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Davemate
July 16, 2017, 6:43am Report to Moderator


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I want to put a tell tale light on my mk1 saloon for the overdrive, the overdrive stalk has two wires and I'm presuming  ones live and one not when the the stalk is in the off position
Do I :-

1) put an bulb in line on the dead side (when off)

2) tee off the dead side (when off) with an bulb and then to earth

3) Something else

4) get a compatant person to do it

5) don't bother


Herald 1500,rallyfied- overdrive,swing spring with 1500 spit diff,440lb front springs, adjustable height spax on front and back, trunionless conversion,thicker arb,rear roll cage,harnesses,bucket seats,extra gauges,Vitesse steering wheel,genuine 5.5j smoothies wheels,4 branch manifold
Still for sale

Mk1 2000 saloon,now a 2.5   

Timing marshal CT autosolo Bovington 2011,2012,half of 2013,2014 and 2016
Marshalled Essex winter rally 2013
RBRR 2012, co driver
24th Nachtrit 2012, navigator
Chinese rally 2013, navigator
Essex winter rally 2014, navigator
HCR 2014, co driver
RBRR 2014, co driver
Essex winter rally 2014,navigator
Warwickshire winter rally 2016,driver
HCR 2016 driver
Essex winter rally 2016 navigator
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Mark Hammond
July 16, 2017, 7:42am Report to Moderator

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5. Don't bother.

M.


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
Suzuki Vitara S Auto, Cosmic Black, 2017.
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thescrapman
July 16, 2017, 9:50am Report to Moderator

Colin Wake
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No. 2. But get a competent person to do it.



Schadenfreude expert and collector of assorted rusty Triumphs on the Essex/Suffolk Border.

2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 CT Navigators Championship winner.

10CR 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 2013 - RBRR 1990, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 - Nachtrit 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 - Chinese rally 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - HCR 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 (3rd place), 2014. 2015, 2017

On the road.
1968 Spitfire Mk3 : 1973 TR6 : 1967 Herald 1200 Estate 1970 : 1968 Mk1 2.5PI 1968
Off the road
1967 Moss Monaco (Mk1 GT6 based) : 1970 Spitfire Mk4 : 1970 Mk2 2000 auto  : 1964 Mk1 2000  : Mk2 2.5PI
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Davemate
July 16, 2017, 11:43am Report to Moderator


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Quoted from thescrapman
No. 2. But get a competent person to do it



Is that an offer  
Bulb needs to be in a instrument bulb holder  

I was going to make a fly lead and unplug one of the wires on the stalk lead


Herald 1500,rallyfied- overdrive,swing spring with 1500 spit diff,440lb front springs, adjustable height spax on front and back, trunionless conversion,thicker arb,rear roll cage,harnesses,bucket seats,extra gauges,Vitesse steering wheel,genuine 5.5j smoothies wheels,4 branch manifold
Still for sale

Mk1 2000 saloon,now a 2.5   

Timing marshal CT autosolo Bovington 2011,2012,half of 2013,2014 and 2016
Marshalled Essex winter rally 2013
RBRR 2012, co driver
24th Nachtrit 2012, navigator
Chinese rally 2013, navigator
Essex winter rally 2014, navigator
HCR 2014, co driver
RBRR 2014, co driver
Essex winter rally 2014,navigator
Warwickshire winter rally 2016,driver
HCR 2016 driver
Essex winter rally 2016 navigator
Mr Radders official calm down buddy
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thescrapman
July 16, 2017, 2:52pm Report to Moderator

Colin Wake
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Just put a double bullet connector in place of the single and run the bulb off that.

I will try to remember to put some bulb things in the car for tomorrow if you want something.


Schadenfreude expert and collector of assorted rusty Triumphs on the Essex/Suffolk Border.

2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 CT Navigators Championship winner.

10CR 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 2013 - RBRR 1990, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 - Nachtrit 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 - Chinese rally 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - HCR 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 (3rd place), 2014. 2015, 2017

On the road.
1968 Spitfire Mk3 : 1973 TR6 : 1967 Herald 1200 Estate 1970 : 1968 Mk1 2.5PI 1968
Off the road
1967 Moss Monaco (Mk1 GT6 based) : 1970 Spitfire Mk4 : 1970 Mk2 2000 auto  : 1964 Mk1 2000  : Mk2 2.5PI
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Davemate
July 16, 2017, 3:02pm Report to Moderator


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I won't be at the meet tomorrow,I should have all parts needed, I'll give you a shout if I don't have parts
Cheers Colin


Herald 1500,rallyfied- overdrive,swing spring with 1500 spit diff,440lb front springs, adjustable height spax on front and back, trunionless conversion,thicker arb,rear roll cage,harnesses,bucket seats,extra gauges,Vitesse steering wheel,genuine 5.5j smoothies wheels,4 branch manifold
Still for sale

Mk1 2000 saloon,now a 2.5   

Timing marshal CT autosolo Bovington 2011,2012,half of 2013,2014 and 2016
Marshalled Essex winter rally 2013
RBRR 2012, co driver
24th Nachtrit 2012, navigator
Chinese rally 2013, navigator
Essex winter rally 2014, navigator
HCR 2014, co driver
RBRR 2014, co driver
Essex winter rally 2014,navigator
Warwickshire winter rally 2016,driver
HCR 2016 driver
Essex winter rally 2016 navigator
Mr Radders official calm down buddy
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thescrapman
July 16, 2017, 3:53pm Report to Moderator

Colin Wake
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Have a look. Can always leave something with Dave or Lewis


Schadenfreude expert and collector of assorted rusty Triumphs on the Essex/Suffolk Border.

