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So true! The 24,000 btu cooler was able to get the temps to 90 in the garage. Like you said when it’s that hot your asking a lot of any system especially in a shop environment. All the homes here are well insulated and have central air.
Living on the AC route. Wow, that has a great dependency. Maybe in 25 years we have the same situation in Europe. Are photovoltaik panels popular in your area to increase the amount of electrical energy in the grid to stabilize it or just for home use only?

Needless to say it was getting warm quickly inside and almost impossible to sleep.
Even at night? We get temperatures tonight down to 15 °C and well 35 °C tomorrow afternoon. There is still a recool at night possible. I still remember my awful trip in FL in 2002, 38 °C at day, sports early in the morning before work (technical conference regarding CO2 sequestration) but that awful 50-70 % humidity made that living stressful. And always the AC noise. Sorry, this causes drama in my brain cinema.

Back to engine stuff. The engine is ready and tuned?
 

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Solar is very popular due to the large amount of sun. Probably is for some the cost benefit doesn’t workout if you don’t have really high energy bills.

going to be a while before she’s ready to tune but are closer than ever before!
 

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Solar is very popular due to the large amount of sun. Probably is for some the cost benefit doesn’t workout if you don’t have really high energy bills.
Here energy prices increases since Jan. '22 by 30-50 % for end consumer, at the stock market el. energy was plus 430 % March '22 vs March '21. Since Jan. '22 prices for oil for heating have risen over 100 %, natural gas for heating over 300 %. There is a large price shock wave coming to us coming Winter season with the next energy bill. If you wish to install photovoltaic you need patience here, 1+ year if you not have ordered beginning of this year. Beside that grocery prices have risen last month 12 % compared to beginning of 2022. Not a few only think about leaving that mess around here behind and start new somewhere else. If you are renting a flat, you are just driving on the boat without control of it. Of course pump gas and Diesel fuel have risen similar since Nov. '21 about 60-80 %.

going to be a while before she’s ready to tune but are closer than ever before!
I am really looking forward to that!
 

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WOW! That’s got to be very hard for everyone to deal with! If things don’t change, your right this winter is going to be a shocker! Hope and pray it turns around for you guys!

on the swap front, I found an interesting part for the fuel system. The hardline that comes out of the firewall has a flared fitting that connects to the rubber hose that goes into the fuel filter. Historically the solution to change this to an AN fitting was to cut off the flare and use an Earls 5/16 adapter that goes to AN. Challenge with this is sometimes, like in the engine bay you can’t spin a pipe cutter around the hardline due to other lines near by.

I found an adapter from K-Motor Performance that attaches directly to the flared hardline and adapts to a -6 an fitting. They have two versions depending on whether you have a long or short collar on your cars hardline. Ordered one should have it today to try tomorrow for some fuel system mock-up.
 

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I also use such quick fits with AN6 threads on my Elise fuel pump.

I installed (myself) an Mitsubishi Heavy 3kW AC system 3 years ago.
It is fed by a 30 kWp PV on the roof and a 10 kWh battery. ROI is about 10 years.
Our AC system runs virtually 100% from the sun for about 1/3 of the grid costs.
It is only used maybe a total of 3 weeks per year.
In fall and spring I use it to heat, again with solar power.

I did some maths: is the house worth more than the 2k the high end AC system cost if I would sell it?
The answer is yes :)
 

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We did some work last night.

first mocked up fuel system. The fuel hard line adapter fit right on, so the short version is the one to get. I found I am going to need some different fittings with different angles on them. So ordered those last night.

Since nothing more could be done with that we moved on to the shifter. I am going to use the Hybrid Racing “no cut shifter” in my car. In order to bolt it under the car there is a second layer of thin metal attached in the tunnel that must be hammered flat. There are also two nuts welded in the tunnel, the bracket for shifter trim attaches to them. We used a couple of spacers between the shifter box and under side of the car for the two rear bolts to keep it flat. It bolted in but we did find we are going to have to cut the opening a bit. The shifter is just touching. So for the AF it’s not a no cut but not bad.

it got late so we stopped there and will work on it again Saturday.
 

