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by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help

Have you checked to see if it is on the DVLA database.
https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/? ... 1484426286
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help

Hello and welcome to the forum.
The chassis number should be on a plate on the passenger side door card along with the axle weights.
I don’t think it is stamped elsewhere like it is with the cars.
Regards John.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Insanity and indicator switches
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Insanity and indicator switches

I think/hope green/black is a typo and should be brown/black, if so:- Brown/Black from switch goes to Purple/Black on car, this is the horn earth return. Light Green from switch goes to Light Green on the car that should be on Flasher unit middle terminal marked P (if missing for whatever reason jus...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New owner
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: New owner

I don't think Lottie has Megan anymore :(
Last logged on March 2012
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

The ends are OK, I'm sure they used to be soldered, these are spot welded. I thought I was going to find a section unwound and twisted together. I have tried and failed to do this in the past. For the wire length it is a high resistance, thinking with Vapes being wide spread now might give more opti...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

I expect the bidders are hoping to be successful just to get the joiner piece.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

Look what the postman bought me today. Thanks Owlsman I think it is 1970's vintage. P1020362 (1024x768).jpg First test, get my trusty multimeter out. 2k range so that's 537ohms, far too high it should be around 120ohms. With a high resistance the meter will draw less current and therefore read low. ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

Thanks Owlsman, Got your PM thanks, I PM'ed you and somehow managed to PM myself regarding a late night Typo, new eyes and brain required :roll:
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

Just thought, Have you checked they have reversed the Ignition coil connections. The terminal marked with SW or – sign now goes to the wire from the distributor and CB or + is the supply from the ignition switch. It might be a good idea to change the points as well, they are known to fail shortly af...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

I would be interested in looking at it and posting what I find on here.
It would have to be posted to me though, I will pay for the postage costs.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shed alarm possibilities
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Shed alarm possibilities

The link Berni posted reminds me of a setup one of my Dads mates had in the 70's.
It involved a blank 12 Bore gun cartridge :o
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

Berni:-I've got confused as to what is fitted, but glass like a test tube does suggest LED's.
And I know you were showing LED's are easily destroyed, just didn't want to worry Owlsman :D
I try to run them at half their maximum rated current for a longer life span.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

Yes an LED can 'Blow', quite literally if excessive voltage is applied. This guy applies 12v to a 3v LED: https://youtu.be/vRtg09j0PcE Yes true but Owlsman's LED's, will have a series resistor fitted to each LED to limit the current to a safe level so his LED's won't be damaged, they are designed f...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 675

Re: Not Starting

Regarding fuel onto the manifold, years ago I was coming back from doing the grocery shopping with mother and the car (Marina) stopped. I found the pipe had perished and broken where it goes into the carb spraying the manifold with fuel, luckily I had a knife to cut the bit off the carb and cut the ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

The voltmeter is indeed kaput and I don't think they damaged it. It makes no difference if the have a dynamo, alternator, Pos or Neg earth with this design of meter. It is best described is a heater element wrapped around a Bi-metal strip. The heater wire appears to be stranded and my thought is tha...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shed alarm possibilities
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Shed alarm possibilities

I've made a few useful circuits using the 555 timer I/C but wouldn't know how to link it to a phone. That's why I thought a Reed Relay might be doable. A bit more old school. You can get sound activated alarms but many of them are kits and you still need to find a way to link it to your phone. Anoth...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shed alarm possibilities
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Shed alarm possibilities

I suppose it depends on the alarm and if it gives a switched output for an external sounder. If it doesn't and you don't mind opening it and voiding warranty, you may find a switched supply inside to the sounder or even to power an "alarm triggered" LED. Any of the above could power the coil of a Re...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old component
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Old component

Looks early radio related to me, perhaps plug in different coils for altering frequency range, 1920's or 30's, any dates on the box?
John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

On the Jazz I would expect 14.2V with the engine running.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: Voltmeter broken?

Another way of testing the meter would be to take it out of your moggy and make a couple of leads and try it across your modern car battery, assuming you have another car! Unless they have changed the design recently the voltmeter isn't polarity sensitive. If it is polarity sensitive it will be mark...