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Old 30-06-2017, 02:44 PM   #181
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grate news on fire up,, photobucket screw up ,, we must just hope it sorts its self!!

try not to jump the gun just yet chaps!!
back to the good news on good running and onward.
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Old 30-06-2017, 05:30 PM   #182
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Just hooked it up with an led, now getting 14v.

Happy days! The garage makes it sound like a tractor and the phone can't handle it lol

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Old 30-06-2017, 05:43 PM   #183
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Maybe Acewell have sorted themselves out when they first came out the LED wasn't enough
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Old 30-06-2017, 06:01 PM   #184
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Ah not got the dash on yet, I just put an led in line and ignition power to the alternator wire that would be the battery light on dash, goes off when running like normal

The acewell dash battery light just goes on voltage you set when it comes on so higher than battery but lower than alternator.

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Old 30-06-2017, 06:11 PM   #185
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Exhaust sounds nice!


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Old 30-06-2017, 07:23 PM   #186
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Ta, I'll plug the remapped ecu in next and warm it up properly.
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:06 PM   #187
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I'll have to go through all the photobucket images and swap to flickr. Annoying.

On a brighter note my spare engine is almost ready to lift out my other zr, what could I park there after the shell is gone? Hmm

Finally got all the engine wiring figured out, it wasn't charging but just needed a live to the alternator via an led to get it going. Also tested the fan works, managed to get obd working just needed an extra earth adding.

Tested the vvc by revving it to 7k, all good seeing as I changed the vvc cam belt along with the main cam belt.

Now to get soldering and mount the Ecu, fuse box etc. Keeping the engine wiring separate from the car wiring, just borrowing couple of live feeds for relays to pass power to the car.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:37 PM   #188
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So had some issues with the K series not fueling right, the ecu reported misfire low fuel and cold starting was not great. Turned out to be a bad 02 sensor (the only sensor that wasn't on the engine when it ran in the blue zr)! I was under the impression the 02 sensor is ignored until fueling reaches closed loop but it defiantly effected cold starts in my case, it could be because the ecu was unable to learn fuel trims.

I now have a space on my driveway, the lad helped me lift my spare 160 engine out today and the shell was collected by a scrapper, engine worked out pretty much free



This afternoon I was on baby duty while the mrs was out, needed somewhere to put all the stickers that came with parts I've bought and the rear / boot area sealing panel is galvanised so didn't like paint sticking to it, now looks like this

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Old 09-07-2017, 08:12 PM   #189
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Got all this lot mounted today, one good thing about the Allegro is there is lots of space around the inner wings.



Wiring is still all in the engine bay with just a switch and a button, now things are mounted I can get routing it.

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Old 18-07-2017, 08:01 AM   #190
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Fitted new handbrakes cables, lots of wires tinned up but run out of heatshrink!

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Old 27-07-2017, 09:13 AM   #191
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So the wiring mission continues, I'm done in the engine bay, started wiring in the cabin. My desk looks like this at the moment!



Fuse boxes mounted on my center panel, couldn't find a nice location in the footwell so went for the rally car look

The fuse boxes are each fed by a 40amp line from the MG fusebox, 2 of them switched via relays.



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Old 27-07-2017, 04:49 PM   #192
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Old 28-07-2017, 06:34 PM   #193
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IF the 5as is going to live there, mount it connectors facing down and pack the back of the connectors with vaseline to give it a fighting chance ifyou ever use the car in wet weather
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Old 28-07-2017, 07:46 PM   #194
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Ok thanks I'll look to weather proof it with grease.
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Old 28-07-2017, 09:50 PM   #195
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if your going to use a grease make sure its dielectric and wont attack the wiring, vaseline is a safe bet
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