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Sorry earlier link only shows piccy - here is ebay item if interested

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261480761633? ... 1423.l2649
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Aloha. That's a nifty and subtle mod. I'm a big fan of leds and have fitted them wherever I can on my cars. Getting better light output for lower power consumption and eliminating the heat produced by a normal bulb is a win, win, win situation.
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Point of note regarding the LED units on the indicator circuit.

Although fitted with a ballast resistor which results in a nice stable flash rate and brightness for turn indications, I have no hazards - which may be due to the wrong value of ballast resistor.

Work in progress :lol: :D
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Wheels refurbished but poorly done due to breakdown of equipment midway through process :( :( - will be re-done FOC in September :D :D . But the change in appearance is already WOW :D :D
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First Christmas Pressie
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Second Pressie
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Drill out old retaining rivets

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Off

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The half bowl is too large for the aperture so off with its head

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Using each of the lower holes of the 2 old right hand fixing points (rh as you look at piccy) - Drill 3 new holes. 2 large ones at 12 and 9 o'clock position to recess the level setting screw bosses and a smaller new one through the plate for a rivet on the left side.

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Rivet and build. Voila! If you screw the adjusters in enough, the old bezel can be held in place too between the lens carrier and bowl ring

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Make sure you are home before dark !
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Pressie number 2 stopped play/test :( :( :D
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Update on fitment process. The fitting ring from the kit used ( from Bolt on bits but standard WIPAC) is pre-drilled in several places. These were found to match perfectly the locations of 3 of the original rivet holes. The only holes drilled were the 4th rivet point and 2 recesses for the adjustment screw boss. All done in 20 minutes a side.
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-5 degrees and no blower fan! Not good with 130 miles to drive. Found a rather nasty looking fuse - 20 amps too! I hope the cause is high resistance corrosion and not the resistor pack. Fuse replaced 4 speed blower back in action.


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Not as hi-tech but almost as cool :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Looks a lot brighter for the LED upgrades :)

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Cool 8) is this done with LED or without?
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don.hasi wrote:Cool 8) is this done with LED or without?
All Blue LED - 2 different types.

Speedo & REV = http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181531843779? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Small dials = http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20x-Blue-LED- ... 3779&rt=nc

Cheap as chips :D :D :D
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fueltheburn wrote:Looks a lot brighter for the LED upgrades :)
Dimmer is knackered and hard wired full on by PO. Another job list item :shock: :( :D
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Re the dimmer/rheostat I'm not 100% sure but I don't think those leds can be dimmed. They are either on or off.
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