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by Rob_Jennings
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: L.E.D in the number plate light
Replies: 16
Views: 1763

Re: L.E.D in the number plate light

I've used this guy many times always good value and got everything ordered (but may take some time) http://stores.ebay.com/warden-jp2002?_rdc=1 NB: go for the 'warm white' to get a better replacement for bulbs, the other white LEDs can look a little blue and I was ticked off by mr MOT for the wrong ...
by Rob_Jennings
Fri May 27, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 404598

Re: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)

i should be there in the new old car all ready for france mot tomorrow :-) anyone about tonight?
by Rob_Jennings
Tue May 17, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: Brake bleeding

get one of these easy bleed rubber tube things http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SOLO-BRAKE-CLUTCH-BLEEDER-AUTOMATIC-BLEED-PIPE-TUBE-/200345014236?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item2ea57e4fdc simply pop over the brake bleed nipple, loosen off, pump the pedal a few times (quick down slow up), tighten up and wo...
by Rob_Jennings
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Lizzy gets a makeover
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Lizzy gets a makeover

im picking up the car tomorrow morning.... very excited

all major work completed

only the seat to upholster and few wiring jobs (extra lights and screens) which i can do over the summer when i get time.

more pics on my restoration page as soon as i get a chance and ill post again
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery puzzle - 35Ah vs 45Ah?
Replies: 12
Views: 2607

Re: Battery puzzle - 35Ah vs 45Ah?

capacity = how much is in there, linked pretty clearly to physical size and weight crank current = maximum current you can draw at once, linked to the way the battery is wired (and a little to the size) these are roughly independant. there is nothing wrong with puting a larger capacity in, it won't ...
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Unexplained engine cut out
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Re: Unexplained engine cut out

sounds exactly like a friends car. we looked over it for hours checking coils, pumps, etc.... in the end I found it to be the rotor arm, a bad batch had been going around and fitting a new lucas branded one solved the problem. the one we replaced showed no signs of failure at all, but clearly it had...
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Brake lights & fog light
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: Brake lights & fog light

fog lights should NOT be used in heavy rain/spray they are for use in fog when visibility is below 100m. Heavy rain or spray may look like reduced visibility from the drivers perspective but a car many hundreds of meters behind and outside your spray WILL be dazzled by them. Some police forces in th...
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition warning light comes on when I rev!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 4832

Re: Ignition warning light comes on when I rev!?!

can indicate that the brushes and contacts in the dynamo are very worn or/and that the bearing in the dynamo are shot. Had this fault in the mini: at low revs the dynamo worked ok producing a reasonable charge, but as you spin it faster the charge level drops (so the light starts to come on esp. wit...
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Lizzy gets a makeover
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Lizzy gets a makeover

I've not worked out total costs or per job costs yet (not sure that I ever will!) and it difficult to say because the whole car came apart so doing these things made sense since it was almost down to cost of parts. (not like your nasty modern car garages where they cost each job and add up the total...
by Rob_Jennings
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Lizzy gets a makeover
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Lizzy gets a makeover

big update on the restoration page:
http://www.robjennings.plus.com/restoration/

loads of new photos on the progress so far

I got to drive her at the weekend for the first time (no doors, bonnet or windscreen)
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 404598

Re: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)

Last friday of the month is this week folks,


I'll be there direct from london about 8 - 8:30 see you all there
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 404598

Re: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)

yes your right but having lived in Southampton so long I tend to still think about headng up to everywhere except the isle of wight !
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 404598

Re: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)

last firday of the month this week guys

will be heading up from london expect to arrive at the pub about 8 - 8:30

see you there
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 404598

Re: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)

last friday of the month this week

see you all at the empress? (have to drop off final menu choices anyway)

Cheers
by Rob_Jennings
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 404598

Re: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)

hummmm and we got there at 9:15 and no one there as you had given up

not good chaps!

will pop in over the weekend to put down the deposit for the meal
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

Re: Starting woes

were the plugs fouled? gapped correctly? etc...
are the HT leads Ok? (swapping the plugs might simply have given you a better HT connection)

I've always found that changing the HT leads every couple of years really improves running
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: heated screen timer
Replies: 0
Views: 1760

heated screen timer

found a great source for heated screen timers and they are a total doddle to wire up!! http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/relays/timers.php GLR10 timer relay 10 minutes capacity 20 Amps wire diagram here they are specified to turn on (for about 10 minutes) and if the switch is pre...
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Lizzy gets a makeover
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Lizzy gets a makeover

well yes it does, but thats just seeing her naked and in parts! nothing extra has come up so far, the front of the engine bay is a bit of a mess but that is an easy part to renew, boot floor is as expected along with rear inner wings (both the reason for starting the job) given the mess in the drive...
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Lizzy gets a makeover
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Lizzy gets a makeover

Well, I've finally decided its time to restore Lizzy restoration progress page before stripped to shell (will add new links as thy happen) She is MOT'able and generally runs well, although the engine now grumbles after a few long trips to france! I've also been warned about the slow progress of rust...
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tool chest sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Tool chest sale

I'm sure you can use their name, its just a tip for us not advertising!!