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by PetenAli
02 Jun 2017, 06:41
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 5302

Re: Chicken Switch Problem

Thanks very much to everyone for your contributions. I'm going to try the 25A switch in parallel with the the thermo switch on the stage 1 circuit first. I'll have to give some more thought to the stage 2 circuit as ideally I'd like to be able to use that manually because it will bring down the rad ...
by PetenAli
01 Jun 2017, 16:47
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 5302

Re: Chicken Switch Problem

Thanks itchyfeet. I put the relay in as I thought the current draw would burn out the switch. But I suppose there's no relay for the first speed anyway. So it's OK just to wire a switch in either side of the thermo switch? And then its protected by the original 30 amp fuse? Pete yes, short red/whit...
by PetenAli
01 Jun 2017, 16:06
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 5302

Re: Chicken Switch Problem

Are you putting the 30A fuse in the 50A side? Might explain why the fuse is blowing. Check the 50A relay/strip fuse by the earth crowns. Ahh - so are you saying the 30 amp in line fuse should go between the relay and the fan? Rather than where I've put it - between the power source (cranking batter...
by PetenAli
01 Jun 2017, 15:22
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 5302

Re: Chicken Switch Problem

Thanks itchyfeet. I put the relay in as I thought the current draw would burn out the switch. But I suppose there's no relay for the first speed anyway. So it's OK just to wire a switch in either side of the thermo switch? And then its protected by the original 30 amp fuse?

Pete
by PetenAli
01 Jun 2017, 14:26
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 5302

Chicken Switch Problem

Afternoon All, We are off to the Lakes in a fortnight and planning a trip that will take in all the big passes over three weeks. So I thought it would be a good idea to protect my 025 Motorsport 2.5 WBX as much as possible and fit a chicken switch for the rad fan. The temp guage does have a tendency...
by PetenAli
19 Oct 2016, 20:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Where to get the very best wasserboxer?
Replies: 68
Views: 17293

Re: Where to get the very best wasserboxer?

I've not been on the forum for a while - work, getting my trials Beetle back on the road, travelling in the Syncro etc etc. What I can add to this thread is that 025 Motorsport aka Ian Holman, aka silverbullet has built us the best waterboxer imaginable. This thread http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewt...
by PetenAli
14 Sep 2016, 12:56
Forum: Past Events & Meets
Topic: Saturday night feast at AO
Replies: 43
Views: 17854

Re: Saturday night feast at AO

We will bring a load of antipasto - some of which will be gluten free. When will we have an idea of numbers?

Can also bring a two burner camping stove if its needed for keeping stuff hot.
by PetenAli
14 Sep 2016, 09:47
Forum: Past Events & Meets
Topic: Adventure Overland - roll call
Replies: 37
Views: 12885

Re: Adventure Overland - roll call

Jenny & Clive
clift_d
Irishkeet
Tom, Gemma, Max & Harry
AndyMcC
Ben (hopefully)
Fiona and Shaun
Fab
Maybe Lloyd in hi
Ben and Cathy
Pete with Syncropatrick and Andy
by PetenAli
15 May 2016, 20:09
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build
Replies: 250
Views: 93121

Re: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build

In Segovia just NW of Madrid at the moment. Driven down today from Rob (GoldSyncro's) place near Santander. Excellent journey with motor pulling really strong. Those who know the area will know that it is a long pull to get up through the mountains south of Santander. We did it nearly all in 4th gea...
by PetenAli
04 May 2016, 19:08
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: crimping/soldering 16mm and 35mm copper cable
Replies: 18
Views: 4660

Re: crimping/soldering 16mm and 35mm copper cable

I used one of these for the 35mm on my Sterling. http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/heavy-duty-spring-loaded-hammervice-terminal-crimping-tool.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It works great as its spring loaded and therefore you don't need three hands! I've lent it to severa...
by PetenAli
02 May 2016, 16:45
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build
Replies: 250
Views: 93121

Re: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build

Well - its all in there now. Picked the Syncro up from Aidan / Brian last Thursday and have now done about 1300km with first oil change at 530km after the drive back from Llanfyllin. Made a flying visit to Mendipidy so that Ian could see the results of his handiwork. I'm going to run it as much as p...
by PetenAli
01 May 2016, 12:46
Forum: Past Events & Meets
Topic: Mendipidy - The aftermath (or should it be apocalypse)
Replies: 18
Views: 12643

Mendipidy - The aftermath (or should it be apocalypse)

Just got back after a flying visit to Mendipidy. Hope the weather is better in the Mendips for those who are laning today than it is in Cornwall! I can report that Rich and Lee made it in the end and were able to erect Caernarfon (spelling?) Castle and have a hog roast in the evening. Had a great ti...
by PetenAli
26 Apr 2016, 19:24
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build
Replies: 250
Views: 93121

Re: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build

silverbullet wrote::) Coolio


Very much hope so!!!!!!!! Looking forward to catching up with you and Neil and everyone else tho. :ok
by PetenAli
26 Apr 2016, 19:12
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build
Replies: 250
Views: 93121

Re: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build

So Pete...is it running at long last? So Ian... We are going up to Llanfyllin tomorrow with a plan to pick it up on Thursday morning. Brian has confirmed this is good and that he is running the Syncro around the hills a bit to check all is good. I will update this thread absolutely as soon as I hav...