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About sylvia.fry2

  • Birthday 09/22/1946

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    2b plus
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    bob fry

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    Near Salisbury Wiltshire
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    All things mechanical but not too complex.

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  1. Old idea MAY work -- how about a solid rod to a bell crank & then a short Bowden Cable from bell crank to clutch ???
  2. If you're still having trouble locating the exact point at which the fuse blows ----- wire a high wattage filament lamp, solder both filaments of a headlamp bulb together will give 100+ watts ( not wimpy LED ) in place of the fuse --- the motor will still run, but slowly & lamp ( bulb ) will glow at full brilliance once the fault/dead short is reached & motor should stop at that point.
  3. As above , my wife can easily stop Florin with just a Ka master fitted. Pedal feel is great.
  4. Are there no screws at the other end --- it's where the main contacts are.
  5. Dave Watts -- down in Hampshire ( Rhocar member before we left for Cornwall ) was selling a Rocket box on Facebook Market place, maybe just a month ago.
  6. sylvia.fry2

    Fuel line

    Think you may be in the next century before problems -- was told that my solder joints on 28 sec heating oil would fail due to the solder being corroded --when -- maybe in the next few centuries.
  7. Wire fan supply to switched side of starter motor ( fan will get it's "earth" back though starter windings ) & fan will be cut out when cranking engine. ( will help a low power battery ) Wire tell tale light same "earth " & live feed on fan terminal. On Florin at plus 55/60 mph the Fan becomes a poor generator & the tell tale on the dash glows if fan not powered.
  8. Where-ever you put the auto switch add an override switch in parallel & a tell tale light on the dash -- always good to be able to check function or bring in the fan sooner if a traffic jam looms.
  9. Used plastic pipe of same bore as O/D chassis, covered externally with camping mat & a vinyl "sock" "U" shaped to be a tight fit when pressed over the chassis tube. Don't remember how much hot bending required for tube, but it all fitted in the finish without fixings.
  10. Probably too late -- but refurb of the solenoid is quite easy -- it will be burnt contacts which need cleaning. Just be sure to un-solder the coil wire before opening case, should be worth doing as a spare unit.
  11. Could do way with the servo & use a slightly smaller bore master --- we have a Ford Ka cylinder on Florin & brakes are fine, can still lock the fronts.
  12. Don't compromise safety --- but new !!!
  13. Must amend some time, Ian; we have been down in the Tamar Valley for near 2 years. Other problems have occupied our time, but we are still playing.
  14. Would love to come up & put some sticky finger-prints on the mega-motors --- but we are in fog bound Cornwall.
  15. High 6 figure motors will always be over-shadowed by unique hand built creations, been on a ferry to France with a deck full of McLaren & the crowd was with Florin; including the very dishy passenger from said yellow super car. Just saying!!!
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