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by ard126k
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 243
Views: 19041

1982 GTC project gumtree

Thanks Dennis That's exactly how I remembered the braid route, but one of the holes in the braid just didn't line up. So I created another. This is the second time that strange things have happened in the rebuild. The first was when I took the centre dashboard out to replace some of the wee lightbul...
by ard126k
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake fail switch
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Brake fail switch

Steve It sounds like your brass switch was spot on, its job is to provide a fixed live contact which can only be earthed by the shuttle valve moving one way or t'other and hitting the contact. Obviously the plastic body does the insulating in the standard switch. The two plug contacts are only to pr...
by ard126k
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Underbonnet lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Underbonnet lighting

Investigated why my underbonnet light wasn't working, found lampholder disintegrated, so I'm wondering about replacing. The standard item's pretty useless so I wondered if anyone has installed a better solution? Is putting a 'cigarlighter' type of power socket under there a stupid idea? To use with ...
by ard126k
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake fail switch
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Brake fail switch

Steve
Can you define 'older'? The MC I'm lookng at is from 1982...
The thread on the white switch (the one that fits) measures just under 9mm across the threads and the pitch is 1,0 mm.
by ard126k
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake fail switch
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Brake fail switch

No further forward, the black unit has a different thread!!
by ard126k
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 90s classics anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

90s classics anyone?

News channels are reporting some of the cars have been set on fire. Well done flower of Scotland's youth!
by ard126k
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 243
Views: 19041

1982 GTC project gumtree

And so we come to the stage of the rebuild where I have to ask for your help to remind me where bits go! I'm having trouble placing the earth braids on the servo side of the engine bay. Memory says they should run from the body mounting on the inner wing to the ignition module, then to the master cy...
by ard126k
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake fail switch
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Brake fail switch

Some more information has come out of the Internet service. It seems that the white switch that I have is wrong, it's designed to operate with a shuttle valve that drops the plunger rather than lifts it. The correct one, I hope, is part No AAU1752A and it's black rather than white. This one's plunge...
by ard126k
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake fail switch
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Brake fail switch

Well as expected the switch body gave up the fight and left me with this - IMG_0719.JPG Removed the plunger and chaindrilled the plastic and dug it out - IMG_0722.JPG and removed the operating piston. Which was really really clogged with cr++! This is how the new switch sits in position relative to ...
by ard126k
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake fail switch
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Brake fail switch

OK so that piston won't come out of its barrel until the switch is out of the way. Super!!
by ard126k
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake fail switch
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Brake fail switch

Oh well at least I'm not trying to turn something that's supposed to slide straight out.

Does the switch have a plunger that's moved by the piston in the side barrel of the MC?

Alex.
by ard126k
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake fail switch
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Brake fail switch

Hello
Should the failure warning switch under the Lockheed master cylinder just unscrew? I can turn the hexagon body about 15 degrees but I've a nasty feeling that the thread (if that's what it is) isn't following on....
Alex.
by ard126k
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Computer Problems and Solutions
Topic: CBS site
Replies: 4
Views: 121

CBS site

No better Terry, but Phil's suggestion led me to a Firefox option to 'allow sites to choose own fonts' and that's sorted it. Scimitarweb looks different now too!
Thanks Phil.
by ard126k
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Should voltmeter be warm?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Should voltmeter be warm?

Thanks Phil, panic over! Volts are just the usual 13 and a bit. I stopped worrying about the condensation years ago!
by ard126k
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Computer Problems and Solutions
Topic: CBS site
Replies: 4
Views: 121

CBS site

Does anyone have a suggestion for why this gobbledegook appears on the Car Builder Solutions site? Makes navigating a bit of an adventure!
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Alex.

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