GT a close shave
Today I am sad to report the GT nearly went up in flames this morning!
I was sat in bed reading the news when I heard a car horn going, after a few minutes I thought it was about time I found out whose car it was making all that racket on a Sunday morning. A few minutes later and I am wandering down toward the cars at the back of the house to find the GT blaring both it horns full blast non-stop from inside the garage.
Opening the garage I could smelt burning plastic and feared the worst, I unbolted battery lead and the horns stopped. Returning to the passenger compartment I could see a melted indicator stalk.
So for now the electrics are off, the horns removed and the the indicator stalk will need replacing. It could of been worse, to be honest it will need to go back to have everything checked over. But before it goes back I will carry on fitting the bits I can, and getting it closer to completion.
I think I may have created this myself? Having removed the radiator the day before, I had needed to rotate the horn out of the way, I wonder if that rotation of the horn on its mounting bar has left only a tiny clearance between it and the contacts on the horn. At the time the horn went off it was very foggy outside and maybe a small amount of dampness in the air has caused the short? I know the replacement horns will require the mounts to be modified to give the radiator more space, and keep the wires away from the mount. No doubt there is additional damage elsewhere I cannot see.
So being positive I decided it was time to move onto a trial fit of the throttle bodies (and set up all the little brackets for the throttle linkages). Alas I have found yet another small issue that makes it impossible to fit the bodies, the existing studs in the manifold are too long. So I now have to either remove the manifold then cut the studs down or pull them all and replace them with appropriate length studs. Some research on sizes is now required.