Burnt loom

Submitted: Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 18:40
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Had a closer look at the burnt loom on the G60 and it looks worse than I had first thought. Am thinking of running new wires to replace the burnt ones but do not relish the idea at all. Replacing the loom will be a major headache. Maybe I should find another hybrid G60 somewhere and just build all the gear over on to it? Aarrghhh...........
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:41

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:41
Willem - I think this is a BIG problem. Met Member-Ken this week and looked all through his Troopie - I think you and he have been talking about something like that. At times like this for you it probably seems ideal - it looked wonderful and a lot of thought has gone into their Rig, but Willem, if you had something like that, what would you do to fill in the time? No, keep Rosie. What is the loom please?
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:49

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:49
Ruth,the loom is the wireing that comes from motor to under dash.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:55

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:55
Hello Ruth....Glad to hear you on the airwaves again...hope that you are feeling 100%.

The loom is all them wires what keep electrical things going like lights, and indicators and guages etc. As you well know, Rosies electrics re still working but for how long? There is quite a mess there!

Yes, what would I do if I did not have to work on the truck most days. What with EO and all the jobs SWMBO gives me and all the trips here there and everywhere there is barely time left to sleep.

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Follow Up By: Cruiser88 - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:53

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:53
Hi Willem

Ever thought about running a bus bar or two with standard plugs to harness. Makes it really easy to find wires and space for future accessories.
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Cruiser88
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 21:08

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 21:08
Ahhhh Cruiser 88...now you have got me...what is a bus bar? Electrics is not my forté :-)

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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:08

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:08
..and don't forget about the painting Willem.... That one that you had showing at the Art Show must have taken you quite a lot of nights in planning and preparation. "Splat" I believe it was called and I know for sure that it got at least one Number:1 Vote from the public.

Glad to hear that Ruth is back on the computer. We have missed you Darling....

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Cruiser88 - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 21:17

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 21:17
Hi Willem

Abus bar is basically a multi terminal junction box. It means you can run a single power wire and plug everything into this junction also means only one earth wire. If you have to rebuild it can be a simple and effevtive way to do it. Any future accessories can be put into it( depending on amp draws etc or it is very simple to set up a secend heavy duty one for accessories

Cheers and good luck
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:43

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:43
Willem if you have to make a new or partial harness buy heavy duty (not the light kmart stuff) 7 core trailer wire from the local auto lecky, parts store, repco etc.
Makes it much easier to run a bundle of wires and if you need more you can just label each cable. Make a list of what is what as you go. That was how I did the crossover (Left to Right) harness for my Humvee, fitted an appropriate size split tube over the top and it all looks original.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:49

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:49
Thanks Peter...advice much appreciated. Just spoke with a mate who said that he had read in a mag about aftermarket looms which you can buy. I really only havbe to replace from behind the dash up to the front lights by the look of things

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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:55

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 19:55
Probably best to just run a cable to each light via a relay, give you a few spares as well. Hope you have a workshop manual I just sold a G60 one on Ebay, didn't think of you till afterwards ;-))
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:04

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:04
Yes Peter I have a genuine workshop manual. Invaluable it is. When I had my little mishap on the Birdsville Track a week or so ago I sat down and read the manual which explained what was wrong with the starter motor solonoid which gave me the idea to hit the solonoid with a hammer. This action restored the starter motor to its normal operating position and I was able to continue on my journey( the solonoid jammed when I hit a washout and took off like a jack rabbit and it kept on cranking the starter motor).

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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:11

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:11
Willem - I reckon I have a good idea. You know that hammer that fixed the solenoid? Well maybe it might just work on that crook knee in the same sort of way.....just trying to be helpful. hahahaha If it works I might try in on my crook AC joint.
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:24

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:24
What are you on tonight Andrew?........been sniffing in the H2S bottle again? Watch it mate........or you'll get a biff on the nose and then you won't need a Starry Night program to see the Stars..............
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:32

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:32
H2S is Hydrogen Sulphide isn't it - rotten egg gas? No it is when I put my head under the doona.... and Andrew R is going away for 11 weeks and that is makin me restless......I am gunna go to bed though now so sweet dreams
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:44

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:44
Little Andrew was a chemist
But Little Andrew is no more
Because what he thought was H2S
Was H2S04 !!!!

