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SS1 body off help

Post by MartinSS1 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:41 pm

I have found a brief summary on here of what to remove, and I'm well on the way to getting it off.

My sticking point is wiring loom. Do most prefer to disconnect engine bay side and pull it through, or vice versa?

The guide I found says the former, but to me this looks more work, so wondering if there is something I'm missing?



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Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:16 pm

Presumably my guide? The loom goes into the engine bay from both sides, Engine stuff on the left, fuse box and lights etc on the right.

Assuming you’re putting the same body tub back on, you don’t need to pull any wiring through the bulkhead.

Disconnect Distributor, temp sensors, starter, alternator, heater fan, coolant level sensor etc on the left and leave the loom hanging. Then disconnect LH headlight, side/ind and horn etc and feed the loom across the front of the car to the right (taking rad fan plug), disconnect the RH headlight, side/ind, horn and washer bottle (assuming it’s on the right - some aren’t), then feed the whole loom up to the fuse box (drilling out a couple of P-clips if still fitted to the armature). There’s a few other wires but they’re pretty obvious (brake fluid level sensor, oil pressure sensor, etc).

Lift the tub with the looms tucked under the windscreen wiper(s).


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Post by MartinSS1 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:36 pm

Hi, yes I think it was. Going well following it so far!

Ah ok, yes that makes sense, thanks. I'm not sure why I was thinking I'd need to pull it back through, so long as it's all disconnected it's good to go.

I'll go to bed and come back to it fresh tomorrow!

Thanks.



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Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:56 pm

Ask away and if you’re nearby, pop down for a look if you need (I’ve got a couple off at the moment).


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Post by MartinSS1 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:33 am

That's great, thanks. Where are you based?



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