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fry61 last won the day on December 15 2019

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  1. No pictures -- for Florin I made a spiral pulley from 3 large penny washers & fitted that to the existing throttle body -- then was able to pull the cable inner from the bottom instead of the top -- which reversed the direction of pull -- my throttle cable is only about 15" long instead of the 36" needed to go over & back as yours does. (Spiral centre groove for slow opening getting more rapid the more the pedal is depressed.)
  2. Is there room to mount a bracket on top with a pivot carrying a bar? ( Think see-saw on it's side ) bottom of bar carries very short cable to carb & top of bar is connected to throttle pedal, this cable will a fraction of the present length. You will also need a fixed mount to hold the cable outer sheath.
  3. Hi Dan, 3 point belts are definitely better IF they are inertia reel type & are working correctly. How often do you re-adjust fixed belts to allow for differing amounts of clothing & different drivers? Wouldn't have any other type, they fit snugly as soon as clipped in & only restrict movement under braking or cornering. ( No idea if they work on acceleration, Florin has only a few BHP )
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    Help on electrics

    Thanks Barry for your time & trouble in the above lengthy reply. I will in this job stick with my old fashioned joint box method instead of mixing the two styles of loop-in & J/B. A sparky so old he still regrets the passing of tinned brass buckle clips, but not so old he can remember the oily lead paper insulated days.
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    Car wash

    Just as well you had a screen & wipers !!!
  6. fry61

    Help on electrics

    Many thanks, Dan; that's not a company I've come across; but then retired 15 years ago & house bashing electrics was ditched 40 odd years back in favour of industrial work. Barry, thanks for your input; have never wired switches with a neutral running through. All my reasoning for joint box work is to ensure the only conductors at each outlet ( switch or lamp ) are just the ones required for their function -- i.e switches only have live & sw. wire ( or strappers if 2 way/intermidiate ) How does your system cope with looping in & on when several spots are involved? Also hated all the overhead connections of loop-in.
  7. Back in the day when I was an employed spark, I always used RB4 joint boxes for the lighting circuits. ( Never did like loop-in system ) Now I'm re-wiring our new shower rooms & can't find anything which even looks similar -- what is used to-day? With spots/shaver/fan/switches & feed to connect I have around a dozen cables ( 24 cores ) to accommodate.
  8. Having re-read Mr Barry's post I now read it as exactly the same as I have done in the past -- request for collection/delivery made on forum & readers can offer help if/when available. As said earlier, worked for me for items sent & received in the past.
  9. Floated this idea many years ago & it was felt ( at the time) that it would be very difficult to manage -- many due to members availability at the time of need &/or their willingness to continue with transport. It maybe best to continue with making a request at time of need & see who responds, this has worked well for me in the past with deliveries to Goodwood & collection/delivery to me from Birmingham by MarkB ( Just to name 2 )
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    Would have though the weather was still too warm even that far north to worry the battery, but as Richard said, connect to an intelligent battery charger ( fussy logic ?? ) & that will keep it warm & charged.
  11. Add mud flaps to Christmas present list.
  12. I trust your wash board is suitably attenuated !!!
  13. With noise monitoring the sound level will depend on distance of exhaust to meter -- does the equipment also measure this?
  14. Only to be used in very well ventilated areas --- is your bed next to the cabbages?
  15. fry61

    Starter motor feed

    Most likely cause is pitting of the starter solenoid switch contacts, the switch moving contact "floats " on the end of the solenoid & so sometimes will be OK ( a pip of wear/burnt contact will align with a crater of wear ) & sometimes the opposite occurs ( pip of burnt contact to pip on fixed contact ) I have successfully stripped & cleaned several solenoids in the past ( Florin's is several years since strip/refurb ) Not difficult bit needs care & patience, otherwise the solenoid coil needs rewiring!!! ( How do I know that? )
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