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Re: Earthing Straps

Postby murf » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:35 am

I've bought new crocodile clips and checked using the light bulb test as you suggested (good bright light) for power at the connector block end of the wires The paired back and twisted wires are a good tight push fit into the block but still no signs of life from the speedo.
If your offer is still open I would like to take it up so could you please PM me your full contact details and I'll organise boxing up/sending the assembly.
Many thanks, Murf.
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Re: Earthing Straps

Postby JohnC » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:53 am

Murf .... thanks for doing that test as requested, what a shame it did not burst into life.
Of course the offer is still open .... PM sent.

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Re: Earthing Straps

Postby pgoldsmith » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:54 am

John,

I've had issues on & off ever since owning the car. I posted the issues before but I've never got to the bottom of it.

My rev needle sometimes works, other times it just simply stays stationary. Often it will stick at say 1000 rpm or be slow to move - i e the engine is accelarating fast but the needle isnt!

Occurs in cold weather, hot weather. Sometimes when the car has been running for a while, other times when it hasnt been used for a while.

No rhyme or reason.

Thought at first it was fouling on the plastic panel - a gentle prod with my finger proved it wasnt.

Then perhaps it was the bearing on the rear not lubricated enough - so i put a drop of oil on it. But no change.

Finally looked at adjusting the main screw on the back - but that didnt work either.

On the plus side. I can now remove the instrument cluster in less than 5 mins which is a personal best :up
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Re: Earthing Straps

Postby JohnC » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Hi Paul,

As I said, I have not got a method of running the rev counter on the bench unfortunately.
But I remember, we have been here before, and as you said in the previous post that the needle can stick somewhere around the dial and stay there even when you switch of the ign thus causing any voltage to be removed from the circuit. That still indicates to me that it is a mechanical problem.
Without going over it all over again .... just as a reminder, in case you want to have a go again, below here is the link to our previous posts. Having just read it through again, apart from my blowing method to try to get it to stick, I can't think of anything new. Sorry........ but it might be worth reading it through again.
Perversely, it would be easier to fix it if it didn't work at all.
Sorry I can't be any more help.

John

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