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No, more wiring!

Wonder if they are going to use the clocks off the ZR?

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So, the electric flip front; how do you think the fellas are going to sort the wiring for the lights when the front end flips up and off?

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Wireless wiring. No need for weatherpack connectors. So either weatherpack connectors or really long wiring.

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depending what lights that are being fitted (led or filaments lamps ) if led they can use weatherpack but if using lamps I have seen 7 pin trailer plug and socket used for this job.
but knowing what the guys are like it will be something the make from scratch just for fun???.
whatever they do will be good

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So, the electric flip front; how do you think the fellas are going to sort the wiring for the lights when the front end flips up and off?


 

I'll take "What custom fabricated piece of metal is often used to hold something in it's place" for 300, Alex.

 

 



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Just finished watching episode 19 again; towards the end Richard mentions not having room for the alternator, I have a feeling that in episode 20 we will find he has been to see their good friends at competition supplies and got a more modern lightweight and compact alternator. No I have no idea where the hell they will mount it though, but I am pretty certain the solution will involve a monster CAD template and another fabrication montage 😁



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well lets see the options. solar panels on the roof (not enough to keep battery up),exhaust driven (could end up with very hot alt), belt off one of the shafts (only charges when moving)
what we can be sure of it will be good if not well thought out

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Hmm, I reckon that when we do see the solution, the chances are we will not have seen it coming, but will be hugely impressed by it and then kick ourselves for not realising. It’s like with all the electrical gubbins from an MG ZR, we could have worked out the loom transplant, there were plenty of clues but it was only obvious after the fact. I’m pretty certain I am going to be annoyed with myself for not working out what is going behind the glove box flap!  Unless of course Nick opens the flap in the next episode to reveal a red plastic herring. Mr Flibble will be very cross if he does that!



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Those MG ZR light units are going to play hell with Richard's 'external originality' theme.

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Yeah, been wondering about headlights, halogen or led (not xenon because you also need a wash system). My money is on LED, you can buy kits for the classic mini, only thing is that they do not quite look standard, if the boys want the fresnel lense look then halogen it has to be, I suppose it all depends on how much Nick likes to ‘push on’ when the light is not so clever (or are we going to see a mahoosive set of cibbies on the front?

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hi guys on the subject of led headlights ,
they are not all built to the correct specs for your country as I found out to my cost .
all I can say is get them from a respected dealer not from a ebay fly by night uk(china) by the back door dealer that looks good but are gone when you try to contact them to get a refund for the cheep crap lights that don't have a mot passing pattern (for our overseas pals the mot is the uk annual inspection for roadworthiness)
after doing some research on the subject if you are planning to retro fit led headlights check the net for your local requirements .
there are a few good guides what should be on the glass telling you if it is meant for your local requirements ie: dipping to the correct side as not to blind other road users

this link may help it is from a new Zealand site but the info is still good

www.hella.co.nz/en/technology/ece/decoding-ece-symbols/

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You make a very valid point there - I’d not considered that aspect.
I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the lights though and how they are to be connected. I reckon we will see a single connection somewhere on the inside of the top of the wing at the drivers side using something like a marine wiring connector, this will connect both headlights and indicators with the link to the passenger side running under the inside of the front grill lip.

Or we could see something very funky indeed that the boys are going to surprise us with completely.

I guess what in saying is that I think I know how it COULD be done, but not how it WILL be done.

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I am just guessing (like any of you aren’t) that flap they are calling a glovebox is a pretty neat space to put a Link ECU.

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Wow! (again!)


Grommet - lol!

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I'm gob-smacked. Ep 20 is up.

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well just watched ep20 , surprised that they are still using filament lamps , but they can always change them at a later date for up to date lamps
as per normal they have gone for a off the wall way of driving the alt and a/c ,well done .
now looking forward to next ep , going by how fast this one was out BEFORE new year????
keep up the good work guys .
the mighty car mods guys would love to come help you guys , they are watching your progress???


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Just watched Ep. 20 (You're joking, not aNOTHer one?)

Your old crank pulley had a damper built in, to suppress torsion vibration. The new one doesn't.

Four cylinder cranks aren't really long enough to need one for normal use. Manufacturers fit them for NVH reasons. You will be caning Binkie - not concerned about the lack of crank damping?

John

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I picture Nik meditating for hours on end. Then again I also can picture both of them in straight jackets drawing/plotting with their feet ways to break the internet. Absolutely, the most amazing bit of fabrication and problem solving I have ever seen! Well done.

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I picture Nik meditating for hours on end. Then again I also can picture both of them in straight jackets drawing/plotting with their feet ways to break the internet. Absolutely, the most amazing bit of fabrication and problem solving I have ever seen! Well done.

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