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by FHCINSC
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 14
Views: 494
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Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Hello all. Have had a little trouble finding a shop to help me fix this. May have someone now though. We had the car up on the lift and there is some play between the hub and hub carrier on both sides of the car. Is this a guaranteed bad wheel bearing or could it be a spacer/shim issue? Or perhaps n...
by FHCINSC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 14
Views: 494
United States of America

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Hello all. Thanks for the responses. I may be confused as I don’t know all the terms of the inventory behind the wheel. It seems that Chrisfell is proposing a method which negates the need for the pipe or dowel. Is that correct and do others concur this would work? Thanks all Anthony PS. Yes in US.....
by FHCINSC
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 14
Views: 494
United States of America

Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Hello. I found out recently that my spinners on the rear are on the wrong sides. They are unable to be swapped as the threading on the hub doesn’t allow it. This obviously means that the hubs are on the wrong sides of the car. What would be involved in changing this?
Thank you very much
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Protecting bonnet louver paint
Replies: 6
Views: 543
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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: 21
Views: 1041
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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: 326
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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: 843
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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: 326
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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: 1524
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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: 1524
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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: 1524
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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: 1524
United States of America

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: 819
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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: 819
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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: 819
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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: 819
United States of America

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: 819
United States of America

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: 819
United States of America

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: 819
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: 819
United States of America

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...