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post May 8, 2019 - 3:42 PM
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The GT-Four is a performance car, if you wanted economy should've gotten the ST. tongue.gif


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post May 8, 2019 - 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ May 8, 2019 - 12:07 PM) *
No pics for this update, but the wheels are back on the car.

I've also replaced the cluster bulbs with LEDs since one of the three were out.

Auxito LED

There are hot spots, but at least I can see all my gauges at night.

Finally, I pulled the fuel sender to try and see why my gauge wasn't working. Turns out the entire sender had come off of the bracket and was sitting the in bottom of the tank. After wrestling the sender up with a magnet, I soldered the connections back together and I seem to have a working gauge again.

Although, It appears that the drive to and from Starved Rock for the midwest meet used 3/4 tank of fuel. I certainly hope that's not the case, as it was only a 200 mi. round trip.... Maybe it had something to do with my foot magically getting heavier everytime Luke gets next to me....


Im glad I have that effect; and I dont think either of us will ever change lol



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post May 8, 2019 - 11:24 PM
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Chris, those LED's are not so suited for small spaces if you're running them at full brightness. Especially with the 'canbus' resistors getting hot on those things. I'd suggest something more like...the Diode Dynamics HP3. It comes in colors, Amber or Green would look nice for a classic Toyota look and feel. They're well diffused to help prevent hot spots.

http://images.diodedynamics.com/mazda/miat...gauge_green.jpg

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post May 9, 2019 - 2:51 AM
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Isn't the green an overlay on the gauges? So I'd say green, plus the green is kinda cool these days as now it's all blinding LCD displays. I personally like amber though, really easy on the eyes.


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post May 9, 2019 - 7:25 AM
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The green lights in Toyota's is definitely classic.


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post May 9, 2019 - 7:29 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ May 8, 2019 - 3:42 PM) *
The GT-Four is a performance car, if you wanted economy should've gotten the ST. tongue.gif


Big talk from someone who doesn't even own one... tongue.gif

Plus, I think I'm just used to getting 400 mi/tank with the LS.

QUOTE (enderswift @ May 8, 2019 - 10:48 PM) *
Im glad I have that effect; and I dont think either of us will ever change lol


This worries me for when we get on track together…. lol

I like the white gauges. I’m planning on getting the Endworks cluster bezel, and some crisp white gauges will look great behind it. Maybe if these burn out, I'll try the diode dynamics. The photo does look pretty uniform.

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post May 9, 2019 - 1:52 PM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ May 9, 2019 - 7:29 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ May 8, 2019 - 3:42 PM) *
The GT-Four is a performance car, if you wanted economy should've gotten the ST. tongue.gif


Big talk from someone who doesn't even own one... tongue.gif

Plus, I think I'm just used to getting 400 mi/tank with the LS.

I used to own a ST and now I own something not economy minded at all, so I think my comment is valid. tongue.gif Hey find me an Iris Pearl GT-Four and I'll sell a kidney to make it happen.

For whatever it's worth the ST185 was rated at 19/24 originally, so as long as you're near that I'd think it's all kosher.


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post May 9, 2019 - 2:04 PM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ May 8, 2019 - 2:24 PM) *
Really? Damn... I thought I was tweaking, that's why I kept asking you about how long it took to come up.

Yup, we’re getting about 250 miles to a tank. Less if Brigette drives it more.

For scientific reasons, I would like to know the outcome of driving near Luke on the highway.


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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ May 8, 2019 - 12:07 PM) *
No pics for this update, but the wheels are back on the car.

I've also replaced the cluster bulbs with LEDs since one of the three were out.

Auxito LED

There are hot spots, but at least I can see all my gauges at night.

Finally, I pulled the fuel sender to try and see why my gauge wasn't working. Turns out the entire sender had come off of the bracket and was sitting the in bottom of the tank. After wrestling the sender up with a magnet, I soldered the connections back together and I seem to have a working gauge again.

Although, It appears that the drive to and from Starved Rock for the midwest meet used 3/4 tank of fuel. I certainly hope that's not the case, as it was only a 200 mi. round trip.... Maybe it had something to do with my foot magically getting heavier everytime Luke gets next to me....



Any chance you remember how many/type of bulbs are in the GT4 Cluster. The lighting guide just says :
"Guage Cluster - 194 (Larger Bulbs) and 74 (Smaller Bulbs)"

Im not sure how accurate that info actually is.

post May 9, 2019 - 9:49 PM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ May 9, 2019 - 2:04 PM) *
For scientific reasons, I would like to know the outcome of driving near Luke on the highway.


You enjoy it more than the car does. And gas mileage may suffer.
post May 10, 2019 - 7:33 AM
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CDUB: I replaced 3 194 bulbs in the dash.


QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 9, 2019 - 9:49 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ May 9, 2019 - 2:04 PM) *
For scientific reasons, I would like to know the outcome of driving near Luke on the highway.


You enjoy it more than the car does. And gas mileage may suffer.


QFT. I need more boost and water injection.


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post May 10, 2019 - 8:19 AM
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QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 9, 2019 - 9:49 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ May 9, 2019 - 2:04 PM) *
For scientific reasons, I would like to know the outcome of driving near Luke on the highway.


You enjoy it more than the car does. And gas mileage may suffer.


^those are hypotheses and inklings only. we must set up an experimental lab session to be sure.


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post May 10, 2019 - 10:35 AM
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QUOTE (cheela @ May 10, 2019 - 8:19 AM) *
QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 9, 2019 - 9:49 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ May 9, 2019 - 2:04 PM) *
For scientific reasons, I would like to know the outcome of driving near Luke on the highway.


You enjoy it more than the car does. And gas mileage may suffer.


^those are hypotheses and inklings only. we must set up an experimental lab session to be sure.


Agreed


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This sounds like a job for, The Mythbusters! tongue.gif


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post May 10, 2019 - 5:01 PM
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GT-Four squad roll out!
post May 14, 2019 - 7:34 PM
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QUOTE (enderswift @ May 10, 2019 - 11:35 AM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ May 10, 2019 - 8:19 AM) *
QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 9, 2019 - 9:49 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ May 9, 2019 - 2:04 PM) *
For scientific reasons, I would like to know the outcome of driving near Luke on the highway.


You enjoy it more than the car does. And gas mileage may suffer.


^those are hypotheses and inklings only. we must set up an experimental lab session to be sure.


Agreed


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post May 31, 2019 - 7:59 AM
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A bunch of you know already, but I need to post it here for posterity....

It's not GT4 specific, but we can check another box off the list....

Before:


After:


Just need to run 220 to it, and we'll be in business!


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post May 31, 2019 - 9:09 AM
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Awesome! It's crazy how unknowingly affordable they are. Now you just gotta insulate the walls and ceiling so you can work on cars in the winter. smile.gif This furnace is really nice and cheap.

https://www.menards.com/main/heating-coolin...44441200665.htm


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post May 31, 2019 - 10:45 AM
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Insulation is next.

I'm using a propane chimney for heat at the moment, but there are provisions in the floor to heat the concrete.


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post May 31, 2019 - 11:21 AM
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Those Rigid shop vacs are nice, aren't they? I have the same one. Not sure if you know, but their vacs have lifetime warranties. All you gotta do is bring it to a HD. You don't even need to register it like their power tools.


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