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by cactusman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 642
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Re: RIP Norman Dewis

Heard the sad news at a car show today. Rest in peace and my deepest sympathies to his family and all his many friends. He was a legend and a true gentleman who I was privileged to meet on several occasions. Julian aka cactusman.
by cactusman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 46
Views: 1574
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Re: Sovy Failure

Sorry David. It is not an install issue but a manufacturing issue. Lemonade bottles are under high pressure from the contents, are jangled and bashed about during transit, have much thinner walls than the sovy copies and do not fail. Brake fluid bottles are secured to the bulkhead, are not under pre...
by cactusman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an E - advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 521
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Re: Purchasing an E - advice?

Welcome. There is little I can add to the above. Just be wary and if it does not feel right then it probably isn't right.....paperwork and title must be blemish and doubt free before parting with cash.... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 46
Views: 1574
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Re: Sovy Failure

Indeed....the ones that failed definitely had a seam....more a visible crevice...inside....after the last failure I bought three! I have just looked at one of my spares....brand new in bag....it has a visible seam inside... So to me it has either been made in two halves and then bonded together...or...
by cactusman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 46
Views: 1574
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Re: Sovy Failure

Sorry...don't believe they are made in one piece. Millions of blow moulded bottles are made daily for e.g lemonade bottles....no seam. look at any plastic milk carton and you will see no seam....There is no reason for a seam....in fact a genuinely blow moulded bottle won't have a visible seam..........
by cactusman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 46
Views: 1574
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Re: Sovy Failure

Had I made it to the user group this was an issue I planned to raise as I have had three fail all at the bottom where the outlet comes down. I am not sure how the originals were made but to me the solution is a bottle blow moulded in one unit with no welded seam. I am not a plastic moulding expert b...
by cactusman
Fri May 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 85
Views: 4450
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Very sorry I could not make it....it sounds like a most productive day. Hopefully if there is ever another I will be able to get there....sadly work got in the way...Julian
by cactusman
Wed May 29, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.
Replies: 9
Views: 475
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Re: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.

LM2940-10NOBP is the wrong part....bear with me.....Will get the correct one!!!
by cactusman
Tue May 28, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 85
Views: 4450
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Hi all. Unfortunately due to work commitments....the joys of self employment....I won't make it either. Sincere apologies to all. Julian
by cactusman
Tue May 28, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Clutch master cylinder problem
Replies: 3
Views: 188
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Re: Clutch master cylinder problem

But extremely important that it is not so adjusted such that the release bearing does release completely if the clutch is not depressed. They are carbon and will rapidly wear away.
by cactusman
Tue May 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Washer bottle connections
Replies: 4
Views: 190
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Re: Washer bottle connections

If you get it wrong it just won't pump....reverse the connections :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat May 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No 6 Fuse blowing
Replies: 8
Views: 298
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Re: No 6 Fuse blowing

It will be a short somewhere....switch, flasher unit or wiring to the lights....and if it only happens when driving it is vibration somewhere so worth jiggling things and see if there is an intermittent short?
by cactusman
Sat May 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No 6 Fuse blowing
Replies: 8
Views: 298
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Re: No 6 Fuse blowing

If it is a short to earth somewhere I am afraid removing the bulbs will tell you little. If the short is after the brake light switch then the fuse will only fail when you apply the brakes....presuming the hydraulic switch works! It will fail whether or not the bulbs are there. Most likely there is ...
by cactusman
Thu May 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.
Replies: 9
Views: 475
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Re: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.

The SNG unit will fit just fine....it probably has the regulator I suggest within.....or it is a fairly easy job to scrape the mechanical innards out of your reg and fit the electronic components within....that's what I did....paul....pm me and I will do my best to send you the circuit diagram!
by cactusman
Thu May 23, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Uprated engine mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 443
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Re: Uprated engine mounts

They use metric bolts!¡!!!!!! I had the same issue from a well known UK supplier....they said they should also have sent appropriate boots too.....I mean....metric!
by cactusman
Wed May 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coolant Leak
Replies: 2
Views: 253
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Re: Coolant Leak

Blue hylomar may work but if the life are large....hmmmm....
by cactusman
Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replace fuel line banjo - epoxy resin?
Replies: 11
Views: 453
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Re: Replace fuel line banjo - epoxy resin?

I'd guess Mr Whittaker would have used the cheapest method.....plumbers solder :bigrin: readily available from plumbers merchants along with flux.....trusty lead-tin alloy solder!
by cactusman
Sun May 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.
Replies: 9
Views: 475
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Re: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.

Positive earth car..then the chip I suggested is no good. You will need a -10 volt low drop out regulator. They do exist but are rare...you need this one.... https://uk.rs-online.com/mobile/p/low-dropout-voltage-regulators/1025700/ Lm2940T-10.0/NOBP. Both the input and output line need a 100 nF cera...
by cactusman
Sun May 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gauges show wrong readings sometimes
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Great Britain

Re: Gauges show wrong readings sometimes

They are all fed from the same fuse so maybe it is loose?
by cactusman
Sun May 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch master cylinder replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 192
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Re: Clutch master cylinder replacement

Simple answer....yes....the second seal should be there....it is not a pressure seal but should stop any fluid that passes the main seal leaking out....