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Old 11th March 2013, 09:01 PM
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I love this stuff, might have to copy some of it.

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Old 11th March 2013, 10:40 PM
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I love this stuff, might have to copy some of it.

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Damn, should have copyrighted it
Feel free to steal at will!

Here's some more bits I've knocked up on the sewing machine, these are purely to keep the IVA man's balls at bay.

Cover for my relays and fuse box:




Seat belt nut covers:




Speaking of the IVA man's balls, these polystyrene ones turned up in the post this morning, should hopefully take some of the guesswork out of what I need to trim and what I don't:

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Old 12th March 2013, 11:34 PM
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Default Handbrake cables

Have you got much clearance between the handbrake cables where they come out from the calipers and curve past the rear panel. Mine touch when the suspension is fully compressed. Where the cable is attached to the calliper have you bent 90 degree bracket or have you managed to get enough clearance by attaching the cables to the diff mounting rubbers?

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Old 13th March 2013, 10:08 AM
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Have you got much clearance between the handbrake cables where they come out from the calipers and curve past the rear panel. Mine touch when the suspension is fully compressed. Where the cable is attached to the calliper have you bent 90 degree bracket or have you managed to get enough clearance by attaching the cables to the diff mounting rubbers?
Hi David,

I haven't got a lot of clearance there, but the cables didn't quite touch the rear panel last time I checked.
I do remember it took me a little while playing with the position of the brackets on the diff rubbers and bending them a little bit until the cable was clear.
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Old 30th March 2013, 10:38 AM
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More bl00dy wiring... (feels like I've spent more time wiring the car, than building it!)
Finally got around to wiring my dash up this week.



Amazingly, most of it seemed to work when I plugged it into the car.
Just need to make a couple of small tweaks to my CAN interface modules to get everything displayed properly.
Might need to take it for a short drive to test the speedo soon
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Old 30th March 2013, 08:34 PM
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Looks very neat. I just spent 4 hours in the garage shortening about 20 wires, I know what you mean!! And I'm just starting!

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Old 31st March 2013, 10:40 AM
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That's pretty good going Chris

One tip - if you're ripping out the carbon canister thing, it might be best to leave it's valve connected to the loom.
I removed mine and it's wiring... After running the engine for a while yesterday I checked for fault codes and the only one I have is for a broken evap valve
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Old 31st March 2013, 08:49 PM
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It would of been good going if I hadn't woke up this morning and had the great idea of changing the position of the ECU. Today I spent 8 hours chopping the loom up and labelling every wire in it! I just couldn't take the debilitating mess of wires any longer!!!!
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Oh and thanks for the heads up on the tank valve. I was looking at that just today and wondering if the ECU would care if I deleted it. Did it affect the car at all or was it just a fault code with no ill effects?
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Old 31st March 2013, 09:05 PM
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Oh and thanks for the heads up on the tank valve. I was looking at that just today and wondering if the ECU would care if I deleted it. Did it affect the car at all or was it just a fault code with no ill effects?
It seems to run fine without, and I spent a while googling and couldn't find anything to suggest it will affect the running at all. It'll just bug me slightly knowing there's an error code sitting there

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