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Post by willholderogri » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:21 pm

it would be possible to connect both lambda sensors if you series them with a diode.


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Post by philhoward » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:50 pm

How's that going to work?

A Lambda sensor generally generates a small voltage which is about the forward voltage of a diode - but even so, isn't the general idea to see what each bank is doing?


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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:27 pm

A flip-flop driving a small changeover relay would be a good compromise.


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Post by Diyhell » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:11 pm

Roger Pennington, you are correct (and someone else pointed out the same my other related post). My dad was a materials expert in the aeronautical world - he'd be shaking his head in despair if he read this...!

It's a particularly hard grade of aluminium and came up fine (not scratched/dulled at all) when I used some Cif cream cleaner on it. The deeper marks/scores will remain as patina.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:59 am

Diyhell wrote:
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It's a particularly hard grade of aluminium and came up fine (not scratched/dulled at all) when I used some Cif cream cleaner on it
That's an interesting alternative, especially if it cleaned it without wholesale removal of the anodising. Worth filing away in the memory banks! :)


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Post by willholderogri » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:49 am

philhoward wrote:
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How's that going to work?

A Lambda sensor generally generates a small voltage which is about the forward voltage of a diode - but even so, isn't the general idea to see what each bank is doing?
it would give you the overall live running of the engine I find mine is very useful for switching between gas & petrol you can visually see when the petrol; is running out as the vfr gauge drops quickly


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Post by willholderogri » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:54 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Simoni-Racin ... 0753.m4841

sorry meant afr guage mine is similar to the above


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Post by Diyhell » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:09 pm

OK, bit of tidying up of the front been going on
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Some polishing prior to swapping out the front silver bit (!) which has the wrong - silver - letters on it for one in slightly better condition with the correct letters.
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Silver letters had been secured with the nylon inserts used to attach them directly to the rear. Handy as I now have a supply...

Bit of respray required for the 'new' black letters in Halfords Mat Black - which isn't actually mat, more like soft sheen. Put a sheet over the the aluminium bit, pushed the letters through and they stand up properly.
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Then just a case of using new 3mm Starlock push on fasteners, with a bit of grease, to secure them onto the aluminium from the rear. Bizarrely, they came from a 'build a bear' supplier on Ebay...
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I found a 5mm socket in an extension bar was perfect for me to tap them on with a rubber mallet. I'll use some spray on anti-rust wax to preserve the rear so they don't rust like the old ones did.
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Will post a pic of the revised front when I've fixed the other bits. I knew I'd end up returning to fibreglass (I had a Berkeley T60), given the body composition, but to fix random trim??? Centre console (again).
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Headlamp surround and 'grill' where the holes had pulled through.
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Post by Diyhell » Wed May 30, 2018 8:16 pm

Sometimes it's the little things....
The driver's door lock button looked like it'd been chewed by a dog at some point. Turns out it's a TR7 /dolomite item and NOS is still available. One thing down..
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Post by gtcse8 » Wed May 30, 2018 10:27 pm

Well done on sourcing the parts Richard.

I must really get round to advertising the parts I have still in stock.

Starlock washers at 5p each and Door lock buttons at 50p each :roll:
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Post by Diyhell » Thu May 31, 2018 8:20 pm

You really must Mark...I seem to remember highlighting that before 😀
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