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Bit by bit, the auto swap is nearing the end. Start up happened today, which was a huge relief after tracking down a plug that wasn't seated correctly. Thanks to Blaine for being methodical and knowing the possible places to look, along with so much other guidance and assistance.
There is far too much that goes into an auto swap to list much detail here. When we did @rasband
's swap last summer, things were still overwhelming, but more straight forward. I'll say the most difficult part on mine has been the amount of old mods I have done that can't live in the same space as all the new auto paraphernalia. So, in addition to an automatic, I have been doing a lot of cleaning up past sins, wiring for added accessories being a significant one. All of it occupies a lot of time and it feels like every step involves addressing something I did a long time ago.
Much of the wiring I have added in the past had been run though the big rubber plug near the gas pedal, never knowing or dreaming that I would be putting the auto shifter cable in there. A whole day was spent moving everything to a new grommetted hole in the firewall behind the glove box. This is Blaine's favorite place to route wires. It is far better and easier than the more common path by the gas pedal. This is mid move before the loom was better organized.
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