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  1. Will, I have the original front Federal bumper and lights all ready to go. so answer to your question is no. If you compare the federal and non federal looms, both looms have sidelights. The "side markers" on the sides of the federal car, front and rear, are just bridged across the normal sidelight connections. So splice your sidelights and side markers together front and rear. TO be more specific splice your front side markers from the red wire to your front sidelights, and the correct red wire on the rear, and make sure you have a common earth earth for both sides and ends of the car. Wiring diagrams are available on this forum and google!
  2. So found a lot of play In the rack. The plastic bushing on the end of the rack had become non existent. I had a good friend of mine machine me a nylon replacement. Little bit of fettling and it fits nice and snug. Rack going back on tomorrow!
  3. Paul, I am i need of this plastic bush. I know its a while ago but do you have a part number from that company i could use?
  4. Paul, thanks, the car never came with one. I shall invest!
  5. So, all the gear linkage is back on the car, along with fan shrouds, exhaust etc etc. I'm at the point where I can run the car for a long period of time. I've had the car running for around 4 hours over the last couple of days (only used 5 liters of fuel!!) As i rebuilt the cards, I had to set them up. All is done and she is running superb. originally i had an issue with the distributor. The negative and positive feeds from the coil was, underneath all that electrical tape, split and corroded. I ripped it all out and put in some new wiring. The condenser earth wire inside the distributor was also split and tatty so that was replaced also. A new coil and set of HT leads and its running ace now. Process of elimination i guess. The aro valve earth was connected to the temperature sensor in the inlet manifold and the temperature sensor wiring connected to an aftermarket oil pressure sender..... why the car was like this is as good a guess as yours. This is not the only wiring issue i have come across, just one of many and i can strongly say that someone 'went to town' in creating something rendered useless. Despite this, its looking in good order now and i have a boost of confidence after setting up the carbs and timing, the engine sounds better than ever and now I can focus on getting the body back on. The chassis is treated and painted, ive had each corner off the car (calipers, springs dampers etc) its all been stripped, treated, painted and new washers / rubber boots etc. For the body I have under sealed, cut back the engine bay paint, fitted new sound deadening under the main gully of the body, shot and painted the tanks, bonded the rear boot handle. the list goes on. I have made a conscious effort to complete all the tasks necessary that cant be done with the body on. I plan to get the body back on late july / august. That will be a massive milestone and put me on the 'back straight' of the project!
  6. Paul, thanks for your reply. This is my thinking as well. Considering the history of the car, I will agree with you. I have the oem oil pressure sender, wired up and in situ, thus my much needed explanation as to what goes here ! I think for the minute I'll leave it unplugged and once I have everything working I can deal with it then, many thanks
  7. Done some wiring work on the car. This sendor unit was connected to coolant temperature wire. I've changed it over to be correct and follow the wiring diagram. I've got everything else connected but can't find a wire for this. Can anyone tell me exactly what it is and what wiring I need to it / wire colour etc? I have the wiring diagram but just can't make sense of it at the minute. Help appreciated.
  8. @C43 thank you! Pictures are fab. Thank you for organising that. Appreciated
  9. Hey all, need some info (in picture form please) of the position of the headlight motors bolted in. I'm converting from single to twin motor system. I have all the parts (i think) but not 100% sure of the position. Any pictures would be fantastic, or a link to a thread that can help! Thanks
  10. Sorry gents I got the invite but only just got to my emails. I haven't been to any meetings yet but will try and make the next one. Thanks @ChrisJ for the invite
  11. Thanks for advice chaps. I'll go for the SJS pump and hopefully another job ticked off the list. @ChrisJ Oh wow great stuff not too far away! Unfortunately the body is off (currently undergoing resto) but thank you for the invite! I think i'll give tonight a miss however, enjoy all!
  12. Hi all, My fuel pump is giving up the go, It's very weak and most of the time sticks. I've Cleaned and reset the points by the book so now I'm wondering if anybody has upgraded their original SU fuel pump to the SJS electronic pump. I understand they are the same pump but the points have been replaced by a circuit board. Anybody done this swap? Recommended? Stay away?
  13. Gear linkage / exhaust shield back from being shot blasted, what a difference. ALL bushes were wrecked. They've come up fab.
  14. Hey all, Thought I'd update on a few points I've been working on over this long weekend (4 days off wooo) Lots of niggly bits ticked off. Cross brace bar was replaced. I wanted to salvage the original but for the price It was worth investing. Looks fantastic. Going to buy the radiator duct support panel to match. The car never came with one, along with many other things.... Finally got ALL new exhaust gaskets on, cylinder head and downpipe, along with all new manifold studding and copper stud nuts and washers. Foam strips on the radiator and chassis face replaced as you can see from the pictures they are well pass their sell by date. Lastly, I made a fan cowling from scratch. I tried to source one but unfortunately no luck. Although was fun mocking it up, took me back to the days of steel fabrication. somethings always stay, naturally. came out pretty good to be fair. Cut from 1mm sheet with a grinder, hey you've gotta work with what you got right. if only i could use the guillotine at work eh. all fans finally spin with no catching on the shrouds! Todays final job involved fitting a new temp sensor, easy right. Yeah all was going well until the sensor decided to snap 90% in its thread.... ripped the manifold off drilled it out so waiting on new tap/die set to arrive. All i need now is a water pump belt, then the body can go back on and the real fun starts.....
  15. @silverfrost Thanks! Its a shame I had it painted so early in the scheme of things, but it was the best chance while it was in bits.
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