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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:08 am 
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As some of you may know, I have a 12v coil which has been on the car since before I bought it. The wiring loom is HL-spec (don't ask) so it should have the ballast incorporated in it somewhere. Because I'm wanting to run points and condenser I'll need a 6v coil but before I get one ordered, I need to check the wiring to see if it is indeed ballasted. If I'm running a 12v setup (I'm 90% certain that I am) then it would explain why I had no end of trouble when I was running on points and condenser.
On my 1972 1850 HL auto (unmolested) has the ballast resistor right next to the coil in the white block form :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:11 am 
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As some of you may know, I have a 12v coil which has been on the car since before I bought it. The wiring loom is HL-spec (don't ask) so it should have the ballast incorporated in it somewhere. Because I'm wanting to run points and condenser I'll need a 6v coil but before I get one ordered, I need to check the wiring to see if it is indeed ballasted. If I'm running a 12v setup (I'm 90% certain that I am) then it would explain why I had no end of trouble when I was running on points and condenser.
On my 1972 1850 HL auto (unmolested) has the ballast resistor right next to the coil in the white block form :D

Cheers,
Tony.
Hate to be pedantic but a '72 is just a Dolomite and not an 1850 HL. The 1850 badge came in post rationalisation. :wink:

Dave, refurbishing the delco dizzy is pretty simple. Have a look at the RUK/binny thread


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 pm 
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Nothing new to report aside from keeping the battery topped up. It was reading 12.4 volts a few days ago so I put it on charge for a few hours. Dark night and cold weather aren't exactly conducive to spannering.

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2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:01 pm 
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Much to my shame, I've done absolutely NOTHING. It hasn't really moved since it was resprayed 2 years ago so I need to get my finger out. I've decided to make a new job list to get myself motivated. This is what I can think of off the top of my head so in no particular order:

Replace the starter inhibitor switch.
Charge the battery (I'll buy a new one if I need to).
Get the engine running again.
Change the engine oil and oil filter.
Change the transmission fluid.
Replace the seat diaphragm in the driver's seat.
Replace the O rings in the oil pump (I bought a set from Rimmer Bros so they just need fitting. I think that's the source of my oil leak).
Fit the oil pressure gauge.
Fit a switch for the heated rear window.
Clean and repaint the cam cover (I need to take it off to make sure I've got the camshaft in the right place when I set the static timing so I might as well clean and paint it while it is off).
Repaint the wheels.
Replace the tyres.
Wash the car.
Get it through an MoT (not legally required but being roadworthy is more important).
Clean and lubricate the rear brakes (the handbrake hasn't been left on but it won't do any harm to clean it all up and make sure it is all working).

That's quite a list! I'll be documenting it on my YouTube channel and my Blog as well as on this resto thread and I'll try to remember to take some photos too.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:49 pm 
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If I were you I'd re-order that list into "stuff before the MOT" and "Stuff after the MOT", I think you need to getting started, running and MOTd and then worry about "other stuff" that way you can start enjoying the car!

I'll see if I can get time to pop over and help you get it started sometime soon!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:04 pm 
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Yeah, some of it will be pre-MoT. I just listed stuff as it came into my head when I was typing the post on my lunch break at work. I didn't prioritise it. I just wanted to get as much down as I could. I'm going to copy and paste it into a Word document and print it out which better than a handwritten list. I can prioritise it then.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:28 pm 
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Oh feck! I tried to jack it up to check the rear brakes and I found this.
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Another job to add to the list.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:48 pm 
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After yesterday's disappointment of finding a corroded NSR jacking point, I decided to carry on regardless.

One of the jobs has now been crossed off the list. I've cleaned and freed off the rear brakes. I gave then a good blast with the brake cleaner, I backed off the self adjusters until I could get the drums back on without any resistance and I moved the wheel clyinders back and forth several times to free them off.
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The battery is still on charge. I had to disconnect the charger overnight so it hasn't been on constant charge. I'll be able to cross that particular job off the list soon.
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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:35 am 
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I can't see the images in your post Dave? Protected in google or something?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:48 am 
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Sam, they show up fine on both my home and work PC. Might be something to do with the fact that I use Chrome on the work PC. I think I can cross of the battery job on my list. I'll take a voltage reading when I get home from work. I know it isn't as simple as a voltage reading across the terminals but I will know if the battery is holding charge. The condition indicator is still showing green so I'm assuming it is fine. Something else I did which wasn't on the list was to check the lights. Everything is working except for the hazard lights. The first place to start is the switch because the indicators are working so I'll prise it out of the dashboard (it is the correct early rocker switch) and get some contact cleaner in it.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:29 pm 
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Wow, that jacking point is a disappointment, particularly after putting so much effort into the repaint.

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Nice to see you giving it some attention Dave.

Sorry to see that it looks like really bad news, more than just a localised jacking point failure. That looks like rot along the entire length from the inside of the sill coming through. I would expect the outer sill and inner strengthener will be just a pile of dust on the floor once it gets explored:

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As we know though it is all repairable and can be made good.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:38 pm 
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...and never use jacking points, always use the axle or the subframe. If you have to support the body only, spread the load with a hockey puck pad or block of wood or something similar.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:20 pm 
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Mark, I'm just doing that jobs I can do where the car is parked. Unfortunately, welding is not my forte and Adam is no longer on the scene since he split up with Jo (one of Anita's daughters). I'll have to far that job out and no doubt there will be more

I put the multimeter on the battery and it was reading 10.8 volts so I'm declaring it fubar and I'll get a new one ordered.

The switch for the hazard lights was fine. Spraying some contact cleaner didn't make any difference so I swapped out the flasher unit for a spare I had in the glovebox and hey presto, the hazards started working again.

I cleaned and vacced the interior and it is a bit better.

I've added another job to the list. I'm going to change the brake fluid. I can do that job where the car is and it is overdue to be changed.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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