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Old 09-11-2019, 12:42 AM
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Dan worked today, so I went to the shop and worked on some things I didn't need him for. One of the things I really enjoy doing is wiring a car from scratch. You don't get greasy, you don't burn or cut yourself, and it is relaxing.

I got the battery cables run from the battery to the starter. I could have used 4 gauge, but I decided to use 2 gauge just to make sure I get a good supply of current to the starter and to the rest of the electrical system. I also ran the rest of the wires that will bring current into the fuse panel, and got them ready to run through a hole in the body, when we remount it.

I also got the fuel tank ready to bolt to the frame, and worked on my fuel log to feed the 3 carburetors. I didn't want the input fuel hose to run up the firewall, where it could be seen, so I picked up some parts that will let me hide it behind the firewall, and run the fuel hose on the inside of the firewall. It will look a lot cleaner that way, I think.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:50 AM
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Looks great.
Very clean wiring.

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Old 09-11-2019, 04:09 AM
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Great progress.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:50 AM
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Looks really clean Don, it's obvious how much you like doing the wiring. My only comment, and please forgive me for sounding critical - are you sure you want the gas line inside the firewall? Fuel leaks don't happen very often, but if one ever does...
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:13 AM
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Looks great.
Very clean wiring.

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Great progress.
Thanks, guys. Every little thing is one more thing out of the way.

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Looks really clean Don, it's obvious how much you like doing the wiring. My only comment, and please forgive me for sounding critical - are you sure you want the gas line inside the firewall? Fuel leaks don't happen very often, but if one ever does...

My son had the same concern about the fuel line, but you figure, Model A's had the fuel tank sitting on top of your lap, right inside the cowl. Plus, I am going to build a second "firewall" on the inside so that the line passes down between the two walls.

If we are honest, all of these things are deathtraps anyway. My 27 has 11 gallons of gas sitting right behind my seat, and if it was ever hit hard in the rear.....

But I also have pretty good fire insurance, so ...
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:16 AM
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Right you are Don! After I commented I thought, my Graham has the fuel cell right behind the seats, with only a plywood panel closing it off from the passenger compartment...but it's also on the "non pressure side" of the fuel system. Thanks for posting all your updates, your progress is amazing.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:21 AM
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That's a clean job for sure.
Is this a piece of lint? Or a new style fuel filter

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Old 09-11-2019, 07:23 AM
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Right you are Don! After I commented I thought, my Graham has the fuel cell right behind the seats, with only a plywood panel closing it off from the passenger compartment...but it's also on the "non pressure side" of the fuel system. Thanks for posting all your updates, your progress is amazing.

Thanks, Bill. Yep, these things are not like a 2019 Lexus, with crumple zones, and all those safety features. No matter how well we build them, they are marginally safe, at best.

BTW, I used to have a fire extinguisher screwed to the kick panel of my 27, but people kept stealing it when I parked the car at a restaurant or some other place. I'd like to put one in this car, but I think I will put it in the bed, hidden by the louvered tonneau cover.

I do have a fire extinguisher screwed to the back seat delete in my Mustang, and it does give you some sense of security in case of a fire.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:16 AM
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:21 AM
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Thanks, Bill. Yep, these things are not like a 2019 Lexus, with crumple zones, and all those safety features. No matter how well we build them, they are marginally safe, at best.

BTW, I used to have a fire extinguisher screwed to the kick panel of my 27, but people kept stealing it when I parked the car at a restaurant or some other place. I'd like to put one in this car, but I think I will put it in the bed, hidden by the louvered tonneau cover.

I do have a fire extinguisher screwed to the back seat delete in my Mustang, and it does give you some sense of security in case of a fire.
It's really sad that people would steal your fire extinguisher. I agree it's good to have one for peace of mind.

I think I want a vinyl drivers area tonneau cover for my RPU. You know, out of sight of out mind.

The car is coming right along, keep up the great work!
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