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Quebec's first T6 swap (Maybe)

What's the progress like? Get yours running so we can meet in Saskatchewan and do matching burnouts.
Progress is slow... Gotta order some aftermarket control arms for the rear S14 suspension in order to gain some more clearance between the UCA and the rear frame rail. I also need to find a way to install the accessory belt without the PS and AC pulleys. I know that there is a AC pulley delete adapter that's available somewhere but I've found nothing for deleting the PS pump. If I just get a shorter belt the alternator will turn the opposite way than the OEM so I'll also need an alternator that can work.

Then there is also the turbo wastegate setup that I have to figure out. A big single one of two smaller ones. The dual WG setup would work better with the twin scroll collector but installing a single WG would cost less and would be easier to fit under the hood I think.
 
Progress is slow... Gotta order some aftermarket control arms for the rear S14 suspension in order to gain some more clearance between the UCA and the rear frame rail. I also need to find a way to install the accessory belt without the PS and AC pulleys. I know that there is a AC pulley delete adapter that's available somewhere but I've found nothing for deleting the PS pump. If I just get a shorter belt the alternator will turn the opposite way than the OEM so I'll also need an alternator that can work.

Then there is also the turbo wastegate setup that I have to figure out. A big single one of two smaller ones. The dual WG setup would work better with the twin scroll collector but installing a single WG would cost less and would be easier to fit under the hood I think.
A single wastegate is how I would go, keep the feeds to the wastegate separate as far as is practical but don't loose sleep about the pulse pairing being affected by it. It won't make a noticeable difference if it's not 2 perfectly divided streams.
 
Getting rid of all the stock wiring except for the headlights, wiper/washer, turn signals/break lights. I also got all the HVAC system out. I will install either an aftermarket PDM or relay box to replace the stock relay/fuse box.

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Damn, that's ambitious!
I didn't want to rely on 35 years old wiring that has seen a Megasquirt install and numerous changes in the setup. It looked a bit overwhelming at first since I hate wiring jobs but it's not that bad when you have a proper wiring diagram to work with. The MaxxECU PDM is a bit over the top and the price might be a deal killer at $2800 CAD with taxes.
 
I'm not a fan of PDMs. We have some hybrid ones on the newer cars. Really unfortunate to replace a module, when in the past it was just a relay to change.
 
I'm not a fan of PDMs. We have some hybrid ones on the newer cars. Really unfortunate to replace a module, when in the past it was just a relay to change.
I'm also looking at Bussman relay/fuses boxes like these:



Much cheaper than a full race spec PDM.
 
I'm also looking at Bussman relay/fuses boxes like these:



Much cheaper than a full race spec PDM.
I just use relay boxes and then use solid state relays for anything that needs PWM control (fans, WMI pumps, etc.)
Sure it's not canbus controlled, but not everything needs to be. If I were running a DKG transmission and a race dash and already setting up canbus in a 35 year old car, it would make sense. Spending 2k on a box to switch some lights and maybe a fan just to say "It DoEsNt NeEd FuSeS" doesn't seem worth it. If everything is wired and sized right you won't be blowing fuses, and if you do blow a fuse, you can buy a LOT of fuses for the price of a PDM
 
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