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by Zelandeth
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Well that was unexpected. Someone has just made me a distinctly left field potential swap offer for the Lada. My initial reaction is an equal mix of the following: "Hell yes! Not going to get another shot at that! You only live once." Plus... "Oh my god...what are you thinking...run for the hills!" ...
by Zelandeth
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Well that was a waste of a morning. Turns out the last email I sent to BL Autos never got through, vanishing into the aether somewhere...so they weren't expecting me to appear this morning as they'd never had the message from me saying I'd be there today. This meant that they had nowhere to put the ...
by Zelandeth
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Xantia is now wearing a nice new set of Uniroyal RainExpert 3 tyres. https://i.ibb.co/TTBvjQS/IMG-20191202-164817.jpg Tell you what I wasn't expecting...that changing the tyres has reduced road noise by what feels like about 70%. It's not something I was expecting at all, so took me a good few secon...
by Zelandeth
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

This afternoon an envelope containing four 3/8" BSF bolts dropped through my door. The big question of course was whether they would fit the hub of the Invacar, given the hassle we've had on that count so far. https://i.ibb.co/6yCGWkH/IMG-20191130-194929.jpg Yaaaaaay! I can now confirm that the thre...
by Zelandeth
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Alternator seems to be charging okay and so far the battery has behaved after a proper charge. I'll probably look to get it changed under warranty in the near future though as it really shouldn't have died like that and having been that deeply discharged is unlikely to ever be quite 100% again. Prob...
by Zelandeth
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Well that's maddeningly unhelpful. https://i.ibb.co/Gcp9X1S/IMG-20191127-140733.jpg Car was last running a few days ago. Battery is less than a year old. https://i.ibb.co/qDpgS8g/IMG-20191127-140506.jpg Currently on the charger, though then I need to find out why it's flat. Really hoping the alterna...
by Zelandeth
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Is this the point where I should cue the classic mad scientist manic laughter? https://i.ibb.co/WWrwLsz/IMG-20191125-223024.jpg The display is actually a lot sharper than it looks there, my camera is unsurprisingly not too keen of taking photos of an interlaced CRT display. While it's not exactly a ...
by Zelandeth
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today was the day to get all the digital cards out for a check over and to get everything reseated. So here are the digital boards, from left to right. "CRT" - This is responsible for taking the data from the computer and converting it into a composite video signal which is fed to the monitor. https...
by Zelandeth
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Because I'm me and find them far more interesting than I probably should, here are a couple of additional photos of the ridiculously overcomplicated status indicators built into the buttons. It surprises me that they went to the lengths of building them into even just the momentary controls. You nev...
by Zelandeth
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 430
Views: 45928

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today I picked up a couple of the correct F30WT12 tubes for the lit sign on the Sun 1215. While T8 tubes physically fit and will work, the electrical specs are quite different. The T12 3' tube dates back to the original set of designs from the earliest days of fluorescent tech, whereas the T8 is a f...