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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Tweaker on 27/10/2008, 8:05 am

I may have found the information I was seeking!

From my understanding, the charcol canister stores any gases vented from the tank due to being parked in the sun or whatever. And then releases these gases into the carby on startup. And the cap must therefore be sealed (non vented) to prevent the gases exhiting anyway otherway than via the canister.

Can someone either confirm or correct this for me?

My reason for all this is my Bedford has been fitted with an XC GXL fuel cap and the tank only has a return hose to allow the air to escape during tank filling. My cap doesn't seal due to a stuff with the body mods to fit the cap. My concern is that I'm looking at getting this fixed and need advice on fuel tank venting. One option I'm looking at is cutting the return line and adding an inline vent valve that exits under the car instead of returning into the filler neck? Or am I going to have to drill a hole into the top of tank and add another vent line?
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Tweaker on 29/10/2008, 12:51 pm

Replying to my own post again here.

The latest is I've found myself new after market venting full cap, which will allow me to replace the non sealing XC GXL cap currently fiited, while also avoiding tank equilization issues.

Later down the track I will replace the venting cap with a sealed one and tap another hole into the top of the tank and fit a vent valve as this is the prefered option.

I hope this post can help somebody else from making a mistake whwn modifying their full cap.

Note that is only really an issue with pre 1976 cars or pre ADR 27A compliance.

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starter motor

Post by shaginwagin on 30/10/2008, 8:06 am

Hi one and all, had the beddie starter motor overhauled all the new bits. Also had the alternator overhauled (alt light staying on). Still intermittent starting. jiggled the wires in the steering col, started. So I,m going to check the wires to the ignition switch and down to the fuse box. (probably should have done that to start with Embarassed ) Thanks for the advise given, much appreciated. At least I wont have to rebuild the starter and alt when we rebuild the motor next year.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by alien8 on 30/10/2008, 9:04 am

Another problem I have is that ALIEN8 likes to have her left hand indicator on Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation doesnt cancel out when completing a left turn and comes on by itself Rolling Eyes also the right hand indicator turns the radio off when you use it Exclamation Exclamation again very testy at times. But Julian is having a look at it for me, but suggestions are always welcome study scratch
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Bubble window polish

Post by alien8 on 30/10/2008, 9:21 am

I have been informed that if you cut and polish bubble windows they come up like new ??????? Has anyone tried, as mine are looking sad and scratched at the moment, Any thoughts would be welcomed Very Happy
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by mazdragon on 30/10/2008, 12:07 pm

alien8 wrote:Another problem I have is that ALIEN8 likes to have her left hand indicator on Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation doesnt cancel out when completing a left turn and comes on by itself Rolling Eyes also the right hand indicator turns the radio off when you use it Exclamation Exclamation again very testy at times. But Julian is having a look at it for me, but suggestions are always welcome study scratch

you know, it's the qirkyness of our older vehicles that give them their personalities as opposed to a lot of the modern stuff that's around. I kinda like my quirky cars... i can relate since i'm a little quirky tooo! so why complain when the right hand indicator turns off the radio? why complain when the left hand indicator won't cancel, at least driving around isn't boring..... it makes you an indi-bl***dy-vidual and that's what sets us apart from the sheep (except in NZ!). Laughing Laughing Twisted Evil
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Tweaker on 30/10/2008, 12:30 pm

When you favorite song is on make sure you just make left hand turns. You'll get there eventually, unless of cause you just go around in a cirlce! scratch
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by soundman on 2/11/2008, 12:52 pm

bugger. my disengaing mechanism for the indicators fragged out today. at least my lights stay on... guess the longewr you own something the older it gets. don't know about quirky though. just frustrating.
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Upper tailgate seal

Post by mazdragon on 3/11/2008, 2:45 am

I'm in the process of replacing the seals for the lower and upper tailgate. Done the lower, that was really easy. But, I have a question before i remove the old upper gate seal: on the bottom of the gate, there are no pins/pin holes. The old one seems to just slot in, however, there's a fair bit of gunk in there and i'm wondering whether the gunk is old glue. Do I need to glue the bottom side of the seal to the upper tailgate? or does it just slot in?
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by mazdragon on 3/11/2008, 3:02 am

Thought i'd make a couple of photos so you know what i'm talking about





This is the bottom one, easy to intall and a very good fit.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by highwaymenace on 3/11/2008, 4:14 am

Use contact adhesive same as what your using to stik you solo into the van.. job done.

