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by bigherb
11 Apr 2021, 09:58
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Starter motor - what connections are what?
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Starter motor - what connections are what?

Cataldoodledoo wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 22:03 I’ve just added this.

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Don't mount the relay underneath, or you will eventually be back to square one, there is enough cable to mount the relay out of the weather in the engine bay.

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by bigherb
07 Apr 2021, 17:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tappet Adjustment - Hot or Cold?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Tappet Adjustment - Hot or Cold?

Cold
by bigherb
05 Apr 2021, 09:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternator belt issues
Replies: 47
Views: 802

Re: Alternator belt issues

The belt was too big for a start.  45A & 65A alternators use a 10x1075 belt, only 90A alternators use a 10x1100 belt.
by bigherb
04 Apr 2021, 18:25
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What is this please?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: What is this please?

Red circle is the fuel pump, the hose is its breather hose, should tuck in the adjacent hole in the lower tinware. Blue circle is the starter motor
by bigherb
04 Apr 2021, 18:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pushrod tubes
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Pushrod tubes

Just start again from where No1 spark plug lead is.
by bigherb
28 Mar 2021, 19:58
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electric fuel pump wiring (Novice alert!)
Replies: 108
Views: 37919

Re: Electric fuel pump wiring (Novice alert!)

tobydog wrote: 28 Mar 2021, 19:44
AngeloEvs wrote: 28 Mar 2021, 18:34 My Mini (1965) had an electric fuel pump (they all did) and back then the pump was just wired off the ignition.
All of the Mini's (998's A series) that I've owned were run on mechanical pumps? 8)


Depends on how old it is, originally they had SU electric pumps.
 
by bigherb
28 Mar 2021, 16:51
Forum: Campers
Topic: which models had the 'CAMPING' badge?
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: which models had the 'CAMPING' badge?

Camping was Kombi van without interior sold to converters.
by bigherb
20 Mar 2021, 07:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 2.1DJ idle and smells too rich.
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: 2.1DJ idle and smells too rich.

Before you start mucking about with it, you need to check the injector switching time, that will tell you where the fault most likely is. Use a multi meter that measures dwell angle. Connect across an injector plug cables, with a warm engine you should read around 3 deg at idle. If it is correct, th...
by bigherb
12 Mar 2021, 15:23
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Headlight relay upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Headlight relay upgrade

I always do option A, Noting wrong with the actual wiring to the headlamps as long as the connections are clean. I do fit a supplementary earth behind the head lamps to help shorten the earth return path. Just use good quality relays.
by bigherb
27 Feb 2021, 20:24
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Starter motor/electrics?
Replies: 23
Views: 3092

Re: Starter motor/electrics?

The plugs go into the rear of the fusebox.

 
by bigherb
26 Feb 2021, 17:59
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Starter motor/electrics?
Replies: 23
Views: 3092

Re: Starter motor/electrics?

ScienceBoy wrote: 26 Feb 2021, 17:42
Where does the trigger wire originate at the front? Direct from ignition switch or via fuse panel?


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It comes from the ignition switch to the fusebox Plug B terminal 8, then from the fusebox Plug D terminal 24 direct from the starter motor.
by bigherb
25 Feb 2021, 07:22
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Starter motor/electrics?
Replies: 23
Views: 3092

Re: Starter motor/electrics?

The solenoid is earthed via the starter motor brushes while it is pulling in, so it slowly turns the motor while engaging. The Most common problem is high resistance in the brushes not allowing the solenoid to pull in. Adding a starter relay often adds more punch to push past the resistance.
by bigherb
11 Feb 2021, 12:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits
Replies: 29
Views: 1592

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits

Like the look of the carb I have a ultrasonic big enough for my bike carbs what cleaner are you using cheers I use carb cleaning solution, from Allendale ultrasonics. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carburettor-Machine-Parts-Ultrasonic-Cleaning-Fluid-1L-Engine-Cleaner-Solution/303650316843?epid=23017012...