Had a few hours to kill the other day so I went to a friend’s house and we powder coated the valve cover. Didn’t spend a lot of time on the prep work so considering it came out pretty amazing. Gloss black and clear.
I’ve been making some good progress over the last couple days with the wiring although visually it’s hard to tell. I have to get the cam position sensor and the engine temp gauge that goes to the cluster into the car and then all the runs will be made to the fuse box area.
Here is a few things that are making this process more bearable.
Butane torch for soldering. This thing is freaking awesome! I’m able to solder small stuff and even big stuff up to 8 gauge. Quick wire stripper. Im kinda torn on this one because it needs to be used with caution. If you just throw the wire down in there and crimp it’s almost certain that 4 or 5 strands of wire will get cut and tossed. On the other hand if you press halfway and rotate the wire and finish the strip you can usually keep the wire intact. If I would have thrown down some money and gotten a better quality one I might not be having this issue.. 99% of the wire joints have been soldered and shrink wrapped as per my electrical helpers commands. (Had ~one that got tape instead of heat shrink..)
The current layout for the switches in the dash is as follows. Off shot is an on / off table switch. If you guys see anything else I should have in here let me know.. (Fuel override should be fuel pump kill switch)
I had the idea to run some of this door trim stuff to make grommets in different places. It’s a pain to work with but it ended up working out really nice.
This is what the fuse panel looks like as of tonight.
Do you think this is a bad place to mount the LC-1 module? I can’t get the huge clip through my current grommet and I’d rather not make another hole in the chassis. Keeping the module in the engine bay will make it easy for me to remove the O2 if for some reason I need to take it out. Plus I don’t think it looks horrible if its mount it nice.
the wire coming out of the ignition for the start ( cranking) position is a 12 gauge wire that according to the manual goes to a starter interlock switch. Is this the clutch pedal pressure sensor? the wires coming out of the clutch switch are like 22 gauge along with the wire going to the starter solenoid. The wire gauge difference has me stumped. What am i missing here?