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by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lights and Fire, oh joy
Replies: 16
Views: 5284

If the wire is that poor and extends into the braided loom then you must renew those cables all the way back until they are sound (even if this is the whole length). You can't take the risk that they have melted in the loom and will short out later. Check the lights at the front of the car as the ma...
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lights and Fire, oh joy
Replies: 16
Views: 5284

brown is also a live feed, again not an earth, only black is earth in car wiring

theres a good site some where about lucas standard wires for cars ill try and find a link
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lights and Fire, oh joy
Replies: 16
Views: 5284

hum, There should be no 'earth' connection for the switch, all the switches are live feeds only, there are green wires behind the dash and these are live from the fuse box (dark green) or live from the regulator (light green). Only black should be used to indicate earth in a car and these should be ...
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller Reversing and Fog Lights
Replies: 43
Views: 15071

points taken and I have edited the page. thanks for the advice.

of course everyone is free to edit and add new material, or I'm happy to feed back points from the boards.
by Rob_Jennings
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller Reversing and Fog Lights
Replies: 43
Views: 15071

feel free to edit it if you wish... thats the point of a wiki

otherwise I think its an easy to get option that is more then well suited for the application. You could easily put 12V at several amps down it
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller Reversing and Fog Lights
Replies: 43
Views: 15071

I got my LED switches off e-bay but seen places like maplin sell some just make sure they are 12v car types. The ones I have are chrome, nice heavy duty, and bright enough for daylight too. Added wiki page, mostly the stuff I wrote above above (thanks for tip about multi core cable I would not even ...
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wood on Traveller???
Replies: 37
Views: 14662

if there are more options please add them to the wiki or if you find a thread link let me know and ill do the update.

the wiki I started is supposed to be used to store as much info as possible all easily sorted and for all to share and contribute to

cheers
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wood on Traveller???
Replies: 37
Views: 14662

there are lots of choices....

I boiled down most of the advice on these boards and put it all on a web page wiki here http://morristechnicaltips.wiki.com/Body/Wood
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo does not work
Replies: 11
Views: 3868

hummm

do you think these cars really have a character, today on the way to the test centre the speedo sprang into life I wonder if it might keep working and am still mistified as to why it stops.

oh, and I'm pretty sure its not a stuck spring/needle as the mile counter stops at the same time.
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410730

There was no discussion about where we go this week.

So how about the Bold Forester? to check their menu and ask them about getting a booking on a saturday/sunday with the skittle alley.
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller Reversing and Fog Lights
Replies: 43
Views: 15071

hum was not sure about that but you may well be correct.... push the boat out get 2 lit switches ;-) I have just got some nice chrome toggle switches off ebay with 12v LEDs, one a nice red for the fog, one a nice green for the reverse and a blue one that I'm not sure what to use for yet but it looke...
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller Reversing and Fog Lights
Replies: 43
Views: 15071

find a couple of cheap lucas rear lights on ebay (one red for fog one clear for reverse). bolt these under the bumper on the bumper mounting is idea. for fog.... take a wire from the light switch behind the dash (solid blue is main/dip beam) pass through an illuminated switch fitted some where, say ...
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo does not work
Replies: 11
Views: 3868

I did have the speedo out and rolled at low'ish speed holding the cable and could feel no movement ;-( thats why I hoped the swap of the pinion wheel would fix it.

I'm running out of ideas
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Tyre pressure on 175s
Replies: 9
Views: 4156

Sorry your right, fiesta tyre pressure is 30-26 unloaded up to 35-40 loaded. (so you have an odd mix if you have front 35 rear 26 ?) I guess the rear can end up loaded more than the front, and less heating effects as they simply follow the line most of the time so they can use a higher pressure. But...
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Tyre pressure on 175s
Replies: 9
Views: 4156

I would have thought that a 175 tyre would be at higher pressure. One good start point is the tyre max pressure less say 20% then ride around, see how it feels and adjust up/down a little until you are comfortable. As you say your millage is low I would expect it to takes ages for poor wear to show....
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo does not work
Replies: 11
Views: 3868

Thanks, thats one question sort of answered

But more importantly any more things to check to get it working again?

Cheers
by Rob_Jennings
Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo does not work
Replies: 11
Views: 3868

Speedo does not work

I hope that someone might be able to give me a few more things to try on this problem.... The speedo was a bit touch and go and then finally gave up all together. I removed the cable from the gear box end and turning it by hand the needle rises so the head is fine and the cable seems OK. So next ste...
by Rob_Jennings
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solid state regulator (for instrument panel)
Replies: 13
Views: 4619

Indeed you could use this design to add a new regulator anywhere for a guage, but I would suggest mounting it on metal or find a heatsink for it, as it will warm a little in use. When bolted to the speedo it is not a problem as that has a large thermal mass.
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solid state regulator (for instrument panel)
Replies: 13
Views: 4619

Solid state regulator (for instrument panel)

After pointing out the mark up on the EBAY ones, I did say a while ago on a thread that I would post some details on where to get them and how to DIY. http://morristechnicaltips.wiki.com/Mechanics_(inc_Electrical)/Electrical/Solid_State_Regulator_(for_instrument_panel) Just finished writing that pag...
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410730

Well it was a plesant pub last week, although parking was a problem to say the least. quick snap outside the front of the pub.... can just about make out the 4 mogs that were there http://www.robjennings.plus.com/morris/meet20061026.jpg Any more suggestions from your good pub guide for this weeks me...