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Re: (ET) Some Advise please
- Subject: Re: (ET) Some Advise please
- From: "Ken Temkin" <ktemkin mavsoft com>
- Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 09:06:46 -0500
- References: <94A767870DE8D311BD3200508B8B9BD13202AB msgcabur03 bur dfo ca>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
I just purchased my first ET, two weeks ago, brought it home, and
dissassembled it. I don't have a wiring diagram, so in taking the
system apart, I had the exact same concern you have for maintaining all the
electrical parts (with the wiring), in place.
What I did was remove the steering wheel and "dashboard," which separated,
electrically-speaking, with two, Molex connectors. The pin arrangement in
each of the Molex connectors was unique, so they were "self-lableing." I
unbolted the transformer's porcelin insulator mount from the center
cross-member. Then I unbolted the motor, disconnected the battery cables
unbolted the main electrical mounting panel.
Everything then came out as a single mass of wires and electromechanical
devices. I was then able to spread everything out on a benchtop and label
every connection before disconnection.
----- Original Message -----
From: <ThompsonG DFO-MPO GC CA>
To: <elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 8:12 AM
Subject: (ET) Some Advise please
> This is a question for the folks out there on the list who have done
> a full restore on an Etraks. What I am trying to do is get electrical
> off the frame without disconnecting every single wire. Basically leaving
> main assemblies fully wires. In short I want to separate the Black stuff
> from the Yellow stuff so I can prep and paint the yellow stuff.
> I've been studying the schematics, and the wiring diagrams and look at my
> 12 and it seems to me that the main wiring harness can be removed from
> bottom of the tractor. Simply by disconnecting the main leads from panel
> under dash. In this way the most the wiring from under the dash will
> connected, then this panel (with the main, solenoids) a can be removed as
> unit along with the panel with the relays on it, then the dash as a unit.
> Has anybody out there done this ? Am I on the right track? Can these
> tractor be disassembled into large assembles or am I just dreaming.
> Geof Thompson B. Sc.
> Data Management Engineer
> Canadian Hydrographic Service
> Central and Arctic Region
> 867 Lakeshore Road
> Burlington, Ontario
> Canada. L7R 4A6
> Phone (905) 336-4698
> Fax (905) 336-4698
> E-mail Thompsong dfo-mpo gc ca