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    Default Noble M12 DIY projects

    I'm starting my own thread to keep everything under one heading. I'm doing some projects to my car and wanted to put them for you guys to see. I know there have been many build threads over the years but some lack photos and never really come to an end. I'm late to the game so trying to catch up. Alot of you here have posted up great info and I research alot before asking. As the aftermarket industry changes newer parts become available and maybe I will shed some light on new parts.

    I raced North East Modified cars for 5 years and done my share of crashing and fixing my race car and have an appreciation for safety. Here is one of my bad crashes. I'm in the orange and white car https://youtu.be/SA1Lh69pMp0 So I will be tracking the car so some of mods will be centered around that.


    I hope you guys will chime in to help or give me you knowledge. Things will be going slowly due to the fact I mainly work on the car one day out of the week.


    I will leave off with a in car of me not crashing. Dirt was very challenging as you can see how shiny and slick the track gets. I'm going to miss dirt racing, but it was to time consuming running your own race team. https://youtu.be/MeLuA6T11u0
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    So I only drove the car twice and everything seemed good. But I had no info on past history of the car and wanted to do the engine install myself and to do the typical updates to the car. One thing that was done already was the install of a 9A5 ECU with a Hover speed denisity map for a stock engine. I had to install a OBD ll plug for CAN communications. I use Easimap 6 software to read the engine.

    Some of this is just simple low cost easy stuff, but for some of you it might not be so I hope it helps. I'm not a professional but do my best with what I have here. I don't mind spending money but I try to save where I can. I'm not rich and I worked hard just to get the car. Here are a few pics of the engine stand I made to keep the engine safe why I work on it.Name:  IMG_20160307_194104.jpg
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    One thing that I could not stand is the fuel pump wiring, fuel pump location and all the hoses laying around. Also wanted a bladder in the fuel cell. Here are some pics of our fuel cell. Bladder is on order and I will be installing an in tank pump and gauge. So cutting and gutting the tank. Hard to tell from the photo but pickup pipe almost an inch off the bottom on tankAttachment 11580Name:  IMG_20160307_171637.jpg
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    It's REALLY GOOD to see more DIY here! The Noble does some things quite well, but is deficient in other places. There is room for improvement. Keep the pix coming!

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    Here is our fuel tank baffle removed from the tankName:  IMG_20160307_215230.jpg
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    Even though the engines I build read everything in bar and Celsius I still can't get use to it. I replaced my factory gauges with Smiths Telemetrix Name:  IMG_20160307_215205.jpg
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    When I removed the main skid plate under the car I did not expect it to be the whole floor of the car! It's a mess getting all that carpet glue off! Here is what your main skid plate looks off the car. Name:  IMG_20160307_215221.jpg
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    Note: I got tricked here. I had a very small coolant leak from the center tunnel section where all the hoses run. I found a leak at the oil cooler and fixed it. For the next week I still go a few drops. Psi tested the system and nothing. Got mad and removed the main skid plate. Turns out it was residual and got trapped. If your interior carpet is wet it can come from the engine as the hoses run down hill into the tunnel. It does have silicone so it may or may not happen.

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    Depending on your plans, you might consider slicing the pan so you can get to the tunnel more easily. Then use super thin self adhesive weatherstrip from McMaster and screws for the tunnel cover. Makes future tunnel access much easier. Pics on one of my threads here and on my Noble site.

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    I did look at yours. It looks like you narrowed up the main skid plate and added a metal strip to mount it to??? Do you know where to get carpet like this? Looks like speaker box material.

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    I already posted this...but wanted to add it here. This is another reason to check your install. Going buy the install manual this is not the correct hose.Name:  IMG_20160307_215308.jpg
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