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Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 19:43
by Hawaiis0
Thanks for the observation Peter.

It is a single track road but I will monitor it.

It's also the wrong colour :)

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 08:13
by Hawaiis0
Pete Boole wrote:Now that looks impressive! Any probs with glare to oncoming drivers? The dipped beam cutoff looks really sharp.

Pete
Fully loaded boot took the beam off target. Lots of annoyed drivers. Adjustment required.

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:21
by Pete Boole
Hawaiis0 wrote:
Pete Boole wrote:Now that looks impressive! Any probs with glare to oncoming drivers? The dipped beam cutoff looks really sharp.

Pete
Fully loaded boot took the beam off target. Lots of annoyed drivers. Adjustment required.
Interesting. Could you introduce a double-position buffer so you end up with two pod positions to cover such a situation?

Pete

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 19:58
by Hawaiis0
Dash out to replace out of alignment clock; fix cigar illumination; replace dimmer; restore dash illumination

sorry it's blurred

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5:30 o'clock
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Bulb supply lead not connected
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How they should be
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How they shouldn't be! - no guts inside, or any wires!
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Dash now properly illuminated to factory standard but not dimming - yet!

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Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 20:25
by Lotus-e-Clan
What happened to your dimmer?

Many, many, years ago I turned my dimmer for the the first time ever and it smoked a tad :shock: . So I quickly turned it back to where it was and it stopped smoking and haven't dared touch it since!

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 21:09
by Hawaiis0
Lotus-e-Clan wrote:What happened to your dimmer?

Many, many, years ago I turned my dimmer for the the first time ever and it smoked a tad :shock: . So I quickly turned it back to where it was and it stopped smoking and haven't dared touch it since!
The PO must of had something similar to you as he has taped the wires together behind the dash. They were hard on max brightness. I'm still looking for the wires !

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 21:10
by Hawaiis0
It's only took me 6 years to do this fix :shock:

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 18:58
by Hawaiis0
2/4 fixes done.

Disappointed as the mis-aligned clock replacement doesn't go past 4:30 :( . Old one will go back in within the next 6 years.

Dimmer switch still to do as couldn't find the loom :shock: :oops:

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 19:54
by Lotus-e-Clan
That would annoy me too. :(

So much so that I'd .. :idea: ... drill a little pilot hole in the top (12 o'clock) and bottom (5.5 o'clock) of the case ..trap the 12 o'clock minute hand with a 'pin rod', then flick the hour hand with a pin rod through @ 5.5 o'clock to push the hour hand to 6 o'clock.

Or just drill one pin hole at 12 o'clock (to accept two pins) ..turn the misaligned hands to 12 o'clock, trap the hour hand with one pin and flick the minute hand into position with the other pin.

Mastic the pin hole(s) and jobs a good-un. :D

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 20:17
by Hawaiis0
The thought is already there :D . Ill report later :wink:

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 16:14
by Hawaiis0
Lotus-e-Clan wrote:That would annoy me too. :(

So much so that I'd .. :idea: ... drill a little pilot hole in the top (12 o'clock) and bottom (5.5 o'clock) of the case ..trap the 12 o'clock minute hand with a 'pin rod', then flick the hour hand with a pin rod through @ 5.5 o'clock to push the hour hand to 6 o'clock.

Or just drill one pin hole at 12 o'clock (to accept two pins) ..turn the misaligned hands to 12 o'clock, trap the hour hand with one pin and flick the minute hand into position with the other pin.

Mastic the pin hole(s) and jobs a good-un. :D
Update:
The hands spookily were exactly 180 degrees out to the clock face. A quick 1.5mm hole, lock the hand and done


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Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 17:39
by Lotus-e-Clan
Nice One! I like when a plan comes together! 8)

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 19:38
by Hawaiis0
Suspension Saga

When one buys new rear shocks and standard springs, make sure the spring seat ordered is also for the rear. Whilst I was swapping out the 2.5 inch coil over springs for standard 3.25 inch springs I hit a little hiccup. I didn't have the correct parts. So I had to bodge it as I was borrowing a friends ramp 120 miles from home. Basically, to recover a drive able car, I had to mix the off coming rear coil over 2.5 inch spring seats with the new 'Front' 3.25 inch seat to get me home. The internal diameters of the seat aperture to chassis are different front and back and as I was going to a different spring size I was screwed.

This picture shows on the left, the 2.5 adapter and front seat I had to cobble together to enable a 3.25 inch spring fit and on the right the standard seat size. Quiet a ride height difference.

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This picture shows the 3.25 seat with small internal diameter that wont fit the rear chassis mount; the 3.25 to 2.5 inch convertor from the off coming set up and an original rear seat

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This picture shows the temporary ride height due to the bodge, with the before and after spring position

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I minced about a bit and have took all afternoon to do one side and will do the other rear tomorrow. Then the fronts need new springs. Going to use Lotusbits new 2.5inch Eibachs on the current coil overs. Dampers are still ok (at the moment) which should eliminate the coil bound situation I suffered from.

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 19:51
by Lotus-e-Clan
Crikey! :shock:

I feel for you. :)

Looking forward to part two... and a happy camper. 8)

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 17:44
by Hawaiis0
A limitation with AVO shocks (old design - may be different now) has stalled progress.

A mangled allen socket which holds the top strut whilst locking - or in my case un-doing, has resulted in having to cut out the old spring and split/grind the top nut out.

Lotusbits have kindly provided at short notice, secondhand replacement dampers so I can be a little more heavy handed moving forward.

Took a moment during the lull to be attentive to the wife during 3 episodes of "say yes to the dress".

I re-enter driveway isolation tomorrow after such heroic deeds.