GT350R Race Car Build

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  1. spartan

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    The harness has been moved from the steering column to the center panel (plenty of length to do that). I will mount the switch on the carbon fiber panel. This approach eliminates the use of the wiper controls which I don’t need.



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  2. Black Boss

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    @spartan @8250RPM I think it eliminates both wipers and turn signals. Both of which are required at most/many track events.

    If you have an alternative solution for both, I'd be very interested!
     
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    Worse case scenario
    You can use a separate switch for the wipers and turn signals.
    A on off switch would work for the wipers and a momentary switch would work for the turn signals.
    I do not believe the FP350S and GT4 use the oem multifunction switch.

    The problem is all the controls go through the clock spring and module.



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  4. Black Boss

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    Agreed, but the majority of track organizations will require either turn signals or wipers or in most cases both. Driving a track in the rain is the best way to learn the car.

    Wiring for wipers/washers/Hi Beam (required for driving on the track at night, which is awesome!) and turn signals is a lot of effort, especially as all the controls will be in un-familiar locations for most of us amateur drivers -- sure professional race car drivers, racing the GT4, are used to that. Most of us (unfortunately!) are not...
     
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    I understand what you mean.
    My car isn’t as bare as yours and Spartan’s, I haven’t seen the clock spring / SCCM apart yet in person.

    If the clock spring or clock spring tape could be retained why couldn’t it be contained inside the column housing and the steering wheel buttons be located on either side of the steering column and also retain the multifunction switch?



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  6. Black Boss

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    Plan to finish up the decals tomorrow. Then will get the front clip, lower doors and other exposed areas clear bra'd

    Also planning tear offs for the windscreen :)
     
  7. Black Boss

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    Right now I think that's the best solution. The only concern is the clock spring ribbon is folded at 45* for entry/exit to the housing -- a potential failure point from fatigue from vibration.
     
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  8. spartan

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    You can use hot glue to reinforce the fragile portion of the ribbon.
     
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    Good idea. I'll test on another ribbon. Tested friction tape and other tapes, but nothing sticks as the ribbon is very slippery.
     
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    What about hard plastic covering it with tie wrap to hold it in place?
     
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    Tested the remote steering wheel controls. Worked fine, now I just need to reinforce the ribbon, to prevent fatigue failure.

    Also finished up most of the graphics. TMO decals still to be added:

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    The graphics look amazing. I'm waiting for my TMO decals too. I like your dual flag!
     
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    The decals have shipped so they should be there by the weekend.
     
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    Decals arrived - Thanks!!

    Finished up the Race steering wheel install. Wired red buttons for horn.

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    Ended up opening up the clock spring and using the rear half with a slot cut in the bottom as the male SCCM connector:

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    Then ran the ribbon under the column behind the air bag cover using the front half of the clock spring as the gauge pigtail connector, zip tied in place. This approach allows re-use of the clock spring retaining screws in the column to prevent the SCCM connector shaking loose and re-uses the clock spring housing at each connector to protect the folded portions of the ribbon.

    Monted the multi way switch on the airbag panel (Airbag removed).

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    Test fit the hood and facia today:

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    Looks like the test was successful!
     
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    Hey Black Boss, When are you bringing that beast back up to VIR?
     
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    Hopefully the car will be ready for shakedown late May. Should get to VIR with it later this season. Doing the Superfest/Chin VIR event next month with the R.

    Meanwhile, got clear film applied to the GT4 splitter and canards:

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