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welding help thanks

Post by shaginwagin on 26/9/2008, 2:30 pm

Daz and Absinth, thanks for the welding advise Very Happy . It worked great, welding grinding and hammer flat, some cold water and WALK AWAY. That was the hardest part of it, not getting to enthusiastic and doing to much to quickly. It did take me a few days but it worked a treat, a little bit of filler to finish it off, painted and almost like new. Smile Smile
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Electronic instruments

Post by shaginwagin on 28/9/2008, 8:01 am

Hi Guys, Looking at fitting XE dash into the beddie, I know that ford parts shouldn't be put into a holden, Crying or Very sad but anyway XE has electronic speedo and taco. How do I hook the speedo up to the trimatic. with the trimatic being cable driven. Is there an adaptor available or does the XD year earlier have a cable driven speedo, or is that electronic as well. Any advise would be helpfull. If its too complicated, might have to rethink the dash conversion.

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by highwaymenace on 28/9/2008, 8:10 am

you can buy a gear driver electronic sender unit, will check with Howard Instuments tomorrow bout the costs.

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Rusty McCrusty on 8/10/2008, 1:51 pm

hmm I wonder where the welding advice came from Daz Very Happy
and gidday from me the next time you see him
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by highwaymenace on 8/10/2008, 1:55 pm

Hi Rick.. pm me your phone number as i have funny news about Dan,,
going into the hospital to see hum tomorrow..
cheers & welcome to the site.

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by CURSED on 10/10/2008, 3:43 am

im having problems with the van, it wont drive in a straight line. any ideas? Laughing
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by mazdragon on 10/10/2008, 3:48 am

try driver sober lol! lol! lol! lol!

seriously, had that on problem on my wagon after they'd done a front end alignment... so probably something to do with that. Not sure on what the bits are called though. I'm sure someone technical will give you a better response. Laughing
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Guest on 10/10/2008, 11:57 am

Silly question first - Is one of the tyres flat??
When you look at the van from the front, are any of the tyres facing in a different direction??

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by shaginwagin on 10/10/2008, 12:50 pm

Hi Sam, did you do anything to the van shortly before it decided to not drive in a straight line. Wheel alignment shouldn,t cause it unless they have stuffed up in a big way, bounce a kerb, change a wheel or both wheels on the front, different tyres on the front. Swapping tyres one side to the other, could cause it to pull to one side, because of the wear on the tyres. anyhow a couple of possabilities.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by highwaymenace on 10/10/2008, 2:36 pm

check the ido;er arm bush, if its worn the wheels l/h wheel will flutter around,, only a thought.

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How to fix

Post by Moppo on 12/10/2008, 2:51 pm

Does anyone know who will repair or fix a HJ/HZ GTS Clock
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by highwaymenace on 12/10/2008, 3:25 pm

Welcome Moppo, as for the repairs, you should have a business some where near you called Gauge Works, hope that helps

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Guest on 12/10/2008, 3:58 pm

Welcome moppo.
Glad you found us. Very Happy Very Happy

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Starter motor?

Post by shaginwagin on 16/10/2008, 1:58 pm

Hi everyone, When starting the beddie, it has been getting harder to start, in that when you turn the key nothing happens. Turn the key a couple of times and it will start. When the key is turned the ignition lights don,t go out, just nothing, not a flat battery. Thought it was the solenoid on the starter. used the screwdriver on the starter and it starts. It won,t start with the key. but shorting the solenoid out, starts everytime. Does that mean the ignition switch is well on the way out or a loose wire in the ignition system. I have had trouble before with the wiring at the fuse box being loose. Still have to check that out. I figure if shorting the starter out still starts it, then the problem should be in the wiring somewhere. Any suggestions.

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Guest on 16/10/2008, 2:27 pm

i could be the starter motor it self. as the brushes wear and the contact gets smaller it tries to take that bit more power from you battery. when they wear out the battery cant supply enough juice to the starter motor anymore. so it simulates a flat battery

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by shaginwagin on 16/10/2008, 2:34 pm

But when I turn the key the ignition light stays on, dosen,t go out like when the battery is dead.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by highwaymenace on 16/10/2008, 3:55 pm

try another ignition barrel as it may have worn terminals..

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Tweaker on 17/10/2008, 2:31 am

Have you checked the relay for your starter is switching (if you have one. It's not uncommon to find one ain't there) so when you turn the key power is directed to the starter directly via the battery instead of via all the wiring which can't really carry all the necassary current? Cause if you can start it with a screw driver it suggests that there is enough power at the starter motor itself. Just maybe not if it is traveling all the way to the key barrel and back. How is the earth to the motor? If you don't have a good solid ground lead to the motor it'll find another route back to the battery causing you to loose power here. Cause you light arn't dipping when you turn the key it also sound like the power isn't being switched over to the starter motor.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Guest on 17/10/2008, 4:03 am

or you could be standing at you van looking over it and call Craig and get him to give you ideas while your going over it, i have got myself going by calling a mate when i was stuck on the side of the road.

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Post by Tweaker on 20/10/2008, 3:17 pm

I'm thinking maybe Agro could help me with this one, but any auto sparky could help. I need to know what gauge wire to run from my Alternator back to my battery. Keeping in mind that's a 3 metre run. My next question is. Can I just run the wire from the alternator to the starter motor as the starter motor is already connected back to the battery via that monstrous kick start my heart lead. My current alternator is only a 55amp, but I intend to change this to a 200amp in the new year.
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Post by Guest on 21/10/2008, 1:21 pm

Tweaker wrote:I'm thinking maybe Agro could help me with this one, but any auto sparky could help. I need to know what gauge wire to run from my Alternator back to my battery. Keeping in mind that's a 3 metre run. My next question is. Can I just run the wire from the alternator to the starter motor as the starter motor is already connected back to the battery via that monstrous kick start my heart lead. My current alternator is only a 55amp, but I intend to change this to a 200amp in the new year.

8mm is a good size for this set-up and yes you can run it from your alt to the starter.(if the starter is closer than the battery, better to use that way)

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Post by Guest on 21/10/2008, 1:22 pm

shaginwagin wrote:Hi everyone, When starting the beddie, it has been getting harder to start, in that when you turn the key nothing happens. Turn the key a couple of times and it will start. When the key is turned the ignition lights don,t go out, just nothing, not a flat battery. Thought it was the solenoid on the starter. used the screwdriver on the starter and it starts. It won,t start with the key. but shorting the solenoid out, starts everytime. Does that mean the ignition switch is well on the way out or a loose wire in the ignition system. I have had trouble before with the wiring at the fuse box being loose. Still have to check that out. I figure if shorting the starter out still starts it, then the problem should be in the wiring somewhere. Any suggestions.

Julian.

Is it an inhibitor switch issue??

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Tweaker on 21/10/2008, 3:03 pm

Cheers Agro! cheers
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Post by Guest on 21/10/2008, 3:07 pm

No worries. Very Happy

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Post by Tweaker on 27/10/2008, 7:07 am

Anybody know whether the XC filler cap door thingy is vented? Or does the tank do all it's venting via one of the lines that goes to the front of the car, or do these lines just make a complete loop?
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