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#481 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:26 PM

Have discovered where the horn wiring comes out of the steering column; not sure how the slip ring comes out. Further investigation required.

Adjusted the green filters, the light is better now. Fixed things in place a little better and blocked the gaps the light was coming out of. Plus the digits don't rattle any more.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:10 PM

Also found the reason I couldn't figure out where the throttle return spring is meant to go.

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That'll be because the hook it's meant to connect to is missing (just below the square access plate in the flywheel housing).

Bolt with a shank to be purchased and modified to suit purpose.


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#483 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:45 PM

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Bought a couple screws, a couple nuts and some rubber bungs that I cut down to fit.

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Hood now sits level.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll sort out the return spring mount.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:44 PM

After having spent more time traveling in circles around America than they did getting from China to here, my bulbs have finally arrived.

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I'll give them a try tonight and see how well (or otherwise) they work.

If they're good there's some more pretty looking ones with nicely enclosed optics available, for ones like the glovebox and such where the bulb is visible.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:48 PM

that happened here once

 

bought something from scotland it went dumfries hertfordshire warrington then here

 

coulda collected it from warrington and they wonder why it took 4 days ffs



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:50 PM

It probably got put on the wrong truck at New Orleans, which is why it vanished off eastbound to Lafayette.

They could have just dropped it off on the way...


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:56 PM

I made a SPRING BOSS.

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Fits into the flywheel housing.

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Now the pedal goes back, feels smooth. Might need a spring with a few more pounds behind it though.

The LED's have a rather strange gamut. The skeeters got real bad because it's been a hot day so more on that tomorrow. Typically the thing doesn't fit inside the gearshift thingy.
Such is life.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:13 AM

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This picture looks scarry, it's like a scene from the film "Christine" where your just about to be the cars next victim !
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:58 AM

Comme ça?

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:15 PM

I'm going to have nightmares now!

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:23 PM

Light-up hood ornaments are absolutely on point


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:57 PM

I think for Halloween, smoke machine, cardboard teeth covered in tin foil in the grille, more red and orange lights scattered about and a lightning light for outside the back window of the garage.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:52 PM

I think for Halloween, smoke machine, cardboard teeth covered in tin foil in the grille, more red and orange lights scattered about and a lightning light for outside the back window of the garage.

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And the theme music from Jaws playing in the background??

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:53 PM

Haha, probably just a thunder and lightning track playing on the hifi.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:21 PM

And the theme music from Jaws playing in the background??

 


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:05 AM

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Added ambiance.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:04 AM

^^ Fill the garage with WhiteSmoke.... Unveil by raising door.... Full light set up to provide BackLight.... Roll car out to AlsoSprach.... When everyone restores composure >> pop boot and serve Cocktails ;)
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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:18 AM

Updated the rear lights to LED. They're now definitely red. Slightly strange with the immediate on/off for the indicators but that's the way it goes.

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Also did all the dash illumination with the new LED bulbs I bought.

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Clean white. It's probably about the color they wished it would have been back in the day (painting the inside of the gauges blue to make the light a bit more white looking). Camera got a little upset with the actual color and made it look a bit funny.

Also fixed the ash tray handle with a screw that was stuck down between the exhaust and intake manifold that had probably been there for decades, and also the light inside the ash tray which comes on with the lights and is switched by pulling it out. Pull it just a little way and it illuminates the floor (by design, it seems) which is neat. I need to look more because no light gets into the ash tray itself. Not that it'll be used, but eh.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:21 AM

Updated the rear lights to LED. They're now definitely red. Slightly strange with the immediate on/off for the indicators but that's the way it goes.
 

Write a routine for an arduino to fade the LEDs on and off? :D


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:43 AM

"..on with the lights and is switched by pulling it out. Pull it just a little way and it illuminates the floor (by design, it seems) which is neat. I need to look more because no light gets into the ash tray itself. Not that it'll be used, but eh.."

I have a green light glows down [into the ashtray] with the lights on.
I have removed the ashtray [don't smoke] and the slot is set for use as the location for my Reversing Camera TFT. It will flip out & down and, because I have araldited the ashtray 'front lip' onto the screen bottom you wouldn't know it was a mod...

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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 01:15 PM

Write a routine for an arduino to fade the LEDs on and off? :D


I already wrote a thing for an Arduino that fades the light in and out accurately..

Doesn't need the added complexity, the lights come on nice and brightly and are easily visible. They were just a little pink/yellow before.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 05:29 PM

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Can of paint arrived. Going to see if it works on stainless for the logos on the wheels.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:06 PM

Old wheel trim centers were looking a little tired on the front.

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2500 grit and soapy water and a little effort later:

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All masked up carefully.

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And finally, 3 coats of clear red later (dried a little hazy, will polish it once it's fully hardened).

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Looking much better. Now 3 more to do and possibly the two rear badges also.


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:10 PM

Nice one Phil, it’s all this attention to detail that’s making this car stunning.
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:12 PM

Well, it was something that was giving me the irrits when I walked into the garage and saw it each time.

This was somewhat experimental, but turned out okay. It's not perfect but it's better than it was. I'll pull one of the rear ones off that's been painted with red Dulux as a comparison at a later date.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:37 PM

Old wheel trim centers were looking a little tired on the front.

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2500 grit and soapy water and a little effort later:

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All masked up carefully.

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And finally, 3 coats of clear red later (dried a little hazy, will polish it once it's fully hardened).

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Looking much better. Now 3 more to do and possibly the two rear badges also.


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The effect with the Clear Red over the chrome is amazing its almost got that enamel feel to it!

Wish it woud stop piddling down here so I could get some work done :(

Your stormin ahead on this Phil :mrgreen:

Keep it coming :mrgreen:


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:27 PM

The effect with the Clear Red over the chrome is amazing its almost got that enamel feel to it!
Wish it woud stop piddling down here so I could get some work done :(
Your stormin ahead on this Phil :mrgreen:
Keep it coming :mrgreen:


That's kinda the look I am going for. On the smooth metal it should hopefully come up polish and wax. The emblems on the back are molded with deco diamonds and I'm not sure how well it'll sit on the edges. It may pay to actually do them in enamel.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 11:02 PM

Paint the chieftain the red and leave the circle polished - see how that is :)

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 11:12 PM

I did wiry stuff on the Oxford today, unfortunately nae time for Cardboard teef:(
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 11:49 PM

The circle isn't in the best shape, under the chrome, the emblem is just pot metal.

I may experiment a bit more before I go down that route.
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