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by Vonkie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 656
South Africa

Sir Lucas resurrected

Got her back today. Went for the sentimental option (for now). Sir Lucas is back in. With both cables replaced, the resistance has been reduced so that the starter circuit now loses 0.2 V instead of 2 V, and the tendency of the drive inside the Lucas starter to push back to make contact with the bac...
by Vonkie
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: '65 4.2 vs unleaded?
Replies: 9
Views: 230
South Africa

Re: '65 4.2 vs unleaded?

Coz it still helps for valves designed for leaded fuel, especially where the best we can get is 95 Octane.
by Vonkie
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: '65 4.2 vs unleaded?
Replies: 9
Views: 230
South Africa

Re: '65 4.2 vs unleaded?

And tell him to use Castrol Valvemaster additive.
by Vonkie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 656
South Africa

Some help with my dilemma

Apologies, seems I'm conducting a serial monologue here. Ok. Isolator on battery earth had worked loose, causing too much resistance in starter. Cables being replaced. Now I have a dilemma and am not sure where to go on this. Please bear in mind that I do none of this myself and all is done at dista...
by Vonkie
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 656
South Africa

Restart....

Well, after much lovely driving - 1131 miles in a month at exactly 21 miles per gallon (kid you not, although to be fair mainly at 70-80 mph on open roads) - I can now change the topic of this post by removing the qualifying words "when engine very hot". Clearly the starter or the electrics around i...
by Vonkie
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 656
South Africa

Re: Restart when engine very hot

Thanks Chris

Yes, that seems to be more or less the wisdom in the maintenance section in the Service Manual at P31 - P36. Let us see!
by Vonkie
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 656
South Africa

Re: Restart when engine very hot

Thanks guys. And apologies for not looking more carefully at Steve’s link. Thanks for disabusing my mind of the rotor-arm angle. It's not a pre-engaged starter - it is still the inertia Bendix unit. So far, I have resisted replacing it with a Hi-Torque pre-engaged unit. Seems checking out bushes / b...
by Vonkie
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 656
South Africa

Re: Restart when engine very hot

Thanks Steve Interesting, and a possible option, but I am in principle loath to address this through introducing further switches, especially since relays appear to be prone to being defective (the current crop of Lucas repros seem really bad - for my fan relay I have now relented in favour of a mod...
by Vonkie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are prices beginning to come down?
Replies: 4
Views: 446
South Africa

Re: Are prices beginning to come down?

Seems objective and reliable sources suggest not. Good indices to use, as they address different types of sources, are Hagerty and Hemmings. Hemmings simply takes ads last 3 years for the model you enter, and gives average, high and low. Hagerty takes average prices for various conditions, making us...
by Vonkie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 656
South Africa

Restart when engine very hot

Gradually getting little issues ironed out, and steadily seeing her reliability improve, which is wonderful. My charging/discharging woes have been greatly assisted with the smaller pulley (60mm) on the Dynalite system and correct sized fanbelt (which was very difficult to obtain for the smaller pul...
by Vonkie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynator charging woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1614
South Africa

Seems like it worked!!

Finally got the pulley/fanbelt combo - and it appears to have made a real difference to the charging. Pulley is 60mm instead of 80mm, and charging much better - measured by voltmeter it appears to have made about 25-30% difference. Let's hope I did not speak too soon! New solenoid also made quite a ...
by Vonkie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Running Reports only when logging in?
Replies: 1
Views: 184
South Africa

Running Reports only when logging in?

Hi guys

Just noticed today - did not see the "running reports" subforum listed until I logged in. This always been so?
by Vonkie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dec 1963 Axle ratio and boot floor material
Replies: 27
Views: 2834
South Africa

And now with proper piping!

Gaiter now duly piped around too...


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by Vonkie
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Moss box synchro
Replies: 5
Views: 396
South Africa

Re: Moss box synchro

Hi Randall! Welcome! My '63 has Redline MTL in her Moss box and it changes very smoothly (allowing for the fact that it is a Moss box!) I am convinced the Redline MTL makes a positive difference. I still beat the synchro to second on fast starts, and every now and then even to third if impatient, bu...
by Vonkie
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynator charging woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1614
South Africa

Re: Dynator charging woes

Ja. These guys seem to do V belts only, not the double V or W. But my guy will find out, when life returns to these parts. It would be quite radical to convert to 2 V belts just to kick the Dynalite a bit - then one might as well go for an alternator kit that leaves the whole Dynator setup behind. I...
by Vonkie
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynator charging woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1614
South Africa

Re: Dynator charging woes

Thanks Adrian - will let my guy know and report back.
by Vonkie
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynator charging woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1614
South Africa

The woes continue

Well, make the pulley smaller. Helluva time getting the right size fanbelt. The C19524 is too big. The C19523 is too small. The current jobbie (that fits over the current 80mm Dynalite pulley) appears to be the C19524C (that's what is stamped on it), which I understand from reading around the web is...
by Vonkie
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynalite vs Dynator?
Replies: 1
Views: 236
South Africa

Re: Dynalite vs Dynator?

I cannot help with comparing the products, but I've learnt a bit about the Dynalites - as far as I can tell, the original 3.8 crankshaft pulley was 130mm diameter, and the Lucas C42 Dynamo pulley 80mm. The Dynalites (and I think the Dynators - I thought Dynator was a generic term and Dynalite the Po...
by Vonkie
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dec 1963 Axle ratio and boot floor material
Replies: 27
Views: 2834
South Africa

Gaiter sorted

Gaiter sorted. Had to wait quite a while for the pedestal and then the first new chrome ring disappeared in the mail. Thanks especially to Steven Weird - I posted this a few hours ago, and the post did not go through. Let's try again https://s2.postimg.org/6d7tbg3bt/gaiter_30_Nov.jpg What's also wei...
by Vonkie
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynator charging woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1614
South Africa

Re: Dynator charging woes

Apologies for faux pas of self-reply. It now appears SNGB have a special bespoke belt for this Dynalite 60mm pulley. We are ordering one and, if it does not disappear in the mail, which happens, I should have it in a fortnight. In the meantime, I shall have dear lady D back tomorrow to play with pen...