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« on: November 09, 2018, 07:47:53 AM »
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Gents ..when removing the rivets to separate the three sections of the front and rear bumpers for chroming ,what has been the practice ,re rivet or bolt together ?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 08:06:43 AM »
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Just bolt them backup, a lot easier and the connection between parts is better especially when aligning them up
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 03:50:05 PM »
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I use s/steel cup head bolts with nylock nuts.  Kevin.
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 07:53:57 AM »
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ok ,thx ,i'll go the stainless / nyloc nut ..
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 09:14:41 PM »
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I use rivets, so it's more original
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 08:54:34 AM »
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g'day GP ...OK ..so that's cold rivets ? where do you get the rivets ?  I must say I am inclined to prefer bolts ,but I respect the originality side of it ..Vern
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 09:55:25 PM »
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Hi gents ..Another question for you ..Have taken my speedo apart ,the plastic dial lense which has the MPH numbers in it ,had a paint or similar product in it which has dried out and mostly fallen out ,,I seem to remember when last saw a speedo at night ,many moons ago ,it had a glow ,bit like a wrist watch with luminous hours  .If I am correct is there a product that I can use to replace what has come out ..thx Vern
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 05:22:15 PM »
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Luminous paint would be available from a specialty paint supplier I would think. I've never bought it, but I've pulled a few speedos apart




Some good ones here.

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 09:41:14 AM »
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obviously Ken ..17 of them you didn't use ,its good to know if I bugger things up there is a spare at your place ..my wife bought me a little jar of paint and a brush yesterday ,made in Japan ,very soft green ..the guy told her as he didn't know the material the speedo is made of and not all the compatability of the paint ,he said try it on a video disc case and if bad effect don't use it ..right got that ..
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 06:12:09 AM »
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Vern, not actually sure what rivets we used.

Dad used to work for an interstate trucking company and found some rivets in their workshop that were all but identical to the originals. I'm talking about 20 years ago.....

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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 07:31:06 AM »
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Graham ..ok thanks for that ..I'll probably just go with the bolts ..Re the speedo ,paint my wife got ,its just acrylic and didn't adhere to any plastic surfaces around the place except an old casset case , but its not luminous ,would just make the numbers green ,don't want that ,so that will go to grandkids ..I got onto some on line ,Luminous as they stated" glows in dark " ..a very light careful coat should have desired effect ...Vern ..
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2018, 07:57:31 PM »
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Gents ..Firstly have received the luminous paint for the speedo dial ,I intend to take before and after images and post them here ..hopefully ..
secondly ..I have dismantled the generator ,boy was it dirty inside ,including the remains of a mouse ..Who in Sydney would re tape/insulate the field coils ,item 14 in the catalogue exploded view ..thanks Vern 
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2018, 10:38:17 AM »
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Vern,

I've re-wrapped generator field coils before.  Is your generator Lucas or Bosch?  (Lucas uses cloth, Bosch uses paper).  As a matter of interest, Wood Auto in the UK still has new field coils for Lucas C39 generators.  Otherwise, you could try looking up a bloke called John Everett in Riverwood.  Or you could try the Rewind Specialists at Seven Hills.

If you're keen, and relish a challenge, you can do the job yourself. 

Only re-tape the field coils if the taping's fallen to bits and the wires are visible.  And don't use adhesive tape to rewrap the coils, because the adhesive degrades the wire's enamel insulation.

1. Carefully unwrap the field coil, noting where the taping starts and finishes - usually on the "yoke" (i.e. casing) side of the coil.  Pay particular attention to how the taping is wrapped around the wires at entry and exit to the coil.

2. Cut yourself two one-inch wide strips and two half-inch wide strips of brown paper, and have a glue stick at the ready.  Wrap the brown paper snugly, but not tightly, around the field coil for one and a half turns, gluing the brown paper to itself.  (Wider strips at the sides of the coil, narrower strips at the ends.)

3.  Go to a dressmaker's shop and buy a card of cloth bias binding tape.  Unwind the tape from the card and iron it out flat; then rewind it onto the card.  You have to pass the card through the centre of the coil when re-wrapping.

4.  Start the bias-binding tape in the right place, and wrap the coil.  The tape is wound through the middle of the coil in the same direction that the pole shoe goes through, that is, "down" through the inside of the field coil.  Tape the coil neither loose nor tight.  You want to preserve the rectangular cross-section of the coil as you re-wrap it.  Angle the tape so that the next turn covers between half and two-thirds the width of the previous turn.  When you get to the curved ends of the coil, the tape will overlap nearly completely on the inside of the bend.  Avoid creasing the tape - it does stretch somewhat.

5. Check to see that the coil still fits inside the pole shoe.  If it does, cut the tape off, and glue it down to itself in a place where the pole shoe will cover the tape end.  Install pole shoe to field coil, and re-install in generator, making sure the coil's in the right place.

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2018, 01:42:35 PM »
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G'day Rob ..Thanks very much for your reply ..My generator is Bosch ...And yes the paper is mostly gone..I will have a go at rewinding the coils as you described,some excellent tips there ,nothing to loose ,probably after Santa does his thing..I'll post results here .Vern
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 08:18:20 AM »
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Rob..I sent a request to you if you have a Bosch generator ,where on this forum you replied to the guy from Vic looking for a generator ,as we are both in Sydney ..I did rewind the coils with no result ,ended up too thick ,have done them twice ,its a long story ,if you have a generator with good coils I can make one from two ,I was wanting a spare anyway ,see what you have please my go to auto electric man is out of action,eye injury , seven hills were not sure ,yet to get back to me ..Vern
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 07:40:54 PM »
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Vern,

(PM sent.)

Rob
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