Took a break…

So the build has slowed down some. I’ve been going at it pretty good since February when the car was delivered. Lately, it’s become pretty frustrating. A lot of small details that take time, which is no big deal, but almost everything I work on requires me to go order some small part like an o-ring or a clamp. So I have to put that aside and work on something else until that job needs a new piece.

I took a break for a while. Haven’t done hardly anything for the last 2 weeks. I think about it every day, but just left it sit.

Yesterday I got out and opened up the garage. I installed some o-rings in the heater system, which should have that all sealed up now. Installed a weather pack 2-wire connector to the electric fan. Then I decided to tackle the fuel injection.

The FiTech fuel injection is pretty simple, but there’s still about 6 wires that have to be integrated to the Ron Francis wiring harness as supplied by Factory 5. We have 1 wire that goes the coil, 2 wires to the ignition switch, and additional wire connections to the electric fuel pump, electric fan, the display harness and the oxygen sensor. The O2 sensor is just laying out in the open right now because Georgie at GAS-N still has not gotten me a set of headers that will work.

Oh, and the FiTech wire connectors would not fit through the firewall grommet, so I had to de-pin the 2 connectors, route the wires through, then rebuild the connectors properly. That took about 2 hours for something that should have been so simple… understand the frustration?

So finally everything was together. I connected the battery and voila! The fuel injection system is alive. I can hear the fuel pump run and the injectors click a few times as it’s trying to prime the system.

It’s alive! No, the FiTech display will not be remaining there, that’s just for doing the setup. Another big step accomplished!

Last Saturday I was invited to an “on the lawn” car show. Lots of very nice exotics. One that showed up is an Aston Martin DB-11. Really sweet machine but the thing that really jumped at me was the paint. Found out it was 2017 Aston Martin Magnetic Silver, and man do I like it. I had planned on a dark metallic grey, and I think I found what I want. Need to do more research.

 

On Sunday, I met some friends with the Capital Area Cobra Club for breakfast. Took the Triumph Rocket 3 to stretch its legs a bit. Got a nice picture of it next to a 428FE / 4 speed / pin drive Everett-Morrison machine.

So I’m back to working on it this week and feeling better. Look for more posts soon.