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  1. fry61

    Wiper motor

    Will try to be more helpful by looking at build electrics used -- but it was a long time ago. Are you using "Longboarders" wiring diagram which shows the connections between mini 2 speed wiper & Ford column switch?
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    Tight wad here is still using relays which came from the Sierra donor of '89/90 vintage. The only new one is flasher relay as have mostly LED indicators.
  3. fry61

    Wiper motor

    Use the Ford relay on Florin without frequency of sweep control & it works fine -- ( all other wiper kit is Mini ) would suggest the relay is not bridging the park section on the wiper motor.
  4. Places/pubs we visited & enjoyed ---- some are a long time ago so may have changed. ( And we are now 200 miles away so not checked. ) Winterslow & area ( generally tried with our annual BBQ at North Lodge ) Lions Head, Winterslow -- good meal/price O.K/ small carpark so on street most times. Black Horse, West Tytherley -- small pub/good food& price/ limited parking so small group only. Silver Plough, Pitton, good meals/medium carpark/BOWLING ALLEY/SKITTLES ( used a few times with buffet @ £10/head ) Hook & Glove, Farley, good large meals/ medium carpark/ price O.K Bear & Ragged Staff, Braishfield, Romsey. Lovely pub/lots of parking/ medium price grub. The John Barleycorn, Cadnam, O.K meal & carpark The Empress of Blandings, was for quite a while our main monthly meet, went down hill when our 20 odd clashed with our car clubs -- big pot holed carpark. Castle Combe, Motor Racing Circuit, Track time & slow laps can be booked -- good day out but take a shelter if possible/very exposed if raining. The cream of week-ends away --- Prescott Hill Climb --- their French Week-end is a must -- apply for display area for free entry/camping. The Cloisters, New Street, Salisbury. Excellent Roast Dinner/choice of meats/good price/ adjacent large council car park. Places worth a visit -- Old Sarum Air Field, Compton Airfield, Braishfield Brickworks, Haynes Motor Museum, Tidal Mill at ---?? Thruxton, Avebury (Ancient Ring Circle ) very good meal nearby but slow service-- Middle Wallop Airfield & Banebury Hill Fort nearby. Hawk Conservatory @ Andover -- Brilliant Flying displays. Theale was a good place to meet with other RHOCAR area members ( pub near canal --name ?? ) Should be enough for now -- shout if you want any further reports on places you may wish to visit.
  5. I did my training at the local tech college ( half a life-time ago ) they had a weekly evening coarse, went for 2 years. The instructor was an artist with the gas & electric welding -- thin sheet welds had completely even swirls throughout the run & penetration spot-on. I find that the biggest problem now-a-days is I'm usually finishing the job needed just as I become competent again.
  6. Proper training will give you a great start to producing strong welds, best way to go.
  7. Probably the only problem you will encounter with the 135 will be duty cycle --- may only get part way through the task in hand before cutting out due to transformer heat --- always seems to take for ever to cool. The duty cycle should be shown in the spec, will be something like 35% time on @ 100% current draw. So drinking tea will occupy 65% of your time; no bad thing.
  8. That's only to check the beer is on board.!!
  9. Probably not the look you're after -- Florin's hoop was cut of & fitted with a tow ball -- which in this pic is under the "picnic basket" (Which contains all Florin's needs -oil/water/spares.
  10. A mate with a fine torch on oxy-acetalene should be able to take all the temper out of the broken bits & then re-tap next size up -- maybe? Or spark erosion ??
  11. Before chopping off flush with the rear end -- consider that the wheel hoop is possibly protecting the fuel tank if rear ended. ( which has occurred with Florin )
  12. fry61

    Rolling Road

    How much power required ? A good lower cost solution would be standard injection & management, from a scrapper.
  13. Complete stainless steel system made by Maniflow of Salisbury. Bling -- Yes, Discolouration -- Yes ( I like the heat affected zone colours ) Flexi-joint fitted where a stress fracture occurred -- no other problems 10 years old now & 53 K exhaust heat cycles. Expensive ?? £700 -- but it was exactly what I wanted ( plus the Mini-lite style wheels )
  14. Had no problem with the performance was great to be driving her again. Will try to do an accurate fuel/mileage check to confirm my calcs.
  15. Should add that all the spark plugs are all just a shade lighter than milk chocolate -- which I thought was near correct
  16. Florin has thrown a "wobbly" on MPG ( Litre ) her 1800 CVH engine has always given around 38 MPG. Enforced lockdown & other medical stuff prevented her use to just 250 odd miles between 2020/21 MOTs In the last couple of days we have been able to drive 150 odd miles, interrupted by a break down when the alternator lost a pivot bolt. Battery voltage could have been low for those miles. And now the question --- would this cause the electronics to throw said "wobbly" I have checked all connections associated with the XR 2 i injection set up but cannot do any fault finding on ECU. Help -- what needs doing --- a rough calculation says we are only now achieving approx 20 miles per gallon. ( 4.4 M/L ) Old school electrician --- very little knowledge of electronics & even less on computers
  17. Snap for that fix --- & I am an old school electrician ( retired 16 years ago from industrial work)
  18. Belts passing through the seat makes the seat part of the belt structure & as such the tilt mechanism MAY not be strong enough OR put the belt run out of line. Problems have reared their heads with belts through seats in the past because the seat is now part of the safety. Hope I'm wrong --they look to be smart seats.
  19. Hope it works out for you, we added 55 watt spots to boost the head beam.
  20. Don't bother -- they will quickly go rusty again -- best "skim" is use, just a few applications will clean the surface.
  21. As said above, we towed our trailer tent ( & at times an ordinary 750 kg gross trailer ) thousands of miles without incident. Never had any problems with the tow or police. Got stopped by police near Stonehenge at solstice time with t/tent , but they just needed to know if we planned on joining the muddy field mob. " No Officer, we are just trying to get to our home in Hampshire" " Carry on then Sir, nice car by the way" Was told many years ago, " Rules are for fools -- & the guidance of wiser men " So we try to only do one thing wrong at a time, works so afar.
  22. If the radius of the quadrant is greater please ensure the entry into the fixed outer cable sheath is in line (will need to be moved up ) -- will prevent wear/fraying of the inner.
  23. fry61

    Out at last!

    He's mainly driving left banked ovals.
  24. If you attempt to drive out the pin, please make sure there is a mate holding a very heavy tube over the other end to counter the force you apply, could be tears if you bend the mounts because the pin is rusty.
  25. Can recall lending equipment to "Friends" & it's never been returned, " no, I didn't borrow it " or "sorry it broke" with no compensation for a pricey item which I no longer have the use of. Goes against the grain every time it's needed. NOT any persons on here though, but Marks idea is sound.
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