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Wiring issues on vitesse


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Spent the day cleaning 20 years on grime from the engine bay and I must have disturbed the wiring again.

The earth wires on the lights are decidedly iffy - there’s a scotch lock connector that I think may have been a previous owner repair, can I just disconnect the earth wires (black) and install a pair of earth cables taken back to a suitable point - can anyone suggest a suitable earth point to connect to.

Also on checking the earth strap on the steering rack to the chassis that had nearly worn through so I replaced it with a new earth wire - apart from the horn what else is earthed via this point (everything else seemed to work)

 

 

 

 

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Om my Vit6 we ran earth bonding on the chassis, front and rear body tubs all back to the battery earth post , saves a lot of voltage drop through old rusty joints

The rack earth only does the horn, some have a link to the engine front plate and chassis 

You cant have too many  earths

Pete

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Thanks, I’ll run a couple of earth wires and hopefully that will fix the problem. I’m installing relays onto the lights in the near future so that will hopefully tidy things up a bit more

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Yes getting 12-14v at the lamps turns old sealed beam glow worms into very illuminating .

A decent dedicated  rewired earth back to the main battery earth  certainly completes the up volts improvement

The earth  is just as importance as the new feed , no point in a more efficient feed if the return path is strangled 

Pete

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