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Post by David Tew » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:52 pm

You're right, that looks like a good, solid job.

Sorry for the suggestion of filling the gap but after spending years experiencing under-engineering, I am now a compulsive overengineer! :lol:

Good luck with the body fitting. 👍


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Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:34 pm

no problem, I'm a bit of a perfectionist too , so often overdo things, hence doing a nut and bolt rebuild on a car I've never worked on before and only have 18 months to do it all :shock:


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Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:16 am

It was freezing but I'd planned this day for quite a while so we went for it , regardless of the weather.
The body is back on the chassis !
Quite a milestone for me , although there is plenty left to do...........
the chassis all ready to go,
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getting the body in position, roped my friend and my son in to help.
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got the chassis lined up,
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and in position.. I couldn't wait to have a go.........
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it's really high though, hopefully it will settle a bit, but there is no real weight to these cars,
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Post by Rev Light » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:41 am

Well done. Another milestone.

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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:34 am

been busy putting car back together, it's been a lot of work
got all the engine back together , all new water pipes, and exhaust on one side
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brakes all in and bled
clutch all in and bled
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just trying to sort out wiring to starter now, as then new (2nd hand) starter has the solenoid on it, whereas the original had a remote solenoid.


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Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:40 am

Looking good. For starter wiring just follow later cars - Reliant left the remote solenoid in when they first changed to pre-engaged starters.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:00 am

thanks Jim,
fingers crossed i'll have it started on the weekend and it can finally move under its own steam. :-|


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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:05 am

I hope the steam is only literal..

Nice work by the way!


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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:35 am

yes , probably not a great choice of words .... :shock:


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Post by Stupopt1 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:58 am

update on the project, I got the engine started , which was good news, I'm now going through all the wiring making sure everything works, remaking all the earths that got broken when I removed them from the chassis.
The fuel sender unit isn't showing any petrol, even though I've put some in, there is a 12v supply but it's not a constant voltage ?
I think I've tracked the supply to the gauge to this lot below, am I correct or does anyone know what this lot does.
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Post by backpain » Wed May 02, 2018 7:45 am

its the voltage regulator powers the fuel gauge + one other gauge ,I think it should be 12v in 10v out cheers john


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Post by philhoward » Wed May 02, 2018 7:52 am

The 10V out is an average, so if looking with a meter, you will see it fluctuating between 12V and 0V (more time at 12V) - this averages out at 10V over time when seen by the bi-metallic gauges.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Wed May 02, 2018 7:58 am

yes thanks that what I'm getting,
there is 2 connectors on the sender unit, one has this 10v supply, they both just go into the loom. does the other wire return to something or would it be earthed, I'm looking at a way to test the gauge from there or test the sender unit without taking it out of the tank.
I put a supply to the gauge and it went up to full, so I'm guessing this is working o.k. ?


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Post by philhoward » Wed May 02, 2018 8:16 am

A picture of the sender might be useful but yes - it (or the tank) needs to be earthed to complete the circuit.

Normally it's a green/black from the gauge and a black for earth. Yours might have a 6 series sender fitted but the rule of thumb is there should be an earth terminal - be it a spade terminal or ring - the "variable" one for the gauge (should show a resistance to earth/tank of something in the low hundreds of ohms if there's only a couple of gallons in there, and if a 6-series sender has been fitted then an additional terminal for the low fuel light which is a short to ground (when less than a gallon or two) or open circuit the rest of the time.

New senders available (remanufactured) have 3 similar looking terminals; earth, gauge and low level light.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:25 am

thanks for the info i'll have a play tonight,
I have a stainless tank so not sure where the sender unit comes from, but it has 2 spade connectors.
best photo I can find of tank is below, I'm at work so can't get another at the mo
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