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#361 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted Yesterday, 06:11 PM

Oh, and another Brucie Bonus- went out to the garage to get my AA tweezers to tweak the spring and removed another spider (this one was in the grille of the car making a web to the floor).

I am starting on a circuit diagram with physical layout within the car so I know which way to pull cable to make loom.

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#362 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted Yesterday, 07:38 PM

Such is life.

Had seen that when we went to Tennessee a few years back, we went as far as Cherokee but everything was closed at that time of the year. Nothing up there opens until about June.

Bit of a trek from here, too!

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I think I might have said they might not be quite open

 

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Posted Yesterday, 08:02 PM

I like this car a lot. It puts me in mind of the Blue Car from the Milky Way ad :D


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Posted Yesterday, 08:03 PM

Trek?

 

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#365 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted Yesterday, 08:58 PM

I like this car a lot. It puts me in mind of the Blue Car from the Milky Way ad :D

Yup, a few people pointed that out already :)

I had forgotten about that advert until someone pointed it out to me!

Edit: Just went watch it again and noticed that the reflection of the traffic lights change in the UK pattern... Red, red+amber, green. Funny.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:04 PM

I decided to look at the ignition switch I bought.

It was a little intermittent so I bent back the peened edges on the back and took it to bits.

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Not too bad but I cleaned all the points up.

I then discovered that all three of the connections get connected at one time, and only on the middle selection.

Strange, thinks I.

I then pull on the key in the middle position and it comes out. Erm.

I try twist it and it selects the middle and the right with no key in. Left is only available with the key in.... Oh.

So, this has a position where you can lock it off with the key, or select it to off and remove the key and have the vehicle operable without the key and with no way to secure it.

Aha. Commercial key switch for things like delivery vans, where you turn up, take the keys with you for the rear door but want to keep it running or switch it off easily. Also gives the option of no key to lose on the rounds (pocketed) and then you can secure it at the end of the day.

Funny. Wonder what the insurance companies and safety elves would make of that these days.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:14 PM

I suppose you could create a bypass filter arrangement using a belt drive dry sump scavenge pump and just put the inlet and outlet into the sump pan; it would take a lot of miles to justify the expense though, the money would pay for a lot of oil changes.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:25 PM

For straight 30 weight oil visit a Harley place, pretty sure they were designed to run on it.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:25 PM

Be thankful you've any kind of key at all. My old Standard Eight, built a few years after this, didn't have any ignition key, just a switch. It's an odd feeling unlocking a car in the morning and putting the key in your pocket before you start it up. Even more odd when you realise you had forgotten to lock the door in the first place, as I frequently did
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Posted Today, 12:16 AM

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Caressed the front wing down with 2000 then 2500 grit with soapy water from a squeegee bottle.

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Cut, polish, wax.

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It's surprisingly difficult to get a photograph that shows it well though. It now smells like bananas. Strange carnauba wax.

I'll do the rest of the baby blue and put it outside in the sun for a few pictures.

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Posted Today, 03:36 AM

Oh, and another Brucie Bonus

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Wink Martindale surely :lol:







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