Drum's motorised conveyances

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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by Drum » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:13 pm

For some unknown reason, some of the bulb holders have not been fitted with the screws at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock, like this one with a 5 and 11 orientation.
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Does my heed in. Notice too that the drain in the rubber is at the top :roll:

Also, give the earths every chance.
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They were all like this.
At least this one is in the correct orientation.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by MLOR » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:22 pm

Gotta luv* PO's wiring skills!

I'd go for the brake pedal type switch, saves disturbing the hydraulics when it inevitably stops working.
Plus you don't have to find a five way Tee with the right thread for the switch.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by John F » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:34 pm

When I had my old S3 Lightweight I discovered that a LOT of aftermarket LR brake light switches were absolute gash. I finally cured the intermittent brake light fault with an (expensive) OE part.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by fried onions » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:06 pm

If it is the screw-in type hydraulic switch, original Lucas ones can still be found.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by Hooli » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:21 pm

Slightly* O/T I'll be looking for a hydraulic one for my Bonnie front brake when i rebuild it as the racing master cylinder on there currently can't take a normal switch.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by MLOR » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:21 pm

Hooli wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Slightly* O/T I'll be looking for a hydraulic one for my Bonnie front brake when i rebuild it as the racing master cylinder on there currently can't take a normal switch.
You can get banjo bolts that are switches in them as well.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by Drum » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:22 pm

The airfield crash trucks have got the pedal switch
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Someone from the series 2 forum is sending me a 5 way union for the hydraulic brake switch. I'll put it in when I'm doing the brake pipes. Still to try and service the master cylinder.

This LR has been fighting me all the way today. Firstly I poured some diesel in the fuel filler only to end up with it all over my boots. The filler hose was only resting on the tank inlet pipe and that pipe had a rag stuffed in it!

Then try as I might, I couldn't get the lift pump to draw any fuel up to the filter. I tried sucking it up to the filter with a 12 volt lidl pump, then back filling from filter. Still no joy.

I tried winding the engine to see if that would lift the fuel, when the starter motor failed. After wasting too much time fucking about with connections and trying jump leads directly to the solenoid and using a direct earth, I gave up and set off the 12 miles to the shed where most of my landy stuff lives.

Stripped some bits off a spare engine, including the starter and lift pump.

Notice how the one I took off is missing any weather protection for the brushes.
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I haven't bench tested the removed one yet, but the post on the solenoid has mostly stripped thread.

I finished fitting the replacement starter in the dark tonight and at least it's working.
Fuel issue will be tackled tomorrow.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by Drum » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:47 pm

The lift pump sucks, because it doesn't. The one I took off the spare engine didn't seem to suck either when I tested it with a jar of diesel. Don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but I thought it should draw some fuel up. The diaphragm looked ok, no obvious splits. I always seem to have problems with mechanical lift pumps. Maybe I should just get a 12 volt job and be done with it.

I gravity fed fuel into the CAV distributor pump and bled it through to the injector unions. Bastard thing wouldn't even cough. New freshly charged battery, blow torch down the air intake (heater plugs aren't working) and still no signs of life. A scoosh of wd40 got it chuffing but no more.

I gave up and set about the brake and clutch master cylinders. They're made of some kind of cast alloy and had basically turned to powder. The brake cylinder had lost the bottom lug and was being held on with a big washer :shock:
The clutch cylinder actually broke in half when I applied some pressure to the inlet union.

Both pedal boxes off, waiting on new cylinders. I'll have to decide on whether to get expensive ones or Britpart cheap shit.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by John F » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:15 pm

Drum wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:47 pm

Both pedal boxes off, waiting on new cylinders. I'll have to decide on whether to get expensive ones or Britpart cheap shit.
You've answered your own question there... it's never a good idea to buy Britpart components with moving parts.
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Re: Drum's motorised conveyances

Post by Eddie Honda » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:51 pm

Even ones with no moving parts are crap, hence Shitpart.
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