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by mach2andy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior panels question
Replies: 2
Views: 368
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Re: Interior panels question

Hi Paul Thanks for your reply. I sort of assumed that the panels pictured are original because they have what look like machine made creases in them. But maybe the panels are not original, and perhaps someone can tell me? Andy https://i.postimg.cc/HLM1Tbc4/IMG-4963.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XNLSNjJh/...
by mach2andy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior panels question
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Great Britain

Interior panels question

The interior panels pictured [which I think are original] have a certain curvature to them whereas I'm thinking that they should be flat, as the structure to which they attach is flat. So I'm thinking that they have warped with age? So assuming they should be flat, has anyone attempted to flatten an...
by mach2andy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting my rear bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 733
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Re: Fitting my rear bumper

Hi Richard
Can't lay claim to the ratchet strap idea. Read it on here!! Very useful when working alone as I usually am. Have you got your car back yet? How's it going?
ATB
Andy
by mach2andy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting my rear bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 733
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Re: Fitting my rear bumper

Working largely on my own, I decided that fitting the rear bumper as an assembled unit was not practical. And probably a recipe for disaster as well. Jacking the back of the car up put it in a better position for this job. And also provided an easy anchor point for the ratchet strap that I used to p...
by mach2andy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 31
Views: 1676
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Re: Engine removal

Hi Pete When I removed my engine from the top I was a bit concerned with the amount of weight that I was lifting and tried to keep it to a minimum. The head had already been removed and you can see from the picture that I bolted the lifting eyes to the front and rear head stud positions. I dropped t...
by mach2andy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting my rear bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 733
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Fitting my rear bumper

Having partially refitted my rear lights, I then had a Homer Simpson dohhh moment and realised that I really should have fitted my rear bumper first. So, how do I go about this? Do I loosely assemble the 3 bits plus the overriders and then fit it to the car? Or is there an easier way? And I'm thinki...
by mach2andy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery clip? Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1437
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Re: Mystery clip? Any ideas?

Hi Tony Yes I'd come to the conclusion that it secured something on a square shaft. But I'm still none the wiser as to from whence it came. It's definitely not wiper related that's for sure. So I'm thinking that it was tucked away in the box before I put the wiper bits in. Wrong Andy by the way. The...
by mach2andy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Radiator Fans
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Great Britain

Re: Radiator Fans

This is in the technical info section

http://www.exisle.net/mb/index.php?/top ... after-all/

Don't know if it's of any help.
Andy
by mach2andy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wiper motor parking issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2153
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Re: Wiper motor parking issue

I replaced the park switch which was the same as fitted to a Mini, tested the motor and the park function then worked fine without the need for spacers behind the cam. I sent my wiper motor armature to Robson & Francis who confirmed that it was burnt out. I reassembled the motor with it's rewound ar...
by mach2andy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery clip? Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1437
Great Britain

Re: Mystery clip? Any ideas?

I had to disassemble my wiper motor to get the armature rewound and very assiduously kept all of the bits and pieces involved in a box. The armature came back the other day, and after I'd put everything back together again, this clip was left over. Hence the post. I'm thinking that maybe this [metal...
by mach2andy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery clip? Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1437
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Mystery clip? Any ideas?

Does anybody recognise this clip?

Thanks in advance.

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by mach2andy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior panel covering?
Replies: 4
Views: 764
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Re: Interior panel covering?

Hi Richard
Brilliant. As is often the case, a picture tells a thousand stories. I assume that the smaller boot board that sits widthwise above the IRS is fixed in position rather than liftable as the 2 rear boards are?
ATB and thanks again.
Andy
by mach2andy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior panel covering?
Replies: 4
Views: 764
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Interior panel covering?

The interior panel pictured is still in primer, but I'm wondering if any of it will be visible once the interior is trimmed, and therefore do I need to paint it? If it is covered, what is it covered in, vinyl or hardura? I don't have the forward section of boot board [the one that folds up] so I don...
by mach2andy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt website
Replies: 4
Views: 904
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Re: SNG Barratt website

Thanks Gerry
I've tried various ways to access the site over the last couple of days with no luck. But I tried again a couple of mins ago, and it worked. I guess it's just sulking a bit.
Andy
by mach2andy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt website
Replies: 4
Views: 904
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SNG Barratt website

Is it just me, or has this site been inaccessible for the last few days? I'm using a MacBook with Safari.
ATB
Andy
by mach2andy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wiper motor parking issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2153
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Re: Wiper motor parking issue

I've checked the current draw of my 15W wiper motor with no load, and sure enough it is much too high. 5 amps as opposed to 1.7amps as it should be, and getting nearly too hot to touch. So at a guess there is low resistance probably caused by deteriorated insulation on the armature windings? I can f...
by mach2andy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 2177
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Re: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative

Hi James How have you wired the ignition warning light? The original Lucas alternators have an AL terminal that supplies circa 8 volts to the 3AW unit to energise it and cut the supply to the warning light. I've tested a 3AW unit on the bench and find that with 12v applied, it gets quite warm after ...
by mach2andy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wiper motor parking issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2153
Great Britain

Wiper motor parking issue

Having partially rewired my car, I started to do a few basic checks without the battery fitted and found that there was continuity between the 2 paired green wires in the photo and earth. This sort of worried me a bit as I saw this as a potential dead short. The paired wires came from the load side ...
by mach2andy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling fan problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1855
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Re: Cooling fan problem

I changed the brushes [Lucas Part # 743171] on my fan motor and the fan was as recalcitrant as ever. I took the end casing off again and momentarily powered the motor and noticed that there was random sparking where the armature windings terminate at the commutator segments. I took the armature out ...
by mach2andy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling fan problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1855
Great Britain

Cooling fan problem

One of my cooling fans works fine the other does not. It turns slowly at best, sometimes not at all. I've taken it apart, and there is nothing obviously wrong with it. The brushes look OK and the little spring that tensions them is present. I've removed the armature, and cleaned up the commutator, b...