2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 CT Navigators Championship winner.

10CR 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 2013 - RBRR 1990, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 - Nachtrit 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 - Chinese rally 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - HCR 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 (3rd place), 2014. 2015, 2017

On the road.
1968 Spitfire Mk3 : 1973 TR6 : 1967 Herald 1200 Estate 1970 : 1968 Mk1 2.5PI 1968
Off the road
1967 Moss Monaco (Mk1 GT6 based) : 1970 Spitfire Mk4 : 1970 Mk2 2000 auto  : 1964 Mk1 2000  : Mk2 2.5PI
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Davemate
July 16, 2017, 4:37pm Report to Moderator


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All bits required have been found  


Herald 1500,rallyfied- overdrive,swing spring with 1500 spit diff,440lb front springs, adjustable height spax on front and back, trunionless conversion,thicker arb,rear roll cage,harnesses,bucket seats,extra gauges,Vitesse steering wheel,genuine 5.5j smoothies wheels,4 branch manifold
Still for sale

Mk1 2000 saloon,now a 2.5   

Timing marshal CT autosolo Bovington 2011,2012,half of 2013,2014 and 2016
Marshalled Essex winter rally 2013
RBRR 2012, co driver
24th Nachtrit 2012, navigator
Chinese rally 2013, navigator
Essex winter rally 2014, navigator
HCR 2014, co driver
RBRR 2014, co driver
Essex winter rally 2014,navigator
Warwickshire winter rally 2016,driver
HCR 2016 driver
Essex winter rally 2016 navigator
Mr Radders official calm down buddy
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Radders
July 16, 2017, 7:58pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Davemate
All bits required have been found  


Why didn't you look at Gertie's o/d light when you were round the other Friday?  



1968 Mk1 2600 Saloon in Slate Grey.
1969 Mk1 2.5 Pi Saloon in White
1967 Mk1 2000 in Wedgewood

HCR 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Essex Winter Rally 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
CT Autosolo 2010, 2011
3 Counties Rally 2010, 2011, 2017
Round Britain Reliablilty Run 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
International Auto Ecosse 2011, 2012
Ten Countries Run 2011, 2013, 2017
23rd Nachtrit 2011, 24th Nachtrit 2012
South Coast Rally 2011, 2012
Chinese Rally 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Summer Rally 2012
Welsh Rally 2013
Suffolk Winter Rally 2014
BCC Santa Special 2014, 2016
Euro Tour 2015 (Fr, Ger, CZ, NL, Belgium)  
Mops on tour 2013, 2015, 2016 x2 2017
CT Warks Rally 2017
Hughes Rally 2017
East Anglian Classic 2017
Mercian Rally 2017




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piman
July 17, 2017, 9:08am Report to Moderator


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Hello Dave,

you can't use the column switch wires to connect to a tell tale lamp, as it on the earth side of the overdrive relay coil. Take a wire from the output side of the relay and connect the other side of the lampholder to earth.

Alec


Oswestry, Shropshire.

Mk1 1\2 P.I.,Jaguar Mk 2, very long term restoration. Jaguar X Type estate 2.5, Hymer 564 motorhome.
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Radders
July 17, 2017, 11:16am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from piman
Hello Dave,

you can't use the column switch wires to connect to a tell tale lamp, as it on the earth side of the overdrive relay coil. Take a wire from the output side of the relay and connect the other side of the lampholder to earth.

Alec


I'm pretty sure that's how my one is wired up on Gertie.



1968 Mk1 2600 Saloon in Slate Grey.
1969 Mk1 2.5 Pi Saloon in White
1967 Mk1 2000 in Wedgewood

HCR 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Essex Winter Rally 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
CT Autosolo 2010, 2011
3 Counties Rally 2010, 2011, 2017
Round Britain Reliablilty Run 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
International Auto Ecosse 2011, 2012
Ten Countries Run 2011, 2013, 2017
23rd Nachtrit 2011, 24th Nachtrit 2012
South Coast Rally 2011, 2012
Chinese Rally 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Summer Rally 2012
Welsh Rally 2013
Suffolk Winter Rally 2014
BCC Santa Special 2014, 2016
Euro Tour 2015 (Fr, Ger, CZ, NL, Belgium)  
Mops on tour 2013, 2015, 2016 x2 2017
CT Warks Rally 2017
Hughes Rally 2017
East Anglian Classic 2017
Mercian Rally 2017




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piman
July 19, 2017, 6:02am Report to Moderator


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Hello Radders,

maybe the wiring has been changes
d or you do not have a relay? My manual's diagram shows the column switch is on the earth side of the relay and then passes through yhe inhibitor switch.

If you wanted to use that connection, wire the lamp to an ignition fed source and connect the other side of the lamp to the downstream connection of the column switch. That will also work.

Alec


Oswestry, Shropshire.

Mk1 1\2 P.I.,Jaguar Mk 2, very long term restoration. Jaguar X Type estate 2.5, Hymer 564 motorhome.
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Shed 1969
July 19, 2017, 9:41am Report to Moderator
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better still you want the tell tale to tell you the solenoid has power..not that the switch is working ..lots of od faults are power loss to the solenoid due to cacky connector/broken wires from gear knob switch to solenoid/inhibitor switches ,dodgy earth etc if you pick up the live for the tel tale from the actual connector on the solenoid and run it back into the car to the lamp at least when the OD dosnt work and the lamp in on you know the fault is not loss of power to solenoid  and visa versa ...helped me find a fault on the spit  od very quickly on a RBRR
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