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HSC911
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paynewright wrote:
I wish you lot wouldnt keep talking about nice upgrades its getting too expensive!!


I wish that they'd get a room Embarassed

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knw911
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ordered the last remaining parts. Hopefully they all arrive this week.
 
  
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Sundayjumper
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the bits arrive, do you still want to come over on Saturday ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sundayjumper wrote:
Did the bits arrive, do you still want to come over on Saturday ?


If the offer still stands, I'd like to get mine sorted.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update -

So I have the wheel.
The hub is due to arrive this week.
The Porsche horn connector is due today, as is the pin 71.
The 2.7 ohm resistor arrived, but they sent the wrong one, a 4.7 arrived. So have ordered the right one.

My hope is it will all arrive in time, and if it does, then the offer of help on SAT AM would be most welcomed.

OH, and I've also ordered a bunch of the RED Porsche logo's that Marky911 used. I've got more than I needed as they had a min order qty, so will offer them up on here once I've got my hands on them,
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll PM both of you.
 
  
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Stotty
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have a working horn Smile

What my Indy failed to fix in something like 5 hours, Sundayjumper manged to sort in under an hour, with nothing more than a voltage tester and a bit of wire.

Makes excellent coffee too... and good chat about cars and life.

Massive thanks, Steve!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intrigued to hear what the fix was - made a slip collar from wire that rides on the column and is attached to an earth?
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Stotty
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It involved a lot of voltage meter work and short piece of wire. Beyond that I’m not sure as another 911 owner was there and we were chatting when he found the fix.

Maybe Steve would like to patent his fix and sell it to our Indy’s!
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Sundayjumper
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
Intrigued to hear what the fix was - made a slip collar from wire that rides on the column and is attached to an earth?


Nope, just earthed the column properly.

Stotty's car presented exactly the same problem that mine did: the horn would work with the ignition off, but not when on. Provide a decent earth to the column and it's fine.

Now I'm just a spreadsheet jockey who plays with cars in his spare time, I'm not a professional at this, so I've no idea why Precision and GTOne couldn't figure it out when I solved it quite easily with a multimeter and something from my drawer of assorted lengths of wire Dont know

I'll do Keith's one next, as soon as his bits turn up.
 



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From memory the issue I had was that actually attaching a wire to the inner column would have been required, as there was no continuity through any of the bearings, and the inner part of the column was completely isolated.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
...there was no continuity through any of the bearings, and the inner part of the column was completely isolated.


Yep, that’s what they told you. And that your car’s problem was unique, that they’d never seen it before.

It’s also exactly what GTOne told Stotty about his. And yet it’s not true. I proved this yesterday by fixing Stotty’s car in my front yard while having a coffee and a chat at the same time.

Experts are not always experts....
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the rotating part of the column is, in reality, electrically connected to the fixed part?
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Y2K
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job SJ Thumb
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Paynewright
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if you can purchase porsche loom plugs / connectors to make up the mini looms for the conversion rather than ‘harvesting’? My caterham uses econoseal connectors which are widely available.

Do the connector plugs have part numbers on them? I sourced a brake pad wear sensor plug for my Skoda this way and cheaply too!

Ian
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sundayjumper wrote:


I'll do Keith's one next, as soon as his bits turn up.


2.7 ohm - CHECK
MOMO Hub - CHECK
Wheel - CHECK

Picking up the rest this afternoon I hope!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can understand why you want to keep your method under-wraps, but it'd be nice to be able to understand what you did that the auto-electricians at two respected Indy's either didn't see, or wouldn't do.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sundayjumper wrote:
I'll do Keith's one next, as soon as his bits turn up.


It was nice meeting you yesterday, and satisfying to have another wheel successfully fitted. That makes it three out of three - better than Meatloaf managed !
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool

Getting too easy now.
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