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The further adventures of a Shitestang........................


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#991 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:03 PM

Might end up needing a new motor afterall :(

 

This might be the most sensible solution at this stage, better to get a brand-spanker than to keep dicking around with a dodgy one.

 

Then you can confidently use the big rubber JOB DONE stamp.


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#992 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:13 PM

Right

Another Mechanics Update

It appears to be the wiper  motor.....................

He as bypassed the fuse and is using a test bulb (I never knew that trick handy one to remember :) )

He said this

With the black wire removed the motor is fine.................

Well it is until you connect the wiper arm mechanism with the fuse connected it blows a fuse with the arms connected :(

With the bulb instead of fuse it runs but bulb lights and gets brighter :shock:

Disconnect the arms and the motor will run happily not blow fuses or light bulbs :roll:

He has suggested I get a new motor, I know it looked fine inside but something is clearly amiss?


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#993 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

Red to black connected in the park position correct.

Drawing that much current? Yeah. Looks like maybe the internal windings are breaking down, it's getting "lazy". Drawing massive current under load isn't good.

Dim bulb tester is a good idea yes


Phil


Edit, wrong of me. When NOT parked the red and black should be connected.
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#994 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:27 PM

Red to black connected in the park position correct.

Drawing that much current? Yeah. Looks like maybe the internal windings are breaking down, it's getting "lazy". Drawing massive current under load isn't good.

Dim bulb tester is a good idea yes


Phil

Im just going to order another job done :)

At least then I know everything is OK ;)

I do feel a little sad as I took the motor apart cleaned it and learned a little :)

But I suppose you cant save them all?

At least in a week or so it should have a New Brake Master Cylinder/Servo and New Wiper Motor :mrgreen:


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:57 PM

Well thats it for now,off on a 4 day break,Following parts on Order

Brake Booster/Servo

Brake Master Cylinder

Wiper Motor

Wiper Motor Bushings

Should all arrive end of next week then hopefully we are all systems go.......................


 


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:42 AM

so don't be tempted to use tippex.

Phil

 

I think it's spelt 

 

T-I-P-E-X

 

correct me if I'm wrong.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:56 PM

Just got back from my short vacation to a message from my Mechanic.....................

Some of you may of put 2 & 2 of intention together already but.........................................

Its Had its First and its Last...........................


We Can Haz MOT!!!

Get In There!


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:59 PM

Wow !!!
Fantastic, you've done it :-)
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:01 PM

Nice one Jo. Great news!

Now get some plates nailed on and get it out in it!
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:01 PM

I believe it has a couple of Minor advisories.and another headache has arisen :(

The Speedo has packed in :(

Hoping its just a Cable?


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:04 PM

So pleased. (About MOT, not speedo!)
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

Hurrahz for MoTz


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:06 PM

Excellent work!


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:06 PM

Nice one Jo. Great news!

Now get some plates nailed on and get it out in it!

Picking up the MOT ticket tomorrow evening then hopefully get everything packed off to the Doovla before the weekend?

Car is staying with him until early next week to get new Brake Booster/Master Cylinder and new Wiper Motor


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:09 PM

MOT'd yet? :D

 

YES IT IS ;)


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:10 PM

Registered yet? ;)


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

Main works to get done once its back in get the dash working,plactically everything else has been done but as we speak all that works is

Fuel Gauge

Temp Gauge

Seatbelt Warning Light

Its a typical 70's Ford abysmal flexible printed cicuit design cluster with a sprung endge connector,renound for reliability (not!)

Just hope it just the cable and not my speedo head or drive eaten itself............................


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:15 PM

Registered yet? ;)

:roll:

:lol:


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:16 PM

Main works to get done once its back in get the dash working,plactically everything else has been done but as we speak all that works is

Fuel Gauge

Temp Gauge

Seatbelt Warning Light

Its a typical 70's Ford abysmal flexible printed cicuit design cluster with a sprung endge connector,renound for reliability (not!)

Just hope it just the cable and not my speedo head or drive eaten itself............................

 

I run a bike for years with just a main beam & oil pressure light. Instruments are for pussies :D


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

I run a bike for years with just a main beam & oil pressure light. Instruments are for pussies :D

Yeh but It would be nice to get them going even if its just the indicator tell tales ;)

And the Speedo ;)


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:27 PM

Main works to get done once its back in get the dash working,plactically everything else has been done but as we speak all that works is
Fuel Gauge
Temp Gauge
Seatbelt Warning Light
Its a typical 70's Ford abysmal flexible printed cicuit design cluster with a sprung endge connector,renound for reliability (not!)
Just hope it just the cable and not my speedo head or drive eaten itself............................


I don’t mean to blow my own horn, but...

Full house on mine, all working!

Probably more luck than anything tbh!
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:27 PM

twat-navs show speed if you've got one, means you can use the shitey-stang while sorting those bits out.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:30 PM

If you’ve got an mot now, and it’s now exempt from future ones why bother!? Your days of ‘having’ to fix anything on this car are over!
Get some US style plates instead of U.K. ones and that fixes the speed camera/ANPR issue too.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:31 PM

Does that really solve the camera issue?


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:31 PM

YES IT IS ;)

Huzzah!!! :-)


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:33 PM

Does that really solve the camera issue?


I guess so? Wrong shape, font and colours. Camera can’t read it.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:35 PM

I guess so? Wrong shape, font and colours. Camera can’t read it.

It just surprises me as OCR in scanners etc copes easily enough with different fonts & sizes.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:39 PM

It just surprises me as OCR in scanners etc copes easily enough with different fonts & sizes.


I don’t honestly know. I’ve never tried it but the old bill don’t seem to like those US style replica plates on the road. I’d assumed that was why as they’re in a unique style and font that’s not used here.
Although they do seem able to read other European plates so maybe.

It was meant more as a dumbass comment really, same as not fixing the speedo!
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:47 PM

No worries mate, I just wondered if you'd proved it with your yank tank or 'owt.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:52 PM

phone with GPS speedo .. sorted...

 

get out there and do some 5.0 growling !!!!


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