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Old September 5th, 2011, 01:54 PM
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This weekend's D110 projects...

Thanks to a few of the board members for help on a couple specific questions that came up as I was working on the D110 this weekend. Got the vehicle a couple weeks ago so wanted to do a bunch of maintenance and updates. Had a couple requests to show some pics of the work. Since I'm learning as I go this all probably took me a lot more time than others here! Upgraded headlamps/bulbs, new roof lights / fog lights, new spark plugs/wires/ignition coil/dist cap/rotor, chg oil/filter, fuel filter, air filter, and clean up/fixed up the battery box (fix some minor rusting at bottom, upgraded cables to 0ga where possible and will do alternator wire w 0ga when I get a long enough piece, added maxi fuse and Blue Sea fuse box... inspired by Chris Snell... also added dynamat along the bottom of the battery box and ThermoTec to the underside of the batter compartment cover; just have to finish putting together a new tie-down); removed rust on the wheel bolts with Black Star Rust Converter, which did a really nice job, new LR floor mats front/mid/cargo, and lastly put on some seat covers from EquipT Escape Gear which also came out nicely.. Attaching a few pics. Next will be audio system and dynamat/RAAMaudio application to doors/floors/firewall, but will take a break and enjoy the truck for bit first

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Old September 5th, 2011, 02:43 PM
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Looks amazing.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 03:35 PM
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battery box day

right behind ya. Good day for battery box work. Wow this is a high quality fuse box

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Old September 5th, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Jayz - what lugs are those, do they fit the positive accessory terminals of the fuse box or just the mains? I need to hunt down some good ones for the amp cables for the box.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Old September 5th, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Nice job. I would in the future recommend the use of a marine battery that will provide studs on which you can bolt down your cable terminals. I am not really a fan of clamp type battery fittings. You just cannot get them tight enough, and overtightening just distorts them.
If you wish, you can use a marine type clamp on battery post terminal adapter. These are usually nickel plated brass with a wing nut stud. I always toss the wing nuts in favor of nylon insert nuts.

One last thing. Take a big glob of grease and cover the battery terminals and fittings thoroughly.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 09:59 PM
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Nice job. I would in the future recommend the use of a marine battery that will provide studs on which you can bolt down your cable terminals. I am not really a fan of clamp type battery fittings.
The Odyssey has studs and is a superior battery to others on the market. Looks like silverlight chose to put a post on top of the studs and use a clamp on audio type fitting. I agree simple eyelets with a nut on the studs would be a better connection.

Looking good. Glad to see your having fun with it.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Nice job. I would in the future recommend the use of a marine battery that will provide studs on which you can bolt down your cable terminals. I am not really a fan of clamp type battery fittings. You just cannot get them tight enough, and overtightening just distorts them.
If you wish, you can use a marine type clamp on battery post terminal adapter. These are usually nickel plated brass with a wing nut stud. I always toss the wing nuts in favor of nylon insert nuts.

One last thing. Take a big glob of grease and cover the battery terminals and fittings thoroughly.
Thanks, appreciate the tips. The battery came stock with the commercial/marine threaded terminals, I just happened to have put on the adapters that Odyssey provides. Can certainly pop off the adapters and terminate the cables with nice o-rings. These terminals fit pretty darn securely though, I was impressed (both the terminal and the connectors for the cables.

Most importantly, I've been looking for good covers for these suckers b/c it's a hazard waiting to happen.

Will definitely apply grease (I assume you mean dielectric grease) to the terminals/connectors. Have a tube of Permatex coming soon.


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Old September 5th, 2011, 11:15 PM
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Nice work. Congratulations on your Odyssey purchase.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 01:17 AM
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Looks really nice.
Do you have before and after on the wheel lug work?

Is the dynamat mainly to keep heat down for comfort? or to keep it away from electrical parts?
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Looks really nice.
Do you have before and after on the wheel lug work?

Is the dynamat mainly to keep heat down for comfort? or to keep it away from electrical parts?
I just cropped a photo from a week or so ago and it has the characteristic rust that is on the wheel lugs. I'll post an after on friday when we get back out to where the truck is (meant to take a photo this afternoon before we left but didn't get a chance to).

The dynamat is for both, and it may help with sound as well. After applying to all the floors/doors/firewall (potentially roof if I'm courageous enough to deal with the liner), should have a meaningful affect on external noise. Would use a combination of dynamat (and equivalent) as well as a sound barrier (typically a high density closed cell foam), which together have a much greater impact on sound reduction.

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