Manny's City Goblin - 07 SS/SC Donor

BaltimoreHokie

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I can absolutely say that the diode cleared up the issue with the engine running after the key is turned.

Additionally. I took it around the neighborhood today. I need to take it to a track for sure.

I got the hood back from being wrapped Friday. Turned out pretty good. These are my insurance pictures. So not the best angle or most artistic.

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I adjusted the shift cables. So much better now. Feels a lot better and I have reverse now.

I wired up the all the lights but I still need to make a bracket for the front. Once I have that I can just plug them in.

Last couple things on the list include the windscreen, Parking brakes, then the dash buttons. Then I am sure I'll have another list...
 

JSATX

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It does look awesome. I spent a lot of time getting my shifter adjustment perfect, and then the adjustment vibrated loose. Lock tight is your friend.
 

BaltimoreHokie

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It does look awesome. I spent a lot of time getting my shifter adjustment perfect, and then the adjustment vibrated loose. Lock tight is your friend.
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. I should prob do that on the smaller screws because even when I went to adjust they were a little loose
 

BaltimoreHokie

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Slight update. back tracking a little and working on the parking brake set up. I've been following a couple other builders on how exactly they installed their parking brakes.

Did you guys run the shift cables under the parking brakes assembly? The spacers that came with the kit don't really seem tall enough to clear the cables if they are mounted under it. Also. I did not keep my parking brake cables from my donor. So i ordered new ones....part number 25836299 which fit the Cobalt and the HHR (not the Cobalt SS). Its around 60" long...anyone know if this is going to end up fitting? I looked up the SS's and I think around 72"

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askiles

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Slight update. back tracking a little and working on the parking brake set up. I've been following a couple other builders on how exactly they installed their parking brakes.

Did you guys run the shift cables under the parking brakes assembly? The spacers that came with the kit don't really seem tall enough to clear the cables if they are mounted under it. Also. I did not keep my parking brake cables from my donor. So i ordered new ones....part number 25836299 which fit the Cobalt and the HHR (not the Cobalt SS). Its around 60" long...anyone know if this is going to end up fitting? I looked up the SS's and I think around 72"

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DF specifically says to use the SS parking brake cables, and if you don't have the SS ones, you need to order them. Sorry mate. Sounds like the ones you got may be too short.
 

BaltimoreHokie

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DF specifically says to use the SS parking brake cables, and if you don't have the SS ones, you need to order them. Sorry mate. Sounds like the ones you got may be too short.
Bummer, thanks for the quick reply.

Has anyone installed their parking brake without using the tubes? I might as well go to a junkyard and pull it myself since I don't have those either....
 

Tony

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Slight update. back tracking a little and working on the parking brake set up. I've been following a couple other builders on how exactly they installed their parking brakes.
If that's me, hopefully I'll have some answers for you tonight. I'm gonna stop and get some different spacers on my way home from work, and I think I'll be able to use the provided 1/4" spacers in the back, then some 1"-1.5" in the front. That should be high enough to let the shift cables run underneath. If you do need to pull the tubes at the yard, it's really easy. Just the clip under the console, and it pulls right out of the body.
 

Tony

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If that's me, hopefully I'll have some answers for you tonight. I'm gonna stop and get some different spacers on my way home from work, and I think I'll be able to use the provided 1/4" spacers in the back, then some 1"-1.5" in the front. That should be high enough to let the shift cables run underneath. If you do need to pull the tubes at the yard, it's really easy. Just the clip under the console, and it pulls right out of the body.
http://dfkitcar.com/forum/index.php?threads/tonys-city-goblin-2010-ss-tc.232/post-19951
 

BaltimoreHokie

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What a pain...I worked on the ebrake today. Figured out a lot of my questions. I also realize why there are no spacers in the rear. It really needs to be mounted like the pictures that lonny posted. The lines would be to high if the shift cables ran under it and not beside it.... But you'd only see this if the rear firewall is in place. See below
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The cable tubes aren't scratched as much as they look. But I should likely put some edging on the firewall.
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Now I need to go too the junk yard and get the tubes and lines...

It was such a pain because to mount the bolts I had to take the seats, cables, and tunnel out...re-rivet them...glad it's done. Hopefully I can make it out to the junk yard tomorrow.
 
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Ross

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Thanks for being a pioneer... I have started the E-brake process, and your pictures help. I was thinking of using rivnuts on the tunnel just in case I want in there for future changes.
 
It does look awesome. I spent a lot of time getting my shifter adjustment perfect, and then the adjustment vibrated loose. Lock tight is your friend.
His spouse: Honey, why are you spending so much time out driving that kitcar again? Have you looked at the lawn lately?

JSATX: It's part of the build process, dear. Getting the shifter adjustment just right is a non-trivial, time-consuming task.

His spouse: OK, I'm calling the lawn-service people right now and the bill is coming out of your allowance ...
 

ctuinstra

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His spouse: Honey, why are you spending so much time out driving that kitcar again? Have you looked at the lawn lately?

JSATX: It's part of the build process, dear. Getting the shifter adjustment just right is a non-trivial, time-consuming task.

His spouse: OK, I'm calling the lawn-service people right now and the bill is coming out of your allowance ...
Round-up. Problem solved
 
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