GT Working from home
Well in terms of working on the GT from my own house, I can truly say this is the first time a spanner has turned a nut on the car whilst at my house for 8 years! in the intervening years its been in storage at two different council lock ups, been worked on at Retropower or at Scotts workshop, how time passes, so today was a milestone. the ability to do something using my own tools in my own garage (some might question ability)! Prior to this the lats time I spanner’d my own car outside a place I lived at was the last day of stripping the GT down before it went off to Retropower back in 2011.
So how was it working at last from the garage? Cold and dark, simple as. I have an electician comming to quote on laying some power to the garage so I can have light, the cold doesn’t worry me right away, but it would be good to have a radio and some light to see what I cam doing.
So what did I do? For some this will appear a backwards step, but its all about going forward at the end of the day, Out came the electric steering (I am getting rather good at that). Its come out so I can backwards retro fit the original column (which will need cutting and new UJ end fitted) to mate to a short shaft which is in turn joined to the lower UJ.
Using the original column gives me the ability to fit the new loom I have been working on that uses the original layout fittings and fixtures. With so little time left before the 50th meet up, one has decided to go this route. The electric steering can happen at a later date, nothing is lost, but the need to make a new loom and design a new switch gear layout (as the electric steering gets in the way) was preventing me hitting the deadline for the 50th.
I have also pulled the radiator out so I can fit the new fan, which is smaller and shouldn’t block the fan belt as the present one does. I will be fitting that this afternoon. Once thats Back in place I can finish off fitting the alternator, and start re looking at hoses.