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General Discussion / Re: generic wiring query
« Last post by bazzbazz on April 13, 2021, 09:57:16 PM »
Fire extinguisher at the ready when I do...

With your history I would have thought you never went anywhere without one.  ;)
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939 Series (159, Brera and Brera Spider) / Re: Rear Boxes for 159 3.2 JTS Q4
« Last post by Ascari32 on April 13, 2021, 08:14:08 PM »
Sorry,

For some reason, although I thought I attached the MAF Sensor, it wasn't sent!

I couldn't wait for Farnell to deliver the ceramic resistors I ordered, so I squeezed a "normal - Vintage" component. Fitted just right and cover goes back on nicely.
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General Discussion / Re: generic wiring query
« Last post by poohbah on April 13, 2021, 08:06:03 PM »
Cheers Bazz, will do.

Fire extinguisher at the ready when I do...
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932 Series (156, GTV, Spider, 147, GT, and 166) / Re: water ingress 156
« Last post by bazzbazz on April 13, 2021, 08:01:07 PM »
As we used to say in the RAAF, "If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer!"

(Or in this case, longer plastic strip)
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General Discussion / Re: generic wiring query
« Last post by bazzbazz on April 13, 2021, 07:58:10 PM »
Black is universally recognized as earth.

Before fitting them just connect the white to 12v and the black to earth to see if they fire up ok.

As the 3 amigos say, "What could possibly go wrong?"  ::)

 ;D
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932 Series (156, GTV, Spider, 147, GT, and 166) / Re: water ingress 156
« Last post by poohbah on April 13, 2021, 07:43:53 PM »
Just wanted to close out the loop.

My final efforts at clearing the drain (poking a length of flexible plastic into the flange on firewall) worked apparently.

I've been driving around for the last month using AC most of the time - no more leaking into the footwell, and I usually spot a small puddle on ground when I switch off.

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General Discussion / generic wiring query
« Last post by poohbah on April 13, 2021, 07:20:07 PM »
This particular query makes me feel very stupid, but here goes.

My '81 GTV has Narva fog lights fitted to the front bumper, fully wired-in with their own switch under the dash.

They still work fine, however the lens on one is now broken. I've hunted high and low and it appears impossible to find direct like-for-like replacements.

So I thought I'd look for similar style replacements, and wound up buying some "maxtel" ones online that are the same size and shape (oval 65mm by 75mm). Yep they were cheap, so if they are no good I won't really care about binning them.

But the problem I have is this. Each Narva light, as you would usually expect, has a black ground wire and a red power wire. I had foolishly assumed I would be able to simply reconnect the existing wires (maybe after fitting new connectors) to the new lights.

However the new maxtel lights each have a black wire with an exposed end (ready to attach a connector), and a white braided wire fitted with a rounded-end male connector. (see pics - I have added a comparison pic showing the current Narva lights)

Can anyone advise if the black wire is the ground and the white wire is power? Or does their colour coding denote an entirely different job for each wire? Could they even be in reverse? Or maybe need additional wiring to mate with my existing set up?
 

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Photos & Videos / Re: not a 105 for a change
« Last post by Colin Byrne on April 13, 2021, 07:18:31 PM »
It's finally Time to strip down the Tarmac Rally Stratos and get it ready for some paint, of course still plenty of stuff to fabricate along the way


https://youtu.be/EtpCsH2r5xU
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General Discussion / Re: Are all the 3.2L V6 159's four wheel drive?
« Last post by Colin Edwards on April 13, 2021, 03:41:31 PM »
Hi Alfatango.

I had an AWD 3.2JTS Ti manual for around 3 years.  Fantastic car!  Hunted around for near 6 months before I found it - thanks to Robert at Zagames.
Have driven a few autos, however prefer the extra "involvement" the manual needed. 
Castrol Syntrax Universal Plus 74W90 seemed to help the cold shift issues.

Colin

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General Discussion / Re: Perfect Pair - RZ & SZ Zagato for sale.
« Last post by aggie57 on April 13, 2021, 02:28:41 PM »
There are 3 other RZ's that I know of in Australia:  1 red in Sydney;  And 1 red and 1 black in Melbourne.  Total 4 RZ's in Australia.
For the SZs:  On the international SZ register, there are 14 SZs in Australia now!   But some ownership info is not up to date.
And one at our weekly C&C.  Surprised to see one in SoCal I must say.
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