Routing of the starter cable on a 3.8 - again.

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#1 Routing of the starter cable on a 3.8 - again.

Post by ysmalkie » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:43 pm

There are posts on the forum that say the cable is routed on top of the the bottom rail of the picture frame and there are photos that say it's routed under the top rail.

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... rter+cable
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... rter+cable

I am confused...

I have looked at a number of original cars and I cannot find any photos that prove it one way or the other.

Could anyone definitively say how it's routed?

Photos would be most appreciated.

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#2 Re: Routing of the starter cable on a 3.8 - again.

Post by abowie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:21 am

Bottom rail.

Runs from the battery to the starter switch mounted on the top of the LHD rail, down to the bottom, around the front and then back along the lower rail of the RHD frame to the starter.
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#3 Re: Routing of the starter cable on a 3.8 - again.

Post by ysmalkie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:23 am

Many thanks Andrew.

Do you have any photos of the way it gets to the bottom rail on the LHS? The natural way would be the upper rail....

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#4 Re: Routing of the starter cable on a 3.8 - again.

Post by abowie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:13 pm

Sorry Tadek I don't think so. My cars are RHD.

I'll have a look at my picture collection and see if anything pops up.

Might be worth asking on the US forum too if you haven't already.
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#5 Re: Routing of the starter cable on a 3.8 - again.

Post by abowie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:17 pm

It's interesting that if you look at this post http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... 36#p114203 the pictures show the cable running around the top frame until it gets to just above the starter and then dropping down from there.

This is a RHD 4.2 car.
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#6 Re: Routing of the starter cable on a 3.8 - again.

Post by Heuer » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:47 am

From the forum KB:
S1 Harness layout: https://i.imgur.com/0elcQoL.jpg
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#7 Re: Routing of the starter cable on a 3.8 - again.

Post by christopher storey » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:47 am

David : I think that diagram refers only to the loom. The starter cable does not seem to be shown on it

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