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by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat May 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: daft question
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: daft question

Yes it is best to disconnect the coil, it will overheat if the points are closed
Disconnect the one that goes to the distributor then there is not a live wire lift dangling.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vacuum take off on Minisport manifold
Replies: 20
Views: 511

Re: Vacuum take off on Minisport manifold

Have a look at https://hydraulicmegastore.com/product/bsp-banjo-bolts/ and https://hydraulicmegastore.com/product/bsp-banjo-hose-inserts/ You will also require two copper washers. Be aware the above link is for BSP banjo bolts which are not UNF thread or size, 5/8 BSP has an O/D of nearly 23mm. You...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil wire connections
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Coil wire connections

There is a Green wire with Yellow tracer in that vicinity, it was used on earlier cars fitted with a blocked oil filter warning light, later cars are fitted with only the oil pressure light, the Green/Yellow wire is still present but not used, just left dangling. I expect you will find this wire has...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Garage floor protection when re-spraying
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Garage floor protection when re-spraying

Looks like you are after free advertising.
Take some home from work.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 3774

Re: Gearbox woes

That looks like the remains of a rear axle breather, most likely fitted as an attempt to stop oil leaks?
Regards John.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator Cancel
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: Indicator Cancel

A dab of thread lock or bearing retainer and a tap home with a hammer should fix it, being careful not to get thread lock on the spring loaded lever or its pivot point.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tickover
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: tickover

Have you checked your dashpot oil level?
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Batteries

I have measured the current drawn on both my modern cars and one was 20mA (.020A) with a pulse of 30mA every second or so and the other was 20mA with a pulse of 38mA every second, the pulse being caused by the flashing LEDs. On both the current drawn is the same if the alarm is armed or not. To add ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: Protecting cellulose

oliver90owner wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:52 am
Two points.

1). Did you use a hardener in your top coat?

2). Primer is not necessarily waterproof.
Interesting, I have never heard of a hardener for cellulose paint, it dries by evaporation.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G

Alternatively you could fit 2 door saloon doors, they are longer, just need to move the B post back, extend the roof, gutters , sills and floor, say it quick and it doesn’t sound difficult. I’m not sure how much longer the 2 door model doors are but if it gives you enough room it could be an easier ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Door split by quarterlight

Get two single battery holders, they are not exactly in series, mine has a circuit fed off the centre tap of the two batteries.
It works fine with the smaller 2032 batteries I did mine three years ago and I changed them again last week but they weren't flat.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Door split by quarterlight

Regarding your helmet, I took my solar power helmet apart a few years ago as it had stopped working and was surprised to find two lithium batteries inside and one of them was flat. I double checked via the battery manufacturer’s website because they are not rechargeable. As these batteries are solde...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Christmas Quiz

You’re the winner, I do indeed burn it on the Wood burner.
Not recommended burning unseasoned pine but Hey Ho Ho Ho it’s only once a year.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Christmas Quiz

I have a real Christmas tree, when I take the decorations down what do I do with the tree?
It is a real tree and it leaves the house but not through the doors or windows.
How do I get rid of it?
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Mysterious Scratches

I think the clue to the mystery is lying beside your car. I have scratched cars by mistake with hose pipes that when wet pick up grit. Paint can be quite soft and easily damaged.
Hope it can be polished out.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen EBAY UK
Replies: 17
Views: 1787

Re: Stolen EBAY UK

I noticed a new listing for a cheap engine with red rocker cover and fan pulley. I quickly put two and two together and got five!! After messaging the owner of the stolen car I checked his car on the DVLA database and found it has a 1275 engine, the engine for sale has valve chest covers so is not a...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great-Grandfather's Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: Great-Grandfather's Ride

Also known as the Jackall system.
Regards John.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No lights on dash. When turned key
Replies: 26
Views: 1178

Re: No lights on dash. When turned key

Yes keep it negative earth, if the battery is connected the wrong way round it will blow the rectifier diodes in the alternator.
The wiring is no longer standard so is difficult to know what is wrong.
Could you post some photos of the wiring please?
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No lights on dash. When turned key
Replies: 26
Views: 1178

Re: No lights on dash. When turned key

I can't edit last post it should read:-
The Headlights should work with ignition off and with no earth strap between engine/gearbox and chassis.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No lights on dash. When turned key
Replies: 26
Views: 1178

Re: No lights on dash. When turned key

It does also make me wonder if your battery is dead, you can do a basic test with a 12V bulb direct to the terminals of the battery. Also assuming your battery is good and starter is dud it could be possible someone has changed the solenoid thinking it was faulty and got the wires that supply the re...