The specification for the electrical system demanded the following requirements:
- The system needs to function through an EMP blast.
- No digital components, integrated circuits, green boards, etc.
- Redundant and road side repairable
- Function under water
- A simple security system
- Controls for the extra engine systems
- Controls for a trailer and extra lighting.
- Improved fusing and electrical protection
- Convert to Negative ground
It was determined that to meet the specification we need to start from scratch. Remove all of the old wring and start with a fresh design. Top right is the electrical schematic and the machanical electrical drawings. all the mechanical drawing for the Rover Electrical system. Pictures below.
- The electrical technology used on this build existed in the late 1950.
- All switches and gauges are original Lucas 1950’s hardware.
- Every circuit is individually fused on both the control and load branches.
- Each circuit follows current general automotive electrical practices.
- All harnesses are wrapped in a protective braided loom.
- The system uses Molex and Amp water proof connectors.
- The original Rover toggle switches are capable of controlling two lights.
- The Rover toggle switches also allow for (Auto – On – Off)
control of the engine fan
and oil filtration system.
- All control logic is done with relays and few diodes.
- When parks a voltage monitor disconnects the battery if voltage drops below 11 VDC. The battery is automatically reconnected when the key is turned and the remaining voltage will start the engine.
- There is a three color diagnostic light plus a low voltage, temperature,
and oil pressure warning lights.
- Every time the vehicle is turned off a security feature locks out the ignition system and starter until deactivated with a wave of the hand.
- A 175A Anderson PowerPole connector mounted on the front bumper powers either
a front wrench or jumper cables
- In case of complete failure and destruction of the vehicle electrical system; A locked switch box can be connected to a complete backup system that will open the fuel valve, turn on the fan, and start the engine.
The Build Used the Following:
|35||6-Pin Connectors Pairs|
|4||20-Pin Connectors Pairs|
|80||Wires go through the firewall|
|75||ft Shrink Tube Wire Labels|
|20||ft Shrink Tube|
|100||ft of Loom|
|2000||ft of Wire|