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by mazdragon on 3/11/2008, 10:18 am

ta Daz. shall do. Figured it must be glued, but just wanted to make sure, i've never done stuff like this by myself before.
BTW, hven't even started on the roof yet. But i've started on the spare wheel cover and i think it's gonna be good... maybe my goal is wheel cover by state titles and roof by nationals.... i should hopefully be able to manage that.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by mazdragon on 4/11/2008, 12:45 pm

bought the glue, did do and it's done. Looks ok (for a rubber seal hehehehe). Now I have to use a little more force to shut the gates, obviously the old rubbers were quite compressed. Figured the new seals'll settle down eventually.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by highwaymenace on 4/11/2008, 1:01 pm

to make them softer and seal better give them a run over with armaol ( how ever you spell it.) makes them last longer and keeps the soft and fllexible so they get in to all nooks & cranny's

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by alien8 on 5/11/2008, 10:52 am

alien8 wrote:I have been informed that if you cut and polish bubble windows they come up like new ??????? Has anyone tried, as mine are looking sad and scratched at the moment, Any thoughts would be welcomed Very Happy


Thanks Sam for all your help. Will sus it out Suspect
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by DD.165 on 10/11/2008, 9:33 am

mazdragon wrote:
mazdragon wrote:I've a blank canvas in Beigy, there's no interior apart from the mattress and curtains i have already set up. I'd like to line the roof and have chatted with Phil already about how to go about it and so have been given the general gist of what's required. Now i need to ask the tedious questions of how do you make the ply stay up there? i.e. it sits in the inside "gutters" (for lack of a better description), do i need to glue it in as well? also, i'd like to pad the roof under the fabric i'm going to line it with on the ply that goes in the roof, what's the best glue (?) to use? I've googled van+interiors and how to's, but apart from Black Eagle, there doesn't seem to be any other info. Does anyone know of a good book to reference? Any ideas would be appreciated. And BTW, i'd queried the speedo problems of being wonky on the SXV Forum, but since it's down, i'll let you know here that it was the header in the speedo that was worn, which is why the needle bounced around and the reading was incorrect. It's been fixed and apart from bouncing a little up to 30km, it's steady and accurate now.

Hello,
Any chance someone can provide some advice on the interior questions i had?
thanks to anyone who's listening.
I'M possibly a bit late in replying but ive found that 3M make a pressure pack glue that i have never had a problem with. it shouldent at about $28 a can. I use it all the time for hoodlinings ect. It is also the glue that trimming places use.It is also available in 4 ltr tins to use in a spray gun Smile
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by mazdragon on 10/11/2008, 9:46 am

Thanks DD. I haven't started on the roof yet, other things have cropped up in the meantime. I think i've got some of that 3M spray glue, so i may use it for that.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by DD.165 on 10/11/2008, 9:52 am

No worries. Smile names Dale, anything ive glued with it has stayed that way cheers
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by mazdragon on 10/11/2008, 9:55 am

Thanks Dale. Laughing Name's Marion.
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by DD.165 on 10/11/2008, 10:25 am

Is There a planet really in your den?? Laughing
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by mazdragon on 10/11/2008, 10:29 am

i think you're misreading it.... somewhere on this planet, i am in my den.... i.e, my den is somewhere on this planet.... oh, have a few drinks, it'll make sense then....... cyclops Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by DD.165 on 10/11/2008, 10:31 am

Sorry lol! lol! lol! I think that is WHY i read it wrong lol! lol! lol!
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Guest on 10/11/2008, 10:51 am

So by the sound of it you might fit in at the Van Nats Dale. Very Happy

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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by DD.165 on 10/11/2008, 10:58 am

I have 2 hobbies: MY VAN and DRINKING Laughing But I don't drink Drive as it is a laundry detergent like OMO lol! lol! lol!
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Re: Technical Section or How to fix it

Post by Guest on 10/11/2008, 11:32 am

Can't say i've ever tried OMO.

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