Gwen.

Follow inspiring projects as they develop then show them off !
Post Reply
User avatar
tickman
.
Scotland
Posts: 1443
Joined: 12 years ago
Location: Deepest Darkest Dundee.

Contribution Stars

Post by tickman »

Big Al:92718 wrote::wav:



PS... I didn't receive the £1, so no reminder. :wink:
I was working on the try before you buy  :D



User avatar
tickman
.
Scotland
Posts: 1443
Joined: 12 years ago
Location: Deepest Darkest Dundee.

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by tickman »

I have been giving Gwen a little bit of attention recently.
Just on the nice days! Yes we have had a couple.
Did all the grease points, checked/adjusted the wheel bearings and she is still going quite well.
She is still using a good bit of oil but no more than she has been.
She was obviously impressed with the attention as when I got in her this morning the interior light came on! This has NEVER worked for me before.
I guess something else will decide to not work very soon to take the place of the light.



User avatar
plastic orange
.
Scotland
Posts: 5427
Joined: 11 years ago
Location: Broughty Ferry, Scotland

Contribution Stars

Members Choice Award

Re: Gwen.

Post by plastic orange »

Are you sure it wasn't the sun John? :D

PO


Undefeated best Orange Hawaiian award Pateley Bridge 5 years in a row.

User avatar
tickman
.
Scotland
Posts: 1443
Joined: 12 years ago
Location: Deepest Darkest Dundee.

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by tickman »

plastic orange wrote:Are you sure it wasn't the sun John? :D

PO
I did open and close the door twice after I noticed the light working so I am certain it wasn't the sun :D



User avatar
tickman
.
Scotland
Posts: 1443
Joined: 12 years ago
Location: Deepest Darkest Dundee.

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by tickman »

Since the manual pump for the washers died a few years ago I have had a cheap plastic switch for the electric pump I fitted.
This was mounted down on the right near my oil pressure and temperature gauges.
The hole in the dash had been bugging me for a while and I had been looking for a suitable momentary switch since. Sometime last year I found one at Maplin so today I decided it was time to fit it......
IMG_20140306_153106.jpg
New washer pump switch
IMG_20140306_153106.jpg (783.83 KiB) Viewed 4222 times
New washer pump switch
New washer pump switch
EXIF-Data show/hide
Original image recording time:
2014:03:06 15:31:06
Image taken on:
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:31 pm
Focus length:
4.31 mm
Camera-manufacturer:
Htc
Camera-model:
HTC Desire
Sorry for the rubbish camera phone picture but you get the idea.
The hole needed opening up slightly but that was easy enough to do.
John



User avatar
Mecanglais
Formally known as chesney
France
Posts: 2156
Joined: 9 years ago
Location: France

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by Mecanglais »

That seems to suit the dash well, looks rather like the chrome blanking plug used in the very late (K reg) Minors!
I'm using a light switch in MAG to operate the wipers in the first position and wipers/washers in the second position, to free up a switch on the dash.



User avatar
tickman
.
Scotland
Posts: 1443
Joined: 12 years ago
Location: Deepest Darkest Dundee.

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by tickman »

chesney wrote:I'm using a light switch in MAG to operate the wipers in the first position and wipers/washers in the second position
That's a neat idea but I wanted one that couldn't be left on, being not the only driver and mechanical sympathy is not necessarily something that is guaranteed!



User avatar
tickman
.
Scotland
Posts: 1443
Joined: 12 years ago
Location: Deepest Darkest Dundee.

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by tickman »

Well MOT time came and went when I was otherwise occupied so I have been catching up with things this week.
I have a fresh MOT and a few advisories to deal with so I have just spent a fortune with ESM.
No pictures as nothing has really happened!

John



User avatar
Plin
.
United Kingdom
Posts: 3258
Joined: 10 years ago
Location: North Hertfordshire

Contribution Stars

MMO Annual Award

Misc

Re: Gwen.

Post by Plin »

Never mind the photos! :D Great to hear Gwen passed her MOT, hope the advisories were not too much of a surprise and can be easily sorted once your expensive ESM parcel arrives.



User avatar
ruairidh
.
Posts: 2149
Joined: 9 years ago
Location: ochiltree, scotland

Contribution Stars

MMO Annual Award

Re: Gwen.

Post by ruairidh »

Good stuff on the M.O.T ;)
What were the advisories :?:


Be all you can be

User avatar
woodywoodchipper
.
Posts: 3821
Joined: 9 years ago
Location: up to my neck in dudu

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by woodywoodchipper »

rebuild it :roll: :roll: ;)


Image

When its done its done (for now)
Derv Turbo Power (Joosed)

User avatar
tickman
.
Scotland
Posts: 1443
Joined: 12 years ago
Location: Deepest Darkest Dundee.

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by tickman »

Plin wrote:Never mind the photos! :D Great to hear Gwen passed her MOT, hope the advisories were not too much of a surprise and can be easily sorted once your expensive ESM parcel arrives.
Cheers Plin.
ruairidh wrote:Good stuff on the M.O.T ;)
What were the advisories :?:
A few different bits:
Front suspension bushes so poly bushes ordered.
Very corners of the boot floor very thin but not holed (just about)
Hand brake was borderline and the front brakes were binding ever so slightly, probably just cleaning and adjusting needed on the front but I have ordered new handbrake cables, a full set of cylinders and hoses. Any I don't use will go into 'stock'

Think that is about it really, not too bad really. Sounds worse than it is now I have written it!
woodywoodchipper wrote:rebuild it :roll: :roll: ;)
One day :D

John



User avatar
Big Al
Furry Feet
Great Britain
Posts: 8736
Joined: 9 years ago
Location: Chelsfield, Kent, UK
Contact:

Contribution Stars

MMO Annual Award

Misc

Re: Gwen.

Post by Big Al »

:wav: :wav: :wav:


Image

User avatar
tickman
.
Scotland
Posts: 1443
Joined: 12 years ago
Location: Deepest Darkest Dundee.

Contribution Stars

Re: Gwen.

Post by tickman »

One of the advisories was the rear plate was poor, I had previously painted the number black as the paint had worn off. I had done this the morning of the test a few years ago (the paint was still wet during the test!
I had the good intentions to sand back and paint the yellow area black to have black and silver plates but decided it was easier to do this?
DSC_0153.jpg
New plates.
DSC_0153.jpg (1.48 MiB) Viewed 4111 times
New plates.
New plates.
EXIF-Data show/hide
Original image recording time:
2014:09:05 14:02:50
Image taken on:
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:02 pm
Focus length:
2.87 mm
Shutter speed:
1/16 Sec
F-number:
f/2.4
ISO speed rating:
800
Whitebalance:
Auto
Flash:
Flash did not fire
Camera-manufacturer:
SONY
Camera-model:
C2105
Exposure bias:
0 EV
Metering mode:
Center-weighted average
I got two of them off ebay for £19, cannot really grumble with that!

John



User avatar
plastic orange
.
Scotland
Posts: 5427
Joined: 11 years ago
Location: Broughty Ferry, Scotland

Contribution Stars

Members Choice Award

Re: Gwen.

Post by plastic orange »

Well done John.

PO


Undefeated best Orange Hawaiian award Pateley Bridge 5 years in a row.

Post Reply