Two days gone and we had almost competed everything on my target list; the only bits outstanding were because we needed some information from Derek. We therefore moved on to the rear of the car to tackle the differential and rear suspension. Continue reading Build Session #11 – Not too Diff-icult
A helpful Lotus Seven club member called Chris posted a picture of a factory built Sigma 140 showing where the multiplug was sited. It was below the U hose, in front of where the clutch hose exits the bellhousing. Continue reading Build Session #10 – Exhausted!
The Christmas festivities were over and we were planning three days of work on the car in the lead up to the New Year. I had set an objective of the following tasks: Continue reading Build Session #9 – Cooling & Wiring
I will send out the breather bottle as this engine was built before we did away with the bottle.
Kind regards Continue reading Email #6
No work on the car this weekend due to Christmas visiting. However I did use the time to try and plan ahead for the week between Christmas and New Year. Derek was not working, but had said that he would be monitoring his emails during the period to support the kit builders. What a top chap!
The rest of my email was concerning clarification of the electrical connections for the engine and gearbox the manual was sadly out of date regarding these topics between pp 81 and 82 the following collections are described:
Given that the version of the manual was dated August 2014 it is disappointing to see that this is so far wrong I ended up emailing a picture with every lead allocated a reference and asking Derek to clarify what each was for
It was a similar situation with the gearbox The manual describes connecting the reversing light cables from the gearbox to the connector in the transmission tunnel. Our gearbox had two pairs of cables coming from it and there was no mention of what the second pair was for. Derek confirmed that it was for a neutral light, which is not used.
Given this is the new 2014 gearbox, surely it would be worth noting that in the manual and prevent everyone asking the same question, or connecting the wrong cables…
If we thought that the manual had been inaccurate regarding the engine electrics, the instructions for installing the cooling system were just as bad. What did not inspire confidence were the number of posts on forums which suggested that the manual was out of date, incomplete or just plain wrong .
Large parts box arrived today containing:
- Airbox fixings
- Air filter hose (foam)
- Airbox tubes (aluminium)
- M12 Nyloc nut for font upright
Hope you are well.
We got the engine in OK at the weekend, so here are the next batch of questions / clarifications.
It had become obvious the day before that it was going to be easier to unseal the garage doors to get a straight run towards the car with the engine hoist. Continue reading Build Session #8 – Engine Install Part 2
Two days ahead of us with the objective of getting the engine installed. First thing on Saturday morning I went down to the local hire company to collect the engine crane that we have reserved. It cost us £46 for the weekend. Continue reading Build Session #7 – Engine Install Part 1