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by johnconradlee
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 Hazard warning wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Mk1 Hazard warning wiring

The thought did occur to me I could use the facelift Mk2 hazard switch and two flasher relays and wire it in a similar manner to a Mk2. Unfortunately I don't have a spare Mk2 switch and both flasher relays and Mk2 hazard switches seem to be oddly expensive these days. Standard on/off and changeover ...
by johnconradlee
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 Hazard warning wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Mk1 Hazard warning wiring

The simplest way i could think of doing it was with a modern flasher relay and a 2 pole switch to bypass the column switch and link both sides together. The problem is that you would need the key in the ignition to make the hazards work, or move the power to the relay across one fuse so the indicato...
by johnconradlee
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 Hazard warning wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Mk1 Hazard warning wiring

I've been giving this some thought about hazard warning lights and the cheapest and easiest way to do this. I've not needed hazard warning lights often, but being sat at the side of the A30 in the fog at 1 O'clock in the morning many years ago with only my sidelights as illumination was a bit scary....
by johnconradlee
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate

If John W doesn't have one readily to hand, I have a vague feeling I have a sill tread plate or two in the loft. I'll have a look later in the week when I put the Christmas decorations away.
by johnconradlee
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Sump removal in car
Replies: 7
Views: 912

Re: Sump removal in car

Having dropped the sump off the other day on my car I dropped the steering cross member, undid the drag struts at the bushed end which meant I could get the steering cross member down just far enough to get the sump out. I didn't see turning it 90 degrees as a removal option, possibly because I had ...
by johnconradlee
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

Hi Bill, I'm actually surprised how clean the inside of the sump pan was - definitely shows she's had reasonably frequent oil changes. The outside unfortunately is a different matter!!! Will clean it all thoroughly then re-paint the outside to stop it rusting on the off chance I manage to seal the s...
by johnconradlee
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

And after much swearing and getting totally plastered in 54 years of oily goo I got the sump off and there in the middle is the blooming nut! (scratch to the left in the oily layer in the sump from the MIG torch liner).
Success! :D
Sump.jpg
by johnconradlee
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

I spent quite a long time trying to find the hole the nut had disappeared down. Firstly I was checked it had definitely gone down and definitely not sideways as the pushrods are in groups of 3 in the block with a gap between (like the cut-outs on the head gasket) so conceivably it could have been ou...
by johnconradlee
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

I've got an old 4m steel MIG torch liner in the garage somewhere - I'll try carefully poking that down.
by johnconradlee
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

One of those evenings where I thought I'd slip out to the garage and do a bit of of work on the car and now wish I hadn't. Fitting my new rocker shaft and rockers. Then went to adjust the tappets. The engine didn't want to turn over by hand which was odd. I didn't want to bend the fan so cranked her...