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#16 KTS

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:37 PM

a little more progress made over the weekend

 

gear shifter back together again - special mention to deathrow for his timely post on where the little plastic collar goes.

 

i got both the bushes replaced, and as the selector shaft was badly worn on the shifter end i just reversed it

 

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pedal box back together again - just some pedal rubbers to buy and the brake light switch to find and that's done 

 

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heater assembly is proving to be a bit more problematic;  i thought i had some self adhesive foam tape to replace the foam backing on the diverter(?) plate, but can't seem to find it, so i'll need to get hold of some more before i can finish that off

 

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next major job looks like it's going to be tackling the rear loom; as well as refurbing it i want to incorporate earth returns into the loom, extend the brake light circuit to include a high level brake light on the rear screen and add a circuit for a fuel pump

 

Another job i don't want to put off for too long is getting some corrosion protection on the shell;  i'm hoping a combination of Dinitrol ML and 3125HS will do the job



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:10 PM

not much of an update as I haven't had a great deal of time to myself recently, but did manage to strip down the rear loom and inspect

 

before

 

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..and after..

 

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surprisingly, it's not too bad;  there's a couple of wires that will need new sections letting in where they've chafed on one of the retaining tabs, and the bullet connectors at the front end will need to be re-done.  Haven't yet done any resistance or continuity checks, but happy that it hasn't been hacked about and looks to be a pretty straightforward job to bring it up to a serviceable standard.



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:18 PM

Looks great.

What finish have you put on pedal box, heater etc....??

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:44 PM

Looks great.

What finish have you put on pedal box, heater etc....??

 

cheers !  it's just halfords high gloss black aerosol. 

 

seems to damage quite easily though - not sure if it was possibly bit too warm when I sprayed it and it's gone on a bit dry or whether it's the quality of the paint



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:14 AM

Thanks for that.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:47 PM

after giving the rear loom a good clean with soapy water and a scrubbing brush and scraping off the blue overspray from a previous repaint, it was time to repair the wires that were damaged

 

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..cut back the damaged section to clean wire and splice it back together, of course making sure that the colour traces are correctly aligned..

 

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..and heatshrink the repair to finish

 

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After many hours of fighting tangled and twisted wires, i've managed to incorporate an earth lead into the rear loom and add dedicated earths for each light cluster, fuel tank sender plus install an earth cable for a fuel pump that'll go on the subframe.  unfortunately the cable i was going to use for the fuel pump +ve was about a foot too short, so i'll have to order some in.

 

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to get the loom in, the fuel tank has got to come out, and to make life a little easier, i dropped the rear subframe with the help of a dolly i'd made when stripping the car down prior to its rebuild

 

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certainly makes life a lot easier when you can just drop the whole thing and slide it out 

 

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