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TAZ
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Blacky wrote: Mon Jan 02, 2023 11:57 pm I am hoping to get some wiring sorted on the rattler this week as well - not my favourite job :roll: :roll:
Mate, you will handle it with ease. Me, well my very good mate is doing all the full wiring in the car for me. His a FIFO like you Becky except he flies
to Mongolia. He was stuck there for almost two years during COVID hence the time it has taken to get the wiring done.
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I actually like doing wiring, although i am biased as a sparky for my given trade.

its not hard just one at a time, and keep it in order and it is quite easy really.

Car is looking awesomw TAZ.

Regards Greg
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Good luck Taz. Should have some cooler shed weather at least.

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EK283 wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:32 am I actually like doing wiring, although i am biased as a sparky for my given trade.

its not hard just one at a time, and keep it in order and it is quite easy really.

Car is looking awesomw TAZ.

Regards Greg
I am a sparky too , but we never play with anything under 1000 Volts - little wires do my head in ..... and all this switching neutrals is just backward :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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EK283 wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:32 am I actually like doing wiring, although i am biased as a sparky for my given trade.

its not hard just one at a time, and keep it in order and it is quite easy really.

Regards Greg
I wish I new that when I was having so much trouble with my wiring, Still having trouble with gauges (so look out Greg)
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I’m similar to you Blacky, I work on engines that are 5 stories high with the largest piston dia 980mm little engines really piss me off.
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Believe it or not progress with the wiring has been made 🤣🤣
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Nice work Taz, progressing well looks awesome- love that last pic of the wiring job... classic example of a black-hander taking on the sparky jobs :grinnn: keep up the good work!

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Oh boy - you have way more crap in that thing than I need to worry about , all I have managed to do so far is print off the manual for the computer I am using for the injection ....... :roll: :roll:
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LOL, stop procrastinating and get to work. Yes lots to wire up, electric windows, AC unit, e-level system for the suspension, Dakota digital gauge. The list gets
bigger and bigger as we go.
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I feel for you Taz with all that spaghetti :lol: I think I had 3 different harnesses when I did my Ute and did my head in, I got to a certain point then had to call in the expert to finish it off.
Good luck I’m looking forward to seeing your car finished mate.
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FireKraka wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:26 am I got to a certain point then had to call in the expert to finish it off.
I did the same thing I think I lost about 12 months. I got a auto electrician that came to you cost a pretty penny but at least it is done "mostly"
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My mate is all over it, his done hot rods and show cars. I am very lucky to have him doing it for me.

Did the final mock up of the centre console. Contemplating adding rear window switches for the electric windows.
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Spaghetti Junction 😳

Don’t forget an outlet to charge the phone on the go! Looking good Taz 👍
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Twin USB outlets where the lighter used to be in the ashtray 🤣🤣
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