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by d_harris
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

Re: Hello Again

I find I am doing less and less miles in cars these days (got a 2 wheeled thing with an engine for the commute now) so Aggy will soon become my "main" (and possibly only) car
by d_harris
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?
Replies: 58
Views: 12716

Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

What if its a bike rather than a car Mike? :lol:
by d_harris
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

Re: Hello Again

I've decided that Agatha is definately staying, I've been through some dark times where sale seemed to be the sensible way forwards but I doubt I'd ever find another car as good as her again....
by d_harris
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP BUYING MY FIRST CAR TIGHT BUDGET
Replies: 26
Views: 7272

Re: HELP BUYING MY FIRST CAR TIGHT BUDGET

There are bargains out there and generally the autumn/winter is the time to look for classics as the market the market is depressed. As others have said, if you do get one get the best you can possibly afford, spend the full whack on something that doesn't need work rather than budgeting fix-it up m...
by d_harris
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

Hello Again

Wow, its been a while hasn't it? I'm guessing a few of you will have no idea who I am, not even the first clue but for those of you who do remember me I'm coming back and planning to hang about here for a while. I still have Agatha, the 1968 2 door that I bought in late 2009 and she has been on and ...
by d_harris
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

I said I suspected no power to the coil, the fuel pump was a dodgy onnection
by d_harris
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

Whats the point? I'd really rather not mess about with it now its working.
by d_harris
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

Seriously, when I changed the Solenoid it would start on the key.
by d_harris
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

Fixed. I'm not entirely sure what happened, but Matt and his Friend Emma came and looked over the car and 1.5hrs later she seems to be OK. From what I understand it was mainly dodgy & corroded connections and we had some fun when we managed to short everything out by earthing the fag lighter (which ...
by d_harris
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

bmcecosse wrote:What did you do to get the Ign switch working??
Changed the Solenoid.
by d_harris
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

Well, the ignition is now turning on and off on the key, and the cars starting. BUT nothing electrical on the ignition side is working, no lights, fuel guage etc

I'm tempted to try and re-wire the whole damned car, but knowing my uck then I'll stuff something up chronically
by d_harris
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

Wires all in situ at the ignition switch and very well crimped.
by d_harris
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

It appeared that the solenoid failed.

That brown wire is definately connected
by d_harris
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

So this is a rough wiring diagram adapted from the badfelafel one http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/AGGYWiringracbodges_zpsb729368b.png The pink represents the two RAC bodges that are in place at the mo, A to AI and Permanent Live Fuse to switched fuse to bypass ignition because the sol...
by d_harris
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Car not starting with ignition on.

I have to hope that its fixed by then!!! :-?
by d_harris
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car not starting with ignition on.
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Car not starting with ignition on.

OK, this is prob something really really simple, but I have been up all night and I can't work it out. When I got in the car last night the lights simply did not work,not a jot, and the RAC man bodged it by connecting the two right most terminals on the control box together (A and AI) with a wire - ...
by d_harris
Thu May 16, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)
Replies: 44
Views: 9735

Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Space, in the workshop?? Has such a thing ever existed?? :o
by d_harris
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)
Replies: 44
Views: 9735

Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Okay... very little has happened with this :( Other priorities and vehicles have been getting in the way :s and I am now working in North Wales, nearly 300 mile from the pickup... The workshop is also full of other vehicles (well what did you expect???) There is a change in plan with the engine and...
by d_harris
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brake Cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Brake Cylinders

robedney wrote:Do have a good look at the inside of the drum, lest the lining rivets have turned a nice groove into it. And yeah, it's really never worth it to salvage contaminated shoes unless you just can't get replacements.
The drum is absolutely fine, no problems with it at all. 8)
by d_harris
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brake Cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Brake Cylinders

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/IMAG0146-1.jpg Those black bits on the floor? Remains of the bottom shoe - fair to say they are a little bit knackered and need replacing :lol: And for £20 for a set of mintex from ESM its not worth the bother of trying to salvage contaminated shoes an...