Viva GT: back home
Right so the GT is back from Northampton Motor Sport, with a long list of things to do before we try again. Four main items on the rework list
Sort out the lower ball joints as without those fixed they cannot set up the front suspension geometry correctly, and I do want it to go in a straight line and turn a corner when required.
Next is to remove the ECU from its hiding place in the back of the centre consul, as they don’t use the serial lead to map the ECU, so were unable to start mapping full stop. Now I need to find a better place to locate it.
Then the crank sensor wheel needs looking at, basically that the sensor cannot get a signal from the trigger wheel, the angle of the sensor doesn’t match that of the modified trigger wheel, this may involve a new bracket? Even if the bracket is changed there is still the potential that insufficient metal for crank sensor is presented, as the depth of the teeth may not be sufficient now it’s angled and not square.
Last is the earth to the engine, I cannot rely upon the earth post in the boot, so will lay a full earth lead to the front of the car / engine.
So the car is back at the garage and now I have to plan how to tackle each item, I think getting the suspension sorted is going to be the biggest work load, so best I start there, then the earth leads and ECU location. The crank sensor is going to take some thinking about so I shall ponder that whilst the rest is motion.
Alas the show at Sywell Airfield next weekend its not going to see this car, I am better to concentrate on getting these and the other outstanding jobs finished. The show is every year so no loss for me.