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loom / harness: blue cable: schematics NO HAVE: thai english

PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:46 pm

hi there gentlemen. i'm currently getting my new loom ready and have thick and less thick cables which i can't localize - i'd have to assume this is for an accessorie which i don't have or need: PLEASE ELABORATE a tiny bit if you can sandy
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:45 pm

Sandy, what are you on & where can I get some? :lol:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:06 pm

Have a couple more glasses and it'll make perfect sense. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:21 pm

now gentlemen, pls don't make so many derogatory inquiries/claims: no nothin' so far and for diner we never know!! ...........................................................what's the blue cable for fellas????? sandy, as sober as a cop!
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:42 pm

Blue wires are for headlamp circuits, fairly important. From memory: Blue headlamp feed, Blue w/ red tracer low beam or dipped, blue w/ white tracer: High beams or main beam.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:45 pm

Is it an Autosparks loom? They're pretty good. I think they supply most of the Lotus parts dealers. They used to offer options to their Elan looms - hazard warning lights, a cooling fan...and I can't remember what else. Good luck with fitting it.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:15 pm

Sandy,
You will need some of this stuff :mrgreen:

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Good luck with the rewiring, an important job that?s often put off to the detriment of many an otherwise well maintained Elan.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:22 pm

Be careful, that feed is usually unfused.... Posting a schematic for convenience:
S4 electrical diagram color coded.pdf
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:18 pm

great response PHIL, thanks a lot. this otta help, last saturday i spent 4hrs writing tags and going thru all these various schematics and GP is in the loom BUT its not connectable: nowheres to put it. and i'm not using the silly stuff like COUTERSY lights and switches, so there's much more wire than i'll ever need! thanks for the answers chaps. sandy - we still have lots of elan weather in the next days!
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:13 pm

Andy,

I particularly like the replacement smoke. I didn't know it was available as a spare part. Is there an instruction for how the smoke should be refitted to the loom?

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:29 pm

RichardHawkins wrote:Andy,

I particularly like the replacement smoke. I didn't know it was available as a spare part. Is there an instruction for how the smoke should be refitted to the loom?

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Here?s the description that came with my Lucas smoke kit, I bought it from EBay

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Have you inadvertantly let the smoke out of the wires on your classic British car? This, then, is the solution to your problem!

Here is presented for your perusal one Lucas Replacement Wiring Harness Smoke kit, P/N 530433, along with the very rare Churchill Tool 18G548BS adapter tube and metering valve. These kits were supplied surreptitiously to Lucas factory technicians as a trouble-shooting and repair aid for the rectification of chronic electrical problems on a plethora of British cars. The smoke is metered, through the fuse box, into the circuit which has released it's original smoke until the leak is located and repaired. The affected circuit is then rectified and the replacement smoke re-introduced. An advantage over the cheap repro smoke kits currently available is the exceptionally rare Churchill metering valve and fuse box adapter. It enables the intrepid and highly skilled British Car Technician to meter the precise amount of genuine Lucas smoke required by the circuit.

Unlike the cheap, far-eastern replacement DIYsmoke offered by the "usual suppliers", this kit includes a filter to ensure that all the smoke is of consistent size, It has been our experience in our shop that the reproduction Tiawanese smoke is often "lumpy", which will cause excessive resistance in our finely-engineered British harnesses and components. This is often the cause of failure in the repro electrical parts currently available, causing much consternation and misplaced cursing of the big three suppliers.

These kits have long been the secret weapon of the "Ultimate Authorities" in the trade, and this may be the last one available. Be forewarned, though, that it is not applicable to any British vehicle built after the discontinuing of bullet connectors, so you Range Rover types are still on your own...

This Genuine Factory Authorised kit contains enough smoke to recharge the entire window circuit on a 420 Jaguar, and my dear friend and advisor George Wolf of British Auto Specialty assures me that he can replace ALL the smoke in a W&F Barrett All-Weather Invalid Car(147 CC) with enough left over to test a whole box of Wind-Tone horns for escaped smoke. How much more of an endorsement do you need?

More, you say? Well, I once let the smoke out of the overdrive wiring on my friend Roger Hankey's TR3B, and was able to drive over 200 miles home from The Roadster Factory Summer Party by carefully introducing smoke into the failed circuit WITHOUT even properly repairing the leak. Another friend, Richard Stephenson, was able to repair the cooling fan circuit of his Series 1 E-type by merely replacing a fuse and injecting a small quantity of smoke back into the wires. So there!
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PostPost by: Bud English » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:53 pm

Thanks for sharing that, Alan. As the NOS items become rarer, getting their stories documented gets harder and harder. :roll:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:01 am

I forgot to show the Churchill metering valve and filter

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PostPost by: prezoom » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:35 pm

I see you have the very rare Mk1 version. Later versions, which were made in China were prone to leakage.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:01 pm

.....just two weeks ago i had this gigantic amg merc jeep behind me (if the straights would've been a bit longer he could've passed me) ---- my immediate acceleration leaving the corner was much better AND him getting on his shitty brakes made me smile all over........................BUT all of a sudden "smokey" made me pull over!! i still have the smell in my nose sandy PS: 2,5 tons vs 650kgs!
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