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  1. Burney

    Pinto Electrics

    Hi I'm wiring a new CBS prewired 'loom/fusebox' into my exmo after upgrading and adding a number of electrical fittings and accessories that were either missing or broken on the car (lights/horns/reverse/fog etc). It has been relatively straight forward tracing the circuits to the accessories and switches using a continuity tester and diagrams of the ford stalk switches attached. I have some general queries on the major engine component connections though and ask for comments and advice. UPPER 5 - shows wire to + side of alternator. The existing connection comes off a relay should I leave this? UPPER 6 shows a connection to the starter. This is the live feed to the fuse board, made live only when igniton turned? UPPER 10 shows a connection to the accessory part of the ignition switch, whats this for? LOWER 2 shows 2 connections one to a fuel pump (I dont think the pinto has an electric fuel pump?) and one to the positive side of the coil. There are only 2 wires I can see coming back to the existing loom from the coil and both go onto the rev counter (which doesnt work yet). Other cables from the + side of coil go into some sort of silver plate? I have an existing battery isolator switch wired up which I like. Where is the best place for this in the new setup? Thanks in advance for your thoughts Kris
  2. Hi all My original glass bowl lamps are very attractive but very dull is there a replacement LED lamp unit I can fit? The sidelight is non existant in the origibal lamp but the bulb and wiring is taped out the way so would be good to get a combo unit Kris
  3. Burney

    No lights

    Hi folks I'm a new RH Exmo owner. Great fun had at back end of summer although as the darker nights approached I noticed my rear lights are not working but the headlights are. Indicators are off too Are these all on the same citcuit/fuse? Hoping to play with this problem over my xmas hols There are a number of other electrical issues for me to work through but lights are a badic requirement for me to enjpy safe road fun Kris
  4. Listing on eBay at http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252475097953 Starting price on eBay at £1995
  5. hi guys i have cobra monaco seats in my exmo and wanting to replace them any pics of what you have fitted cheers Mark
  6. I have a Robin Hood Exmo and its windscreen shattered last week. (a) I need a replacement. Also this car has yet to be IVA'ed so compliance is a requirement. ( Does anyone have advice on IVA windscreen compliance? I see in the forums many contacts for glaziers who may be able to help. Also I have yet to contact GBS Spares but will do so next. All comments appreciated.
  7. Hi, 1. Can anyone help me please? The topic is one specific and detailed electrical circuit for a Robin Hood Exmo using the donor 1984 Ford Sierra loom. 2. The IVA manual “Section 28 Rear Fog Lamps” states “4 The rear fog lamp(s) must only illuminate when dipped beam, main beam or front fog lamps are lit” 3. I bought my Exmo as an unfinished project which had failed its IVA on many points including this one. Currently the rear fog lamp lights up when any of side, dipped or main beam have been turned on using the Sierra multi-function steering column switch in addition to the fog lamp switch. I need to restrict this so it only works when lighting is on dipped or main beam. 4. Referring to the Haynes Sierra Manual No. 903 and circuit diagram on p425 I can identify component No. 54 as the original Sierra dashboard switch which I am using. The dashboard switch wire terminal numbers and wire colour codes all match the diagram (1 Bn, 2 S/Y, 4 S/Y, 5 Y/R) and I think that #4 receives +ve power to the switch. The fog lamp switch is the original Sierra one and I have dismantled it and proved that the internal circuitry matches the Haynes Manual component No. 54 as detailed on p422. I think the multi-function steering column switch is component No. 102 with internals detailed on p423 and which supplies at least pre-relay power into the Sierra dashboard switch. I cannot understand the Manual’s relay circuitry for the fog lamp. 5. But what I mainly cannot understand is how the switch No. 102 outputs progressively through side, dipped and main circuits. If I could, then I might be able to change the fog lamp connection from an outward terminal such as No. 56B to another such as No. 49 ? Or hardwire the right multi-function switch terminal to the right fog lamp switch terminal? 6. Any detailed advice will be very much appreciated. Robin Hood / GBS do not seem to offer relevant circuit diagrams for purchase. Thanks.
