Today I remembered that I had not connected the fuel pipes to the fuel regulator that’s fitted to the bulkhead. I had to put the front up on stands so that I could gain access to the fuel inlet pipe (5/16″) and its clamp. Whilst there I discovered another oil leak source coming from the rod change going into the gearbox. I must have been aware of this previously as I found a repair kit in my box of spares. Guess I’m becoming forgetful!
Another item that I fixed whilst I had it up on stands, was to replace a set screw that had fallen out that held the exhaust pipe to the gearbox. I used a spring washer as well as Loctite to keep it there.
- Fitted both return (1/4″) and inlet lines (5/16″) to fuel regulator using EFI rated fuel hose.
- Fitted a bolt to exhaust bracket that had gone missing in action. Used Loctite to hopefully stop it going AWOL.
- Routed and extended electric radiator fan wires.
- Started looming the wires from the front of the engine into a loom tube.
- Ran a new heavy gauge wire to the rear of car for the electric fuel pump in the tank that’s in the boot. I connected a 6A 700V Fast Recovery Diode across the connector terminals as a ‘snubber’. This will protect the SSR from back EMF and hence minimise noise on the +12v rail. The cathode (striped end) is connected to more positive rail, in this case the +12V feed from the SSR.
- Fitted the fully charged battery to the boot.
- Put some petrol in tank.
- Temporarily energised the fuel pump so that I could check that I had no leaks, which I happy to say I don’t.
Sorry no pictures today.
- Continue to wire new EFI harnesses to relay/fuse blocks and to sensors.
- Test and set-up PWM for radiator fan control
- Check timing and adjust the index position using TunerStudio to give the base timing value.
- Adjust VE table to get it running OK
- Take it for a drive to dial in VE table using TunerStudio’s VEAL.
- Use and enjoy it!
Nice to do, but not required!
- Fit the new heater. (Not doing until I have car on the road and tuned in… it is summer after all!)
- Get a wheel balance and alignment.
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