Good night
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 07:21

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 07:21
Very poetic - now maybe a little ditty about your trip to Birdsville.

eg Driving up to Birdsville like a hoon;
saw some smoke from the bloody loom.
Car broke down and I thought Streuth
another week with Auntie Ruth.
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Follow Up By: John - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 10:43

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 10:43
Hi Andrew
You must sleep with your computer, jeez 7.21 am and your on the forum.
Whats the matter with you, you bored or something ?

Whats worse is the fact you are writing bloody poetry at 7.21 am.
Now I am convinced you are bored. LOL

Haven't you got any plumbing work to do ?

If you are looking for something to do why don't you drive over to Willems place and help him re wire his truck, That would keep you busy.

By the way very good. LMAO. Fits the picture of Willem very well.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 10:58

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 10:58
John....don't know if you were around then but there were movies made called DOCTOR AT LARGE and DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE which were part of the CARRY ON series with Sidney James and the CARRY ON gang...well Andrew fits the bill in some of them......I would not trust him with my wiring.........BTW why are you called FAT FINGERS when you have such SKINNY LEGS....hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa

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Follow Up By: John - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 12:39

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 12:39
Hi Willem
I was around when the Carry On series was made, (Showing my age)they were the best of British Humour.
And yes I think you are on the right track with Andrew, It seems obvious that as part of his Plumbing Degree at Uni he must have had to watch 1000 repeats of that series to develop a sense of humour.

And yes you may well be correct about the wiring issue, now I think about it I have seen his wiring work in his 100 Series. All those messy wires inside just so he can watch DVD's on his lap top.
Come to think of it maybe he is still watching repeats of Doctor at Large whilst he is at large.

Fat Fingers comes from hitting the wrong key occasionally on the key board and the resultant spelling errors, I have to blame something so I said it was caused by fat fingers.
Now Andrew and a few others think I need to use Fat Fingers as a Forum alias.
(David needs to install a spell check system on the forum to eliminate this problem. More work)

How do you know I have skinny legs, who have you been talking to ?
Actually I don't have skinny legs or fat fingers for that matter, I am superbly well proportioned in every respect. LOL.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:12

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:12
Willem , it aint as hard as it looks mate. Just do it a step at a time . look at the loom you need to replace and write down the colourcoded wires you nead , purchase new wires (same colour code )tape the up together and run it through the original areas. Then snip and solder , make sure you get heat shrink to insulate each solder joint , much better than using insulation tape . Its a shame you live so far.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:22

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:22
Thanks Eric....I will keep your advice in mind......maybe if I get frustrated I can drive down to Melbourne to see a good mechanic...LOL
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:35

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:35
Gee Willem,

I am going up to Wilpena Pound over the weekend and was looking at calling in to see you on the way back on Monday so I could meet you and the famous Rosie.

I would hate to catch you when you are up to your armpits underneath the dash. Might not be a good time!!!!

Best of luck with the repair job.

Steven
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:49

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:49
No worries Steven,

You are welcome to drop in on Monday. We will be home and recovering from the Clare Food and Wine Festival where we will be on Sunday. Send me a Member Message and I will reply with contact details. No I wont be working on the truck for a while. Everything is still running...it just looks a mess!

Cheers

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 23:12

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 23:12
Gee, and just think of those 3 G60's that were going for a grand complete ;)

all are now cut up and starts of new Competition trucks! The one Wendle is building on 42inch Iroks is lookin HORN...
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 09:39

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 09:39
Oh the tirrany of time and distance and logistics and money!!!!!!

I found 4 G60's out in NSW last week. Have been offered one for $200 but have to fetch it so trip and purchase price will end up being $500. Have sourced another one(unseen) closer to home and hopefully will have a butchers, day after tomorrow, when we go to the Clare Food and Wine Festival( read drinkathon...not me, I am the driver :-(((( ) And then there is the question of yard space...having three vehicles and two trailers and the energy and will to work on everything. Getting to the wrong side of the pendulum for energy to tackle all these jobs and no young fellas like you to help around here...just a bunch of old farts who 'know' everything and give lots of conflicting advice....hahahaha
Keeps me busy though...................

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