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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:48 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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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:35 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 11:42 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:48 pm 
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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 first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA

2003 Volvo XC90 D5 SE (PX53 OVZ - The daily driver)
2009 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 CDI Sport (BJ58 NCV - The 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - a project car)
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), NYE 751L (1972 Dolomite 1850 auto) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:29 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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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:35 pm 
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 2:38 pm 
...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 9:20 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 first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA

2003 Volvo XC90 D5 SE (PX53 OVZ - The daily driver)
2009 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 CDI Sport (BJ58 NCV - The 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - a project car)
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), NYE 751L (1972 Dolomite 1850 auto) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com
My YouTube Channel with a bit of Dolomite content.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:32 pm 
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Got a bit more done.

The replacement battery came in the post today so I got it fitted. I had to flip the clamp 180 degrees but it worked.
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I've got No. 1 cylinder at in the right place for the firing stroke. I took the camshaft cover off to make sure that both valves were closed (the cam lobes are both NOT pointing down). While the camshaft cover was off, I decided to clean and paint it.
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I'm going to laqueur it. The paint I used needs 24 hours to harden so I'll do it tomorrow.

Some of you had problems viewing the photos (I did it though Google) so I've gone back to good 'ol Flickr.

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA

2003 Volvo XC90 D5 SE (PX53 OVZ - The daily driver)
2009 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 CDI Sport (BJ58 NCV - The 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - a project car)
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), NYE 751L (1972 Dolomite 1850 auto) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com
My YouTube Channel with a bit of Dolomite content.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:26 pm 
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I gave the camshaft cover a few coats of lacqeur.
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I'll leave it to dry off overnight before I refit it.

I've also put the charger on the new battery to keep it topped up.

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA

2003 Volvo XC90 D5 SE (PX53 OVZ - The daily driver)
2009 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 CDI Sport (BJ58 NCV - The 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - a project car)
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), NYE 751L (1972 Dolomite 1850 auto) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com
My YouTube Channel with a bit of Dolomite content.

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


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Now that the lacquer has dried I fitted the camshaft cover to the engine.
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It is looking better than before.

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA

2003 Volvo XC90 D5 SE (PX53 OVZ - The daily driver)
2009 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 CDI Sport (BJ58 NCV - The 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - a project car)
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), NYE 751L (1972 Dolomite 1850 auto) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com
My YouTube Channel with a bit of Dolomite content.

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


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:53 am 
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Much better! How's progress on getting it started going?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:39 pm 
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Just a fully charged battery, and the engine in the right place for the firing stroke on No. 1 cylinder. The next thing to do will be to pull the dizzy to check the points gap (easier with the dizzy out) and refit it in the correct position.

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA

2003 Volvo XC90 D5 SE (PX53 OVZ - The daily driver)
2009 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 CDI Sport (BJ58 NCV - The 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - a project car)
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), NYE 751L (1972 Dolomite 1850 auto) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com
My YouTube Channel with a bit of Dolomite content.

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


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:53 pm 
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I put a multimeter across the battery terminals and it was reading 12.26 volts. The only possible power drain is the clock so I've disconnected the negative lead to prevent any further drain. The dizzy is 90 degrees out. The rotor arm is pointing towards the WRONG inlet manifold bolt. It should be pointing towards the rearmost bolt according to the factory workshop manual.

I've now got use of the garage again so I can work in relative comfort now that summer is behind us.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser
Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA

2003 Volvo XC90 D5 SE (PX53 OVZ - The daily driver)
2009 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 CDI Sport (BJ58 NCV - The 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - a project car)
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), NYE 751L (1972 Dolomite 1850 auto) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com
My YouTube Channel with a bit of Dolomite content.

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


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