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by FHCINSC
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Protecting bonnet louver paint
Replies: 6
Views: 430
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Protecting bonnet louver paint

Hello all. It is starting to warm up here in South Carolina and I noticed that after a drive that my exhaust side louvers are very hot to the touch...much more so than the carb side. The car is operating at a normal temperature but as it becomes 95°F here soon I would anticipate that things will get...
by FHCINSC
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 13
Views: 616
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Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

Hello all. I had a fun couple of days after my first oil change resulted in the canister not being seated correctly and about 6 quarts of oil sprayed just about everywhere you can think of....engine bay, underside, rear bumper!? I finally was able to use another filter and the canister seated correc...
by FHCINSC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge cluster grounding
Replies: 4
Views: 262
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Re: Gauge cluster grounding

Advice/Wisdom level=Final Boss! Thank you so much.
johnetype wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 pm
BTW the clock retaining bracket should be rotated by 180 degrees so its cut-outs align with the power connectors minimising the chance of a short.
by FHCINSC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: re-chroming of bumpers
Replies: 10
Views: 751
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Re: re-chroming of bumpers

Based on the receipts I found it seems my chrome parts were professionally polished as opposed to rechromed. Of course heavy pitting would exclude that option but mine look fantastic.
Sorry, I don’t know of any vendors in the UK.
by FHCINSC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge cluster grounding
Replies: 4
Views: 262
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Gauge cluster grounding

Hello All I wanted to ask about a couple of ground wires at or near the gauge cluster. Firstly there is this cloth covered ground wire that is under the speedo/tac. In my car it had been badly grounded to a spot behind the guage cluster and had been done with a homemade wire. I read somewhere this c...
by FHCINSC
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1186
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.

It certainly makes more sense the way you describe. I configured it per the S2 diagram. I hate to bust up the shrink connector and shrink tube job I did but we need all the brake lighting we can get.
Thanks again
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1186
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.

So Marek if you don’t mind scrolling up a bit and watching my video.
My brake and turn signal are sharing the dual filament on the bottom of the fixture.
My side light (which isn’t working) is using the top single bulb.
Car is a left hand drive 69 FHC

Is this wrong?
by FHCINSC
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1186
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

Why would the red wire that eventually goes to the side lights connect to the dash panel light switch? I would think it would connect to the side light switch?

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Thanks
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1186
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

Ok. Lighting situation is still not quite right. Here is a video showing the these behaviors: 1.Brake lights working (is the correct part of the lens being lit?) 2.Turn signal working (correct part of the lens lit?) 3.Tail lights (not working) 4.Tail lights and brake (only brake working) 5.Hazard on...
by FHCINSC
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

Hi Julian. I don’t have that brown wire. I’m wondering if that is for systems with a ballast resistor?

Christopher, I used a meter to confirm that the output of my relay drops to 0 when the key is released. My ignition switch does get warm however so I do plan to replace it.

Thanks
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

Steve. A friend’s Dad owned a shop rebuilding starters and alternators. When I described the disengagement problem to him, he said it sounded like the solenoid. Julian. There is no brown wire...just the wire from the battery, the grounding bar that connects the solenoid and starter and the white/red...
by FHCINSC
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

Hello all I decided to remove the assembly of nuts and washers and connectors on the solenoid post. I found that the terminal that the random homemade wire was attached to looks to be soldered onto the solenoid. I took the white/red wire and moved it to this soldered on terminal and the car starts. ...
by FHCINSC
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

Well. Photography is a real challenge without removing some items. Here is a shot from under the car. Won’t help with the wiring but maybe could help determine if the spacer is there. https://i.postimg.cc/G2DxQFDn/07-B2-B911-7-D49-49-FC-953-C-FF46-A0-E21936.png https://i.postimg.cc/90jtNDPR/C81-DB05...
by FHCINSC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

Hi Tom. Yes. There was a stand alone and badly made/routed wire that connected that terminal into the starter relay on the same connection as the white/yellow wire that goes to the ignition. The car won’t start now that I removed it. Obviously I know how to fix it but I’m trying to figure out why it...
by FHCINSC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

Tom, the only comment is that I believe the connector where the yellow arrow is smaller than the connector that the white/red wire uses.
I’ll be home a little later and will try to get some more pictures.
by FHCINSC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
United States of America

Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

Thanks Steve. I do not believe I have the ballast resistor because I believe I researched that before and those showed up after my car was built. Also I don’t have a white and blue wire like your diagram mentioned. I have brown, white/red, and white/yellow at my relay (And I believe black). I don’t ...
by FHCINSC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

Thanks Tom. This is the diagram I’m using. I don’t believe my car has any seatbelt warning system. The white wire you see coming into the side of the solenoid is the white red wire you speak of. I don’t know if the smaller conmector that my yellow arrow was drawn is insulated or not. I just don’t ha...
by FHCINSC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 638
United States of America

Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

I am aware that I am taking up a little too much real estate on this board. I hope that it will slow down as I begin to work through the punch list on this restored but not driven car. Meanwhile I’m thankful for the advice and I promise to pay it forward. I have noticed that the starter motor seems ...
by FHCINSC
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Alloy radiator for Series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 1718
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Re: Alloy radiator for Series 2

Yes Tom they do work well. I realized earlier today they were blowing the wrong way. Reversing the wiring fixed that. Now they blow air from the radiator toward the engine. I presume that is right. I will still be planning to recore my radiator because of 90 degree SC weather that will be here befor...
by FHCINSC
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Alloy radiator for Series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 1718
United States of America

Re: Alloy radiator for Series 2

Thanks all. It seems like my options for aluminum are to take a risk on a Chinese radiator or pay about $750 bucks for something made in the US. I believe I can get my original copper recored for about $400 and I’m leaning that way right now. Just curious if anyone knows which fan this is on my car....