Manny's 78 GTE

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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Sat May 02, 2015 12:35 pm

the heater matrix now ready for slapping back into the motor- you can see how bad the previous one left its mark ;

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not quite as thorough as other members efforts - but will do for now..
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past leak..
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just stopping for a bite to eat before the swearing begins...



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Sat May 02, 2015 4:18 pm

no swearing was required , i managed to persuade it in within 15 mins, tested the fans - all good.

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One question I do need help with..

I want to relay the fans , the low speed introduces a resistor where as high speed bypasses it - like the ballast resistor when starting the car i guess....where is this resistor located?



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Sat May 02, 2015 5:07 pm

heater speeds:

looking at the heater switch, the logic would appear as below:

Switch off :
: resistor 'off'
: full power off

Switch Low speed:
: resistor 'active'
:full power off

Switch High speed:
:resistor 'active'
:full power on

electricity will flow along the least restrictive path- does this mean on fast speed there would be very little if any current flowing through the resistors?
So this means the resistors must be located on the fans themselves? how do they dissipate the heat....



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by scimjim » Sat May 02, 2015 7:25 pm

Yes the resistors are on the fans. The power supply simply connects at each end of the resistor, low power goes through it, full power bypasses it (it's physically connected to the resistor output).


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 04, 2015 8:06 am

Good day all

assuming the weather holds out...

today's mission is to get the fuel tank back into the car:is the best method as follows:

tank support on wood\jack
raise vertically and then fight with the filler pipe or
place filler pipe on the tank first and the raise

i can's see how i can get the filler after the tank is fully home..

is it a one man operation?

ta

Manny



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by scimjim » Mon May 04, 2015 8:18 am

Raise up nearly all of the way, then fit filler pipe from inside the boot while the tank will still move (don't forget to fit the jubilee clips :oops:)


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 04, 2015 8:21 am

scimjim wrote:Raise up nearly all of the way, then fit filler pipe from inside the boot while the tank will still move (don't forget to fit the jubilee clips :oops:)

thanking you sir!!..it looks like it will be a lesson in patience and perseverance!!

Cheers

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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 04, 2015 5:53 pm

:hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: Finally after battling all day , I got the tank back in the car!!!

filled it with a fiver worth of fuel...and it still leaks from the one the corners that had been 'repaired!!!!' :bh :bh :bh :bh :bh

i don't think there are enough vowels to translate my utter anger and extreme frustration..... i have text the chap ( no use of bad language)...
so not sure of i should offer him yet another chance to remedy it -or bite the bullet and get a new SS tank....


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by scimjim » Mon May 04, 2015 6:54 pm

Bugger! A professional company would have pressure tested it, I would expect a bloke in his garage to at least fill it with water to check?


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 04, 2015 7:01 pm

scimjim wrote:Bugger! A professional company would have pressure tested it, I would expect a bloke in his garage to at least fill it with water to check?
before i gave the tank i did ask him the process, he clearly stated.

1. dipping it in some sort of acid to clean it
2.pressure testing it find out where it was leaking from.. and then repairing it.

i am angry because i think i he lied to me regarding what was supposed to be done and what was actually done..



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by philhoward » Mon May 04, 2015 7:10 pm

If the tank is sound in the repaired area and it's just leaking from a pinhole I'd be tempted to try some chemical metal like JB Weld on it to seal it? Gets the car back on the road and gives you some time to find another?


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 04, 2015 7:13 pm

I think i will give this Por tank sealer a try first if the 'tank expert' chap does not reply to my text by next weekend

Por tank sealer , i am try to avoid spending vast money on the GTE yet because my TR has gone in for full ( semi nut\bolt) restore....



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by AJL Electronics » Mon May 04, 2015 7:15 pm

Manny, re your message... I have not yet had the quote from my supplier, although it has been a couple of weeks. I will see if I can gee him up a bit tomorrow and update when I know something more definite.


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 04, 2015 7:16 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:Manny, re your message... I have not yet had the quote from my supplier, although it has been a couple of weeks. I will see if I can gee him up a bit tomorrow and update when I know something more definite.
thanks...i have until November ( MOT) so no immediate rush....cheers for the reply sir!



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 04, 2015 7:19 pm

philhoward wrote:If the tank is sound in the repaired area and it's just leaking from a pinhole I'd be tempted to try some chemical metal like JB Weld on it to seal it? Gets the car back on the road and gives you some time to find another?
Cheers for that i will give that shot, see my post above for the Por tank sealer- that should work as well?



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