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jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Thursday 15th September
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35mm from battery to starter
35mm from starter to 100a fuse
35mm from fuse to Alternator

Negative
35mm battery to chassis
35mm battery to block (alternator mount)

If I have any cable left I will bin the sty bit from battery to 80a fuse




Classic Chim

11,763 posts

131 months

Thursday 15th September
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Nice job. It’s gonna run no sweat after this lot.
How are you enjoying the last bit of the build as I remember lots of grovelling underneath so good luck with that with no lift.
I enjoyed putting the engine bay back together the most I think.

She’s a top car now no question thumbup

jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Thursday 15th September
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Classic Chim said:
Nice job. It’s gonna run no sweat after this lot.
How are you enjoying the last bit of the build as I remember lots of grovelling underneath so good luck with that with no lift.
I enjoyed putting the engine bay back together the most I think.

She’s a top car now no question thumbup
It’s going ok

Engine bay will be back together by the weekend
Got to put the std plenum on for braking the cam in
Under car stuff is done I think
No doubt I will forget something

Polly Grigora

10,485 posts

91 months

Friday 16th September
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jojackson4 said:
35mm from starter to 100a fuse
If you feel there's a need for the 100 amp fuse....

Knowing that the 100 Amp fuse is in the circuit to protect the cable, when up-rating the cable the fuse can be up-rated, less volt-drop across a bigger fuse is good


jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Saturday 17th September
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Slowly coming together


Also 35mm run for + and - to the block


phazed

21,182 posts

186 months

Saturday 17th September
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Looking good Peter.

I’m sure it will be nothing like the Morecambe and Wise sketch, “all the right notes, (parts) but not necessarily in the right order! “

jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Sunday 18th September
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phazed said:
Looking good Peter.

I’m sure it will be nothing like the Morecambe and Wise sketch, “all the right notes, (parts) but not necessarily in the right order! “
Time will tell

jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Tuesday 20th September
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Handbrake back in
Battery leads in

Fuel lines next

Dose the flow go to the rail and return from the reg? I cannot remember










And berp bottle made

phazed

21,182 posts

186 months

Tuesday 20th September
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I believe the flow goes to the rail first but maybe someone like Simon or Steve will correct me if I am wrong.

jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Wednesday 21st September
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phazed said:
I believe the flow goes to the rail first but maybe someone like Simon or Steve will correct me if I am wrong.
That’s what I was thinking but not 100%

Classic Chim

11,763 posts

131 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Yes return from the Reg.
I suppose the fuel comes through the rail at pump pressure then the regulator trims off fuel and back to tank to keep the whole rail and all 8 injectors at a constant pressure but as Peter says wait until a trained bloke says so. smile

When it’s all ready to fire up which I know might be some time away yet I removed a plug just to check I had spark thinking the fuel rail would be bone dry though it was now all connected up and as soon as I turned the key and within a couple of seconds the car tried to fire up.
So proof I had a spark and the fuel gets round the system very quickly.
All 8 plugs back in and one turn of the key had the car running.
So impressive how quickly the fuel system pressurises itself even after overhaul.





Edited by Classic Chim on Wednesday 21st September 08:53

Steve_D

13,655 posts

240 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Rail first then reg.
Reg releases fuel back to the tank maintaining the correct pressure in the rail.
So a completely empty fuel system will take a couple of primes to ensure the rail is full.

Steve

jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Thanks gents

Depends on parts it could be Tuesday/Wednesday for fire in the hole

Zener

18,520 posts

203 months

Thursday 22nd September
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What Steve said above ^ Peter fantastic progress fella bow nearly done

jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Monday 26th September
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Got the manifolds back so more done


Almost ready for the first run

phazed

21,182 posts

186 months

Tuesday 27th September
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Looking pretty fantastic Peter!

That is the beauty of these cars, you can make the engine bay look glorious. I can’t even see a plug lead on my Boxster!

jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Tuesday 27th September
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Thanks Peter


Brake bleed and back end of the pipe on and it’s st or bust time

mk1fan

10,108 posts

207 months

Tuesday 27th September
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Looking good.

Given you've uprated the battery cables to 35mm the fuse holder may now be the weak point. Megaval from CBS a suitable upgrade option?

jojackson4

Original Poster:

3,004 posts

119 months

Tuesday 27th September
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mk1fan said:
Looking good.

Given you've uprated the battery cables to 35mm the fuse holder may now be the weak point. Megaval from CBS a suitable upgrade option?
Done it to 125a

mk1fan

10,108 posts

207 months

Tuesday 27th September
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I was referring to the holder not [just] the fuse.