Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by HRH » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:30 pm

Bit the bullet tonight. After much debate, ordered the Wiring Specialties harness. $749, just another drop in the bucket, right? I'm very close to calling this project. I love the wagon, but if things keep screwing with me, she's going to be on the auction block like the Z. Don't want to do it, but I'm losing interest. Thing is, it needs to run to be worth anything.

And did I mention, when I looked under the car the other day, there was antifreeze? Bellhousing bolt. Don't see any leak trail though. Suspect the rear freeze plug I didn't change might have just bit me in the ass. Sigh. Someone tell me I'll finish it and it will all be worth it, please.....must....keep....faith!

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:04 am

Have you considered maybe an L26 with SUs??












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Post by HRH » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:51 am

Targeting information acquired.....coordinates set.....ultra huge missle launched! Wait for it!! :fuu:

What would I do without you guys? If I had rebuilt the P79 head instead of decking the Maxima, I would have had a bitchin' motor no problem. Would have lowered the compression enough. Oh well, coulda shoulda, woulda.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:29 am

Just harmless ribbing.
This will be cool once you get it sorted. Nature of the swap game. Takes patience and always 3x what you budget.
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Post by HRH » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:03 am

Lol, true that! It's 38 degrees and raining here. Woooooo! I'm inside cutting new trim to replace the trim Weasel chewed when he was a puppy. There's a lot to replace, the house looks like a disaster zone.

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by Laecaon » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:34 pm

Yea, I cant say Im excited for all the issues I may come across... Stick with it, the car will be super fun.

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by Taterhead » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:08 am

Yeah man you’ll get it. Keep plugging away at it, you’re over the hump now.

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Post by HRH » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:28 pm

It is a thing of beauty!! And I freakin' LOVE the warning tag attached to the harness, lol!


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Post by HRH » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:26 pm

Finally wrestled the harness out. It would be a lot easier with the engine out of the car and the upper intake off, but f that noise. I should be able to carefully thread the new harness through, might be a slight pain but it's a lot more bendy than the old hard original harness.

Super good news: The water leak I thought was the back engine freeze plug turned out to be a heater hose the dripped behind the starter and the transmission strengthening plate to land on the bellhousing bolt. Looks like I won't have to remove the transmission, so that's a major plus!

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