Viva GT: More progress
The GT is back from the auto electrician, who has done a great job, still a few odds to finish at a later date. I now have a very clean engine bay, all the wires have been routed out of sight (on the whole).
In the image below you can see the new bulkhead hole for the engine loom, the original hole was too tight to the rocker cover. A few wires still use this hole but are clear of the engine rocker cover.
This weekend I have ploughed on with many of the re works, on things I had done a while ago, as test fits, only to hit a hurdle and think “I will come back to that”. So today I fitted the main dash and gauges but will yet again have to come back as the speedo cable didn’t fit. I also realised after a call to a friend that I am missing the lower mount bar for the gauges, so I borrowed the glove box one. The glove box can wait. Ignore the labels on the switches below the gauges, thats just temporary, more to do at a later date.
The speedo cable is the right length and has the dog tooth at the gearbox end and the square at the speedo end, but the cap, to tighten it to the 90 degree drive is wrong, it’s ever so slightly smaller. I tried with the 90 degree drive off the speedo, and again the cap is ever so slightly different. It’s time to get one made, so for now the dash is back on the rework list.
On my rework list was the flap for the air vent, I had not connected it well to the air flap controller and had like many jobs placed it on the rework list. By the end of today I had it reconnected to the controls correctly and it operates. At the same time I tried to route up a bowden cable to the heater water control valve. Alas the modified pedal box is in the way and the required twists and turns on the cable have made the control leaver very stiff. So its back on the rework list (if only for one cable not both).
I re worked the blower motor cover, which was covered in marks and scratches, I used a sticker to hide most of the scratches and a quick coat of lacquer has made it look a lot better. Tomorrow I will refit it, the air flap cover inside the car, the heater control valve cable (re work). Then turn my attention to the hoses to and from the engine.