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by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1514

Re: starting

Phil,
The AUA66 as originally fitted is a Low pressure 1.5 lb/sq inch pump.
2.7 lb/sq inch is the High pressure version not fitted to the standard car.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Price of Travellers

As spotted by Sleeper at the Cheshire Steam Fair
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Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing Posts and Threads
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Missing Posts and Threads

I just did a google search and found it was posted in the Wanted section. It appears that old posts are probably deleted after a preset time of a couple of months. I have added a couple of screen shots Search result.png Clicking on that shows it has been removed Search result.png Not the answer you ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help
Replies: 12
Views: 633

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: 12
Views: 633

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: 602

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: 1805

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: 861

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: 35
Views: 1393

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: 861

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: 861

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: 861

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: 861

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: 459

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: 861

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: 861

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: 936

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: 861

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: 459

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: 459

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...