  8. Can anyone please help? Could you describe how the steering wheel lock on the Ford Sierra (1984 1.6l Pinto) should work. I bought and am tackling a failed IVA EXMO. The failure report said that a Steering Wheel Lock was fitted and should therefore work. I understand for the IVA that if it is not fitted, it does not have to work! I have the ignition key assembly and barrel, with the aluminium cast mounting that holds three cable connectors. However there is nothing on the removed barrel that could engage with the steering wheel and nothing (no inserts or keyways) in the steering wheel with which some type of key might engage. So I suspect that this car does not have a Steering Wheel Lock mechanism fitted. How should I proceed? I could take photos of the non-lock components for the Inspector, or perhaps I am missing some part? The Haynes Sierra manual does not detail how the lock might work although it does mention it. Your advice will be welcome. Geoff.
  9. Finally managed to get a bit of time with the car... can't believe I've had it this long already. Anyway it also has it's own bank account so time to make some real progress before I have to leave again! So firstly the car... a Robin Hood Exmo... purchased while on placement in Bedford back in Nov 2012, currently located in Cornwall. I have until July before I move away so need to get it as close to IVA ready as possible to enable a weekendish trip back etc. Main things to do: Fit Seats and Harnesses Wiring (I struggle with it) IVA trim + EXMO IVA changes/modifications Question time (there will probably be a fair few): Air filter - Currently running a pinto with the pierburg 2E carb, the new air filter is the lowest I could find and just contacts the bonnet presume theres no issue with IVA? Also the 3 bolts to hold it on any ideas on size etc, no even sure they are meant to be bolted as there not threaded... Digital Dash - I bought a KOSO RX2N currently without the sensors etc, just got the main unit. Any thoughts on fitting it compared to the standard Sierra clocks for the IVA, bearing in mind that currently there is no speedo cable fitted to the gearbox and I really don't want to / don't have time to take everything out to get at it (access hatch is not ideal either due to the monocoque structure) Suspension mounts - For the rear semi-trailing arms where they mount to the body they enter the drivers and passenger compartment, any pics or ideas on the best way to 'seal' them off. (Presume thats needed for IVA, plus I don't like the idea of getting soaking wet carpet etc) Bonnet - From what I've read it seems like they either fit perfectly or take alot of 'fettling' and never really get there. I've got the classic bump/ gap at the top (meeting the scuttle) and a fairly good fit to the nosecone. The problem is the sides as it currently tends to 'push' out further than the body, you can push it inline. Any ideas or anything simple I've missed? Under dash radius - What have people used to meet the IVA requirements....? Final question (for now) - As it use to have the swept wings there are a series of holes down the body which obviously aren't any good for IVA. Best thing to fill them/ cover - I was wondering if I can get away with 'Racing stripes' or similar purely for the IVA and then get rid... thoughts? Thanks for any help! Suzanne Few pics: Air filter base plate Suspension mounts (apology for the poor quality photo) Interior
  10. 2l Robin Hood Exmo 5-speed (Q-Plate) Currently registered SORN (Requires complete rebuild as stripped apart from rear suspension so it require a trailer to take away) First registered August 1996, I acquired her in August 1997 and used as my regular daily work transport until March 2000 when I took off the road for new engine as brick in road met her sump. Completely rebuilt engine put in in May 2000, but only about 50 mile covered since then, when I took off road to work on suspension and tweak other bits but she never got together again. Family came first so she’s been sat in the garage until now. Unfortunately mice got in and so now there is no wiring harness or carpets as these were wrecked. Engine and cylinder head originally from 2l injection pinto with hardened valve seats so lead free fuel. Injection cylinder head rebuilt by me using Autosprint FR stage 1 (AS27) camshaft and duplex valve springs. New spray bar fitted and vernier pulley. Engine block totally rebuilt by Autosprint in Coleshill May 2000. Note: Only about 50 miles on it so still requires running in. Twin 45 Webbers. Lumenition competition ignition kit. 5-speed N1 gearbox. Robin Hood Engineering 4 to 1 Exhaust manifold. Chromezone stage 2 exhaust. Cobra Roadster 7 seats. 5 off 4 spoke alloy wheels (7x15 MF4) plus 4 spare steel rims and tyres. Facet solid state petrol pump + pro fuel regulator. Weather gear/hood. Swept wings in BRG. Everything should be there apart but master cylinder/servo and the old speedo which I was going to replace with a bike speedo as it was not accurate. I make no guarantees about all the smaller nuts and bolts though. I have pretty much all the receipts and paperwork from the original build and anything I've added too. I’m looking for £2000 ono. All questions welcomed. John Williams
