Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jaguar Test run

Test drive Tuesday!

Got all the wiring straightened out and tied down. Just a little more clean up to go. Mostly doing some more wrapping with tape.

Wire in the lower left of this picture is holding up a bumper bracket that likes to ride on the ground. No problem once I get the bumpers on. The headlights still need to be adjusted.

Almost ready to put the bonnet (hood) back on and get it out of my living room.

Boot (trunk) lid is being re-done, and I should get it back tomorrow.

GPS sticks nicely next to the rear view mirror.

Battery cover. I got tired of disconnecting and reconnecting the ground on the battery while working on the wiring. The red switch at the bottom of the picture is a high current switch to disconnect the ground.
The wire and connector to the right is for the passenger seat speakers.

Now back in the garage, to put back up on jack stands to install the passenger seat, bumpers both front and back, and a lot of other little details.

Test drive to see what else needs to be done. I only used 1st and 2nd gears as the speed limit is 25 and kids tend to play in the street. Don't want to annoy the locals.

There is an annoying squeak I have to run down.
The speedometer jumps around a bit in neutral due to electrical noise. I will probably have to shield the cable and see if that fixes it.
The radio works great... it is a good thing the volume goes to 40!
Still a bit of work to do, but I am getting there.


Mamita Ruby said...

Beautifully done! Where is my seat? where is Gizmo' s seat?
It is not as noisy as it used to be. Or may I be loosing my hearing?

Evelyn said...

Woot Woot!!! Pretty soon I get to rattle around with you! I love it! Thank god the breaks work, I got nervous at that last stretch coming down the hill before your house!

I like your RView Mirror too... I got to watch you watch the road and GPS at the same time!

PiTo said...

Evelyn, BREAKS? you mean BRAKES. Of course they work, but I have not given them the screech test yet. I need to put my junk yard tires back on for that.

Evelyn said...

That is what I get for watching videos and posting a comment while still froggy. Of course I meant brakes...

Unknown said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations on getting it out on the road.