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  1. Thanks all for your advice i have left it where i put it Chris D
  2. Have today checked the electrics and the light etc all work. Turned over the engine successfully using start button have not connected the ECU My questions are I havent heard the low and high pressure fuel pumps come on yet ,are they controlled by the Ecu ? Secondly do i have to set up the ecu using the laptop and the disc provided? Am not confident enough to put fuel in tank ,connect the ecu and go for it. Thanks in advance Chris D
  3. Hello all. Have just decided to get back to the project (Life got in the way )after about 2 years of nothing. Have put the car together some time ago and now revisiting some of the questions I had at the time. Have fitted a battery cut off switch near the battery in the engine compartment. But it occurred to me it may need to be in the dash area? Can anyone confirm if this is right or wrong . yours in anticipation Chris D
  4. This may sound like a stupid question, but do the battery connections to the fuse box and starter cable connect to the central rail on the fuse box with the alun key bolt . I thought yes but I thought I would ask anyway cos electrics are not obvious to me as you can probably tell. Thanks if you can give guidance. Chris D
  5. I have also purchased the dash extension and I have fitted it today Next bit of fun checking it all works Chris D
  6. Thanks all for your guidance. I will look into purchasing the dash extension because I hate changing things that supposedly already work. If I only have to follow the wiring diagram and solder wires together this would be my choice . God luck to all of us at this tense stage of the build!!!!! Chris D
  7. Hope someone can help. I am at last wiring the dash to the GBSC wiring loom which I purchased and fitted over the last few weeks and I need to know where I can purchase the correct connector blocks to the guages socket and the auxiliary socket. I have found that the auxiliary socket is a durite product , but cannot find the make of the 20 pin socket that GBSC use for the guages etc socket. Could anyone give me guidance as to where to purchase both of the above items? In antitipation many thanks Chris Discombe.
  8. Could someone give me some advice about my brake set up. I am slowly finishing my project and have fitted disc brakes from a Sierra front and back but am concerned when test time comes around the front braking pressure will be the same as the rear and this would be wrong. With modern cars I know that the rear braking balance is set up 60/40 so do I have to do the same or different . I have fitted the brake system as provided in the kit but have yet to add brake fluid and bleed the brakes.so do I need to fit some kind of brake bias element and where and what do I have to get. Hope you can
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    Switch Choices

    Thanks to the response from my previous question I have decided to not use the column switches . On looking at the usual suppliers I have seen various options. Can anyone recommend any switches for the following : 1/Ignition switch 2/Wiper 2 position 3/Indicator and hazard 4/ side and dipped headlight I have seen a switch for side/dip and horn is this set up any good? And where is best to have it ? The only problem then is the main beam and flash can a floor switch be fitted easily or is there a better option. Sorry to ask multiple questions I am very grateful for the help and gu
  10. The time has come to sort out the wiring and I gave a few issues to resolve. Due to the time I have taken to build the car the kit has now changed with GBSC and they now have a plug and play wiring loom . I have fitted the old style chassis loom and have purchased the engine wiring loom with the two sockets for ecu and connection to the loom. I have taken ages to decide how the various switches would look on the dashboard and have I think completed the layout. Now I have turned to look at the steering column switches and how I connect them to the loom. At this point I am undecided as to
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    Lambda Sensor

    Have now looked at wiring loom and it is a 4 wire supply to the socket. I couldn't have been wearing my glasses when I looked previously. So when i purchase the emerald ecu what is the correct narrow band lambda to buy or is it any make ie Bosch? Thanks for your guidance I am a bit green on these subjects.
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    Lambda Sensor

    I am looking to use the emerald ecu. Would this be a problem? Chris
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    Lambda Sensor

    Thanks for your help.i think I need to have another look at the plug and see if it really is a 5 wire supply. Then it seems with your advice I need to match it with the ecu requirements. Chris
  14. Thanks As I am not using the water rail as provided by GBSC I presume that I need to drill a hole and weld a nut in a metal point in the water system. Is there a preferred position to put them and should they be in different points in the water rail? Chris
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    Clutch Cable

    Thanks to you both that's job number one for Saturday morning. Chris D
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    Lambda Sensor

    I have purchased the plug and lay engine wiring loom from GBSC which provides me with a 5 wire lead and socket to the lambda sensor. Now my problem is what lambda sensor to fit to the exhaust system to connect to the wiring loom. I foolishly purchased a sensor with only 2 wires some time ago which obviously is wrong. Hope you can help as I have made a bit of a mess of it!!! Regards Chris
  17. I have purchased a plug and play engine wiring loom from GBSC and a new temp sensor was provided in the kit. This sensor has a larger thread to the fitted sensor. My question is regarding the fact that I am using the temp sensor as provided in the engine so do I just have to fit another plug to the wiring loom to fit or do I have to use the provided temp sensor but in a different location? Regards Chris
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    Clutch Cable

    After a period of inactivity I am starting to look at problems I could not work out some months ago. This problem is regarding the clutch cable and how to fit it to the clutch housing. My problem is that I can't work out how to get the cable through the mounting point on the engine and to the clutch arm which disengages the clutch and then to get the adjustment nuts either side of the engine hole that the thread passes through. I could do it if I could get the cable out through the middle of the assembly but i have a crimped end on the other end where it fits to the clutch pedal movement.
  19. Just getting back to starting the electrics on the car. I have an old style wiring loom as supplied by GBSC with a seperate fuse box and 3 relay slots in a seperate box. Which relay slot does what and where best to purchase the relays i need. Also with regard to the fuse box what values are required? Regards Disco
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    Zetec Dipstick

    Thanks Bob i will try this later
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    Zetec Dipstick

    Just purchased the dipstick tube and dipstick fron GBSC. Am i right in thinking that i have to alter its shape as it fouls the exhaust manifold in its present state? Guidance would be very helpful. Disco
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    Cooling System

    I am now finishing off the cooling system on my zetec engine and as i am using the existing fittings i have used the large connections to supply a heater and expansion tank .There is also a thin black pipe coming out of the housing. Do i just cap this off somehow or does it have a purpose which i have missed? Thanks Disco
  23. Can anyone recommend the best method and parts needed to fit demist to the car. As i have fitted the windscreen i now realise that i have to have demist for the iva test. Regards Disco
  24. Hi, I am fitting a grp dash as supplied by GBSC and i am trying to decide where to fit the guages. Does anyone know whether the iva test requires the speedo to be visible behind the steering wheel? I would like to fit the speedo central and have the guages to the left and right is this ok? Regards Disco
  25. I am progressing slowly with my project wide body zetec and the wiring is slowly being done. I have a few questions from different places in the wiring loom . Can anybody shed any light on the following. 1/ Iam using an old spec GBSC wiring loom with 3 wires going to the alternator 2 brown and one other. Can i just use spade connectors or can i source the proper socket for the alternator ? 2/ Do i have to source the wiring from the coil pack/crank sensor/ecu or does this wiring come with an ecu if for example i purchase an Emerald system? 3/ What is the best route to take the wirin
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