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So here is the initial build-up.
I started with the DIY kit from [email protected], with the firestone rears, firestone fronts, HPS short struts, and the AVS 7 switch. Viair 400c 150 PSI Compressor, 5 Gallon tank, 8x Asco 300 PSI 3/8" Brass Valves.
I live on the top floor of my building with outdoor only parking, so there won't be any fancy garage pics. This is also my daily, so anything I do has to be put back together and road worthy at the end of the weekends.
My completion deadline: First weekend in June.
What I have so far:



The aluminum bit in the middle is something i turned at work. I'll be able to bolt this assembly to the bottom of the wheel well using the existing threaded part that formerly held down the spare tire.
let me know if you have any advice or if you can point out anything not looking quite right.

Oh, btw, Everything is going in this bit of glory:


Modified by Devo! at 1:38 AM 5-14-2009


Modified by Devo! at 11:36 AM 5-23-2009
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (Devo!)

looks very nice and compact http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
i am a little confused how you gonna run the lines to the bags,maybe it's just the picture but it looks like fitting is to close to the compressor mount to run the line straight like that. also those flow controls and mufflers will def help, i just finished similar setup and without anything to slow it down its way too fast with 3/8 all around.
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (Devo!)

i like the set-up, just curious as to why the flow control valves are in between the tank and the valves
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (Bunsen McMastersauce)

umm.. I used my imagination. i figured because one air line from the tank does the front and another does the back, I'd be able to control it better that way. This is just a trial run, and some of if it is temporary to get me to a show and back. After that I can fine tune and everything and make it right.

Where should I have put the flow controls?

(btw, posting under the influence right now)
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (Devo!)

well the thing is, when you dump it'll still be 'normal' flow. kinda defeating the purpose.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif for the tidiness
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (Devo!)

ooh right i see what you did there, i was thrown off for some reason
mufflers for the dumps would slow that down too if you didnt want it to drop too fast
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (lcurtisl)

Quote, originally posted by lcurtisl »
well the thing is, when you dump it'll still be 'normal' flow. kinda defeating the purpose.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif for the tidiness

but he is dumping with mufflers , so it's gonna be slower ,and 4 mufflers cost about the same as 1 ptc flow control.
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (Devo!)

Question about grounding the Valves.. Would I be able to "daisy-chain" the ground wire so it goes from one to the other, or maybe run a piece of copper along side the valves and solder each ground wire to said piece of copper and ground that to the chassis?
I just want to eliminate more wires then I need and make it easier to do.
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (lcurtisl)

Awesome! I made a copper ground and a few other bits at work tonight. Hopefully I'll get some progress pics up soon. I hope to have this all dropped in the car and wired up on friday. Then I hope to have the bags in the following weekend providing everything goes well.
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (Devo!)

I made quite a bit of progress yesterday and today. I have everything in the trunk, and the false floor in. Everything is pretty much wired up, I just have to finish the grounds and then I can power it up to check for leaks.
I forgot to take pics today, so I will tomorrow.
I just took one for now, My tank pressure gauge:
Thoughts on this?

I'm going to clean that up some soon. I just want everything working first.


Modified by Devo! at 11:32 PM 5-16-2009
 

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Re: Low on Diesel: My build thread (Devo!)

Little update. Wiring is complete. I just filled my tank with air, Now i'm going to see how much is left when I'm done work in 2 hours.
(I may have been working on my car on my breaks...)



Edit: The car sat all night with the tank full. I didn't lose any pressure. In fact, I gained maybe 2lbs because last night was cold, and today was hot, probably almost a 20°C change.
Things are looking good so far!



Modified by Devo! at 5:31 PM 5-20-2009
 
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