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7/7/13 6:43pm - Original Message: 'Running lines through firewall'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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Since the ignition switch is shot and my daughter has wanted a start button in the vette"cause it would be soooo cool!"  I've decided to install one.  Where is the most convenient place to pass wires through the firewall?
 
Uhhh...nevermind
 
 
Just goofing around I found a very convenient rubber plug to pass the wires through.  As with all my projects I have to break them down in 15 minute segments so my back holds up.  Next I'll get my daughter to hook up the leads and I'll install the button.
 
 
I still have a very loud cooling fan...weird


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7/7/13 9:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Woodland, WA - USA

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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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you should be able to hook up your push button switch right at the start sw on the steering column, using the existing wires inside

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7/13/13 11:55am - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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Bob, one of the reasons I was looking to use direct lines was my bad back.  It's been pretty bad lately and crawling up unnder the steering column and dash would probably land me in bed for a week.
 
I hooked up the push button start and mounted it where the lighter was.  Works great and my daughter loves it.


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7/13/13 6:11pm - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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Pics or it didn't happen!  Clap

I've been thinking about doing the same.  Have you seen this guy's video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksOVcgUvgD4




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7/16/13 11:06am - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Yeppers, all done.  Easy job as well, espeicially since I had my daugter get under the car and steering column.
 
 





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7/15/13 5:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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oops, "Not Actual Size"

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7/15/13 6:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Woodland, WA - USA

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I feel Your Pain . I am starting to dream of a C5 Drive very little work Glad you got it going

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7/15/13 10:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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Careful what you wish for with the C5!  I could not keep mine aligned, could not keep tires on it, and the interior was falling apart faster than I could fix it.  And I babied it!  But it was beautiful, and very reliable. 

I still miss it, tho...






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7/15/13 11:32pm - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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What year I am thinking 2000 +

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7/16/13 6:36am - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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C5s were 1997-2004 (mine pictured was an '04).  All were LS1 engines, 2000+ were 350 hp/350 torque.  Terrific, reliable powertrain.  Powerful and 30mpg highway.  Mine was a daily driver, which I wouldn't recommend.  But if you can afford to have one as a weekend warrior, go for it!  No better value out there at the moment.


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7/16/13 4:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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I Hope I am not going to far off topic why not a daily driver that is what I am expecting to do, I will sell my C3 my Honda and drive the C5 all the time. I only work part time but the 3 days I work its about 40 miles round trip 

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7/16/13 8:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Running lines through firewall'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

Joined: 1/27/2013
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It ate me alive in maintenance costs.  Primarily tires.  But don't get me wrong, I loved the car.  And if you are not going to put many miles on it you'll probably be fine.  But for an every day driver, it wasn't a good choice for me.

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