Viva GT wiring update
Okay so it has taken a lot of time to get the main wiring loom into the GT, not so complex, just the chap is so busy. But the car is now back at my garage and I can now look over what has been done, I already have a list of remedial work (which was expected), both errors from him, a lack of my explanation by me, or an inability to do it as the part doesn’t yet exist!
The big differences to a stock Loom are the car is being converted to fuel injection so has all the various sensor wires to add to the engine, and an ECU. In some cases it might mean duplicate sensors on the engine. (E.G. the original sensor to run water temp gauge but a second sensor for the ECU), and the removal of the distributor and the replacement with an EDIS unit mounted on the body (all still to position).
The second difference is a Toad AI606 Thatcham Cat 1 alarm system which has a lot of sensors relays isolators and switches. I have to go Cat 1 for the insurance! The last is a new fuse box with multiple relays to drive various items in the car. This lot (the ECU, Alarm and Fuse box) took up a lot of room, so much so that the normal location has been ditched and its all over the passenger side now. I will have this all mounted on or under the parcel shelf, with a cover, correctly supported. But for now as the interior is all still missing its just sat on a plate ready to position.
The dash is screwed into place with the rocker switches below (I opted for the LED types, as the originals were naff, and insufficient to cover the needs. odd items like the use of a copper washer will be sorted out when remedial works are done, but it allows me to move forward wit the build. The rocker switches need a new faceplate with some engraved words, so ignore the stickers, they just remind me whats where.
I have the cover elsewhere for now and need to look at how the three loose lights are held in place? I need to change the gauge illumination lights also to LED as they are crap using the standard bulbs. The fuel gauge is reading half full when powered, I suspect it the sender (second hand one) and two new gauges are still missing (vacuum and volts as the Amp gauge is isolated now).
The fan switch is a override to the rad fan, which also has a sender unit to control it automatically, for preemptive cooling such as a traffic jam. The switch LED’s are seen illuminated on the light switches as a demo. the fog light switch is not wired to a set of fogs (rear), its just future proofing the car should I want them.
So whats left to do (apart for the odd items to re work on the loom) well I started to write it all down and after 3 pages, thought best I walk away from that else it will get too daunting!
In summary loads done and backbone of a huge job done or almost done. My Thanks to Eaton Automotive for the work done. It will go back to finish items off and remediate some items, but on the whole I am very pleased. For now its start the job of the injection conversion.