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by simmit
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Multi switch (Head/dip lights, indicator, horn)
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Multi switch (Head/dip lights, indicator, horn)

An alternative is a late MGB switch (1977 on) if you cannot source the vaxuhall one. I know this because I have been experimenting! My original stalk is toast. The B one appears to be a good fit (has the correct collar to go on the steering column, has all the right features and will fit the metal ...
by simmit
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Replacement battery cost over £500.
Replies: 22
Views: 821

Replacement battery cost over £500.

Many thanks to all who responded and I'll certainly get in touch with the motor ombudsman (cheers 1969SE5). From just this limited correspondence it seems vehicle manufacturers generally have an issue with flat batteries causing expensive repairs elsewhere in the vehicle electrical systems. But sure...
by simmit
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Replacement battery cost over £500.
Replies: 22
Views: 821

Replacement battery cost over £500.

OK, this is perhaps not the proper forum but I need to get it off my chest. Vauxhall Meriva with less than 40K on the clock and battery fails. That’s fine, car is out of warranty so buy a new battery, fit it and off we go! No way! It appears flat battery on this car upsets ECU and god knows what els...
by simmit
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Column multi-switch, SE6?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Column multi-switch, SE6?

As per Geraint's question, if it's a problem with a broken clamp (probably the most common problem) rather than an electrical problem, then they are quite easy to repair at very little cost (and the repair is probably stronger and more rigid than the original). See my project thread here for one ex...
by simmit
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Column multi-switch, SE6?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Column multi-switch, SE6?

Actually required for Middlebridge but suppose same as SE6.
by simmit
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC spoiler removal
Replies: 7
Views: 503

GTC spoiler removal

I recently removed both heater blower units and had same difficulty with rusted nuts/bolts in that same area. Angle grinder with thin cutting disc did it for me (be careful though, it'll go through fibreglass like it's butter).
by simmit
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: AVO rear shock fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 500

AVO rear shock fitting

I think you guys are missing the point (or is it me?). Weaver is enquiring about "offset" of the bottom eye is he not. His picture of the old shock (Spax) shows offset whereas the new shock (AVO) has no such offset. I suspect the Spax shocker with offset is not standard whereas the AVO is and, unles...
by simmit
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Windscreen Wipers not parking.
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Windscreen Wipers not parking.

Windscreen wipers work fine other than in my ownership have never self parked (I have to correctly time switching off the wipers for them to park at bottom of the screen). Before I get out the bag of spanners to sort it can anyone suggest what the cause might be?
by simmit
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Multi switch (Head/dip lights, indicator, horn)
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Multi switch (Head/dip lights, indicator, horn)

Can anyone say from which vehicle the SE6/ Middlebridge multi switch was sourced? If switch is no longer available then which is best alternative option for ease of wiring and fit? I've seen mention of Maestro/ Montego.
by simmit
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Safe to disconnect dim-dip unit? (MB)
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Safe to disconnect dim-dip unit? (MB)

For what it's worth I had vehicle electrics specialist disconnect dim/dip from MB50 completely. I work on the principle of keeping things simple and so anything electrical that is not really needed is disconnected and that includes original alarm system and electric door locking. My thinking is that...
by simmit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Voltmeter, Middlebridge.
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Voltmeter, Middlebridge.

philhoward wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:59 pm
I think these are VDO moving coil meters, rather than bimetallic like the Smiths ones?
Certainly it's VDO and I'll take your word Phil that it's moving coil.
Unfortunately the ones on ebay have red needles and I need white to match other instruments.
by simmit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Voltmeter, Middlebridge.
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Voltmeter, Middlebridge.

Try HERE or HERE Hope that helps. :D Hi Will. Thanks for links. First link is good and found same outfit actually sells on UK Ebay at £29.99 inc post, which seems good price. Comes in from Latvia which is EU country so ought be safe! Before ordering shall check to see if it is really a faulty gauge...
by simmit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Voltmeter, Middlebridge.
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Voltmeter, Middlebridge.

Voltmeter temperamental! Anyone have a spare one taking up too much room?
by simmit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Heater hose connections, which way round?
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Heater hose connections, which way round?

Thank you gentlemen for confirming there is no valve. The Middlebridge parts book actually shows a valve and that completely threw me.

Only question remaining:- Is 30 degree flap movement on MB50 typical?
by simmit
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Heater hose connections, which way round?
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Heater hose connections, which way round?

To improve the heater you need to remove it and strip it. The foam on the flaps will have turned to dust by now and needs replacing. You could take the opportunity to replace the matrix too. Makes no difference which way round the pipes go, it is just the convenience of hose routing. But is it typi...

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