Progress report 'n pic dump... :-)
I finished the oil temp sensor that was dunked into JB-weld yesterday.
The PCB is ready for soldering the wires onto it and mounting it inside the enclosure back. That'll be glued into place on the four mounting studs using JB-weld. I put a Bournes 25 turns, 10k ohms trimpot on this one (was 25 turns, 5k ohms on previous builds) to learn whether it provides easier and faster calibration or not. I suspect that it'll calibrate the same though... but if its any faster to get dialed in I intend to use 10k trimpots from now on.
The two harnesses are fitted into the enclosure back. The JB-weld wire knot will be cured enough tomorrow, so that I can cut that temporary ziptie clamp outta there and mount the PCB. The button strip holes are already dremel-ed out on the cover, so once the PCB is mounted I can dremel out the display window and drill the LED indicator light hole. The grey tinted window and buttons frame is completely fabbed up and ready as well. Fingers are crossed... just one more window to cut out and it'll be ready to calibrate in hot oil. It looks fabulous so far!
And... I got the power supply board all built, mounted the 40 amp relay inside the enclosure and began to wire it in. I stopped right there cause I have a question... The first build has those harnesses coming into the box on the side, opposite the 40 amp relay. Since we plan on mounting this box under the winch plate... Do you think we should run those harnesses into the end of that box @wheelsquad
? Give us a straight line shot for the harnesses aiming toward the steering head area? It doesn't matter really, but might make for a cleaner looking install?
I gotta make a list and place some orders for parts and materials that I am running out of, and for some parts that I am changing out for the better. So this gizmo won't be finished until next weekend, more'n likely. I'll ship it out to ya soon as I can. We can salvage a few components outta that first build so it won't be a total loss... it's learnin' costs. Prototypes are usually junk an' I shoulda know'd to hold onto that bugger.