Viva SL1800 Estate Auto

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Viva SL1800 Estate Auto

Postby VampireTigger » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:25 pm

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Back on the road, lot less rust, lot less filler, lot more steel!
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Re: Viva SL1800 Estate Auto

Postby 1972nail » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:28 pm

Looking good.
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Re: Viva SL1800 Estate Auto

Postby VampireTigger » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:41 pm

At the moment the Magnum Convertible is off the road so probably taking this car to the VBOA meet at the Ace Cafe on Tuesday
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Re: Viva SL1800 Estate Auto

Postby Fred Dukes » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:20 pm

Whats up with the convertible now? - I assume you have the tank and the viscous fan etc!
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Re: Viva SL1800 Estate Auto

Postby VampireTigger » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:24 am

Replacement water pump had no thread in it, replacement replacement has arrived but it hasn’t been fitted yet.

Got the estate five miles up the road and the alternator light came on solid with the fuel gauge dropping so went back and swapped for the Snoot. The cable appeared to be firmly plugged in so alternator probably needs replacing. Got any Fred? Also, have you got any intact dashboards, blue for preference ;)
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Re: Viva SL1800 Estate Auto

Postby 1972nail » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:52 pm

The symptom of your ign light problem would suggest a poor connection somewhere rather than a failing alternator. Check all the connections at the starter and the earth wires to block and battery.

I had a similar problem where the copper connector had broken inside the insulation, so it appeared connected but really wasn't.
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