Showing posts from November, 2022

Winter time

So after a final blat with the Essex area team last weekend and falling temperatures it's looking like hibernation time till next Spring. It's been a great 4 months since I picked up the car and we've done 2,200 miles ! First up is a proper clean after last weekend's excursion. I used some Turtle Wax Rapid Ceramic Spray as a refresh on all of the paintwork and chrome, as well as on the wheels. Looks great. I also put a light coat of WD40 on as much of the chassis and under-side as I could get at from axle stands. I'm going to start the engine every week or so, and condition the battery every few weeks. I just disconnect the negative cables from the battery at the moment. Having pumped the tyres up to 30psi and filled the tank up with fuel that's basically it. Following advice from other owners I decided to replace some of the rear wing bolts with nylon ones. The forward five bolts go into rivnuts that can easily corrode over time which makes them very difficult

Fixing the LED front lights

With winter approaching I've spotted a small issue with my front LED headlights. My dipped beam is very bright, whilst switching to main beam is dimmer. On closer inspection it's obvious that the dipped and main beam are reversed ! A quick look at the wiring confirms the issue. The wire with the red stripe on the chassis side is joining the blue wire from the light, whilst the white stripe cable joins to the red wire from the light. This is the wrong way around. I'm not sure if the original candle lights were wired-up correctly, as I never actually tested them. Anyway fixing was fairly straightforward, although having prised out the cables from the chassis side of the connector block they didn't want to go back in. I simply attached them directly to the pins on the male side of the block and insulated them with tape. Now I have properly functioning headlights ! For clarity the correct operation is: Side lights - centre bar on. Dipped beam - bottom half lights up (the re