  11. This week I'll be stripping down the Exmo for donor parts for my Zero build. Most of the bits, as you can imagine, I'm keeping but I figure some bits may be of interest to others. Prices are ONO, and all plus shipping. Front swept-style arches (Oxford Blue) £20/pair Rear two-piece wide arches (Oxford Blue) with stainless protector panels £20/pair Nosecone + grille (Oxford Blue) £15 Bonnet, stainless, w/louvres, dinted in top - useful for steel/louvres maybe? £10 Rollover bar, original £30 Windscreen, frame and black side supports £40 Front tie bar kit £20 Light set (headlamps, front indicators, rear clusters, reverse, fog) £20 Rear sierra subframe, arms, springs (note nothing else - no hubs, shafts, etc) £10 Stainless steel tub - for scrap, spare steel, etc. *NO VIN, NO V5* £100 ETB mechanical speedo, 80mm, white on black, geared for Type 9, with cable £40 ETB rev counter, 80mm, white on black, coil pack driven, can include homemade converter to run off ECU £40 Oil pressure gauge, with sender, white on black 52mm £15 Water temperature gauge, with sender, white on black 52mm £15 Fuel level gauge, white on black 52mm no sender, unknown calibration but does not work straight with Ford sender £15 Exmo fuel tank - includes brazed compartment for fuel injection (no need for swirl pot) £40 Front dampers £10/pair Sierra quick rack (2.8 turns) inc arms £50 Items located in Brum obviously edit : Pics slowly being added to :- https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink
  12. Hi Guys, Hopefully this in the right section. So I have recently purchased an unfinished EXMO. After having a trip upto the factory in Nottingham I was hooked on building one myself rather than buying a 'fully' finished one. Also being on a student budget does make things a little bit tighter. On to the purchase: As you can see more than enough to keep me busy for a while, probably best to add that the engine (1.8 ford sierra OHC) currently doesn't run but has been re-bored etc and turns over by hand. Battery, plugs and leads all on order, distributor cap and rotatory arm cleaned up. Currently in the process of stripping the brakes down and a general clean and tidy of the suspension components, I have found one front caliper seized beyond belief and that the front brake lines do not want to part from the calipers so they are packed to go home to dad for some 'gentle' persuasion! On the other hand the rear drums don't appear to have the access screw to slacken them off, any ideas would be appreciated... as they are also stuck fast and have been left to soak overnight before they will be attended to again. Thinking ahead has anyone tried to get the EXMO through the IVA and if so any pointers would be welcomed! I'm sure I will have a few more questions as it progresses. Look forward to hearing from people. Suzanne Based in Bedford.
  13. Regrettably, time has come to part with my pride and joy. Not because I want to but because age has crept up behind me and I now no longer have the ability to get in and out. So here we go, Robin Hood Exmo Kit Car, Based on Ford Sierra with a 2.0 litre Ford Pinto engine mated to a 5 Speed manual transmission. It has covered 16643 miles since build. Purpose made plastic wind deflectors, Tonneau cover for every day use and full wet weather gear including side screens (not shown in photos) for when the British weather catches you out. Repacked exhaust to reduce the mind numbing exhaust noise on long journeys making it a pleasure to drive, Lockable storage area with built in tool box in lid. MOT expires at the end of July 2013. Tax expires at the end of February 2013. This car was built and registered in 1997 and has only missed 1 trip to the Le Mans 24 hr race since registration. Please email me for more photo's. Vehicle located in Swindon, Wiltshire. Viewing recommended. Price is £4,500. Call Ken on 01793535859 or 07875637284.
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