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post #16 of 199 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 06:06 PM
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Hope your gonna keep Her for a long time. Nice work! More than I'd ever do. Can't imagine the hours you put in to this resto. Looks like awhile to go.
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Definitely many hours spent. Unfortunately, the only thing that's completely done on the car is the front section of the body. Fortunate thing is, I have the rest of my life restoring my dream
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Man, I must say one thing I don't get is "shaving" the engine bay. Seems like a whole lot of work for a sort of "meh, I guess it's cool looking" sort of reaction.

Maybe I'm more of a driver guy, not a show guy.

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To each their own. I don't understand why you enjoy having a cluttered mess in your bay? But I'm not going to question it.
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post #20 of 199 (permalink) Old 10-20-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have a full Milano Gold wiring harness? Need engine harness and also interior harness. I believe the Golddiesnt have the ABS harness or cruise control, that is what I'm looking for to finish my wiring and get my interior back together.
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ABS & Cruise Control Harness

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You said "....the Gold doesn't have the ABS harness or cruise control...."

Not so.Lots of Golds (including my own) came with cruise control. But it's not a problem, you just unplug the cruise control elements and either cut the wires or fold them away.
As far as the ABS harness goes, it's own entity. It's not integrated into the main wiring harness at all, it makes a few connections to the ARC, and to some fuses but that's it.
As far as removing the ABS harness, it's the same deal as the cruise control harness, unplug the components and either cut the wires, or remove the harness as one piece. If you want to remove the entire ABS harness, you need to pull the dash and remove the ABS relay set hidden under the dash.

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I am at that stage. I did some wiring and pulled my ABS out. It seemed like when I tried to pull all the wires out of the cruise control wiring, one of the wires is the power feed to the instrument cluster. I'd rather have a new harness to start over with is what I'm after. I haven't messed with the wiring much lately, so I haven't went into full diagnoses.

Most would say this is what I get for trying to "tuck" and "wire hide" the engine bay. The main goal here has been to strip out as much useless wires and accessories as possible but still maintaining the street able drive. The only the I plan on keeping in the car is the instrument cluster, the stereo, the window and sunroof functions.
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post #23 of 199 (permalink) Old 10-28-2013, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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So finally got around to doing some work on the Verde. It's been a couple weeks because ive started anew job and had some life changes going on. Feels good to be back at it though.

This rear end is a mess. Full of busted bushings, and tons of rust.











So far i have all my new bushings, springs, shocks, but the list is far from done.

For the rear end:
- brake caliper rebuild kit (obviously they were leaking)
-new pads and hardware
-rotors,
-need new axle boots and rebuild
-diff mount (I think that's what it's called)
-both guibos
-center support bearing

Going to have the DeDion tube, transmission crossmember, shift rod, and a few other things media blasted and powder coated.

New hardware for places that need.
Hopefully upgrade rear sway bar.
Replace brake and clutch lines.
And whatever else that comes along.

As of right now, I'm stuck at getting the DeDion tube out and my shop manual isn't very clear. I've marked and unbolted the driveshaft as seen it's pretty much mandatory to do. Questioning on how to remove the transmission crossmember to slide the DeDion out? Any suggestions?

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Tonights project was to get the DeDion out, along with everything else.



The rotors are stuck on there and big problem.... No brakes because im redoing all of that also. Bad time.



DeDion is out.



Rear Subframe is rusty as hell, but what isnt on this car it seems.



Driveshaft Out.



Time to order some more parts, and get everything off to be cleaned!

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Tonight,

i disassembled some of the DeDion, Axles and Watts links.



I could have removed it last, but i wanted to get it out of the way. The Rear sway bar came out, i took the Endlinks off and the bushings were so shot, i thought i could easily press them out, apparently it was a little harder than i thought....



ooops. In the clamps defense, it was wimpy anyways.



After all that, i dropped the remaining. wasnt too bad.



These brakes had only been used for maybe 5 drives, and they look like rusty crap. Calipers were leaking, and theyre going to need some work.



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Wow, saw this and cringed, then I remembered your previous work.
It'll look good as new soon.

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Not only is the gearbox and whole rear rusty. Clutch line, brake lines, fuel lines everything are rusted to bits. But if everything was perfect, I wouldn't learn anything.
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Not only is the gearbox and whole rear rusty. Clutch line, brake lines, fuel lines everything are rusted to bits. But if everything was perfect, I wouldn't learn anything.
True. I guess I'm just spoiled living in the west. My race car sat outside uncovered for 15 years and didn't look that bad.

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Sam - do you still need a Milano Gold wiring harness? I have a full harness from a Gold somewhere at home, bagged. It's not perfect (I think 1 or 2 of the injector clips are broken - the kind that always break...) but it's clean and complete. In case you're interested. Did you get my email about wheels/etc. also? If not - email me.

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Rob,

i had messaged you, letme know if you dont receive
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