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Update  30/12

Been chuffing freezing so it's been a struggle to get motivated.

Started putting some chrome back onto the body:

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Got the templates, sewing machine out and vhs rallies on the telly ready to roll.

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Fitted my bodged bit of carpets and underlay (black is most forgiving!) and put the seats back in:

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  • Gerrymcd changed the title to Barrheid Fleeto.. New arrival. Wee update 30/12

Specsavers:

 I purchased some 5x7" led headlights for jeeps and the like. About the same size and shape as the existing headlights. One of the existing units was a bit tired and needed replacement so I've taken a punt.

They need some fettling to get the headlight beam right but with some massaging they fit. 

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Dipped:

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Main:

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  • Gerrymcd changed the title to Barrheid Fleeto.. New arrival. Freezing 7/1/12

Not done much as it's been so bloody cold here.

Yes I am a wimp!

I've been mostly underneath the tolly applying underseal as this reasonably vigorous activity keeps me distracted from the cold. Fixed the headlights so they sit better too.

Horn no worky

Horn does work straight from battery and using a multi meter there is continuity from stalk to wiring, but only get 10v at the end of the horn wiring. Horn makes a pathetic clunk and thats it. So there is obviously satanic bastard ohms stealing precious amps in the wiring.  I dislike electrics so I've avoided further efforts by replacing the 12v horn with a £3 6v bike horn.

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The hilarious meep meep will work for now. I'll save up all electrical gremlins during shakedown tests for an auto electrician to go over properly in the summer. 

Seatbelts

I don't have much confidence in the working of the original kangol seat belts so I've replaced these. 

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Spoiler alert

I've seen a few dollys with a Mk1 Golf GTi chin spoiler so I've fitted one to the front.

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I think it looks well but time will tell if it looks daft when the tolly is back on four wheels and outside in sunlight.

Next? Back to the doors. When the weather improves I'll make a start. 

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  • Gerrymcd changed the title to Barrheid Fleeto.. New arrival. Freezing 7/1/21

I wonder if the 10Volts you are getting would be enough to operate a relay then power through the relay, straight from the battery, to the horn.

If you go through any connections you can find and physically clean them up you will likely find some of your missing Volts.

The electrics are very simple so a one off, clean and back on approach is quite simple.

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10 hours ago, Tickman said:

I wonder if the 10Volts you are getting would be enough to operate a relay then power through the relay, straight from the battery, to the horn.

If you go through any connections you can find and physically clean them up you will likely find some of your missing Volts.

The electrics are very simple so a one off, clean and back on approach is quite simple.

Before I caved for the 6v I took apart all the connections I could relating to the horn and gave a clean with some fine sandpaper/ contact cleaner....then I gave up and bought the 6v. 😂

Ken - is that the one with the inline fuse holder?....its in my pile of spares as I removed it.😁 (Will remove the ejection seat and oil slick wiring later)

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Not sure if it is the same approach as for the Triumph Herald, but from memory on the Herald, the horn takes a live feed from the battery and then returns via an negative wire up through the steering column to the horn push, which earths to the column and thence to the chassis. No chassis on this of course but the general approach may be the same.

A live feed to a horn is a Bad Thing when the live connector tab falls off the horn because it is so corroded and earths itself on the chassis...

 

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58 minutes ago, Mrs6C said:

Not sure if it is the same approach as for the Triumph Herald, but from memory on the Herald, the horn takes a live feed from the battery and then returns via an negative wire up through the steering column to the horn push, which earths to the column and thence to the chassis. No chassis on this of course but the general approach may be the same.

A live feed to a horn is a Bad Thing when the live connector tab falls off the horn because it is so corroded and earths itself on the chassis...

 

IIRC Live feed to the horn, thence to the contact ring below the steering wheel,  via spring-loaded brush to the horn push, and earth return through the column.  I think the Toledo is the same.   

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5 minutes ago, Mr Pastry said:

hence to the contact ring below the steering wheel,  via spring-loaded brush to the horn push

Ah yes, with the spring loaded brush, looking like someone made it out of a brass pencil and the stem of a biro...

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14 minutes ago, Mrs6C said:

Ah yes, with the spring loaded brush, looking like someone made it out of a brass pencil and the stem of a biro...

Yes, that's the thing.  Earth back to the chassis may be the problem, as the inner column runs in rubber/nylon bushes.  There should be an earth strap across the steering UJ, and also I think one from the steering rack to the frame.

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Update:

Off today and tomorrow so a good opportunity to keep chipping away at the Tolly.

Painting:

Really quite fed up with this now but started priming doors last week and finished painting today in my poundland booth:

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Doorcaps:

Bolted down to the hardware store yesterday for 10 pounds of the finest nitromors to remove the slab of varnish on the doorcaps that is all cracked/ tired. I know nitromors has been watered down over the years but fucking hell it shifted nothing. 

So... I'll leave them for another day. Instead I've covered them in carpet as a temporary measure just to keep things tidy.

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Wheels:

Changed the bolts to chrome. Contemplating some steel trim rings but I'll leave for now. 

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Next:

I can now give my poor lungs a rest from sanding and spraying and start to put the doors back together, trim bits etc. 

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  • Gerrymcd changed the title to Barrheid Fleeto.. New arrival. Update - 14/1/21
14 minutes ago, Gerrymcd said:

Update:

Off today and tomorrow so a good opportunity to keep chipping away at the Tolly.

Painting:

Really quite fed up with this now but started priming doors last week and finished painting today in my poundland booth:

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Doorcaps:

Bolted down to the hardware store yesterday for 10 pounds of the finest nitromors to remove the slab of varnish on the doorcaps that is all cracked/ tired. I know nitromors has been watered down over the years but fucking hell it shifted nothing. 

So... I'll leave them for another day. Instead I've covered them in carpet as a temporary measure just to keep things tidy.

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Wheels:

Changed the bolts to chrome. Contemplating some steel trim rings but I'll leave for now. 

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Next:

I can now give my poor lungs a rest from sanding and spraying and start to put the doors back together, trim bits etc. 

Top work there!

 

I can remember painting the engine bay in my brother's E30 with a similar set up and some strong spray cans...

 

Did it on the Saturday, think I came down on the Tuesday😜

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