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    Looks perfectly good to me Brett!

    .... and it's a great example of the time we put into our cars which we'll probably never get back in monetary terms (as discussed elsewhere on the Forum about Mark's and Jim's Novas) but that's not what it's about ......... what do they say? .... "it's not crossing the finish line that matters, it's enjoying the journey to get there!"

    Keep the updates coming Brett!

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    The fun starts

    Getting all the different electrical systems to talk to each other.(steering column, dash, power canopy, fuel system, engine, lights, etc.)

    They work independently of each other but I'm not going to have multiple fuse boxes and BCM,s cluttering up the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Don't start reminiscing about the Good OL' Days Peter I might start getting all teary eyed.

    Yes I remember those more simple days of carburetors and points. Then came precision fuel delivery systems called Fuel Injection and reliable ignition timing and spark called electronic ignitions.
    Gone are the old days. Some of us only have the memories and when we tell the youth of how it was they just laugh and think we're full of it.

    One story that comes to me is my son was watching an old tv show one day that was in black and white. He called me into the room and said the tv was broke, there's no color. I had to explain to him at one time tv shows were not in color. He had a hard time believing it.
    On a Spanish TV show recently the presenter offered an old dial telephone to some kds and asked them to dial 911, could they? No way, they pressed it, stabbed it but none thought of turning the dial. really funny but also so sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    The fun starts

    Getting all the different electrical systems to talk to each other.(steering column, dash, power canopy, fuel system, engine, lights, etc.)

    They work independently of each other but I'm not going to have multiple fuse boxes and BCM,s cluttering up the car.
    I know what you mean, I have so many bits from so many cars as well as after market accessories I just hook them up and it seems to work.

    I don't even remember what some of the parts are from.

    Just for fun, the bits I do remember are;

    Steering column switches, indicator, dip, wiper horn, wash. Triumph Dolomite.
    Wiper motor, BMC Mini
    Digital speedo Opel Astra GTr MkII
    Lights, fog, front/rear and fan 1 & 2, flick switches
    Fan Ford Escort MkII
    Fuel tank sender Triumph 2000 MkII
    Headlight lifter Land Rover MkII wiper motor
    Radio, GPS, DVD etc, 7" 2Din. aftermarket all hooked up via a 19 pin military plug.
    Side/fog/indicator lights front. LED strips.
    Third brake light strip VW Polo
    Automatic, push button start system Chinese.
    Rear light cluster and boot lid popper Vauxhall (Chevy) Cavalier
    Ignition Petronix coil with $20 contactless module, Works the same as Petronix but 1/4 the price
    Alternator from VW Brazil
    Interior light VW Jetta
    Electronic door actuators , generic Chinese crap. relays for doors Lucas, control boards Chinese 4 relay remote module.
    Stereo, 4 x 40W but RCA into one 4 x 120W and one 2 x 120w Alpine amps into 2 x 8" three way, 2 6 1/4" three way and 2 x 2" tweeters,
    Plus rear view camera, side view cameras and monitors. eBay

    Most other parts from Vehicle Wiring Products, such as thin insulator wiring, fuse box, relay box, connector blocks, relays, etc

    As far as talking to each other? Quite a conversation going on here at tims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    On a Spanish TV show recently the presenter offered an old dial telephone to some kds and asked them to dial 911, could they? No way, they pressed it, stabbed it but none thought of turning the dial. really funny but also so sad.
    The really sad part of that is, Not that they didn't know how to use it, but that they couldn't figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post

    Just for fun, the bits I do remember are;

    Steering column switches, indicator, dip, wiper horn, wash. Triumph Dolomite.............................

    Having being doing and redoing my car over so many year I had a similar problem not remembering exactly where the parts came from, so much so that I've now started writing stuff down when I purchase and fit bits as its not like my memory will improve over the years and who knows how long it is before I finish it then wonder where to get replacement parts from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    Having being doing and redoing my car over so many year I had a similar problem not remembering exactly where the parts came from, so much so that I've now started writing stuff down when I purchase and fit bits as its not like my memory will improve over the years and who knows how long it is before I finish it then wonder where to get replacement parts from!
    I kept a note of all the parts I bought when I rebuilt my car... but can't remember where I put my notebook...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    I kept a note of all the parts I bought when I rebuilt my car... but can't remember where I put my notebook...
    Me too, not only that but a lot of files seem to have 'got lost' too.
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    Well..... you would think that after spending over $100USD for a steering wheel adapter you shouldn't have any issues with it, Right??

    First the good. It does fit the steering column shaft.

    The bad
    It wont clear the clock spring to start things off.
    I had to mill material from the adapter to get it to clear.

    The horn button wont clear the adapter. You need to use a quick release to get the clearance for it to fit or you can mill more material(different area) away from the adapter, which is what I did.

    Next the oem horn connection on the clock spring wont clear the adapter. You guessed it. Mill more material from the adapter in the troubled area.

    At Last once I got everything so it cleared the troubled areas I installed the adapter and it didn't clear the steering column cover,,so one more time on the milling machine

    You may ask why not get the quick disconnect. Well that would have pushed the steering wheel to close to the drivers position and the steering column has a telescopic adjust to it already for adjusting the steering wheel

    The company does have a disclaimer on the box "for off road use only"

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    I still have to play with the horns wiring to get those to fit properly but after spending most of the day milling the adapter so I could mount the steering wheel I was happy to just getting that done. I'll address the horn wiring at a later date.

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    All sounds very frustrating, lucky you have a milling machine and lathe (I’m jealous). Your cockpit with that central console, and the way it flows naturally up to the dash is looking very OEM. I can visualize that once the final finishes are added its going to look really cool and probably be one of the best looking interiors out there.

    I also see you have used dynamat in the side pods to help reduce cabin noise too.

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