That "knot" of wiring is what we're going to start sorting out tonight. It's a jumble of Ford Focus factory wiring and a very well made chassis loom.
Popped over Bryns tonight to do some wiring done on the Birkin. I haven't seen the car for a month or two now and it's really coming together. It's now on the ground and has an engine and gearbox etc in place.
Bryn just e-mailed over a pic of his latest bit of work. The lightweight battery has been mounted securely up front near the steering rack. This small portion of dead space should provide a convenient and safe location for the battery and means we won't need to significantly change any of the engine bay wiring we already have.
The use of LED lighting on the Birkin is sending the flash rate of the load-dependent flashers crazy so we'll have to install some electronic versions. Just checking out form factors and pricing.
For the sake of art here's the front end with the nosecone placed in it's final location. There's still a reasonable body of work before this gets to be bolted into place permanently.
The car has come along leaps and bounds since I've worked on it last. With the front end virtually complete and the final touches to the chassis wiring needing to be done.
The radiator now hides a 10" cooling fan, the battery location has been sorted out and a battery has been purchased.
Another step forward with the High Intensity scatter type LED bulds installed in all the smaller gauges. The Speedometer and the Tachometer still use coloured incandescent bulbs to allow better dimming control.
Mounted low and forward on the scuttle panel these are high intensity LED truck/trailer clearance lights. They were the best combo of appearance and ease-of-fitment Bryn could find.
The highly polished alloy "tub" is also quite obvious thanks to the reflection of the sheds other vehicular resident.
Another view showing the low pressure lines clearly from the Ford Focus combined reservoir to the three individual master cylinders.
The first mounting location was knocked back by the certifying engineer, it was obscured by the nose-cone so now the lights are being mounted on new brackets on the front mudguards.
The lights themselves are LED and designed for use on custom motorcycles.