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Drakman

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Electrical problem
« on: March 02, 2019, 07:36:09 PM »
Hi Guys and Girls,

I fitted my new engine a week ago and i have been having some teething troubles, nothing insurmountable, clutch that wouldn't disengage, carb balancing etc and an electrical problem that nearly drove me more insane than when i started.

Driving the car and the fuel pump cut out, trailered  the moke home and found a blown fuse.   The bottom one of the 2 in the "fuse box".  During my investigations i found that the electric fuel pump had been wired through the voltage stabilizer so i wired it as per the manual, from the white wire side of the fuse box. 

Every  time i drove it the indicators and the fuel gauge would  stop working, blown fuse again!  At least the fuel pump kept going so i could drive home.  I have had the under dash loom in pieces twice, i have learnt some really good swear words now.

So to get to the heart of the matter and my stupidity, i decided to see what was working and what wasn't, wipers, headlights, dash lights, indicators all good, well until i tried the brake lights.  I actually heard the fuse go pop, if the photo works you will see what was causing all my troubles.



It must have been moving around because i drove the car nearly 200 klms with it like that.

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Re: Electrical problem
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 09:53:32 PM »
That’s a good one and easy fixed, bend the split pin legs a bit more or use insulated terminals on
the brake switch or better still use a different sort of clip (can’t think of their name, R clip!)

Shouldn’t there be some clearance between clutch throw out stop and the wok?
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Re: Electrical problem
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 12:09:58 PM »
Hi Moe, There should and there is clearance.  The shiny bit between the flange on the throw out nut and the alloy case is grease on the clutch plunger arm.  I did try one of those spring things that Colsun? sells on ebay but it was just too tight of a fit with the radiator attached  when i was fitting the engine.

Dave