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Eeyore

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About Eeyore

  • Birthday 22/05/56

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    Great Haywood
  • Interests
    Canals, boats and boat electrics, Preserved Railways, model railways.

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    Senior work avoidance technician at Retired
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    Done Doing
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    Diglis

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  1. Link belt

    The minimum recommended diameter pulley for the "A" section belt of that type (Fenner Twistlink) is quoted as 80mm or 3 inches. Someone at Fenner obviosly cann't convert from mm to inches! They really don't like anything smaller, especialy when well tensioned.
  2. Driverless Cars, do we actually want them?

    Technicaly very interesting, but how would I know if its been stolen, or just popped round to its mates driveway?
  3. bowman end cap

    Bowman manufacture a wide range of heat exchangers (gearbox oil included), water cooled exhaust manifolds (with and without heat exchanger tube stacks) and header tank heat exchanger combinations; all of which have rubber components, and all of which could in some combination be applied to a BMC 1.8 engine. So already knowing this allows you to diagnose the issue without the op actually confirming what they have? Perhaps adding the word "mystic" to your forum name would help. Just joking of course; it's the Guinness talking.
  4. Distribution panel question

    My 1996 vintage panel has had similar failures (button did not "pop" out) with these breakers on water pump and shower pump circuits. Probably something to do with using them on motor circuits. I fitted a higher rated breaker (but still below the current capacity of the cable) which seems ok so far.
  5. Engine mounting woes

    Not to worry; Tony and Stillearning have posted a way foward for you. A photograph is always useful.
  6. Engine mounting woes

    What is the correct size spanner for the remaining nuts? 15 mm is more likely 5/8", and that could be either BSW, BSF or Unified depending on the age of the instalation.
  7. Alternator light

    Just pulled these from the Durite catalogue to show the difference. Note that the electrical drawing is the same for both. Disregard the writing on the images of the relays, they're just library images.
  8. Alternator light

    It will work just fine, you just need good eyesight to read the terminal numbers!
  9. Alternator light

    Yes physically identical layout of the terminals; its just the numbers on the terminals that are different. The one you have bought is different to the one shown on most Beta diagrams. Swop them over by reference to the terminal numbers and not their positions (although they may be the same if the old relay is not the original)
  10. Alternator light

    Take the old one with you (you have photos for reference). Believe it or not there are two terminal layouts for this size of relay; the other type has terminals 30 and 86 transposed.
  11. Alternator light

    I follow what you are trying to achieve, but can't find a Beta diagram that matches the colour coding. Would a shorting link between 30 and 87 (without disturbing any of the existing wiring, and with the ignition off) cause the domestic alternator lamp to illuminate? Which is of course the same as moving the white wires from 87 to 87a. I also notice that one of the black wires appears to be held in by the spade connector; and that there appears to be two wires (brown/yellow?) on the other side of the lamp. Bigcol, can we have a few more pictures please. One showing the whole of the back of the panel and one around the ignition switch. I see that you replied whilst I was typing this.
  12. Excitation of alternaror

    Interesting, the additional pulley is often a poly v that is actualy smaller in diameter than the one its attached to. I wonder if your twin vee is from the "fire pump" spec engine.
  13. Enfield Z Drive

    An interesting read; I was particularly interested in the operating instruction on page 5 which explains how to engage forward or reverse. I have seem many pictures of dog tooth damage which I would attribute to operator error. The phase I think is missing from the operating instructions would read something like: "Move the morse (or other) control lever from neutral to forward (or reverse) in a swift and decisive manner" This is a "kindness" to dog clutches as a gentle approach simply knocks the ends off the teeth. Such damage makes gear changes progressively more difficult, and ultimately causes the clutch to disengage under load.
  14. Izuzu Engine - strange behaviour

    Check the wiring connections to the electric fuel pump. I had something similar, the engine would start to stall, then the shuddering would move the wiring just enough to re establish connection. Took ages to trace. Although failing fuel pump is also a possibility.
  15. Enfield Z Drive

    If I recall (or remember) correctly
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