Have you ever seen the rain…

More rain this morning, but at least most of the garage roof leaks have now been fixed  Was just out there tidying up really, and whilst admiring my recent handiwork had one of those “doh!” moments. Crouching down to look through the grille, I could see the fan, the relay and the thermostatic switch … and…

Best put that light where I can see it

Ahhhhhhhhhhh! You would not believe how cold it is out in the garage tonight!  Ran some wire through to the cockpit for the LED to show me when the fan’s on, and put it in its temporary position on the steering column shroud. It’s earthed onto the column itself, along with (I think) the ignition,…

Ditch the bits we don’t need any more

Yesterday gave me three simple jobs – stop the leak in the top hose, remove the viscous fan and finalise the wiring. Taking off the fan would be quick – I’ve done it before – so I started there  The viscous hub on the fan attaches to the water pump shaft with a large 32mm…

So it works on the bench – what about in the car ?

OK, first up I’ll admit straight off that I spent some time putting a couple of coats of Hammerite on the fan shroud and my new brackets  Having reassembled everything, I then drilled some holes in the bodywork to mount the brackets onto. To reduce vibration and noise, I wanted to put some kind of rubber…

I’ll be happy when the little blue light comes on

It is indeed a 12 volt LED, so hopefully none of that confusing stuff about resistors applies  You lost me on the second sentence, Group4_Mark2  I just chose blue cos’ it looks cold, not for any technical reasons  Had to go and get some more yellow crimp connectors at lunchtime, so got a multi-pack of lots of flavours…

Making the electrons flow round and around

Went out shopping to Maplins armed with a big list and came back with a bagful of goodies  A 30A relay, an in-line fuse holder with 20A fuse, some 30A and 3A wire and a nice little panel-mount blue LED… The thermostatic controller I got from the Staffordshire Vehicle Components stall at the NEC Classic appears to be much the…