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post #149 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Paul L
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Electrical Odds & Ends:
The new lugs for the ends of the earth leads that will attach to the battery cut off switch arrived.

So I will need to remove the ends that were too small and fit these at some point.

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Working on the wiring loom had also got me thinking about my headlight rims.

I'd order two second hand ones for my kit, as the Spitfire 1500 used a different headlight fitting altogether.

But one came with a hole for a fixing screw and one didn't and it wasn't clear to me which was correct.

But a quick check on the Rimmer Brothers website showed I was actually missing the retaining clip in this photo.

Now it all made sense, so I ordered a pair of these.

And at some point I will drill a hole in the headlight rim that doesn't have one.

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I also started work on the wiring for the rear lights.

After I'd realised I'd made yet another school boy error when I ordered the connecting blocks.

I'd been thinking about the wires required in the main loom for these lights on each side:
- Stop
- Tail
- Indicator
- Common earth

That is why I ordered a 4 pin connecting block, but the problem was that would permanently join the two lights together!

What I should have ordered was separate 3 pin and 2 pin blocks for each light.

So I ordered some extra "double" connectors from ebay.

But to avoid waste, I will now use the 4 pin block for the 3 stop/tail light wires.

And the new two blade connectors for the indicators.

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I like producing these summary reports/updates as it is clear to see that I am actually making progress.

I am trying not to worry about the pace of this progress, or the mountain of work that lies ahead.

Instead, I will just continue to chip away at the jobs required to reach the "Go Kart" stage.

So until next time, take care, Paul.

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