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Old 10th August 2010, 07:17 PM
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David,

This is why I love this forum, thanks for sharing!!!

Only wish I had the knowledge and know how to share.

J
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Old 19th August 2010, 11:40 PM
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Hello Everyone

Well I haven't forgotten about the work in progress - just had a long weekend down in Torquay

I've now updated the latest V1.3 of the wiring diagram. Now includes a new relay switched +ve supply.

I've also added a second document - which lists the fuses, relays and wires to the front and back of the car. As always - please have a look over the diagram and the 'equipment list' and if you have any comments please let me know.
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Old 20th August 2010, 11:30 AM
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David,

Wiring diagram looks spot on. The equipment list is really useful, but I was wondering what size cable you will be using for your main feed to the master 200a fuse, and from there on to the relays & circuit fuses. Supplier info on the equipment list is ideal.

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Old 20th August 2010, 11:33 AM
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David,

That’s great, thanks for your hard work.

The pdf’s are now saved in my Roadster folder.

Cheers Ginge
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Old 20th August 2010, 12:16 PM
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Thanks for all the kind comments.

As it happens I am currently putting together a shopping list for vehicle wiring products for the various bits I will need. If it is of use to people then I'm happy to post it up here.

Having a quick look at VWP now - I willprobably use the following -
battery to starter - 315/0.40 11.8mm OD, 300 Amp cable
Battery to megafuse - 315/0.40 11.8mm OD, 300 Amp cable

From the megafuse to the fuse/relay box I'm not quite sure what to do yet. If anyone has any ideas it would be much appreciated.
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Old 20th August 2010, 02:59 PM
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A quick thought - would it be possible, or even practical to run battery cable to the fuse box from the megafuse, then split the strands into bundles to go to each fuse spade terminal, then finish off by heatshrinking the lot to cover it all.

Second alternative would be to get something like this


and then use some trailer cable to go from the distribution box with terminal rings, to each fuse.
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Look at VWP's modular relay/fuse box.

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...ockets.php#box
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Old 20th August 2010, 04:31 PM
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David,

I would have thought your second option was the best and most professional. Pairing out strands from a bigger cable would be quite difficult to ensure you got enough to carry the current.

I was looking at the vwp catalogue earlier and saw the distribution box that you have pictured. I would have thought if it was mounted on the reverse of the bulkhead under the scuttle it would be fine.

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Old 21st August 2010, 12:11 AM
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Dave
i have been watching your posts with lots of interest
electrics are a bane in my job
so far i think you are one the right track
what i would advise is dont over egg the cake
have a look at say a mk 1 cortina /ANGLIA/ESCORT
WIRING DIAGRAMS APART FROM THE OBVIOUS iva
ADD ONS the roadster is not power hungry
cheers lesg
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Just found this thread! Amazing, that's all i can say. That's all the info i've been searching for all evening. Wire sizes and everything! Perfect.

I'd just like to say thanks for sharing, really appreciate it.
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