One of the issues you run into when on a tight time line is making sure you have all the parts you need to finish it. In my case I have a week I am trying to take off prior to the event so will be going hard in that 7 day period to get it done. Prior to that I try and get a few hours a day into it just to keep it moving.
With a build plan like this you really need to break it down into lot and lots of little tasks and just keep chipping away. One such area is the electrics. In my Manxter once they are done they will be one of the most complicated and expensive wiring jobs I have ever done and if I do it correctly it will never have an issue or been seen by anyone, because of that it isn't really something I can do peacmeal as I would loose track. With that in mind I came up with a way to get as much of it done without really doing anything.
The main thing I am doing at this stage is adding plugs to everything .... let em explain ..
Take my speedo .. it is made by speed hut and come with several plugs hanging off te back and a few loose wires. Same with my guages you can just see them behind with the rolled up green, red , blue wires etc.
Now you may think that installing it as is would be easy enough and you would be correct apart from the fact that it is not easy to avoid a birds nest and making a loom on teh bench would be a PITA due to wire lengths and runs etc.
So the easy solution is to add a single plug onto each gauge so it all just plugs in with one plug which can exit the bench loom and be done.
I start by cutting all the wires that hang out the back, as luck would have it speed hut use the same colour wire for several senders which is a PITA. To allow for this I mark each wire after cutting and before removing the tag.
You can also see the Deutsch connector I will be using and my list of wires and pins. This is the key to make sure you know what each wire is and what pin it goes to. I have several different keyed Deutsch so match them up to ensure no confusion
Once I am happy with that I terminate the plug, add some dual layer glue backed heat shrink for a back shell and terminate / seal it.
I then repeat this process for every item I will have in the buggy from stereo to indicators.
When I get to plugs I do not have available to me that go onto factory senders etc such as reverse and neutral switches, they come with tails as part of the sender
If I was to cut off the plug then I would have to do so every time I need to replace the sender and I have had issues with the senders before. In this case I make a mini adapter loom using the factory plug and a connector I do have a terminal for.
Again I repeat this process for ever sensor I have from injector to switches etc.
The end result is that I should have a known connector at every point to which I can terminate my loom and then plug it in. So once I have everything mounted I can simply measure it out and make a loom to drop in.
Is it a quick option ... nope but it is easy to find the time to keep terminating, sealing and installing components one by one and not so easy to find the time to do a complete loom at the moment.