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IanS last won the day on January 6 2017

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  1. IanS

    Dolomite dials for my RH

    I have fitted dolomite dials to my car. The speedo is 1000 turns per mile which is the same as the sierra speedo so if you are using wheels with the same rolling radius as ford fitted and the gear box and diff are the same then calibration will not be a problem. The Ford speedo connection can be forced onto the smiths speedo but I got speedy cables to make me one to suit. The dolomite dials used a mechanical voltage regulator for the power to the fuel and temperature dials so try to get this as well as the dials.
  2. IanS

    Moog6 Update

    second the looks great. Classic looks are rare.
  3. IanS

    The Fairies In The Garage

    Ballast resistor and crank sensor are mutually exclusive in most cars. Ballast resistor was a way to get a better spark when starter motor was cranking a points distributor. Crank sensor is needed for electronic control, if you have electronic control then electronics protect the coil/coilpack and still allow for volt drop when cranking. Electronic ignition with distributors came along (eliminating ballast resistor) long before EFI which needs a crank sensor.
  4. IanS

    Robin Hood Exmo, From Barn To Iva

    Heater looks like an old landrover one.
  5. IanS

    Pretty Sure Its A Blown Head Gasket

    Worth while checking inlet manifold gasket as the heater circuit goes through this.
  6. IanS

    House Room Thermostat Wiring Help

    1 most thermostats are just ON/OFF contacts. 2 Modern boilers controls work at low voltage. 3 The thermostat is designed to switch mains up to a max power. If your wiring center still works after connection then I do not see any problem as high voltage switching to low voltage inputs causes immediate destruction of the low voltage input and a puff of smoke. I know that my under floor heating controller (a similar model) normally works on a sensor buried in the floor with a back up air sensor, in the event that the under floor sensor dies it reverts to just the air temp.
  7. IanS

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    This sounds like a problem I had on an old mini with the A series engine. Turned out to be a cracked exhaust valve, have you checked compression?
  8. IanS

    Dashboard Single Dials

    I have fitted single smiths guages I got from a scrapped triumph dolomite. Fortunately the standard ford mechanical drive works at 1000 turns per mile. The Smiths guages were marked in small letters on the dial as 1000 so an exact match. Of course if you change the diff ratio or change the rolling radius of the wheels you loose the calibration.
  9. IanS

    Triumph Based S7 For Sale

    Is that last pic the Ausie version?
  10. IanS

    Clutch Woes

    When this happened to me I managed to start from stopped in first gear and speed matched to change to second and managed to get 10 miles home with the hazards going and some anticipation of traffic at junctions. Not the easiest drive but it worked. Cable I have now is for 2 wheel drive sierra cosworth.
  11. IanS

    Moog6 Update

    Number plate will be illegal anyway as it has to be vertical. Of course this only matters if Mr Plod takes exception
  12. IanS

    Calibrating The Oil Pressure Sensor

    Electrical gauges need to run off a stabilized supply, often 8 volts. If connected to the 12 to 14 volts from the battery they over read. A resistor can work but the gauge reading will vary a bit with battery voltage. This is why the fuel gauge is always operated off a stabilized supply.
  13. IanS

    Battery Drain Overnight

    Faulty alternator can be a cause. When running it charges the battery but discharges it when stopped. A quick check is to feel the alternator before starting the car, if it is warm then this is almost certainly your problem.
  14. My Exmo has been fitted with clam shell wings since the build in 96. These are grandfarthered in and thus OK with the law. I think that your car had clam shell wings when built in 96 and thus will be OK.
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    Fuel Gauge Troubles

    The sender had other connections that ford used to give MPG and low fuel warning. (MPG was a joke). There was a separate earth spade terminal the should be connected for the gauge to work correctly.