Tunnel top panels and starting main loom

25hrs + 302hrs = 327 hours

The easy and quite satisfying part here was the aluminium transmission tunnel panels, they needed a little fettling – but nothing much, and with rivnuts inserted some nice flush hex heads hold down the panels – some foam to stop any rattling, and the grommets in the big holes to neaten things up a bit and stop any chaffing :S

The beastly bit in the last couple of months has been starting with the main loom, hard to really be able to say much of value here. It’s taken an age, I’ve not a lot to show for it, and I’ve a long way to go with the wiring!

It’s gone from a box (or two) and is now somewhere laid out in the chassis. I have at least fitted the ECU, it’s plate etc, another nice rewarding little job.

Oh and made a blanking plate for the EGR system on the inlet manifold.

I’m now at the stage where I think everything that needs to be plugged in is. A few queries, answered in other posts and I don’t doubt there will be a load more head scratching.

Not long and fuel, water and electric can be added and it can be turned over 🙂 Need a garage door fitting first (on order)! and have the bodywork for collection early Jan.

While I can’t fire it up, nor fit any bodywork I will be doing the bits of main loom I’m confident with and I won’t live to regret when/if the thing doesn’t start!

More to follow… and happy Christmas all – especially those on WSCC who just keep helping


blanking plate car front on car top down loom in a box loom laid main loom tunnel top panels tunnel top panels2

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