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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    Kudos to you for using search!

    There is a lot of excellant information in the old threads and posts.

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSV_510 View Post
    Tony - if you have time tomorrow, here are the things that I would recommend doing first if you still need to drive the car for the next couple of days:

    1. Remove wiper arm assembly, cut passenger side piece, install spacer washer.
    2. Cut throttle body piece (this is very easy to do while still on the car)
    3. Run the 12 gauge magnavolt wire that runs from the trunk to the engine bay.

    I finished these steps and also spent time tonight labeling all the connections that I will be pulling apart. I'm known for taking things apart then not remembering what they were and how they go back together.

    I should be starting the rest of the install at about 3:00pm on Friday. I fortunately don't have to be anywhere until Tuesday morning, so I may just keep going Friday night until I finish. We'll see.
    Good idea on the labling, I'm like that myself. I can get by without the car for as long as I need. It's just that, I'm not able to work on it until late at night. If this guy keeps working late, I have a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    You will almost get done on sunday evening and realize everything is closed when you need that clamp or crimp or fuse to finish....

    Welcome to MOD HELL.
    LOL I'm pushing for Sunday morning. But if it doesn't look like it's gonna happen, then I'll slow down. I'm sure it'll be done by Monday night.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlvrVee View Post
    Twitch,
    We don't live too far apart so if you need a hand let me know. I'm out here on Long Island about two miles from Mustang Magic and I don't mind coming to your place. Shoot me a PM and let me know. Mine shipped today so I'm hoping I get it by maybe next Mon or Tues or if I'm lucky maybe Sat.

    I've heard so many bad things about Vette Doctors that I drove pass them and went to TT Performance in Jersey to get my tune and I couldn't be happier.
    Thanks for the offer, but with my hours, it'll be tough.
    I really f*d up with the Vette dr. thing. It really bothers me cuz I knew I should have just went to TT Perfomance. As long as it worked out in the end.


    Hey, do you guys see any problem with doing the whole Maggie first, and then starting on the intercooler? Just thinking I want to get the big stuff out the way, in case the car needs to be moved.
    Thanks

    Tony

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    If time becomes a concern, you could always do what ronr did. He worked on it till, like, 2 or 3 am then got up early and finished it over one weekend.

    BTW, labeling will become vital if you expect to have any hope of staying out of Mod Hell.

    So, who's taking the nose off ... neither, both, one?
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    I'll probably take the nose off. But not until the weekend. Save that part for last.

    Just checked my tracking,,,"out for delivery". Imma harass mu UPS driver lol

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    So, who's taking the nose off ... neither, both, one?
    I am definitely taking the nose off if that's going to make everything else easier. It's not like it's difficult to remove, right?

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    Difficult? Not suppose to be. Never done it, here.

    If you do, be careful mounting the HEX without the nose on. I did mine with the nose on the whole time (that would've certainly tipped off the wife ), and it sure helped insofar as knowing how much room I had. You've gotta have the HEX pretty much smack against the radiator assuming you have some weatherstripping separating them just a bit as I did. One advantage to having the nose removed will be in replacing the shrouding around the radiator; mine got replaced kinda half-assed especially on the passenger side ... just couldn't get my hands/fingers in there to reinstall the little fasteners that pop in some holes.

    EDIT: Say, is anyone painting the HEX not including the finned area?
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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    Got it!!!!


    So def paint the HEX, right?
    I'll do it here at work.

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    Looks like I got the carbon fiber shaft. Is that how they are now?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Looks like I got the carbon fiber shaft. Is that how they are now?
    Mine is carbon fiber too.

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    They all are, now.

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    That thing sure is purdy

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    Well I picked up a Gatorback # 4061037 belt today and I see why everyone recommends using these. It looks and feels like it will grip way better than the Gates belt (now my back-up belt) that gets sent with the maggie.

    I'm itching to get this started!!!! I ran out of projects to do before the real surgery starts and now I don't know what to do with myself.

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    This is America and your in MOD HELL.

    Call in sick for the rest of the week and work on your car.

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    At least when you get started, you can go untill you finish. I have to do a bit here, a bit there.
    Where'd you get the belt from?
    Funny how this thread is going on ten pages, and its mostly from four people lol

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    Re: Everything I ever wanted to know about a Maggie,,,and your gonna tell me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    This is America and your in MOD HELL.

    Call in sick for the rest of the week and work on your car.
    I'd love to, but I run a payroll company that can't operate without me (fortunately or unfortunately). And when people don't get paid, they get pissed! The upside is that we close at noon every Friday so I am jumping into the install right after lunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    At least when you get started, you can go untill you finish. I have to do a bit here, a bit there.
    Where'd you get the belt from?
    Funny how this thread is going on ten pages, and its mostly from four people lol
    I got the belt from a local auto parts warehouse. No one else around (including the Goodyear dealer) had any. I was going to order one from Summit Racing, but they wanted $10 bucks for shipping a $25 belt.

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