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Post  discoman41 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:37 pm

Well wouldn't you know!

Less than a month until Castle Combe and both my cars are out of action!

The Elf has electrical problems - no side lights or instrument lights front or rear.....

The Hornet has had the clutch stripped - needs new clutch plate, crank seal and lock tabs for the assembly and service kit!

Bad times!


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Re: Race against time!

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:20 am

get it done mate and get 'em both there and i'll buy you a pint!

have you checked the extra fuse under the bulkhead?
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Post  discoman41 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:12 pm

Extra fuse under the bulkhead????

Where is that??? Exactly?
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Post  TONYELF on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:22 pm

I'm gessing here Jase. The one behind the carb, daft place to put a fuse!

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Re: Race against time!

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:43 pm

that's the one - inline fuse holder as part of wiring loom behind carb under bulkhead
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Post  Nick on Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:13 pm

I have also found the odd errant fuse hidden up under the scuttle or nestling nicely on top of the heater between the lower dash!

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Post  TONYELF on Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:31 pm

Nick, was that for the heater by any chance?

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Re: Race against time!

Post  Nick on Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:46 pm

No Tony, just found them shoved up there! The heater should be wired thru the wiper switch and shares the same common fuse!

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Re: Race against time!

Post  discoman41 on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:15 pm

My mate Ben's still struggling to find the cause. Sad

Could it be just a bad earth somewhere?

I know just before this happened one of the number plate lights packed up due to excessive rust in the bulb holder. Could this have something to do with it?

Nick - I don't think it's fuse above the heater as the heater is working.

Only things not work are sidelights and dash instrument lights and interior light. All gauges working fine.

At least the Hornet is nearly done, so looking good for that being at Combe at least, but looking less likely the Elf with make Blenheim the following day Sad

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Re: Race against time!

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:53 am

time for the auto-electrician matey? possibly the switch may be at fault (try swapping the one from the other car and see if it works?) and the interior light may be a seperate fault? otherwise it is probably a fault in the circuit (no power getting through) like a break in the wire somewhere or a connector block come undone?
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Re: Race against time!

Post  discoman41 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:06 am

Tried the switch, not that Sad
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Re: Race against time!

Post  Nick on Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:07 pm

Are the multi earth wires, ( 1 on the boot floor next to the fuel tank, 1 near the wing A stiffener under the bonnet) tight and clean? May be worth undoing them to clean. Other thing is, does it have a floor dipswitch? Check the wiring to that if so that they are not pulled out.
Racking my brain cell here...

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Post  TONYELF on Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:33 pm

Floor dipswitch, so thats what it is, I tried changing gear once with mine (it did work once LOL) Very Happy Laughing Laughing

No, seriously Jase, I hope you sort it. These niggly little faults do drive you nuts

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Re: Race against time!

Post  discoman41 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:27 am

Nick wrote:Are the multi earth wires, ( 1 on the boot floor next to the fuel tank, 1 near the wing A stiffener under the bonnet) tight and clean? May be worth undoing them to clean. Other thing is, does it have a floor dipswitch? Check the wiring to that if so that they are not pulled out.
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No floor dip switch Nick being a Mark 3. Will next check all the earth wires I can find! Sad
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Re: Race against time!

Post  discoman41 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:28 am

Both cars live!!!!!!

Elf Electrics all fine now - darn pesky bulkhead inline fuse! WELL DONE Mr Chairman sir!
Just the points and condenser to change now.

Hornet Clutch replaced, nice little service and replace fuel hose from tank.

Hopefully they will both be at Castle Combe Cool

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Re: Race against time!

Post  Red Riley on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:14 am

Woo Hoo~! Well done, Sir!

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Re: Race against time!

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:00 pm

discoman41 wrote:Both cars live!!!!!!

Elf Electrics all fine now - darn pesky bulkhead inline fuse! WELL DONE Mr Chairman sir!
Just the points and condenser to change now.

Hornet Clutch replaced, nice little service and replace fuel hose from tank.

Hopefully they will both be at Castle Combe Cool

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