Fried Loom served on the Monte…

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    seeing how it seems to be and ignition relay looks like a fault some where on the igniton side may be even the relay went faulty first, it does look more like a electrical fault due to the melting of cables and terminal covers

    shame your a littlefar for a weekend fix it job,,,

  2. Yesterday I had a great start from Turin for the Monte Historique with ORX7F, when, just 30 something km out of Turin, disaster struck. Telltales were: blinking dash lights, revcounter going dead and then the car sputtering to a stop. Smoke from the scuttle underneath the bonnet, cut the battery and out was I. Open the bonnet and horror was there looking at me. The (new) 6RA alternator relay near to the (new)4TR regulator box has (had) 4 nice (new) braided cables that went to cable hell, friying on the way everything they were connected on the way. I had tested the car for a good 2000 km before attempting the Monte, and there was no signal of such a nightmare -pardon the pun- looming on me… any theories??

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    Looking at the picture of the wiring to the relay it looks as if the 2nd connector (under 12v) and one to the rear on the right hand side have 'fractured' by not having been crimped/soldered properly. Could this have caused a live wire to earth situation?
    Did you have any head or spot lights on at time?
    I'm not an auto electrician but just a thought.
    Hope it turns out to be easily solved and glad it was not much worse.
    Look on the positive side though, the event has not cost you as much as it did that chef who entered the Mille Milia (sorry about spelling).

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    [b]ORX7F wrote: [/b] “Yesterday I had a great start from Turin for the Monte Historique with ORX7F, when, just 30 something km out of Turin, disaster struck. Telltales were: blinking dash lights, revcounter going dead and then the car sputtering to a stop. Smoke from the scuttle underneath the bonnet, cut the battery and out was I. Open the bonnet and horror was there looking at me. The (new) 6RA alternator relay near to the (new)4TR regulator box has (had) 4 nice (new) braided cables that went to cable hell, friying on the way everything they were connected on the way. I had tested the car for a good 2000 km before attempting the Monte, and there was no signal of such a nightmare -pardon the pun- looming on me… any theories??

    :([b]Very sorry! Looks to me as if you may have had fuel stand off or backfire which has scorched the wire's leading to a [/b]

    [b]short circuit? :shock:[/b]

    I have just been on the monte site and noticed that you were out.

    Ronnie.

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