounted to the outside of the torsion tubes..........

And then I find this build ------

http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/117289-Porsche-918-Wide-Body-RSR-LS3-1970-...

I just think all the 'hacking' done to this body is just crazy -- -- It will be badass when done but .. .. .. ... ..
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posted on September 27th, 2015 at 02:56 AM



My Son bought me a new key ring for the Ghia -- Does he know something I don't????

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