Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby jpsmit » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:09 am

Progress - yes progress. finally!

First a confession. The car has spent most of last year (Since April) looking like this:



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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby jpsmit » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:13 am

And, now, work that took place in the house

Spot the difference:





Needless to say I am very happy - BTW I worked very very diligently to ensure that all the smoke was firmly encased in the harness. Also, I wrapped the wires in cling wrap before taping so the tape isn't actually stuck to the wires.

Last night cleaned out the interior of the car - and, in the next day or so will commence reinstalling the wiring, which represents putting the car back together again - hurray!
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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby 1972nail » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:16 pm

jpsmit wrote:- BTW I worked very very diligently to ensure that all the smoke was firmly encased in the harness.


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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby jpsmit » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:19 am

well friends, we are continuing to install things - which brings me to tonight's question (except for tonight's other first question in the electrical section - please look)

I have run the wire harness into the engine compartment - however, there is something else coming in - the grey wire? line? what is it?
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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby droopsnoot » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:12 am

jpsmit wrote:Also, I wrapped the wires in cling wrap before taping so the tape isn't actually stuck to the wires.


That shouldn't matter, because wiring loom tape isn't sticky in any case. You just need a little blob of glue on one end to stop it from unwinding itself. There is supposed to be a technique to making the end stay together, but I've never managed it so I just use a little blob of superglue.

jpsmit wrote: have run the wire harness into the engine compartment - however, there is something else coming in - the grey wire? line? what is it?


What does the end look like? In that position, could it be not actually a wire, but something like the throttle cable or choke cable, or even the speedometer cable?
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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby 1972nail » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:17 pm

LHD so probably not choke, speedo ot throttle cable but might be the bonnet release.
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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby StefanM » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:34 am

My LHD GT just have the loom in that grommet.
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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby 1972nail » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:49 am

It could possibly be a radio aerial cable.
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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby droopsnoot » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:37 am

1972nail wrote:LHD so probably not choke, speedo ot throttle cable but might be the bonnet release.


Of course! Sorry, I forgot it was LHD.
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Re: Viva GT - resto thread - recap and restart

Postby jpsmit » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:19 pm

1972nail wrote:LHD so probably not choke, speedo ot throttle cable but might be the bonnet release.


Bonnet release on the left also - antenna could make sense though.

BTW just a reminder - if you are stripping a car or dismantling something, you can't take enough pictures, don't ask me how I know. :roll:
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