Small updates this weekend. I got the headlight wiring finished up, and I installed the AC cover panels, even though they will need to come back off again for me to install the rubber pads, and later adjust the headlights, but it looks nice seeing them on there. I also have part of my RC catch can installed. I need to figure out where a few of the hoses still go- their instructions are not clear on a complete installation of this. I also had to make an extension for their optional air breather as it didn't clear the coils, and rebuild their bracket as it didn't fit my car. I pressed the extension on and then brazed it with some aluminum brazing rod I picked up at Pomona to seal it up. Cool stuff, especially since I don't have the tools to weld aluminum. All it took was a propane torch...
Part of installing that catch can assy included blocking off the pass valve cover tube, and I had to pull the valve cover to get a nut that dropped down while doing that, so I took a pic of the shiny rocker arms. I can't wait to hear this engine run
I finally got the headlights mounted in my car. What a job this was. I went through two full sets of these aftermarket BMW lights. Absolutely ruined every extra light in one way or another. Two sets of Firebird mounting brackets, and one Firebird headlight bucket (technically still usable, just lightweight now, ha ha)
I've included two pics of the before/ after of the plastic frame modification, as well as the modified mounting bracket in case anyone else is interested in trying this type of modification or just curious to see what it took. Tomorrow I'll work on wiring this and taking better pics of the car without the silly washer fluid bucket and blanket on the engine..
If anyone is curious- installing the projectors on the inside would have required rebuilding the bumper mounting brackets, at least with these lights. Also, keeping them on the outside retains the original lighting sequence.