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Tech Torque Pre 1973 / Re: HEADLIGHT ISSUES
« Last post by GEOFF289 on Today at 05:02:49 pm »
Thanks for all that.

Although this one seems more inexplicable than most, I'm no longer surprised at the electrical surprises these old girls can provide. Your story about using a relay to address the resistor in the ignition circuit is interesting. When I was sorting out the new engine in mine I had to ensure a full 12 volt supply to the coil and my first idea was a relay triggered by the resistance wire but someone advised against this but I can't remember why. I ran a new resistance free wire from the ignition switch instead. Haven't had any problems on that front.

As I said above, I have bench tested the relay kit out of the car and it seems to misbehave in the same way it did in the car so I think its failed somehow and its just coincidence that it became apparent when I put the LED dash lights in. It could be a year since I turned the headlights on so the relay kit may have failed some time ago.

Anyway, I did put the lights on going through the tunnels on Australia Day and they worked fine with the original car wiring. I haven't got around to getting a new relay kit yet.

Thanks again.

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Tech Torque Pre 1973 / 69 heater box delete
« Last post by Greg H on Today at 03:21:15 pm »
hi all
has anyone thats done a RHD conversion on their 69 just removed the heater box all together and run without one ? on our other 69 we fitted an xw heater box  it was a pain in the arse to fit and id rather not if i didnt have to .
ive been told if you have a  12v dash fan in the car thats good enough to demist the windscreen and the cops cant defect you . could be crap but would be an easy solution .
open to ideas , originality is of no concern , the next guy can always change it .
thankyou
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Tech Torque Pre 1973 / Re: HEADLIGHT ISSUES
« Last post by 66FBK on Today at 01:05:31 pm »
I am a Technician and sometime I am stumped by fairly basic electrical gremlins you can get in car electrics. Most come back to bad earths but when you start introducing new devices such as relays and LED lights , then things really get interesting. I chased crazy electrical symptoms years back after and engine swap like lights flickering, radio noise, random starting issues  and sparking gear lever ( yes sparks) until I realised I had not connected the engine earth strap. You will often see one headlight with both high and low beams glowing orange. That is a bad earth or -ve to the light. I added a relay for the electronic ignition to my early XP Ford after realising it was only get 10v to the coil via the resister wire. This worked well until it would not turn off after the key was turned off. A bit like your head lights. After a lot of head scratching I found the Alternator light in the dash was somehow holding the relay up and keeping the engine running. Because I changed the load on the ignition cct the small 5w bulb was enough to hold the relay up. I put a dummy load resistor on the ignition wire and problem solved. By changing the load of the dash lights or by introducing a diode into the system with a relay, strange things can happen. I hope this helps.
Dave
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General Chat Room / Re: disc brakes et alia
« Last post by fredm666 on Yesterday at 03:42:27 pm »
I bought it from the US, and had it shipped in. Shipping was $300AU

that's not bad
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General Chat Room / Re: disc brakes et alia
« Last post by jiffy on Yesterday at 01:38:32 pm »
I bought it from the US, and had it shipped in. Shipping was $300AU
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General Chat Room / Re: disc brakes et alia
« Last post by fredm666 on February 03, 2023, 10:04:13 pm »
I got this setup for the '63

https://piratejack.net/1957-1968-ford-full-size-galaxie-front-power-disc-brake-conversion-kit-valve/

Did you find that in Australia or did you buy it from US? If US, was the shipment expensive?
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Tech Torque Pre 1973 / Re: Seat belts in a '69 made after 31st Dec '68
« Last post by jiffy on February 03, 2023, 09:40:38 pm »
lovely - thanks for the info.
Cheers
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Tech Torque Pre 1973 / Re: Seat belts in a '69 made after 31st Dec '68
« Last post by RocketScientist on February 03, 2023, 06:55:36 pm »
I am in Perth and my 70 isn't registered yet but I have recently sorted my seatbelts to meet licensing requirements. You can use the existing mounting points and run a modern extractor system. Seat belt Solutions in Perth supplies ADR compliant seat-belts for old cars Australia-wide and they might be worth a chat. They restored and certified my rear belts but wouldn't do the fronts as they cannot certify the function of the old retractor mechanisms.
Brad
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General Chat Room / Re: disc brakes et alia
« Last post by fredm666 on February 03, 2023, 02:59:47 pm »
I guess if you want Wilwood stuff it will run to that sort of money but a quick bit of googling suggests to me that you could get the components for a lot less than those figures. I reckon $1,500-1,700 all up including the Rodshop kit.

I just checked few shops around Perth, including Supercheap/Repco, and this is what's coming up:
- Calipers $270+,
- Rotors starting at $80 to $220+ each (brand DBA, Bosch or similar),
- Booster $400+ (it's possible to find something slightly cheaper),
- Master Cylinder plus proportioning valve $300+,
- Hoses $70+.

Of course I still need to check if those rotors and calipers will fit my car.

the search continues  :grin:
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