This one is a 1980, in Indiana Red. And it hasn't been driven in 15 years. The inspection sticker on the windshield is from 1993, and the license plate expired in 1995.
-Very little rust, despite being from Pennsylvania
-Paint is pretty shiny
-Interior is very nice
-It was stored indoors (in an airplane hangar) since it was last used in the mid 90s
-A mouse chewed at the wiring, and the PO didn't quite finish fixing it
-A/C compressor is locked up (not really a big deal, but this list looked kinda short without it)
-Dash was replaced with one from a Mk2. However, if I can find a suitable Mk1 dash, I'll have another decent dash for one of my Mk2s.
And so, on with the pics! These are from after I washed 15 years of dust off of it this morning.
The worst of the rust:
I put a battery in it this morning so I could see what works and what doesn't.
What doesn't work:
Also, I found a jumper wire going to the radiator fan, so I suspect that the fan switch is bad. I'll have to check that out later. Gotta get it running first.
What a beauty! If that is the worst of the rust you have on that color car you are very blessed! That paint seems to have held up well. SOOO jealous of the red interior!
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2 misfit Fords.
Mk1 is the shizz!
Next step is to check for power at the fuel pump, and the rear lights. I suspect that's the stuff the PO was working on rewiring after the mice chewed it. Apparently mice love fuel systems, as a mouse chewed through the plastic fuel line and fuel pump wiring on my Jeep a few years ago.
Then I'll work on getting it started.
Maybe I'll have it on the road by h2o, we'll see.
Got back to work on this today. I needed to figure out why there's no power at the fuel pump. I followed the wires back up through the floor under the back seat and across the car to the main wiring harness on the drivers side. Those wires are all in good condition. The grounding point under the back seat is clean and tight as well.
So, I started checking for power at the fuel pump relay. The relay on my car is in one of the added on pieces that clips to the top of the fuse box, with a plug from the back of that going to the front side of the fuse box, where the Bentley shows the fuel pump relay going (3rd relay spot from the left).
I have 12v at both terminals 15 (switched 12v) and 30 (constant 12v), as well as at both ends of the fuse that's mounted on the relay.
But with the ignition switched on (12v being applied to terminal 15), there is no power at all at terminal 87 on the relay, which goes to the pump. I switched the relay to a brand new one (OEM replacement, same manufacturer as the original), same thing.
So, any ideas on what I'm missing here?
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Seriously, I got my fuel pump running reliably for the first time on Megasquirt, before I had anything else on MS. I got sick of the fuse panel bypass flakiness, and had the MS stuff sitting in the car not doing anything, so one yellow wire later, no more erratic fuel pump. The ignition wasn't far behind, and it was a long time after that before the injectors were actually controlled by MS.
Nice find you got there.
Today I worked on the front brakes, upgrading to vented 9.4" rotors with new pads, rotors, calipers and hoses. I didn't mess with any of the electrical stuff, since I thought the voltmeter was up here at my dad's house. When I was cleaning up I saw it laying on the front seat of the 80, so I could have been dealing with that. Oh well, another day.
OK, so quick question for the gurus...
The fuel pump relay is supposed to get a signal from the coil, is it not? And it's supposed to go to terminal 31b on the relay if I'm not mistaken. I have 1.8v at terminal 31b, is that correct or is it supposed to be 12v?
I do have 12v at terminals 30 (constant +) and 15 (switched +).
So today, after testing for signal from the coil to the fuel pump relay (as mentioned above) I assembled my new hydraulic press () and pressed in my rear wheel bearing races. I also removed the old master cylinder.
One small problem though....
One of the nipples snapped off of the reservoir when I removed it from the old cylinder. (Don't you just hate it when one of your nipples breaks off? ) So now I need a new reservoir.
Reservoir has been ordered, so that's something.
On the electrical front, I think I've found the problem. I was looking at the back side of the fuse box to trace the wire for the coil signal. I saw a black/green wire that was cut off right at the back of the fuse box. According to the Bentley, that wire supplies power to the fuel pump, warm air regulator and auxiliary air regulator. So the next step would be to find that wire and reconnect it.
I just love wiring.