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Notanumber replied to the topic 'Underbody reinforcement' in the forum. 44 minutes ago

You have done well fabricating this panel.  How much difference does it make to the ground clearance in centimeters?

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Airportable replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. 1 hour 28 minutes ago

I think I’m correct in saying that the CANBUS compatibility LED lamps have an electronic load built in & that spoofs our cars into thinking that the load is comparable with an incandescent designed system.
The price range of LED for car applications is vast & you really do get what you pay for. I’ve tested a good number & if anyone wants any free samples of ones I’ve considered second best just pop around, but do bring a carrier bag.
One problem with LEDs is also their strength & that’s their low current drain; some draw so little that that small amount won’t draw enough to overcome the contact resistance of a poor quality fitting.
The contacts on the rear light clusters on our cars are a mild steel pressing which is then plated (possibly some tin alloy) & the slightest bit of corrosion will create a high resistance. This resistance will be sufficient to attenuate the light output to vertically zero. An original lamp, drawing more current would “overcome” that resistance.
The near side rear indicator on my car dims appreciably & it requires the contacts cleaning, I have to do this from time to time even though I use a spot of Electrolube on the contacts. Why just the near side, I’ve no idea?
One last thought: the lamp fitting has two connections & it’s usually the steel pressed plate that causes the problem, the positive contact, which looks like it could be some brass alloy gets kacked up. This, I think I’d deposition of contact material from the lamp positive. It’s always good practice to give that a clean when you are in there, an old fashioned ink rubber is very useful for this.
M

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David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. 2 hours 3 minutes ago

Just look for the word CANBUS on the led indicator bulbs. I've seen a set of 4 on ebay for a tenner.

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'SPRAYING' in the forum. 3 hours 10 minutes ago

Morning ,Ive flatted the N/S down and it now looks fine all the mottled effect has gone so if the weather allows,I can spray the silver base coat on Len 

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I think I saw a video of one of  on these on Tik Tok

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pscan.uk replied to the topic 'Upating Pscan # how to?' in the forum. 17 hours 44 minutes ago

if you subscribe to this topic  https://www.the-t-bar.com/forum/pscan-uk-diagnostic-tool-forum/96366-latest-software-update  you will get a notification whenever there is an update

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Airportable replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. 18 hours 31 minutes ago

The LED flasher unit isn't compatible with our cars, ours use a three pin unit (YWT10003), where as the LED flasher units I've seen are two pole. The load resistors work out to be 5 to 10 ohms & need to be around 25 watt +.
Looking on everyone's favourite general store (Ebay) there are any number listed & they are rated as 6ohms @ 50watt & about £6-00. You need I per lamp, (if you want to know why you can't use one per side give me a shout). I searched for LED resistors & was straight in.
M

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It looks very well made. Does it need to be wound or is it battery driven?

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Notanumber replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. 19 hours 9 minutes ago

You can swap the standard indicator flasher unit for a modern non current dependant one. I did this recently on my MGB project car as I was introducing LEDs. Cheap as chips to buy. Where the indicator flasher relay is located on an F / TF though I'm not sure. If in doubt as Airportable says just buy led indicator bulbs that have parallel resistors built in, they are available.

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Airportable replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. 19 hours 53 minutes ago

You’ll need a couple of fat resistors in parallel with the lamps, I can’t remember the rating but I’ll check later.
It’s brew time & if you think I’m going to do Ohms law over a cup of Earl Grey your one off.
There not a lot of ohms but are quite high wattage.
M

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VJSantos replied to the topic 'Underbody reinforcement' in the forum. 20 hours 21 minutes ago

Solved!!
4 mm galvanized iron was the solution. 
I applied 3 coats of mate black to protect and now I can get into the garage without problems!!



 

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Cobber replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. 20 hours 35 minutes ago

The flash rate of incandescent indicator bulbs is determined by the resistance of the bulbs..... so the higher the resistance the slower the rate and the opposite lower the resistance the faster they flash, when LED bulbs are fitted to a system designed for incandescent bulbs they flash too fast as LED bulbs have a much lower resistance which is inherent in the nature of LEDs, to use LEDs in these older designs a resistor of the correct value must be used to add resistance to the circuit.

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generous_dad created a new topic ' Rear LEDs' in the forum. 21 hours 11 minutes ago

My 05 TF passed the first MOT in my ownership but not after some failures:
- emissions (the engine was cold)
- both rear indicators too white
- handbrake travel

The garage who I give it to discussed with the tester and it passed. But that made me get a couple of (Philips) orange LED indicators and put them in.
The bad news is that it upset the circuit and they flash at double rate. Back to incandescents for the moment.

Has anyone changed to LEDs and what brand/type did you use?

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'Aerial' in the forum. 21 hours 43 minutes ago

You can see the "mottled effect" just below the hole  I had to get rid of .Now all the N/S of the car is flatted down a treat I can start again .Len

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'Aerial' in the forum. 21 hours 45 minutes ago

Just had a very close look at the nut and you can just about see two flats on it I dont  know if its been painted over I thought it wa round .Yet again the advantage of a forum  Ive flatted it and can spray it correctly save masking it all up . 

Len

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Airportable replied to the topic 'just a thought' in the forum. yesterday

Once I’ve written this I’ll shut up for the moment.
The 15” VVC f’s wheels had Allen headed inserts in the five spokes, these are another useless addition & attract the curious to insert a key & try & remove them.
This was the was the case when I bought my car. The previous owner didn’t satisfy himself with ruining one & realising they were plastic inserts, he had a go at most of them. I like things to be right (who noticed?); I removed the lot, ran a tap down the hole & with chemically blackened stainless Allen screws, replaced the lot.
They now look nice, but that is all they do.
M

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Airportable replied to the topic 'Answers on a postcard please' in the forum. yesterday

I have something similar out of a Riley, if you remember to wind it up it keeps excellent time, but only in 1932.
Once you have found out what to do with it, let me know.
Alternatively you can have mine & use the two to start a National collection.
M

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Airportable replied to the topic 'Aerial' in the forum. yesterday

As a first try I’d remove the top nut & then screw the aerial back into the base & give it a good wiggle bordering on thrutch, it should come free. It’ll have had some goo around the thread to waterproof it & that in, all probability will have transmogrified into Ugg. Ugg doesn’t let go without a bit of a fight.
If that fails hit it (no don’t do that!)
M

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judiths handyman created a new topic ' Answers on a postcard please' in the forum. yesterday

Having just walked past a junk shop I said to the missus, " we are not buying any rubbish today" then I spotted this.
The only tenuous link it has to MG is it came out of a 1924 Morris Oxford.
It works and tells the time to within 2 minutes every 24 hours, not bad for 100 years of age.
But now what do I do with it ?
 

 

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