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PostPosted:Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:26 am 
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A postscript to my fuel pump post, after a conversation by email including sending pics of the pump installation and confirmation of the prefilter i'm using, the supplier has agreed to send me another FOC. Didn't even ask for the duff one back! Miuch better service than the last cowboy!

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PostPosted:Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:21 pm 
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how are you doing the electric windows buying a kit or fitting a motor to dolomite window mech ?

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PostPosted:Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:49 am 
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how are you doing the electric windows buying a kit or fitting a motor to dolomite window mech ?

Dave
I was lucky enough to have a universal conversion kit given to me by a neighbour who bought it for his Landrover but wrote the car off before he could get around to fitting it.

It may be a bit of a mixed blessing, bits of it seem a tad flimsy! Time will tell!

From the same source but much more recently (the result of a lockdown garage clearout last week) came a near complete central locking set including the discrete loom and relays from a 70s Volvo 240. In fact it came from one of MY old 240s! There are now only 2 solenoids which I will probably apply (after testing) to the front doors and I have a pretty vast collection of assorted solenoids and rods, both aftermarket and OE, to build up something for the rear. Then i'll buy a cheap aftermarket set with remote activation, purely to get the remote activation bits (the Volvo was drivers door lock operated only originally, but I couldn't make the lock microswitches fit round the Dolomite lock) and make them work with the hybrid bits i've got. It's really only a matter of translating an IR signal into a relay switching current which the system would be designed to do anyway.

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'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

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PostPosted:Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:01 am 
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on page 22 you got a piccy of electrics near the fuel tank...is that wise place to mount it? :shock:

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PostPosted:Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:06 am 
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on page 22 you got a piccy of electrics near the fuel tank...is that wise place to mount it? :shock:
Looks fine to me, early cars had a resister mounted in almost the same place. The left rear lights are in the save vicinity to the fuel tank, if anything they are closer.


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PostPosted:Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:26 pm 
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Thanks James, beat me to it!

A car has so little space it's hard to run things a REALLY safe distance apart, compromises have to be made.

But this is one i have full confidence in, the boards I have fitted only INTERRUPT the loom that ran here anyway, modern in-tank fuel pumps take live wires right inside the tank in safety. The few bare tags on the boards will be covered by the boot trim millboards so nothing in the boot can accidentally short it out.

What I HAVE taken pains to do, is re-route the (now high pressure) fuel lines to the side of the car opposite the exhaust rather than being in quite close proximity as the originals were. And i've fitted an impact sensitive cut off switch to the fuel pump supply which even the donor Omega didn't have. I'm not oblivious to H+S, just not obsessed by it!

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PostPosted:Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:13 pm 
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Another little job i've been putting off forever!

The N/S/F wing is one salvaged from the Carledo when I went GRP and is near perfect except for a slight metal deficiency where it meets the valance.

I've actually GOT a lower front wing corner salvaged from another wing, but thought it a waste to use it for so small a repair and decided to make a repair section from scratch.

This turned out to be one of the most complex and difficult bits of fabrication I think i've ever done. It's ALL compound curves and nothing short of absolute accuracy in shape and fit will suffice!

I used the spare corner as a pattern and made it in 2 pieces cut from the lump of bonnet I removed to fit the bulge, that gave me the right thickness of steel. First I made a pattern of the fitting edge and cut that out. Then I ROLLED the corner across the sheet drawing round the edge as I went to form a sort of Banana shape for the outer section which, once moulded round the spare corner and clamped, made it the right shape. Then I joined the 2 together, whilst still clamped, with a handful of tacks, removed it from the pattern and welded it together fully.

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After that it was just a case of carefully getting it into just the right place! Still took me most of a day to make and fit but I did it on the first try, which is something I aim for and take pleasure from achieving! It means i've thought it out properly in the first place!

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'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

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PostPosted:Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:31 pm 
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Oh god, I forgot how annoying these were to make! It looks good though.

I have to do the same on Richards car!


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PostPosted:Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:00 pm 
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Oh god, I forgot how annoying these were to make! It looks good though.

I have to do the same on Richards car!
Times like this, I really long for a shrinker/stretcher and an English wheel!

Still it's done now!

Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

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PostPosted:Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:16 pm 
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The Freelander console came today and I couldn't resit a try fit.

It'll need a bit of adjustment here and there but it goes between the seats - JUST!

It's not even too tall which I'd suspected might be a problem.

But another little SNAFU has reared it's ugly head in the form of the seatbelt buckles, I got one out to see how it will fit with the console and it will do in that respect, the problem is the length of the stalk. With the original seats fitted this isn't a factor, but my MG seats are mounted a bit further back to get my lengthy frame comfortable, this has brought the latch forward to halfway up the cushion. I'm either going to have to fit the seatbelts that go with the (MGZR) seats, the buckles for which mount on the seats themselves, or find some shorter stalks that match the original belts.

2 steps forward and one back, c'est la vie!

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

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PostPosted:Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:15 pm 
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More bad news, The ZR buckles come with a bulky and explosive pretensioner, so they won't do!

I might have to have a word with Securon about a custom set.

On other matters, I found on ebay, for under a tenner, a control unit with 2 fobs to run the central locking and also (bonus) remotely trigger the boot release. No solenoids or much wiring (which I don't need anyway) I'm well pleased!

Probably Chinese, but i'm using good Swedish/German wiring, relays and solenoids, should be OK.

Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

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