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  1. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    I have to agree with bmarler, Brian. If the motor turns when it is connected directly to the battery, and there are no earthing issues—as there do not appear to be, the problem must lie elsewhere....
  2. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    Hi Brian: is the housing made of plastic or steel? It sounds like a grounding issue to me. If you have a two speed fan, it is likely that you have three wires to the fan motor—at least that is the...
  3. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    Being obsessive, I couldn’t just not fix the heater fan motor. Thus armed with your collective ideas, yesterday afternoon was spent disentombing the heater. I decided to turn the commutator on my...
  4. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    “I would have expected less volts due to the current draw of the motor. Its not drawing any current”

    Interesting point. Hadn’t thought of that. Thanks for the observation. I'm going to test the...
  5. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    Ya know..... that might actually work. I don’t know if I could face the humiliation, though. :ambivalent:
  6. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    I get 12.5 volts on the fan switch on both high and low settings. There’s no lateral movement of the motor axel in its bushings, but there is a bit of fore-and-aft movement. Perhaps 1 mm.

    I think...
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    Re: 50th anniversary restoration

    Ack! Thanks for the warning, Ed!
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    Re: 50th anniversary restoration

    The valve cover is the visual centrepiece of the engine bay, in my estimation. Thus chips on it will cause you endless irritation and visual distraction (at least it does with me). I’ve already put...
  9. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    “if you want to test for a bad spot on the com, re-position the fan before trying to start it instead of flicking it with power applied.”

    of course....... dohhhhhh....... I went for a spin...
  10. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    that sounds like it could be the problem. The switch on the dash is fine. I did remove the brushes (which come on a built-in, spring-loaded holder), but was really careful to replace them as found....
  11. Re: A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    Didn’t do a thing. Same wiring, switch, everything...... the only thing was to dismantle the electric motor and clean/lubricate it. Works great, as long as I give it a spin to start it up.
  12. A question for those of you who know about electric motors

    So I dismantled the dash on my series 2 1,600 to access the heater HVAC module, which is one big, plastic unit with the heater core and fan motor buried deep inside it. All is now back together and...
  13. Re: turn signal cam on the steering column question

    Peter: I’m delighted that you can now turn both left and right, rather than just going around in circles :) Forums are so wonderful, especially for those of us in more remote corners of the world...
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    Re: Accelerator Pedal Rollers?

    I’m sorry, I don’t. Just put a calliper on the shaft for the inside diameter and bring the pivoting arm with you the Mr. Bearing-Guy for the outside make sure you know the width. It was a common size...
  15. Re: Two quick steering wheel questions.

    Thanks, Ed.
  16. Two quick steering wheel questions.

    I’ve decided to get a Nardi “Classic” steering wheel for my 1,600, largely because the 360 mm Ferraro wheel the car came with makes for stiff steering at slow speeds—and especially For things like...
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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaner size

    Yep, knowing what I now know, I’d go for a 5-10 litre size. Mine, too, does a great job, but I have to flip a carb body over to do the other side—which is fine, but I rather have something a bit...
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    Re: Accelerator Pedal Rollers?

    I replaced #4 on the diagram with a ball bearing. Your “rollers” i replaced with turned teflon rollers.
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    Re: Interesting air box

    Possibly crankcase ventilation? Speaking of which..... is there a non invasive method of creating a bit of vacuum in the crankcase other than the passive system of the stock crankcase ventilator?
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    Re: Accelerator Pedal Rollers?

    I made mine out of sold round-stock Teflon. I have a hobbyist lathe which I turned them on. I wanted to avoid metal-on-metal contact between the outer shell of a bearing and the back of the...
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    Re: FIrst Drive in Anger

    no kidding! Preparation is (almost) everything. Congratulations. .......and I hang my head in shame and embarrassment as I pose with my “rally-look” 1,600 without taking it to battle. Just call me...
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    Re: Back on the road

    Congratulations! It’s a long way from that “before” picture to “after”. Looks beautiful!
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    Re: Steering Wheel

    Vollemuck: your interior looks beautiful. What do you put on the black plastic and vinyl parts around the dash to make them look so new? My black plastic parts have that grey/white oxidation that...
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    Re: Steering Wheel

    ......and a partridge in a pear tree. Sorry. I’ll see myself out.
  25. Re: speedometer not working. debug question

    If you prefer, you can detach at the transmission end, make sure the inner cable is pushed in (thus into the speedo at the other end) all the way, and attach a drill to the inner cable at the tranny...
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