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#301 OFFLINE   Mally

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:55 PM

 

I like that, but not the retail price.



#302 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:04 PM

I like that, but not the retail price.

I didn't like the retail price either so found it second hand eventually.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:41 PM

I could definitely see me using one of those lifts, half the battle of working on cars is getting them jacked up and secure. 

 

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it? What is the weight capacity of it?



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

One of these:
 
https://www.cjautos....LIFT_p/cl03.htm


Bugger, wish I'd have seen these before Mrs BMH bought me sod all for Xmas

#305 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:18 PM

Weight capacity is 1500 kilos on mine, mine is the width adjustable one. First actual use was today but it shall get used more. It is bloody heavy to move around but it has castors so it can roll.


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#306 OFFLINE   crapcarcollector

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

It looks amazing. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it aft r using for a bit....


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

I've just checked the kerb weight of the Audi-1720kg  :shock:

 

Still, could see one of these being useful for the rest of the fleet-the ability to get stuff in the air quickly and securely would definitely* make me more likely to do maintenance.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:04 PM

There is one on ebay in Newquay for a couple of hundred quid. 


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:55 PM

What you need is a nice new steering wheel for that mazda

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

What you need is a nice new steering wheel for that mazda

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How you going to steer yours?
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#311 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

I've been tinkering with one of the Minors, yesterday was the diagnosis of all the wheel cylinders needing replaced so they were ordered. 

 

Today was a quick peak at the wiring to see why the ignition light is constantly on when a battery is connected.

 

Best guess without pulling apart is a failed ignition switch so more playing Thursday. If anyone can think of any thing else that might cause this please shout up so I can look at other possible issues.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:48 PM

After the last thrilling* update I ordered brake cylinders, they arrived.

 

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I went and did some of this

 

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Also this

 

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Shiny new stuff

 

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Close of play

 

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All fitted, just* need bleeding and adjusting up which will happen at some point soon*

 

 


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

Must get off my arse and sort mine out.   Only excuse its cold out....but your workshop doesn't look much warmer!


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:10 PM

Check continuity across the switch with the feed disconnected to ascertain if it is faulty or not. With the switch in the 'off' position re-connect the feed, replace the battery and test the switch output with a meter connected between output and earth to double check. Voltage regulator contacts may be sticking or maladjusted.

Smearing red rubber grease around the wheel cylinder piston prevents sticking and premature failure. I do this with all my brake hydraulics now. Also Girling green grease on any sliding backplates and brake adjusters is beneficial.


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#315 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:33 PM

Must get off my arse and sort mine out.   Only excuse its cold out....but your workshop doesn't look much warmer!

 

I was putting it off the other day and went out to the garage to get the padded overalls I bought from Lidl several years ago.

First grin was they still fitted, mostly, the second was I was boiling after 10 minutes and took my hat off to cool a little.


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#316 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:35 PM

Got 2 of them, in anything other than this weather though, they're a bit betty swollocks.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:36 AM

Today was a quick peak at the wiring to see why the ignition light is constantly on when a battery is connected.

 

 

probably teaching "granny to suck eggs"

 

ignition light on is most likely to be a regulator fault, 

 

If you have fitted an alternator then one wire will be for the ignition light. a fault with the diode pack on the alternator will allow current from the battery to flow through iirc

 

If you have the dynamo still then the regulator box will be fitted to the drivers side of the engine bay bulkhead. there may be a fault within

 

easy enough to check continuity through the ignition switch is boken when in off position

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:19 PM

Today I was bleeding the brakes, I have just ordered a master cylinder...

 

Steering rack gaiters also ordered as they are fucked.

 

Tested the ignition switch and that is working properly, stripped and cleaned the fuel pump and that is now working with a power probe but not the ignition being on. I will have to get my head around the wiring bit but it will be Monday before that is looked at.

 

As a pick me up I did get it running and it reminded me I have to fit the water pump that I have!


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:27 PM

Could be something amiss in the fusebox - power going to ignition circuit when "off" but not to fuel pump....


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:58 PM

On Monday I will move it a bit so I have a bit of room around it and start following wires. It cannot* be too hard to go over such a simple system.

 

I hate car electrics, I would (and have) happily rewire the house instead :(


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:49 PM

Car electrics are also something that terrifies me. I would be useless at diagnosing faults on an older car as my investigatory skills usually all lead me to "sod it, cup of tea".
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:42 AM

Did some bodywork on the Alfa last night when leaving the workshop.

 

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Not done that before. 

This was just after 320T offered to guide me back out which I naturally refused  :?


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

fuxstix.........

 

on the other hand - £50 and an iphone4 fella - can't make it over for 2weeks though due to 'being away'



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 02:51 PM

fuxstix.........

 

on the other hand - £50 and an iphone4 fella - can't make it over for 2weeks though due to 'being away'

I don't think there is an unmarked panel on the car, either scratched or dented so it fits right in really. I have just added it to the very long list of things wrong with the car that will not get fixed.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:01 PM

CHARACTER, innit.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

A little bit of time spent on the Minor today with faultfinding the permanent live to everything.

 

After ruling out the ignition switch the last time I started with the wiring diagram. 

Then the fuse box.

 

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Broken fuse was some how bridging from the switched to permanent sides of the fuse box!

 

With that solved I looked at the fuel pump which only seems to want to pump when power is applied in an on/off manner with the power probe and not when left powered.

 

Not sure what the issue there is but I am sure I have a spare somewhere that I can substitute when if I can find it!

 

My Master cylinder has finally arrived (spoiled by the previous very speedy delivery) today but I will save that joy for the next installment which might occur tomorrow morning, but more than likely not!


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:45 PM

Could be short circuit in the points on the pump - fine with intermittent but not constant feed.   Might be worth having a look at the contacts (or whanging another one on!)   

There is a flow rate test you can do with a milk bottle or summat but I can't remember what the recommended volume per second is!


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:45 PM

I have had it apart and cleaned the points and nothing seems out of place but I don't have another nearby to compare it with, yet.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

More with the 1957 Minor, having the workshop is great but I didn't have it when this arrived so it is at home in the garage with the very narrow access. It is just wide enough to get the Minor in but not really to work on it so it gets pushed out for working on.

 

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These arrived so the Master cylinder was fitted.

 

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I had tried bleeding them on my own but that was unsuccessful so today I got a helping hand, unfortunately the weather wasn't the warmest. Still carried on.

 

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This has been my safe method of powering it while testing everything.

 

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Yesterday I had found an old spare fuel pump so had that in bits as it behaved the same as the one on the car. After putting it back together and sorting a poor connection it now works so got fitted. I did some function checks and the lights work, indicators also join in and the horn has a healthy beep.

 

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I nipped out to get a battery I had elsewhere. With the fresh snow and the only snow we have had so far I took the sure fotted MX5 and had a little fun. I drew a few lines on the ground when leaving.

 

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Home and battery fitted. I need some connectors as the ones currently on the car are round and the way they are tichtened is the screw through the middle.

 

I got the car running properly now it has fuel and power supplied at the same time. It seems quite happy when up to temperature. It tries to stall even with the choke out when first started so revs have to be kept quite high. That I can live with for now.

 

Overall a successful day.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:03 PM

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