Project Lexus SC300 Road Racer: Part 7 – Sealing the Things
When we last left Project Lexus SC300, we had been fabricating panels to secure all of the electronics. Even for something as simple as installing a few electronic components, it takes quite a bit of planning and execution in order to do it correctly. That planning and execution continues in this installment of the rewiring series, where we secure the Autosport Labs Racecapture/Pro2 data logger and construct other block-off panels.
If you remember from earlier there was a slight lack of diligence on my part in reading manuals. As the Racecapture/Pro2 datalogger wants to be mounted centrally in the car, bolting it to the transmission tunnel behind the switch panel seemed like a good option.
Using the Racepak Smartwire means that I will not have to have many fuses or relays on the car. The Haltech pre-wired harness uses some fuses and relays in it, and I ended up keeping three out of the four of these. Ultimately, I can replace the fuses with resettable circuit breakers or rewire some of this assembly to be driven by the Smartwire. Here was another example of a compromise made for simplicity’s sake where it would not significantly impact reliability.
I promise, the factory sound deadening tar panels are coming out. Don’t you worry.