Thursday, 11 March 2010

A Vincent Series C wiring diagram

I've also been wiring up my friend Mark's Series C Vinnie, which he's been restoring for about four years. Vincent specialist Bob Culver built the engine and did most of the stove enamelling.

It looks like the simplest loom in the world, but the tail light wires go through the mudguard stays, and you really need a highly trained baby earthworm to grab the cable in its teeth and slither down the inside of the tube, before poking it out the other end. Perhaps the original works at Stevenage had such influence over invertebrates.

Being happiest with Japanese notation, I redrew the loom in that style. I think it's going to work, but if the past pace of the restoration is any guide we could be a few months away from firing the old carthorse up. Or longer.

You can get the loom diagram hi res on this link:

1 comment:

  1. Ah - well done, i was getting fed up with looking at that beeza (which i assume has gone back to cornwall. I'm please you've gone neg earth on the vinnie and impressed at how simple the wiring is. Having just had an "electronic" breakdown on a vehicle my enthussiasm for the less-is-more world grows. Your iexorable slide from modern to classic should gradually bring out this stone-age trait that has been restrained for so long. MORE OF LESS !