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Paula
November 24, 2017, 6:45pm Report to Moderator

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Regarding your main beam flash; I'm pretty sure that early cars did not have this facility.  Not sure when this came along date-wise but IIRC my early '65 registered Herald 1200 (so presumably late '64 build) did not have this from birth.  It's straight forward enough to add - you fit the later switch - with the minor complication that you have to find a permanent live power source for the flash contact.  Use a double bullet junction from the horn supply maybe?

Wiring diagram looks like a great idea - print A3 and laminate!

Nick


Ooooooh. Well if it didn't have it i'm cool without.
Another job ticked off!
If anyone else wants that PDF full size let me know.


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Mark Hammond
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My Mates 64 1600 did have headlamp flash, so yours should too!  Might be a fuse.

M.


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Paula
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My Mates 64 1600 did have headlamp flash, so yours should too!  Might be a fuse.

M.


Dammit.
Back on the list


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Nick Jones
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If the light stalk does pull towards you against a spring then you should get a flash.  The other type of switch only has the 3 vertical positions and is fixed front/back.  Dunno that there is a fuse, unless it's that random inline one that I can only ever find when I'm looking for something else.....  Worth checking that the contacts are still there (one looks like a bit of an afterthought) and not horribly dirty/corroded.

Nick


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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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Paula
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Quoted from Nick Jones
If the light stalk does pull towards you against a spring then you should get a flash.  The other type of switch only has the 3 vertical positions and is fixed front/back.  Dunno that there is a fuse, unless it's that random inline one that I can only ever find when I'm looking for something else.....  Worth checking that the contacts are still there (one looks like a bit of an afterthought) and not horribly dirty/corroded.

Nick


It does pull towards me. No click or anything satisfying.
I'll get the multi meter out


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Dave1360
November 25, 2017, 9:39am Report to Moderator
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My 1963 1600 has the flasher although it wasn't working when I got the car.  I ended up taking the switch out and cleaned the contacts, then bending one of them slightly to make better contact.  It's been fine for the last year now.

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It does pull towards me. No click or anything satisfying.
I'll get the multi meter out


You're not looking for excuses to put off the door adjustment I hope Paula

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Paula
November 25, 2017, 1:52pm Report to Moderator

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Happy with that!
Closes much easier too.
All the bolts were loose!
Thanks.



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Wow! Paula, I'm bringing SofS to you for door adjustment!
John


Serial Vitesse racer.

Old Blue.  1995-2001
Silverback. 2001-2007
SofS. 2007 - to date.

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Wow!  That's been a much bigger success than I would have dared hope!  The joys of Meccano cars.......

Good work!

Nick


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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
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Paula
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I only kicked it 2 or 3 times!


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Quoted from Paula
I only kicked it 2 or 3 times!


If you are ever in Cambridge my Herald doors could do with a tweak....
Great job!

cheers
mike


"Little Red", 13/60 Herald convertible with 1500 engine and O/D, (1/2 2007 10CR, 1/2 2009 10CR and 1 RBRR). March 2013 Back from darkest Norfolk and now very shiny.... 2017 rust coming thru again
"Little Blue", 2.5L GT6 mk3, Didnt do the 2009 10CR as it refuses��to leave East Anglia. Didnt finish 2010 RBRR due to vibration for propshaft and very doggy ignition. Finished the 2011 10CR, getting ready for the 2013 10CR. Broke down up a 2650M mountain. Now with new owner.
"Little Silver" Triumph Acclaim. Now owned by the editor of Triumph World. Since been sold on....
"Big Blue" 1972 blue TR6 the new toy Was fun one 10CR and a trip thru the Alps. Now in Wales.

Back to the Herald (about to get Megasquirted), Jag XK8 and a campervan.
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Mark Hammond
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Me too!

Mark


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Paula
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I'll do a tour!


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I wish my doors could be adjusted like that - it is tub spread measures for me at some time - the B post will probably break off in the process......


Gott hüte mich vorm Sturm und Wind, und Autos ,die aus England sind
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