Well done Russ. I would keep the existing loom, it's so much cheaper & is so simple. If you are new to wiring, if a wire goes to the indicator, mark it as such, then the same with the brake lights etc. You have the wiring going to the tank, then all you will have is feed wires & grounds.
If you were careful enough you could run 7 core trailer wire to the rear end for the lights (excluding tank wiring). This is what a custom loom is based off, then all you need to do is run a few extra ground wires & splice in a few extra feeds. With the Exocet running led rear lights, the draw is pretty low, so no problem.
When you come closer to the time send me your loom & rear lights & I will make you a plug in loom which will eliminate any problems, simply plug in & away you go.
Net build cost so far £7500 1996 1.8 abs delete & power steering Latest purchase: Dominator 2 projector headlamps, lighting kit, fuel filler hose & mirrors.
Radiator removed now, which was only held in by two top bolts.
Pretty much ready to get under car and start undoing the chassis bolts ready to lift on Friday.
Just a couple of queries please:
Is this black canister to do with the AirCon ? and can I delete it.
And this block is obviously to do with the brakes... maybe a propertional valve ?
the black canister is your power steering reservoir and the block is fuel pressure regulator your fuel line should be connected to it . if your not keeping the power steering you can get rid of the canister but as far as i'm aware you need the fuel pressure regulator.
hope this helps,
UK West Yorkshire MEV EXOCET G BODY - MX5 MK2.5 1.8S-VVTS
Finally ground through the rear bolts. Disconnected rear brake lines... can’t really find speedo sensor, but will check carefully when slowly pulling body off. Forgot the rear most front bolts as tucked away in little wells/hollows, but now they are off.
I have helpful pics to post tomorrow.
And, would you believe it..the body lifts at front and back..woohoo. Now to wait for friends/delivery of hoist from friend to get it off.
Can’t believe I did it. It was kinda easy looking back, but also darn difficult in some places. Thanks to everyone so far...
If this is the charcoal cannister, then what is this smaller greasy looking one on the opposite side.
...and finally for cannister delete.
I think I can basically join 1 to 5 and thats it ? so no need for 2, 3, 4 and the block that 1 and 2 go to ?
The way the EVAP system works is: fuel tank petrol fumes are trapped by the carbon canister, when the engine and O2 sensors have warmed up the ECU will cycle the purge valve (the block in your picture) and check if the O2 sensor goes rich or lean, if rich it will continue purging. If you disconnect the purge valve the open circuit may set an OBD fault and cause the Check Engine light to come on. If you are going to eliminate the canister it is probably best to leave lines 2 and 5 open to atmosphere, if you connect 1 and 5 together you will be applying manifold vacuum to the fuel tank – not a good idea!
Current build - US AZ 'Old' Sonic 7 kit - 2003 Focus SVT donor. Other recent builds - Furore F1, Arizona Replicar, UK Exocet, UK Sonic 7
...holy heck, was that heavy. 6 of us. Thought the front would be lightest, but guess i forgot that glass is heavy, so those 2 guys struggled. 4 of us at the back, but sent one guy to help at front. Just me on one corner... only just made it...
So here is the skate. I have a question about the VIN plate. Do i just need this plate I cut off or this stamped section as well ?
Now to refurb just the rusty bits....ah, that will be EVERYTHING then. lol.