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by SiC
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 323
Views: 15082

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Part of the reason why I am persevering with this to learn how they work. However there already exists products that replace this in different forms. One way is to replace the dynamo with a Dynamator if you want the high current capability of a alternator in something that looks like a Dynamo. Price...
by SiC
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 323
Views: 15082

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

As far as I'm aware they are just high current fuses. You also get fast acting fuses with a spring in. So as the wire heats up, the tension on the fuse wire causes it to blow quicker. Likewise slow blow fuses that can take fast acting surges without blowing. Such as large motors switching on and oth...
by SiC
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 323
Views: 15082

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Been fiddling with the electrical system on this last night. I'm trying really hard to not throw in the towel on the dynamo and just fit an alternator. No wonder so many got converted to an alternator and the car industry changed over so quickly once they became affordable. Electromechanical units m...
by SiC
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 2864
Views: 196744

Re: What did you do today?

As I'm supposed to be on leave and it's such a nice day I have taken the Austintatious out for a run. I haven't driven it for weeks. It started up fine and I left it to warm up while juggling the other cars to get it off the drive. I have discovered it doesn't like sitting in traffic, I think it wa...
by SiC
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 2864
Views: 196744

Re: What did you do today?

Eddie Honda wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:29 pm
SiC wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Eddie Honda wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:32 pm
#bof
Google suggests #bof is Business of Fashion, which I imagine is not quite what you mean?!
'bof' in the French sense, so I'm saying 'meh'
Ah right! So less French car content wanted?

Would be good to have less forums needing to post and update on.
by SiC
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 2864
Views: 196744

Re: What did you do today?

That's pretty cool that you can DIY that at home, in impressed that you could code a freeware version as well! Its not terribly difficult to do, its just knowing what the tools are and then just using them. Pretty much anyone who can use this forum are be able to do it. Everyone on here pretty much...
by SiC
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 2864
Views: 196744

Re: What did you do today?

Got a new UCH today. Paid £30 (rather than £40) on the basis that the seller didn't need to code it in for me. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200803/b74e7a9c43ae907c114e0f952e6a1796.jpg Plugged it in and used Renolink to read the EEPROM out of the old again for a fresh copy. Then dumped it into ...
by SiC
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: EBay Finds
Replies: 3420
Views: 254696

Re: EBay Finds

It's really only the Hydrospakkery that puts me off another..... What's wrong with hydrolastic? The ride or the maintenance of? Maintenance wise there is a cottage industry fixing up and refurbishing the displacers. So much so that they have a service where they come out and replace any that have f...
by SiC
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 323
Views: 15082

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Eddie Honda wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:34 pm
TWIN CARB 1300 POWAH!
Not just that, I think they have the better head on too?
by SiC
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 323
Views: 15082

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

No room at the inn nor do I want a boot in the bag from Mrs Honda. Whatever horrors lie beneath, it doesn't seem too salty for a bag and a half. https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/car/25538227 Doesn't look too bad especially given its the MG version with its powerhouse of an A-series.. I ...