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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5025 on: November 06, 2019, 02:16:16 PM »
Installed a couple of LED strips On our troopy to act as DRL’s. They are wired through a 5 post relay which controls when they are active, ie when ignition is on and the main lights/parking lights are off. When the main lights/parking lights are turned on, the LED are off.

Ignition off

Ignition on

Ignition on, lights on.


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5026 on: November 07, 2019, 08:09:39 AM »
Had to repair a crack in my old Annaconda sit on Kayak special
Bought a fiberglass repair kit
Read the instructions
Then managed to get resin everywhere, gas myself with the fumes, stick my fingers together, and then itch for the next 48 hours due to the amount of the matting fibers i spread around

I have learnt that i would never take a job as a surfboard shaper and work with that evil Shit all day no matter what you paid me
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5027 on: November 07, 2019, 05:52:09 PM »
Best laugh I have had today >:( :cheers:

Hope the itching has stopped.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5028 on: November 08, 2019, 04:07:20 AM »
Had to repair a crack in my old Annaconda sit on Kayak special
Bought a fiberglass repair kit
Read the instructions
Then managed to get resin everywhere, gas myself with the fumes, stick my fingers together, and then itch for the next 48 hours due to the amount of the matting fibers i spread around

I have learnt that i would never take a job as a surfboard shaper and work with that evil Shit all day no matter what you paid me

I tried using a similar kit twice..... first and last time.
Shoved the whole thing in the bin.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5029 on: November 08, 2019, 04:28:12 AM »
Geez, its all happening this week.
Front seat for the Corona went to Tin Can Bay on Monday to have some repairs done while i waited.
An hour later, and the mate has done a great job, rather than just repair the 3 inches of stitching, its been fully stitched in every direction and looks as good as the day it left the factory.
Now, it was a 620 klm round trip and the cost to fix, $30.00.... yep...$30.00. I gave him $40.00 and 100 game lotto entry for Saturday night that we are going halfs in if we win anything over a $1,000. Everyone is happy.
The seat went back in Tuesday.
On the trip to Brisbane 2 weeks back, the little turd ran warm all the way there and all the way home.
Never boiled, lost no fluids.
When I checked the cooling system,
It just didn't seem to have much flow.
I began pissing around with thermostats, even removing the guts of one and still stuff all flow.
And, now its gurgling water out when its running and the temp has begun to spike all of a sudden.
Pulled the water pump and the impeller had fallen off.  :o
Got a new pump from Autopro Gatton and thought, better check this.
Sure enough, i could turn the impeller on the shaft.
This was a GMB brand pump too, so  a decent brand.

The good folks at Autopro Gatton, ordered in every water pump the supplier had to suit the car. We went through 4 pumps before i found one i was happy with. So we now have a cooling system that runs at 75c (170f) and it was mid 30's, so a good chance to test.
During the last couple of days (except Mon), i've had the carby off and on maybe 6 or 8 times.
I've modded the pump plunger arm, for a fuller squirt.
I've raised the float level by 2mm and the secondarys, which didn't work, now work and has a slightly lighter spring in it.
I've just dicked around with it a lot.
It just seemed like the engine wanted more fuel, so we gave it some and holy Shit, it now goes like an 18R should.
If i've buggered up anything, its now slightly harder to start when warm, as you don't need much throttle and i've flooded it twice now.
I may need to back off the plunger arm a tad yet.
Due to the wait for the water pump, i've only done 250 miles (400klm), but its behaving itself really well.
Its a nice car to drive.
I'm off to Ipswich in it today for the paint to be colour matched.
The forecast is for 39 degrees here today, it will be a great day to test it again. (i have no doubt it will run a cool temp)
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5030 on: November 08, 2019, 07:58:27 AM »
I tried using a similar kit twice..... first and last time.
Shoved the whole thing in the bin.

Funny Jeepers cause that is where mine went, honestly whoever invented it is one sadistic bastard
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5031 on: November 08, 2019, 08:37:25 AM »
Installed a couple of LED strips On our troopy to act as DRL’s. They are wired through a 5 post relay which controls when they are active, ie when ignition is on and the main lights/parking lights are off. When the main lights/parking lights are turned on, the LED are off.

Ignition off

Ignition on

Ignition on, lights on.


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looks the goods...  :cup:

have you got a mudmap of how the relay works and how it connects to the different lighting?

