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Offline Echelon

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #120 on: July 05, 2013, 07:48:03 PM »
They look the goods.... well done !!

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #121 on: July 21, 2013, 06:46:10 PM »
lift mounts installed
new number plate board also


Also having some electrical issues currently. My charging light has been staying on permanently. I swapped in another used alternator but now it wont even turn over. If the alternator is the issue I would be keen to upgrade the Lucas 15 AC with something more contemporary. Is there a good bolt in upgrade? (I posted this over on AULRO)

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #122 on: August 04, 2013, 05:01:03 PM »
So not much progress with my alternator situation, but have found a number of modern alternatives which should work.

Am planning to do a minor upgrade here in due course.

Installed some new headlights today that I bought some time ago. These are halogen upgrades. I probably will need to upgrade the wiring for these at some stage also. The reflector doesn't look the same as the original sealed beams but I am happy with the outcome considering the cost of these which should do a good job.










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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #123 on: August 04, 2013, 06:27:43 PM »
Hi
 Re your search for a heater tap 'I fitted one of these to my 2a worked fine,
I hope I've done the link right? If not e-bay type in
HEATER TAP 5/8" UNIVERSAL FORD HOLDEN CHEV MOPAR ETC

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/110710990168?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_1215wt_1255

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #124 on: September 01, 2013, 04:17:17 PM »
thanks for the link


Does anyone have any tips for getting the heater air intake hose back on. My old one was perished and I have a grey plastic type replacement. I cant seem to squeeze it in under the mudguard down to the lower hole that comes off the fan.

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #125 on: September 01, 2013, 08:59:25 PM »
Headlight upgrade looks vey good.. :)
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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #126 on: December 27, 2013, 04:32:46 PM »
Put a new alternator in recently which I posted over on AULRO.

Ended up getting an OEX unit, which fits well, but I am having issues with the charge light coming on after a short period. I think it might be a diode problem now, and I am hopeless at the electrics so it will probably need an auto elec to sort this out further.

In the meantime there are plenty of other jobs to be done. I recently bought a engine side cover gasket as mine is leaking, but now I come to fit it I thought I would ask if anyone has any tips.

Do I need to remove the manifold or can it be done from underneath?

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #127 on: December 27, 2013, 10:14:03 PM »
I removed the oil filter then the dipstick tube from underneath and then you can remove the sidecover without disturbing the manifold.

Hop on top of the engine to check/adjust the tappets.





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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #128 on: December 28, 2013, 01:18:13 PM »
Ed,I will have a look at alt problem when Im down.PM sent.
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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #129 on: January 19, 2014, 09:50:32 PM »
Time for another update.

Big thanks to John H for trying to solve my charge light / alternator woes when he was down in Adelaide recently. It appeared at the time that my ignition connections were dodgy as fiddling around with them made the light go off and allowed alternator to provide a 14v charge. After properly cleaning all the contacts though the problem was back and made me think that perhaps the unit itself was faulty.



Since then I have replaced the ignition with a new keyed unit, which I planned to do anyway. I replaced the indicator/headlight stalk at the same time as mine was faulty.

I also bought a soft top off John and despite the top section having shrunk, I have managed to mostly stretch this back over the rear hoop. It has been a tricky balance as the sides are older canvas which is quite thin in some areas. There was probably at least 5 inches that needed to be stretched out of the top piece as even the rear straps were not long enough to close. I achieved this by using ratchet straps connected to the reinforced straps and wetting the canvas down. The top needed to be retensioned every couple of days although quite a bit of stretch was achieved early on.

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Before



Before


After - I still have a little bit to go


Have also had good results with contact adhesive to apply canvas patches to small holes before they get worse. Time will tell if it holds.






And finally a new steering damper - Britpart unit


Have I done this correctly with the washers? Also how tight does it need to be? Am afraid of splitting the rubber bushes if I go all the way.





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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #130 on: January 19, 2014, 10:09:54 PM »
HI,

Yep Dampener looks correct, and the pressure on rubbers looks OK, just rounding out a bit. Canopy looks good, ratchet straps is a great idea to stretch it out a bit.

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Offline John H

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #131 on: January 20, 2014, 10:21:48 AM »
I was thinking about the ign switch on my way home(hence my e mail).To all that are following Ed"s work, having seen it in the flesh, I can say that the effort put into this project has delivered the goods.Top job.I would also like to thank Ed for the (rouge) rim swap.If you have any issue with the canvas I can get my friends who repaired the rear flaps to sort it out.Are you and the rover going to make it to Melrose?Cheers Hallsy.
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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #132 on: January 20, 2014, 12:11:02 PM »
Melrose will be a maybe at this stage as there are still a few things to sort out:
- brakes (currently i think one of the wheel cylinders is dodgy as it is pulley to the right - not good for oncoming traffic)
- still need front prop shaft (when I got it someone had put a swb version in it!)
- radiator needs a re-core
- and I still need to install the engine side cover gasket and sort out my electrical gremlins

So it I can do all of that in time I might have a chance :)