11-26-2009, 01:28 AM #1
Changed some things around on the new ski....
When I got the ski, the previous owner had made a custom gauge pod where the stock GPR gauges went, showing boost and air-fuel. I also wanted the addition of a fuel gauge, wanted to know my RPMS, and liked the factory SHO gauges, so found a nice little spot for the boost and air fuel gauges, and I decided to do some rewiring.... plus, I was able to mount the SHO buttons in the glove box so I could access them easier to turn the buzzer off (thanks for the idea SHOdude!).
I also decided to add a powershot and throw on a filter for the s/c since the previous owner didn't run one.
Work in Progress (note the lines for the boost and a/f gauges hanging out... which I had to cut, splice and solder all 4 lines for each gauge, and they are tiny!!)
(still need to cut out a better hole so it sits flush... but I was way too tired)
This is my first time actually wrenching on my own ski, so I am very happy with my results.
Man, I did not realize that rewiring factory and aftermarket gauges could be so time consuming!!! It was more cutting and dremeling the ABS plastic to fit the SHO gauge that took up most of my time. Some people might have liked the way it looked before, a little cleaner with the boost and a/f gauges in the stock locaton, but I was going for more of function than looks.
I had more confidence working on this conversion ski than my stockish 06 GPR for some reason... I am very suprised with the amount of room in the engine bay with the SHO motor in there; it seems like there is more room now than with the stock GPR motor.
Im going to do a full detail on it as well once I get everything buttoned up and a few laps around the lake to make sure everything is running right. I'll post pics after that as well.
11-26-2009, 11:35 AM #2
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Glad I could help. The cutting for the SHO gauges was well worth the effort.
When I get around to taking my conversion to the next level, I will be putting the boost & afr gauges where the oil fill and primer were.
Also, not sure I like the air filter way down in the hull. If you have water in the hull you could perhaps get some water injestion.
What SC wheel are you running?
This thread should be in the conversion section.
11-26-2009, 04:40 PM #3
I am running the Engine-Tech SS Wheel, 12lbs of boost with the Powershot.
11-26-2009, 06:55 PM #4
Good looking ski. You got a lot of work into that baby.
11-26-2009, 07:21 PM #5
11-26-2009, 08:31 PM #6
Very nice.. How does it run with that big 1800cc in her?
11-26-2009, 09:26 PM #7
11-26-2009, 09:53 PM #8
Fyi that filter has a paper element... The second it gets wet its all going into your sc.. Pep Boys sells a all stainless one...
11-26-2009, 10:30 PM #9
11-26-2009, 10:33 PM #10
Looking good! I need to spend some time on my ski.
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