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by rswaffie
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 692
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Re: OBL = $565k

Thanks Geoff, if I get the rich running sorted out, I’ll be able to get it out to some events for some scrutiny!
by rswaffie
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 692
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Re: OBL = $565k

Hi Simon, I’m at the end of my total nut and bolt restoration - just under 3.5 years elapsed time. 1,750 hours of my time plus professional services time; 320 hrs body shop, 20hrs AJS diff rebuild, 40hrs engine & carb rebuild and refit, 8 hrs gearbox overhaul, 2 hrs prop overhaul & balance. As i’m a...
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disposing of antifreeze
Replies: 3
Views: 168
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Re: Disposing of antifreeze

Bourne. They have a tank for oil, and they told me to leave the coolant in a plastic container (mine was in two 2litre white spirit containers) next to it, with the contents written in marker on the side. I think the new one in Fengate, Peterborough also take ‘hazardous waste’.
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disposing of antifreeze
Replies: 3
Views: 168
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Re: Disposing of antifreeze

I take mine, and any oil, to the local recycling centre (the dump/tip in old money) and they have disposal tanks to put it in.
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Number plate size
Replies: 13
Views: 799
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Re: Number plate size

I got my front stick on from Tippers.
Tell them the model and they know the sizes.

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by rswaffie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 2870
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Re: rolling road figures

Thanks Tom. Is that the same place that Turrino Wheels have a unit?
by rswaffie
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 2870
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Re: rolling road figures

Sounds good - which rolling road did you use?
by rswaffie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

Glad you got it sorted :dance:
by rswaffie
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

I'll pm Heuer with the pdf. It would also have been useful if Powerlite and their distributors had had it on their websites or included with the product, rather than having to contact their support people after the fact! Luckily, their lifetime warranty meant it didn't cost me anything to fix, but t...
by rswaffie
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

Hi, No, definitely don't reverse the battery feed / ign light connections! The fact that it is a positive earth model of dynator means that there should be no changes to be made in this respect. If the relay isn't clicking, that's probably where the issue is. The relay should come with two of the co...
by rswaffie
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: hand brake adjustment...
Replies: 14
Views: 757
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Re: hand brake adjustment...

I’ve been trying to do this via the inspection holes, using various cranked screwdrivers, thin ratchet with flat driver bit etc, but the distance between the screw head and the edge of the inspection opening is too small to allow this. I have ordered one of these to see if it will work. https://i.po...
by rswaffie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

This may help, it’s a checklist provided by Powerlite when I was fitting mine.

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If this is too blurry, pm me your email and I’ll send you the pdf.
by rswaffie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

Hi If you’re Dynator is getting hot and the starter is not kicking in, the wiring is wrong somewhere. Did you get a wiring diagram and fitting instructions with the unit? What changes did it suggest for the rb340? I had difficulty identifying the ignition lamp white wire initially, so used a multime...
by rswaffie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: hand brake adjustment...
Replies: 14
Views: 757
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Re: hand brake adjustment...

Hi,
Are you going to adjust them with the irs in the car?
I’d be interested to know what tool you will use, as I want to do the same and have yet to find anything. It looks like it will need an ultra low profile flat handle with a 90 deg flat blade bit.
Regards
by rswaffie
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: part ID required
Replies: 2
Views: 217
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Re: part ID required

Hi,
It looks like the wiring loom cover that sits under the passenger side footwell, running down from the grab handle into the footwell. BD20728/1.
However yours looks a bit narrower. Maybe a finisher strip between instrument panel & radio console?
by rswaffie
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone familiar with this Series l ???
Replies: 8
Views: 646
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Re: Anyone familiar with this Series l ???

Same on my 63 fhc, plus yellow crayon on the inside of the rear hatch, behind the trim.
by rswaffie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under bonnet valance and mudshield seals
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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Re: Under bonnet valance and mudshield seals

Don’t worry, think I’ve sussed the problem.
Way too embarrassed to say what it was though. :oops:
by rswaffie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under bonnet valance and mudshield seals
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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Under bonnet valance and mudshield seals

Hi, I’ve just fitted the stone and mud guards along with the rubber seals/strips. On the left handed side, where should the shorter bonnet valance rubber seal ‘mate’ with the mudshield rubber? Mine wants to squeeze down the forward face of the mudshield rubber seal as below: https://i.postimg.cc/s2C...
by rswaffie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: welcome
Replies: 8
Views: 767
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Re: welcome

Welcome, a nice collection! Anything still on your wish-list?
by rswaffie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

Hi Mark I have replaced my +ve 3.8 c42 for a Powerlite Dynalite. The advice from their people was as follows: 1. Pulley should be 2:1 ratio. My c42 wasn’t so replaced it with a billet alloy version from Holdens. I retained the original fan. 2. Cable from Dynator to battery should be rated to 40a. I ...