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Sixnut.
You are certainly making a statement on the rear of the 6C, but with plate ID added ,a bit OTT?
Ok for a show car only perhaps.My ID is coming out,!

The wiring loom display on your patio. also on page 40, is my desk top background .
That too looks something special.
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OFA - yes the reg plate is for show use only..... the regular plate is the orig "D" reg no.
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A little bird has told me the 6C may be seen at Burghley Spring Alfa day next weekend.going by trailer.Have I missed a post.?
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Little bird telling untrueths I'm afraid
- there are still several jobs to do and I want to drive to shows (I hope!) so I am planning to do Stanford Hall (June 6th), our local "Italian car day" June 27th and the biggy Mitcar at Chatsworth Aug 8th.
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got all excited then phil, but you have a good plan to get to some big events i see, mitcar escpecially

not going to SAD at all anyway, without the sprint?
 
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A few more bits done on the electrics - now the windscreen washer works, a side light and couple of headlamps. The oil pressure gauge starts at 3/4 - with the engine off - and goes to maximum when the engine starts
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The oil pressure gauge starts at 3/4 - with the engine off - and goes to maximum when the engine starts
Italian electrics huh On a serious note, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh
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Hi Phil,
seeing as we're local you could bring your car to all three shows we're hosting this year!!!!

Classics at The Sharnbrook - Sunday 30th May 2010
Bedfordshire Italian Car & Bike Show - Sunday 27th June 2010
Supercar Sunday - for fast, exotic or luxury cars - Sunday 26th September 2010

just in case you wanted an excuse to bring her out!!!

will be great to see your progress, let me know,
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Thanks for the invite Ciro - unfortunately we have other plans for the 30th, and on the 26th we will probably be racing our Electric car at the Bedford Autodrome. Looking forward to the 27th though!
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Fed up with electrics and brake bleeding so I've been doing some trim work. The boot space is shorter than on the original Sprint and I didn't want to cut up the rear trim panels so I bought some leathercloth and have made up two new trim panels. I've also put some new carpet in the boot, covered the sheet metal round the rear glass bulkhead and covered the back of the speaker panel - as I hadn't realised how it showed through from the engine compartment. So lots of tidying jobs
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By the time you finish it you will become an expert in Alfa electrics Philip

A bit worried about the bleeding issue though. You should have sorted that out by now. Are you 100% sure you dont have a leakage somewhere ?

Regarding the oil pressure issue, it could be reverse polarities or a short. If your cable is negative trigger, by touching the cable alone on chassis, your gauge should go to max. Make sure your sensor works the same way as well.
On the other hand , there may be a diod missing ?
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You have been rather quiet Sixnut.Is all well with the 6C.?
We worry you know.and must have our diet of build up news.
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was thinking the same thing alf, guess he must be busy beavering away making sure it's ready for the shows

talking of shows phil, i've had an email from the sharnbrook hotel about the italian car & bike day on june 27th, you went last year didn't you?? anyway i've put my name down so we will have a ride over
 
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Hi Alf and Kev - still here but
I have only done a couple of bits recently on the 6C as very busy at work (We will be racing our Electric car(s) next Sunday at Bedford Autodrome and one is still not quite finished.....) Also family Christening and birthday bashes have been enjoyed..........
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Hoping to get a bit more done today - and yes it is cold and miserable! but to give a flavour of the electrics here's a picture of "Italian Spaghetti". The engine/Motronic wires have been extended forwards to the big blue plug. There is a separate 12 pin plug to connect in the Sprint warning lamps. And they both have to connect to the correct 24 wires - out of 64! from the 6 different plugs at the side of the 164 panel....
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o.m.g i wouldnt have a clue.
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What are the the original Sprint schematics to going to the Instrument panel .Lights.and what else.?
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What are the the original Sprint schematics to going to the Instrument panel .Lights.and what else.?
I'm just trying to get side, dip, main beam, L/R Indicator, rear high intensity,(possibly also handbrake, brake fluid level) warning lamps. Then the Water temp, Voltmeter, Oil pressure, Speedometer and Revcounter gauges........
Anyway today I have bled the brakes again and they are now working with one push and a firm pedal.
I have also got all the lights working at the front with some judicious swopping of bulbs from my spares - but the relays are now playing up
I did have to turn the car (out on the private road) and it feels good so far in terms of suspension, steering and brakes.
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Finally working brakes and clutch !!!!

Good work Philip

.... is it safe to say now that the car is ... drivable ? I mean, can you take it for an MOT ?
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Hi Chris (- House move now complete?)
Yes the car is getting increasingly "drivable" but there are still things to sort out before an MoT trip. There is a small patch to weld inside the front wheel arch, Rear?Front/Indicator lights all need to work, wiper not yet working and I'm still touching wires for the starter motor......
Hopefully several of these are quickly fixed and I may get a bit of time on Sat -but Sunday is "Race Day" for our Electric Car
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Thats Not so bad mate, but why dont you just connect your cables to the starter switch instead of touching wires ?
The front indicators and wiper motor should be very easy

As for the house move .... I still havent finished moving things but I stopped for a while because I got really tired. I still have my parts to move in the near future
At least i'm not living out of boxes and suitcases now
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[QUOTE=Supercharged16v;3389291]Thats Not so bad mate, but why dont you just connect your cables to the starter switch instead of touching wires ?
The front indicators and wiper motor should be very easy

I wanted to use the Sprint starter switch but it provides an Earth connection and I need a `12V so I will put in a Starter button The rest should be easy and I can live without some of the warniing lights etc but I really have not had much time as family stuff has really taken over with frequent (- every other weekend away) to see daughter and grandson.
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Sixnut,
re the Italian Spagetti
just to check that you have the tools to identify which colour wire in the Sprint systems you are retaining goes in what instrument panel cluster and in what position within the connector.
Dutch register 164 Instrument Panel Wiring dagrams identify the clusters as A B C1 C11 D1 D11 and the 164 wiring colour and positions for each are given in enlarged pictures of the connectors.
I have got out my old Sud Haynes Manual to follow the electrcal union between the Sprint and 164
and hope you are not frustrated by any lack of available info to ease your task.
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I wanted to use the Sprint starter switch but it provides an Earth connection and I need a `12V so I will put in a Starter button
You dont have to do that mate, just pull a 2.5mm cable with a 30 amp fuse in it directly from the battery, connect it on a relay, then connect your starter's "start" cable on that relay as well, and trigger the relay with the negative switch of the Sprint's original starter switch

.... by the way, I'm pretty sure the original starter switch on the sprint is 12v and not ground, but either way, you can use it
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Well our electric car race at Bedford Autodrome "Schools Grand Prix" has been and gone - our Mk 2 car ran and it proved fast but fragile - spending too much time in the pits, so ended up 6th (but we did just beat our friendly rival girls school) Anyway it is now back to the 6C to get it ready for Stanford in less than 4 weeks time............
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