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by Jake
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk2 windscreen wipers
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Mk2 windscreen wipers

Well I've worked it out for myself! The wiring diagram isn't all that informative as it doesn't show how the wiper switch or park switch function. For anyone who's interested my car has a 5 pin connection to the wiper motor. The park switch was working correctly (making and breaking the circuit betw...
by Jake
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk2 windscreen wipers
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Mk2 windscreen wipers

Hi All, a problem with my Mk2 windscreen wipers. They don't self park. I could have sworn they they used to but I maybe mistaken.... Anyway on the Mk2 there is a self park switch, Chris Witor sells them so I ordered a new one and fitted it.... Still doesn't self park. Everything else seems fine, bot...
by Jake
Tue May 28, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

From experience, if you change the head be aware that there also several different push rod lengths relating to the head thickness. If you don't change the push rods to suit you may not have the necessary adjustment!
by Jake
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rear screen seal replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Rear screen seal replacement

For what it's worth I just pushed the rear screen out on mine with my hand starting in the O/S top corner. The seal was relatively new and the screen came out easy :D I also refitted it on my own, don't forget you need to "hook" to the top edge under the roof overhang before placing the complete scr...
by Jake
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheels & tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Wheels & tyres

Hi All, tyres all bought and fitted! 185/70/14 Goodyears.
Looks ok in my opinion.
OSR Corner on drive.JPG
Been up the road over the weekend, first time its turned a wheel under its own power for at least 20 years :D
by Jake
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Rev counter pre FL MK2
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Rev counter pre FL MK2

Thanks all for the input, rev counter duly connected and working correctly! Rev counter.JPG I used the Haynes manual but the wiring diagram appears to be a copy of the factory manual. A few changes to how is was with the later rev counter but I just copied the info from the manual. Easy enough once ...
by Jake
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Rev counter pre FL MK2
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Rev counter pre FL MK2

I saw an interesting article in issue 226 of Six Appeal this month about changing the dash to include a rev counter. I also saw the tacho tested before fitment, but what I want to know is about connections for the earlier type of Mk2 tacho as this has 3 connections. (Discounting the light and the bl...
by Jake
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheels & tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Wheels & tyres

Hi thanks for your input everyone 👍 To explain the position for my green Pi I rather think the originality boat has already sailed for this particular car. Though it is still the original colour, it's been resprayed inside and out. It's still a Pi engine but a factory spare, on SU's, now black nylon...
by Jake
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheels & tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Wheels & tyres

Hi all, I've got a 1970 2.5Pi I'm returning to the road after at least 20 years rest. It's fitted with 2500S alloys. What I'm wondering is what size tyres to fit. At the moment it's got 175/80/14's a mix of Goodyears and Michelins. All very old now so not useable. Should I stick with those sizes or ...
by Jake
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Front windscreen
Replies: 26
Views: 1608

Re: Front windscreen

It's one of those jobs from my experience like changing the headlining or fitting a complete exhaust without it rubbing the prop, handbrake cable, banging on the crossmember or the trailing arm mounting where it goes through the hole.... 😳 Now let's see what I'm doing next, 🤔 Looks like the full exh...