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KugaWestie

It's  big thank you time tonight.

Over the last 8 weeks or so @CL290005 has been building me a wiring loom for the car. He has done an absolutely amazing job on it and tonight we strapped it into the chassis. There is still more to do on it dashboard side but it is a massive step forward. It fits like a glove.

We started off at the end of November by laying a rope through the car and taping/ labelling it up with take offs, connections etc.

Chris then took this away and started thinking about the loom. We went through a couple of fuseboxes (BMW Mini and Corsa) before finding one that fitted the needs. I sourced a Vauxhall Corsa C column complete as well as a matching wiper motor and assembly  which I hope to use.

As the weeks have gone by we have got together a few times to lay the loom in the car to check for cable lengths and positions.

So here are a few photos of the loom when being built

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And the moment before we started fitting it to the chassis

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CL290005

Not very photogenic  :cry:

the most important thing is I’m still married and allowed in the house :laugh:

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KugaWestie

A few shots of it fitted to the chassis. There is not much to see because of how well it fits and is tucked away. I need to properly fit the fuse box onto the bulkhead.

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KugaWestie

Whilst Chris was over tonight we also spent a bit of time looking at positioning the Corsa Column, so I now need to make some brackets up for this to try and nail the position

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Thrustyjust
1 minute ago, CL290005 said:

 

I thought you had been a bit quiet recently Chris.................. it all makes sense now :t-up:

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CL290005
1 minute ago, Thrustyjust said:

I thought you had been a bit quiet recently Chris.................. it all makes sense now :t-up:

Sworn to secrecy :p

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corsechris

I know how much work that involves...you'd best get a bulk order in for the Hobnobs Gary - I think Chris just earned a lifetime supply.

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KugaWestie
7 minutes ago, corsechris said:

I know how much work that involves...you'd best get a bulk order in for the Hobnobs Gary - I think Chris just earned a lifetime supply.

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I still cannot believe he offered to do it! I refused the offer at first telling him he was mad. Forever grateful I am 

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BCF

^ this is awesome! Major steps forward!!

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Gary Taylor - Scotland AO

Great work , really neat and tidy and having had to make and sort a few looms appreciate just how much time and effort go into it 

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CL290005

What you can see are mostly the sub looms to allow for testing and easy removal of items, once Gary finalises the steering column, heater and wiper motor positions I will then loom wrap those looms and tidy up 

Yes building a loom is very time consuming many hours planning, checking every joint is soldered and crimped 

Fingers crossed it works as designed in the car 

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Adge Cutler Dorset AO

Blimey, those "in progress" photos of the loom in build give a taste of the time, thought and effort that goes into it. Having not done it, never considered the effort required. Well done. More great progress.

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KugaWestie

Over the last couple of evenings I have been sorting out my throttle cable.

Looking at the bulkhead and servo position, the cable had to go through right in the top corner above the accelerator pedal. So I drilled the hole for it

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That was the moment I realised I needed to alter the pedal

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Last night I extended the pedal and run the cable through to the engine

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I came up with a cable clamp and rigged it up temporarily.

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On testing the pedal it felt a bit stiff, so I decided to think about it for a day. When I tried it again tonight I decided it needed to change.

Here is the modification, basically I have raised the pivot point making the pivot lever on the cable side shorter and the pedal side longer. The result is a nice smooth feeling pedal. The pedal bottoms out nicely onto the bulkhead right on WOT as well. So I am glad I persevered.IMG_3586.thumb.JPG.ffd434ecfb2d43e668dd1b2aff6598fe.JPG

 

Final cable clamp arrangement

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Here is some action

 

 

 

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Gary Taylor - Scotland AO

Impressive to say the least, keep it up :yes:

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KugaWestie

I have started to look at exhaust mounts at the rear of the car. As we know rubber bobbins need to be in compression so I came up with a sketch design.

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Having reviewed positions under the car, I decided to utilise some threaded holes on the bottom of the diff that have no use at present.

Its work in progress but I am pleased with how it has come out so far. I intend to modify the design  of the bracket that takes the bobbin and then make one for the other side. The pleasing thing is I have managed to position the mount where the pipes join so can kill two birds with one stone on the mounting/joint.

 

A view looking up the tunnel from the back of the car

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The mount that I intend to improve

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The other side side waiting for a mounting bracket

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