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by youngb506
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo not working
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Speedo not working

Mystery. Thanks for the info about spinning direction of the inner cable. I had the speedo hanging out of the dash, disconnected both ends of the cable, reconnected the speedo end and connected an electric drill to the gearbox end and got the needle moving. All connected up and on the road, I've now...
by youngb506
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo not working
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Speedo not working

Undid the sp eedo cable from both ends and I could turn the inner cable with finger pressure although it was exactly spinning. Took the inner cable out which wasn't broken or frayed and greased it. Not much diff erence in terms of how it would turn. Does the inner cable have to turn very easily with...
by youngb506
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo not working
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Speedo not working

Early this morning I realised that the speedo wasn't working at all. I greased the inner cable ( but not the top coulple of inches) about three years ago following years of the needle jumping around and all was fine. But now nothing. Fine on Friday.

Is a broken cable the most likely problem?
by youngb506
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 2009

Re: sudden ignition failure

It's always the coil! At least in my experience of the last three years. This time Ive gone for the Lucas sports coil which was cheaper at ESM than the regular Lucas coil and they assured me they'd had no returns. I've gone for the push in ht terminal rather than the screw in because it's a bit more...
by youngb506
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 2009

Re: sudden ignition failure

"It's never the coil" but if this has gone, it's the second one in less than two years. Is there a known problem with new coils. The last one was Lucas ( made in Shanghi, I think) and this one is a more expensive NGK
by youngb506
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 2009

Re: sudden ignition failure

Thanks for the video link. Even looking at my spark in the dark, the one in the video is much bluer and much stronger. Also, my spark will only jump a 1/4 inch gap.
by youngb506
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 2009

Re: sudden ignition failure

When the end of the king lead is held quite close to the engine block there's a regular orange spark. If Im using my multi meter correctly, there's a resistance of 1.5 ohms in the primary circuit (measuring across the two contacts) but I can't get a reading on the secondary circuit measuring from + ...
by youngb506
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 2009

Re: sudden ignition failure

The carbon bush in the cap looks fine and it springs back and forth easily. I'll have another look at the spark from the king lead tomorrow and report back.
by youngb506
Sun May 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake shoe lining in bonded
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Brake shoe lining in bonded

Yes, that's what I thought. If I could find the receipt for these shoes, which have only been on a year, I'd ask for a refund. Clearly a safety issue.
by youngb506
Sun May 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake shoe lining in bonded
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Brake shoe lining in bonded

Hello,
Been having a few brake issues and on taking of one front drum I found the lining on one shoe had come off completely and on the other it's becoming in stuck. Can they be re stuck on?
by youngb506
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Interior light

Interior lamp back emitting its vinttage glow. Thanks for everyone's suggestions. Making up a test lamp helped but I might need to splash out on, and learn to use, a multi meter.
by youngb506
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Interior light

My car's been running with a 15a fuse and a 30 amp fuse. The only ref to fuse sizes I can find in any of my books says the horn/ interior light should be on a 50 amp fuse and everything which operates only when the ignition is on should be 35amps. Should I be concerned? I now feel I need to get this...
by youngb506
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Interior light

I think I must have a 12volt supply because I've blown a fuse. The fuse I've blown was a 15 amp. The only thing not now working is the horn. Mysteriously, the ancient spare fuse is 35amp. I can't find anywhere in my Haynes manual if the 15amp fuse is correct, although it's been like this for about 2...
by youngb506
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Interior light

I've cleaned up the switch which works fine with the bulb lighting up if I connect it across the car battery. However, it won't work when connected to its two wires which emerge from the headlining. Is there a way of telling if the purple wire has current running through it?
by youngb506
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Interior light

Is there a simple way to check there's continuity in this circuit without a multimeter?
by youngb506
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Interior light

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All seems to be in one piece. Maybe corrosion stopping a good contact. There's a fair amount of green stuff on the contacts.
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by youngb506
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Interior light

All good advice, chaps, much of which I hadn't thought of. The horn's working. I did do a bit of wire fiddling above the shelf below the dash so I'll check that before I go any further. The bulb seems very loose, so perhaps it's a loose connection or the board is broken. Have to take daughter to tru...
by youngb506
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Interior light

Not lost the four tiny screws (yet) but the ends of the fitting where the cover attaches with two screws is behind the headlining so I might need to slit a bit of the headlining to winkle it out.
by youngb506
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Interior light

My interior light has suddenly stopped working and it's not the bulb. I don't have courtesy light switches in my '57 saloon. If I unscrew and remove the unit from the headlining, is it straightforward to get it back in neatly. I have fears of some disaster involving removing the headlining!
by youngb506
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: It's never the coil?
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: It's never the coil?

Well, the bashed up old coil he had on his van instantly solved the problem, but he also tested the old coil with his multi meter.