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post #76 of 1026 (permalink) Old 09-06-2017, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Sitting at the kitchen table, going over wiring diagrams and making notes. I find the process of making notes aids comprehension. Especially when V = green, B = white, N = black...and on and on. LOL I think I have the parts and pieces I need, except that I forgot to purchase the black non-adhesive tape to re-wrap the wires. I'll check at the usual local spots.

Also surfing through a lot of the posts dealing with wiring issues, hints, etc.

A big thank you to all those who have plied me with hints, diagrams etc, for the rewiring of this mess. Hoping to make a dent before the weekend is out.
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Sitting at the kitchen table, going over wiring diagrams and making notes. I find the process of making notes aids comprehension. Especially when V = green, B = white, N = black...and on and on. LOL I think I have the parts and pieces I need, except that I forgot to purchase the black non-adhesive tape to re-wrap the wires. I'll check at the usual local spots.

Also surfing through a lot of the posts dealing with wiring issues, hints, etc.

A big thank you to all those who have plied me with hints, diagrams etc, for the rewiring of this mess. Hoping to make a dent before the weekend is out.
Agreed, I have long had German color abbreviations down pat, then I had to learn the Italian versions when I bought my GTV6 last year! However, I do know a fair amount of (broken) Spanish, and the color words tend to be similarly Latin-based . . . .
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Oh, and here's the friction tape that you'll need:

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Temflex-17...m+temflex+1755
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post #79 of 1026 (permalink) Old 09-15-2017, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning, painting, wiring...wash, rinse, repeat.




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Starting to put things back together.


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Need to add the red band and letters and the Ansa will be ready to install.

Getting ready to weld on the wideband bung.


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Out of curiosity how did you manage to remove the gas cap intact without having the key? Was it possible to have a key cut to the lock with out having an existing key to make a copy from? I've recently purchased a pair of GTV6s with my father. One in reasonably good nick and the other which will probably be a parts car. The better of the two cars has been sitting in a garage for the last 20 odd years so i suspect i will be going through a similar process as to what you are now very shortly. Great to see what I've gotten myself into lol.

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Luckily, the cap was not locked.

I took it to locksmith, he couldn't rekey it. He did refer me to someone who could. You just need to check around, it helps if they have experience with old Italian cars.


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Various progress pictures, in no particular order:




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Some more wiring work. You'll note that I moved the ignition module to a cooler location, I still have mental scarring from Ford TFI issues.

Also note the location of the new relay box.


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Stayed up wayyyy too late last night fiddling with wiring. Today I've been doing mechanical.

I added an O2 bung for a wideband; shot it with cold galvy spray to retard rusting.

Also added shots of the adapter used in the USA for the ball joint flange.


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Love the rear spoiler!


It needs some remedial work, but it will definitely go back on the car.


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Speaking of remedial work. I don't think this will fit without some "massage".


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