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That is because the German colour code is sometimes opposite the Lucas one. Browns, plain or with tracers are "earthy", for example a brown/yellow is the speed sender signal, against earth. Blacks are primary ignition control, tracers denote services from it. Red is unswitched live power. Mix that w...
- Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:49 am
- Forum: Other Car Chat
- Topic: Car passed mot, but won't be going back.....
- Replies: 26
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Just a small caveat... Magnecor leads are very nice, until there is a waranty claim. Their attitude is that the leads are either perfect or have been abused and do not like having to replace leads with loose connectors under warranty.
- Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:45 pm
- Forum: Scimaritans
- Topic: Swanage, Dorset. Anyone able to get a gearbox?
- Replies: 0
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Just got an A4LD gearbox but just realised it is pickup only! As it is a bit of a trek from Gloucester, I wondered if there is anyone closer that wouldn't mind picking it up for me, either to collect later, or pass it on the network please?
- Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:57 am
- Forum: General Technical Discussion
- Topic: Se6 Carpet question
- Replies: 23
- Views: 1115
Which company Terry? We were discussing Coverdale. Although you can order a GTC version from them, it is incorrect in many respects. They are uninterested in getting the issue resolved, preferring to tell all complainants that nobody else has trouble with them. If you press the matter, you get an em...
The diode is fed from a black wire, which is "ignition live". It appears to be there to stop the live unswitched backfeeding to the ignition controlled circuits, but I haven't studied it much, so don't take my word for it. I have send Jim a PDF of the whole circuit but not sure if it went through as...
- Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:11 pm
- Forum: Wanted
- Topic: Ford C3 gearbox wanted Essex fit please.
- Replies: 11
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Well the gearbox although better is not perfect, so it looks like a stuffed forward clutch pack. I think that the sensible thing to do is to fit a known perfect gearbox, so the intention is to remove this one with its torque converter and get them professionally rebuilt. It's expensive, but cheaper ...