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Chris W

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What's the concensus for the next "Electrickery" article? I will have to write it in the next week or so. Give me your pressing topics. What else do you want to see before the summer's out?

 

So far we've covered basic electrics (volts, amps etc), switches, relays, LEDs, resistors and gauges.

 

If there's a popular vote, I'll go with the flow. Other useful topics might be, for example:

 

(i) ECU's

(ii) How to read and understand car electrical diagrams

(iii) Soldering

(iv) Alternators

 

etc, etc

 

Chris

 

 

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Chris,

keeping it simple....soldering and the use of different plugs, fixings, heat shrink etc would be great for a novice like me *thumbup*

 

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chris, i think how to identify & trap wiring troubles would be helpful. plus information on "this gauge of wire" is used for THIS and NOT that is helpful too

 

brilliant articles though 😬

 

Steve B

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another idea -- rewiring / building a new electric loom. i recall Miraz building one and eliminating 6kg of weight as the supplied one comes from another car....or perhaps how to get rid of unused wiring

 

Steve B

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How to wire from scratch so making wiring looms, soldering, connectors and what guage of wire to use.......now that would be rally useful before I tackle my duratec wiring loom *smile*

 

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Much easier to start with a loom that already works and sequentially strip out unused cables and shorten too long ones.

 

The whole engine loom isn't heavy enough to worry about weight saving, but it would be worth tailoring it if for no other reason than it's easier to diagnose problems by the roadside if all the cables are laid out in a rational manner.

 

Miraz created an entire car loom from specialist cabling.

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I`m talking engine wiring looms more than anything.......however basic techniques in soldering, wire guage choice etc is really what I`m talking about.......the sort of stuff you probably leanred at school but can`t remember 😬

 

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Explanation of the main systems on sevens, for variants K, VX, and XF--- eg.basic power circuit,charging,starting,ignition,instumets,lamps etc, also how to wire FIA cut off switch, and no the VX isnt covered in FAQ! Also how to change from carbs to TB injection, electrically, I am trying to understand all off the above with difficulty, yes i am thick!!! *confused* 😳

 

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If we all understood the wiring diagram that you get in the build manual, then we might all find it a bit easier to troubleshoot.

 

For me it's more useful to know the basics in order to allow me to think through a problem for myself than it is to be told: "if you have symptom A, do X; if you have symptom B, to Y etc..."

 

 

Great articles by the way. I thought the resistors one was particularly interesting as I'd never understood what they were doing in the gauges circuits.

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