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5032 on: November 08, 2019, 05:57:28 PM »
looks the goods...  :cup:

have you got a mudmap of how the relay works and how it connects to the different lighting?

Hey Paceman, thanks for the praise. This is the best I can do. Sorry if not clear. Terminal 87 is live without input from terminal 86 (parking lights) When 86 is triggered 87 is no longer powered, but 87A is.




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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5033 on: November 09, 2019, 05:47:50 AM »
Hey Paceman, thanks for the praise. This is the best I can do. Sorry if not clear. Terminal 87 is live without input from terminal 86 (parking lights) When 86 is triggered 87 is no longer powered, but 87A is.




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You have that the wrong way around. 87a is normally closed, 87 is normally open.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5034 on: November 09, 2019, 06:58:04 AM »
You have that the wrong way around. 87a is normally closed, 87 is normally open.

You’re right. I just checked under the bonnet. So the red line going to 87 should be extended to 87A.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5035 on: November 15, 2019, 12:45:24 PM »
Finished the latest wooden toy.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5036 on: November 15, 2019, 04:45:38 PM »
Had to repair a crack in my old Annaconda sit on Kayak special
Bought a fiberglass repair kit
Read the instructions
Then managed to get resin everywhere, gas myself with the fumes, stick my fingers together, and then itch for the next 48 hours due to the amount of the matting fibers i spread around

I have learnt that i would never take a job as a surfboard shaper and work with that evil Shit all day no matter what you paid me

I do it for a living.... not surfboard shaping, but playing with resin and fiberglass/carbon/kevlar.

Easiest way I've found it to get promoted so I now sit in the office and tell someone else to do it :cheers:

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5037 on: November 15, 2019, 05:10:03 PM »
Finished the latest wooden toy.
Very nice work
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5038 on: November 16, 2019, 07:03:58 AM »
Finished the latest wooden toy.

Awesome :cup: :cup:

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5039 on: November 16, 2019, 07:15:53 AM »
Not today, but a week or so ago. Got sick of bike stuff everywhere so I made a helmet rack and mobile bike stuff storage unit.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5040 on: November 16, 2019, 07:56:45 AM »
Finished the latest wooden toy.

That's awesome, Pottsy :cup:

How big is it ???
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« Reply #5041 on: November 16, 2019, 08:25:43 AM »
That's awesome, Pottsy :cup:

How big is it ???

G’day Fizzie, it’s 240mm long x 130mm high, so roughly 9 3/4 x 5 1/4 in the old money.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5042 on: November 16, 2019, 08:52:09 AM »
Not today, but a week or so ago. Got sick of bike stuff everywhere so I made a helmet rack and mobile bike stuff storage unit.


Me thinks someones OCD got the better of them.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5043 on: November 16, 2019, 09:41:06 AM »
Finished the latest wooden toy.

What a bloody beauty Pottsy ... Reckon a few Landy Whisperers out there would love one of those sitting on the desk / sideboard ..
Roughly how many hours would you have put into it ?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5044 on: November 16, 2019, 09:46:12 AM »
Not today, but a week or so ago. Got sick of bike stuff everywhere so I made a helmet rack and mobile bike stuff storage unit.




D4D,   I have beer,  a comfortable chair in the shade and  For a result like that,  I reckon I could sit and watch you achieve this at my place ..   8) ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5045 on: November 16, 2019, 02:08:58 PM »
Hey Pottsy, does it drip oil and break axles like a real one?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5046 on: November 16, 2019, 02:53:44 PM »
Made a bucket load of blue snow with the router and some boat slides....


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5047 on: November 16, 2019, 04:48:57 PM »
....bike stuff everywhere....

I've seen your shed Jamie.
I seriously doubt there'd be "stuff everywhere".... ;D ;D

Nice work, just the same.... :cup: :cup:

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« Reply #5048 on: November 16, 2019, 05:17:38 PM »
Hey Pottsy, does it drip oil and break axles like a real one?

Too new for that!

Give it twelve months and it will be situation normal.
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« Reply #5049 on: November 16, 2019, 05:20:23 PM »
What a bloody beauty Pottsy ... Reckon a few Landy Whisperers out there would love one of those sitting on the desk / sideboard ..
Roughly how many hours would you have put into it ?

Ed’s, she was a bit of a stop start affair, had three projects on the go. I’d reckon about six hours would be a fair guess.
Probably end up selling it for beer money.
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