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Old 13th August 2020, 06:53
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hey i need a longer choke cable as the miglia cabin is so much further back. are the left hand drive models or spits any longer do you know?

I still don't know what those power cables are, i may pick up power for my electric fan from there.
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Old 19th August 2020, 23:34
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radiator moved, bonnet fits.
i realised that ive not posted any pics for a while so heres one:



when i say fit, i mean fits not like a glove, but like a hand laid up fibreglass part made for another hand laid fibreglass part.

I will show pics of my radiator install when its done, i've made some brackets and it will be mounted to the shroud at the bottom and the front body frame cross member at the top. Unfortunately this means an el-eck-tron-ick controller for the fan. it will be the only thing on the car that relies on quantum mechanics to work. Hope it doesn't break down as i don't know any quantum mechanics, just regular mechanics.

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Old 20th August 2020, 10:56
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Hi, made brackets for the radiator reposition.



bottom brackets in:



working on it only a little each day. radiator and fan are current goals

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Old 20th August 2020, 18:56
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Finally had the chance to have a quick look under my bonnet today, as I was sure I remembered three brown wires.
(Two thick and one thin.)

This is a 1980 Spitfire 1500 wiring loom, so not sure if it relates to your Herald one.

These are the wires.



And this is where they are connected.





Not sure if that helps.

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Old 20th August 2020, 21:59
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Not sure if that helps.

Good luck, Paul.
neither am i paul! but thanks heaps for taking the time to photo and share.

i see the temp sender green wire there too so i will poke around for that. these wires, if they went to my generator as yours go to your alternator, they have been cut short, and the dynamo/generator wire altered. Once I finish with the radiator i will revisit this.

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Old 21st August 2020, 03:09
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finished mounting the rad. Benefit 1, maintained bottom position well enough that the standard bottom hose still fits.
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and a close up of bracket:

and with 10" fan from davies craig:
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plumbing and electrictrical done. i may still have clearance issues with the new radiator cap, depending on how high the glue sits the body off the frame.


all that was done using one camry v6 bottom radiator hose. And a stanley knife.

I found the temp sender wire up near the dynamo wires. Extracted it and it’s ready for when I put the sender in the back of the block near the hard heater pipe I can’t remove.
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cleaned up nicely with windex. i couldnt get the glass off, or from the back, so the face is untouched. i thought i'd leave well enough alone!


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I thought i was winning with the heater threaded hole in the back of the block. But alas. The sender i got (herald 948 specific) is not the same thread. the block has a taper thread, the sender is not. Plan B is to get a 1/4 NPT sender to put in the currently blanked second hole in the fan thermoswitch sender housing. I will have to earth it of course.
I'm also waiting on a hose transition from china, then i can fill the system again.

on the plus side, i have the mini hinges and the small 'bear claw' latches for the doors. got some aligning and fitting jigery to do.

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damn those "doors".

its like they are made for a different car.
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Trying to get the photos to work and I get the error message:

Failed to write file. Check disc quotas and permissions for the path: /homepages/16/d657389345/htdocs/mk/forum/albumthumbs/1/8a74b40c2d961dfbbbecf5274de6efde_1856.jpg

Did the album and all, just cant seem to upload photos

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Hi Tim,

Just guessing if this could be the issue, but uploading via this website is restricted to 5 photos in one go.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Deni
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damn those "doors".

its like they are made for a different car.
Oh Tim, don't scare me :
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testing photo:
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this doesnt seem to work from google photos, and i cant get the upload from my computer to work and now all my iphone photos are heic files and thats no good here either.

and LOL deni! I thought i was almost done then the doors are a whole story - we will see how my half reskin comes out, if not, i may need to do the whole skin.

and the windscreen - tried and failed to heat bend the polycarb and failed. the windcreen curved strip supplied with my kit was also a bit overambitious and i will look at an alternative.

I have a week or so between jobs to get cracking.

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i really would like to post photos as i dont think ive seen anyone do blinkers like I have, that doesnt mean they havnt - or that my way is better, but for me, better than mounting them on the curve.
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blinker seat photo 1
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dammit.
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Tim – Apologies, ‘stuff’ has kept me away from the forum for a while.

I use Google Photos and you might need to set the setting to share.

Let’s see if the following helps…

Click on the 3 vertical dots on the top right of the Google Photos page.



From the drop down menu, click on Options.



From that menu, make sure the bottom ‘Link Sharing’ box is ticked.



Then go back to the photo you want to share and right click on it.

And select the ‘Copy image link’ option.



Then paste the link inside the [i m g] & [/ i m g] brackets, with no spaces, like this.



And with a bit of luck the photo should appear.



Hope that works, good luck, Paul.

PS
I know a story about Sammio Cordite doors.
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Hi Tim
Doesn't the "Manage Attachments" button work for you?
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testing blinker housing construction:
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