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by Pete Boole
Mon Sep 28, 2020 16:09
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 22
Views: 990

Re: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?

They are CV joints on the drive shafts - one plunging, one not. It's a long while since I dismantled one but ISTR they are actually tripod joints.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Sep 28, 2020 07:33
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 22
Views: 990

Re: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?

Yes - driveshaft removal is as easy as it looks. The small-AF nuts on the outboard CV flange are sometimes a bit corroded - you can still get replacements I think.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sun Sep 27, 2020 19:29
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

Re window feeds - it might be worth building a jig to mount the motor/arm and see how much current it draws as you try to stall it. I don't think they pull that much current when the windows slide easily.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sun Sep 27, 2020 19:24
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New comer - Progress (edit)
Replies: 284
Views: 23598

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

Well done Stu. Wondering about fitting CDL to the Elite.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:07
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

Agree about modern cars Dave - I'm currently trying to find the cause of a parasitic battery drain on my Mercedes - utter nightmare! The local Mercedes Indy "specialist" just gave up and gave it back to me (after relieving me of several hundred pounds). The electrons don't behave as they do in a Lot...
by Pete Boole
Fri Sep 25, 2020 21:04
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Wiring diagram needed
Replies: 23
Views: 1206

Re: Wiring diagram needed

You can't miss 'em! They're huge! About 10mm x 35mm black cylinders, !/4" spade connectors, often taped to the outside of the loom. There are quite a few associated with the lights.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Fri Sep 25, 2020 20:59
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

Strangely, I find sorting out wiring quite therapeutic! I like the logic :roll:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Fri Sep 25, 2020 20:54
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: long trip happy engine report

Nice set-up Peter. I'm part way through building the supercharger brackets so should have more of an idea of space around that area soon. Thanks for the photos.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Fri Sep 25, 2020 09:52
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Wiring diagram needed
Replies: 23
Views: 1206

Re: Wiring diagram needed

Have you checked that all the diodes are still there Tony? Cheap enough to replace if they are suspect.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Fri Sep 25, 2020 09:50
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: long trip happy engine report

Just as an experiment - if your remote mount still accepts an original-style filter - you could also do the same tests with an original filter to see what differences in pressure there are. I'm also considering a remote filter mount as well - if there's still room in that part of the engine bay! Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Sep 24, 2020 14:10
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: long trip happy engine report

Great report Peter 8) . I'm astounded at such a large drop in pressure through the filter - the "ordinary" filters must be even worse. I wonder how many reports of suspect pressure (especially at tickover) are just the result of the filter?

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:19
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

You're making fantastic progress! Can't wait to see that V8 sat there :D

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:11
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

Even when you get the factory info on fuses it's not all correct!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sat Sep 19, 2020 21:39
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5461

Re: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!

Shiny!! The rotary polishers are nice to use, especially with good quality compounds. Good work!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sat Sep 19, 2020 21:35
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Air Horn faults.
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Air Horn faults.

Careful Tony - you might run out of things to fix and have to return to the Elite!! :lol:

Pete