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the.cern
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« on: 09 June, 2014, 11:38:26 AM »

I have been wandering around the internet recently looking at wiring products and prices and chanced upon this.

http://www.autosparks.co.uk/index.php?cPath=224

A previous quote was for in excess of 3K, but that was fitted and commissioned. As that would put me over budget somewhat I thought I might buy some wire and a pair of pliers and just get on with it, after all, how difficult can it be!!!!!

I have asked for a price for my B20 and will keep you informed.

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« Reply #1 on: 09 June, 2014, 12:13:19 PM »

http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6628.0

Wondering if anyone else on the above  thread had any feedback on them since?


Let me know how you get on Andy, we could ask for a forum discount for two looms!!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: 09 June, 2014, 12:33:55 PM »

Can't speak highly enough of Autosparks who supplied the loom for the Fulvia Fanalone. Correct cable colours made fitting it (3 days before Fulvia 50!) straight forward and Tony Seiler who installed it hardly had to consult the wiring diagram so good was it.

They encourage those who want a loom for a vehicle not listed to contact them as they are keen to expand their port folio.

Robin.
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« Reply #3 on: 09 June, 2014, 06:53:03 PM »


Interesting how wide a price range for Fulvias.

David
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David Laver, Lewisham.
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« Reply #4 on: 09 June, 2014, 08:20:06 PM »

David, I had noted that and could not justify it!! Is there anyone out there who can?

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Dave Gee
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« Reply #5 on: 09 June, 2014, 09:27:07 PM »

This company made the wiring harness for my Flaminia Sport, in around 96.I'm very pleased with the outcome. The cost then, was about 200.

Dave Gee
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« Reply #6 on: 09 June, 2014, 10:00:34 PM »

Have a go yourself! Take your time with it, one circuit at a time, note each wire colour, route to terminals, connector block, relay, light, gauge, switch or sender and you'll know it's done right and have a much better understanding of the car's electrics and be able to trace any subsequent faults much more easily!

Of course I do have the advantage of being able to do the most complex part of the loom on the dining room table but I suspect that the loom on a Group 4 Stratos is going to be a tad more complex than a Fulvia...

Guy


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« Reply #7 on: 09 June, 2014, 10:02:02 PM »

And from the back..


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« Reply #8 on: 09 June, 2014, 10:08:48 PM »

And nailed in place..

There's a selections of multi plugs under the dash that will allow it's complete removal, the front and rear clips also have their own sub harnesses so the car can be dismantled very easily. The only downside is that connectors are weak spots in the loom so, if you do try to rewire yourself then try to keep the number of connector blocks to a minimum and also make sure that all your earth points are sound. I've gone to the trouble of cross connecting multiple earth points to avoid problems occurring.

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« Reply #9 on: 09 June, 2014, 10:42:31 PM »


That's a work of art...

Is the box with "volume" and "squelch" for an intercom or a two way radio?  What's the dial on the same box?

I'm reminded of Spitfire cockpit photos.

David
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« Reply #10 on: 10 June, 2014, 07:55:10 AM »

Thanks David  - first replica with the right Group 4 gauges....

The box is a CB radio, if the microphone had been attached I'm sure you would have realised!

Guy
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« Reply #11 on: 10 June, 2014, 08:35:41 AM »

Mark, I have to agree, that is a little more complicated, by about 1000%!!!!

That is incredible that you did it yourself ..... definitely worth forgoing a few dinner parties.

I had been tempted with the thought of doing it in sections with connector plugs, but had decided against it because, as you say, the connectors are a potential source of future problems. The cross connection of the earth points is an excellent idea, I think I will go with that, even if I manage to buy a loom!!!

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« Reply #12 on: 10 June, 2014, 09:25:26 AM »


Connectors also double the work - you need to make the input, output to the plug, input from the plug and final out. 

Another benefit of connectors is giving another test point.

Again - what a work of art - and a love the idea of being able to pull the dash as a unit or remove either end of the car as a unit. 

With the Flavia "power pack" on a subframe its an appealing idea to wire as a standalone unit.  With the Aurelia I gave serious thought to dry break joints in the brake lines to make dropping the gearbox a much quicker job.

David
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« Reply #13 on: 10 June, 2014, 10:11:24 PM »

Very true David, the ability to "break" the loom in a number of discrete points could well help with any future fault tracing.
I really appreciate the positive comments made here but it's not rocket science unless you need to open up the Alfa ECU to work on that. Left well alone on this rewire, fortunately the Bosch sub harness fitted to the Alfa donor 12V is pretty basic and easily incorporated into the new loom.
What nobody has commented on yet is that, for the last 25 years, it was right hand drive but no longer.... That conversion has been at least as complicated as the electrics and has required a lot of thought!
Guy
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« Reply #14 on: 10 June, 2014, 10:50:11 PM »


Does the peddle offset feel more natural in LHD than RHD? 

David
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