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fry61 last won the day on December 15 2019

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  1. NOT if the seat breaks free under you.
  2. Without knowing what switches are fitted I'm guessing about yours. Florins switches were wired centre feed & the contact terminal either side was the feed out to the load ( either fan speed resistors or lamps ) This will not be much help as there are numerous switch configurations. What terminals & markings are on the rear of your switches?
  3. Could try putting more resistance in series with the present set-up. Try adding a low wattage lamp cut into the sender wire between sensor & gauge. May indicate which way you need to go with sensor resistance, if the gauge shows less than FSD with this temporary rig; sensor value is too low. This is not a permanent fix, as its a variable resistance required.
  4. We re-used the Sierra visors, very useful with low sun & no roof.
  5. All above makes our kits so much more use-able & safer. I don't wish to be followed by a wiper-less car when it's raining, how the hell does the driver cope -- there is a limit to how much screen the passenger can clean; unless sat on the bonnet. ( Interesting excuse when stopped by lilly law --- " no problem, officer; she's just keeping the screen clear " )
  6. Great story Mark, a good "one liner " for the yooff of to-day --- what-ever we old'uns did " back in the day " before yesterday YOU will be paying for as we will probably have died. Same as this lock-down crisis -- it's the young & their children who will be paying for all the present government hand-outs' cause the government has no money other than that collected in taxes from ----- YOU the workers, present & future.
  7. So what's with the mohican green skid-lid Andy, just window dressing for the passenger seat? All weather motoring in this country needs windscreen, wipers,washers & a HEATER. Been on the road down to Cornwall & on top of Applecross Pass in Scotland in temp of -2*. Comfort is also a safety thing --- can't focus or the road if you're blasted by rain or shivering with cold. But then I am a lot older than that young blooded Andy.
  8. fry61

    1st time turn over

    The contacts are badly pitted, need filing flat with a single cut file & what else ?? You gave it a go & can't get a good result but at least you tried. ( Brain surgery by this method is not recommended.)
  9. fry61

    1st time turn over

    It is possible to open the crimp, small chisel & pliers BUT be sure to un-solder the coil terminal first. A smear of silicon around the joint on re-assembly. New starter purchased ? Then cut the solenoid apart any-ways, may prove/disprove all above; will be interesting to know.
  10. fry61

    1st time turn over

    And don't use the B352 when raining.
  11. fry61

    1st time turn over

    The missing brush spring & all that crap will be a major part of your trouble. It is possible to strip, clean & re-assemble the solenoid ( can't say for certain if yours would ) but if you decide the present one is duff what is there to loose --- just an hour or two of time -- which most of us have a'plenty at present. Just ensure you un-solder the solenoid coil wire ( on the outside of the unit ) before opening the metal can. Touching wood/rabbits feet & such like. I stripped & rebuilt Florin's solenoid several years ago & no trouble since. What Maca says above is true, but where is your sense of adventure -- it's not rocket science --- just a big relay.
  12. Not required but like auto cancel on indicators very nice to have, saves feeling a right muppet when continually flashed by others & you wondering what the hell is their problem.
  13. Its got a windscreen fitted --where are the wipers!!!
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