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It is fed by a 30 kWp PV on the roof and a 10 kWh battery.
Very nice approach. Buddy of mine does a 40 kWp PV with also an electricity storage system from an well known automotive parts company. Was Fender or so...was surprised they do top level stuff in the Battery sector too.

first mocked up fuel system. The fuel hard line adapter fit right on, so the short version is the one to get.
What causes the clearance limits?
 

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On the hardline adapter? There apparently are two different sizes of threaded end. So you need to get the one that matches. Here is a picture from their site.

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So you need to get the one that matches.
Thanks for your reply. That means only the thread length without thread cut let to a mounting issue (= thread bush did not reach the thread bore or not so that it sealed properly)?
 

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Yes that’s why they have two different version one is longer or deeper than the other. The other is short or shallower. Just ensures you are able to apply proper pressure on the flare to seal it.

at this point can not speak to how well it works since we have not pressurized the system but since it’s how the stock end works I do not see why it wouldn’t work. Should know in a few weeks.
 

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Yes that’s why they have two different version one is longer or deeper than the other. The other is short or shallower. Just ensures you are able to apply proper pressure on the flare to seal it.
Thanks for the clarification!

Should know in a few weeks.
I am looking forward to this.
 

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I did some parts research and found the shifter dust boot is the same on the 84-91 Civic and CRX. That tells me the opening has to be very similar. In looking at other videos of this shifter in EF chassis I noticed they do not have the two nuts on the underside of the tunnel. because the AF does it causes the shifter to sit about 1/8 in lower in the opening. Clearance looks very tight on the EF as well so I am thinking that’s the issue.

what I may do, is just drill two holes in the top of the Hybrid Racing bracket. It has a lot of material so I don’t see why it would impact anything, but need to see where these holes would be to be sure. This would allow the assembly to sit flush to the tunnel like the EF and raise it that 1/8in. Going to look at this option tomorrow when we work on it some more.
 

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We made some more progress.

Shifter and cables are in. Was able to address the small contact that was being made in the shifter opening by slotting the holes on the rear of the shifter plate. This allowed use to move the shift forward enough in the opening that it all clears and no cutting was needed. I am using Hybrid Racing RSX shifter cables and they fit well. The huge the firewall well and sit against the passenger side of the tunnel. No kinks or binding.

found a small clearance issue. The belt where it goes from the alternator to the idler was very, very close to the metal bucket of the headlight. The back of the headlight is nowhere near this metal so we put a small dent in it right where the belt passes. Now there it plenty of room for the belt to move. It may not have been an issue but it was just so close it didn’t want to risk a belt rubbing issue. This caused us to have to drop the motor and reinstall it three times, last was to do some paint touch up.

I also wrapped the brake lines near the header and also the shifter cables.

next weekend we are going to tackle axles and during the week Brian is working on the harness.
 

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A lot of details which seems clearance issue based. Great you could solve it.
next weekend we are going to tackle axles and during the week Brian is working on the harness.
Sounds good. Tuning get nearer :).
 

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A little progress tonight.

put the interior back together. We installed the shifter mechanism springs that Hybrid Racing includes with their shifter cables. Does help with centering the shifter for sure.

we also mocked up the fuel system in the engine bay and build a mounting system for the fuel filter and pressure regulator.

pic of the shifter, happy with it

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...also mocked up the fuel system in the engine bay and build a mounting system for the fuel filter and pressure regulator.
Good progress!. Now it fits fine?

pic of the shifter, happy with it
I like the idea of it, especially with my long legs steering wheel and gear shift knob should move towards me. I still have not solved this. Thanks for the hint!
 

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New fitting combo, a couple of 120 degree and moving everything towards the master gave us the room we needed. Going to do some cleanup on the mounting bracket we made and powder coat it.

the adjustability on these shifters is great. Really allowed you to put it right where you as the driver want it.
 

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the adjustability on these shifters is great. Really allowed you to put it right where you as the driver want it.
Yeah, I see your point. Thanks for pointing at the flexibility of it.
 
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