Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ipswich, Queensland
Mk1 2ltr conversion problems
After alot of time I finally have most of the things done with my Mk1 2ltr conversion (engine, wiring, diff, front stuts, driveshaft, exhaust and extractors, etc) but I have two little things that I'm not sure about so I'm after some advice. Firstly I have mounted the battery in the boot and have run my new power cable to it and I'm not sure where the best place for the earth is. I intend to earth the battery at the engine and in the boot, should I bolt it to the boot floor with a steel plate or is there a better spot. I was thinking of going to the chassy (spelling?) but I'm unsure of how to secure the terminal (long bolt some kind of self tapping bolt or screw?) and the same with the engine bay earth. Secondly where should I run the fuel line? The exhaust exists out of the passenger side which means either way it is going to cross the exhaust somewhere. Can the line be run in the car (or at least the boot then out after the muffler) or will it be ok running close to the tip and muffler? Will the plastic line do (joined somehow) or is there a better (not to expensive) alternative? Sorry for all the questions but i'm really keen to get her some rego and down the strip.
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