I wanted to get a lot of detail work done sp that if I needed any final bits and pieces I could get them and keep the job moving. As well, getting most everything else started or out of the way will give me a clean slate to concentrate on the wiring.
Gas filler neck is going to be a modern set-up, with the breather cap inside the gas door and a no-spill filler neck:
The old piece - can you say CRUSTY!
New piece from a modern car:
Fitting the upper piece:
Then the lower piece....
Looks good from the top side. Lots of fanagling to get the lid to fit properly...
Next up was doing a trial fit on the hood latch system:
With those items checked out and parts ordered, I decided to finally dive into the EFI wiring system, then mate it to the aftermarket harness and finally, wire up the rest of the car.
One thing you hear a lot about when people wire up cars - or any time something goes wrong with the electrical system - is bad grounds. That being the case, I made sure the basics were covered, like an engine to body strap, as well as strong battery to frame and frame to body cables.
While buying, I grabbed a 12V power supply to install in the console or under the dash: