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WorldClassAccident 13th October 2015 14:01

Sounds to me like the switch

There are two wires from the switch
green/yellow pos 1
green pos 2


This suggests that "green/yellow pos 1" is live as soon as the ignition is turned on as well as when the switch is actually in Pos 1.

Check if it is also live when the switch is in Pos 2.

Try temporarily swapping out the switch, even just to an on/off switch. If the heater doesn't come on when the temporary switch is off but does when it is switched on then it is definitely your switch

deggsy 14th October 2015 09:41

WCA

No power to either of the switch terminals with the ignition on?
I think the Haynes diagram may be wrong.
with power going directly to the motor on one side and an earth wire coming from the heater rheostat the motor is going to run as soon as the ignition is turned on ' if I disconnect the earth the motor stops.
if I disconnect the power the motor stops.
I have temporally put a on/off switch on the power lead :hurt: until I can figure it out

deggsy 14th October 2015 09:52

wops I'm wrong there is power to switch no 2 with the ignition on

WorldClassAccident 14th October 2015 10:53

I am guessing it is okay to have power to the switch with the ignition on but the switch should not send the power to the heater unless in position 1 or 2.

Probably not much help and I am off to sort out my own electrical gremlins now.

deggsy 14th October 2015 11:33

I just borrowed a prospero's garage diagram and it's different wired up as per prospero's and I have a two speed blower but it's still on slow speed when the ignition is turned on so I'll wire in a on/off switch! The workshop manual diagram is wrong???????

IanA 14th October 2015 13:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 71910)
I am guessing it is okay to have power to the switch with the ignition on but the switch should not send the power to the heater unless in position 1 or 2...

If the heater motor runs with the switch at 0, either the switch is stuffed or there's another feed bypassing it.

deggsy 14th October 2015 13:22

Probably the switch I've just blown my last spare fuse so I am giving up for the day

deggsy 15th October 2015 13:53

No joy with the heater blower so I'll leave the inline switch in place' the flasher relay arrived today but will only work if I fiddle with the switch so both were at fault. Anyone got a indicator switch assembly for a 1500 spitfire? Ho and then my soldering iron died so I've given up for the day again.

deggsy 17th October 2015 14:00

I've had a much better day today with the wiring other than the indicator switch and the blower all circuits are now working properly (let there be light) even the overdrive solenoid is working as it should the H manual diagram for it was totally wrong again (prospero's garage rule ok)
I am a much happier camper today.

deggsy 27th October 2015 15:43

A bit more progress today all the wiring circuits apart from the indicators (new switch needed) are now working
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So I decided to go for a start up filled up the fluids ? nothing no spark I have a Accuspark contactless system installed so I spent ages checking everything then decider to re-read the instructions apparently there can be a problem with the trigger being to low this can be checked by raising the trigger by 2mm and testing for a spark there was so I put it all back together and she fired up on the second attempt yahoo
I phoned Accuspark and they are sending me a upgraded rotor arm with the trigger built in free of charge nice one Accuspark
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I thought I was on the home straight until I noticed the rad was peeing all over the floor and the carbs are leaking from the float bowls and the needle valves
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Oh the joys of motoring new rad about 200 ish carb rebuild kit 90 ish I'll have to start saving all over again I emptied the piggy bank last week.:wacko:

WorldClassAccident 27th October 2015 16:14

Oh the joys of motoring new rad about 200 ish carb rebuild kit 90 ish I'll have to start saving all over again I emptied the piggy bank last week.

If it has tyres or tits it will cost you money and leave you crying...

deggsy 27th October 2015 16:37

very true I think I have some brake fluid so I'll bleed the brakes next that shouldn't cost anything???? famous last words!

WorldClassAccident 27th October 2015 16:53

And they both leak when they are f@@ked

:-()

deggsy 27th October 2015 21:08

I'm getting nervous now!

deggsy 5th November 2015 15:36

A small mount of progress this week the rad has been taken for a re-core. In the meantime I decided to turn the car around a couple of friends came over to give me a hand whilst pushing it out of the garage there was a horrible clunking/crunching sound? lots of speculation as to the cause!! to cut a long story short I started stripping down the rear axle took off the off side rear drum and found a retaining spring floating around in the drum no springs missing so some stupid dork left it in there when he was re-building them last time doh !!!!! I managed to bleed the brakes with the help of her indoors no leaks something went right at last.
I have started to make a cover for the heater as it's in the passenger foot well not finished yet but you get the idea
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deggsy 7th November 2015 12:27

Had my re-cored rad back yesterday fitted it this morning and filled it up all looking fine until I heard the gentle drip drip of water! after much searching I found the leak coming from water pump union the one that runs under the carbs so I am currently trying to get the pipe of without removing the carbs Agghhhh fiddly as h#!!

deggsy 7th November 2015 13:43

Well I fixed one leek and found another(I don't think this cooling system loves me?) I have a MG type dual gauge water and oil but the water sender nut won't tighten on to the sender there must be a fix for it as other people have used them in triumph based cars anyone know how it's done????

davecymru 7th November 2015 16:45

we all feel for you matey! but you'll get there, it's looking really good!

IanA 7th November 2015 17:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by deggsy (Post 72426)
...the water sender nut won't tighten on to the sender there must be a fix for it ...

Some of these fittings use BSP threads so a plumbers' merchant may be of more help than Halfrauds.

deggsy 7th November 2015 17:34

The nut actually fits but it doesn't tighten down on the sender it seems as if there should be a seating in the pump housing for it???


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