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Old 11-27-2007, 02:01 PM   #416 (permalink)
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09-09-2007, 08:32 Pm

Show 'n' tell time... clicky zoomy

This is the flattened/soldered/flattened cable end vs OEM.

Finished cable installed.

Before & after. I made up 5 cables (2 up front not shown) - 10 cable ends made. I got a decent process worked out toward the end. There are more to do.

20 feet of well used 2/0 fine strand copper welding cable. Unfortunately, to connect the rear rack to the front we probably need around 24 feet. Ah well, I see splicing in my future...

Why this was donated to us: insulation damage. The wire itself looks OK though.

This is where the cables are now. I was thinking of leaving it like this, but passengers keep complaining. "Is this safe," they ask? "As long as you don't lick anything," I reply.

Got much of the conduit installed today. This is looking rearward from the driver's side. This section of conduit is in the area where the gas tank used to be, and inserts into the forward area of the spare tire well.
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

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