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Author Topic: Report on (slow) S2 Coupe rebuild progress  (Read 57507 times)
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nthomas1
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« Reply #600 on: 17 October, 2020, 10:42:19 PM »

David, thanks for your input. The battery only charges to 12 volts so it sounds like it is time to buy a new one. The car is not running yet, so I carry the battery 100 yards to charge it indoors (no power in the garage). It has dropped from 12 to 10.8 volts while Iíve been carrying out electrical checks over the last three days.

I assumed 10.8 volts would be sufficient for testing the headlights, but I guess I was wrong. The wires that carry the current from fuse 7 to  fuses 1 and 3 via the solenoids have been checked and all connectors scrupulously cleaned with wire brush and emery paper.

Iíll do the main beam solenoid test tomorrow and then decide how to move forward. 
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Norm Thomas
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
Various modern cars
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
nthomas1
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« Reply #601 on: 18 October, 2020, 02:32:58 PM »

I labelled the wires in the fuse panel and removed the fuse rack today, and started working my way through the wires, inspecting each and cleaning the connectors.  So far just one wire looks problematic.  It's been covered in tape which, when removed, reveals three or for breaks in the casing. It will need to be replaced.  Tricky, as it is paired with a very thick red wire that may make it beyond my crimping tool's capability!

Interesting to see the design differences between the fuse rack that I've removed and the cleaned up one that I'm replacing it with.

 


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Norm Thomas
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
Various modern cars
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
Jaydub
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« Reply #602 on: 18 October, 2020, 04:17:50 PM »

Hi Norm,
As you know I`ve been rather busy at Silverstone the last 3 days. so had no input on your problems. As david suggested, get a new battery, fully charged as a good datum point. Also bear in mind what I told you in my PM, having a reading of 12 volts doesn`t necessarily mean it will carry the load. You need a working headlamp, or something similar, to check the load carrying capacity of the various circuits.
Have you earthed the green wire at the White connector block from the lighting stalk? That will bypass the stalk contacts we talked about, in case they are not closing when you pull the stalk towards you.

Let me know tomorrow as I have a day at home.

Cheers John
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nthomas1
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« Reply #603 on: Yesterday at 07:00:13 PM »

Thanks John.  I'll try that green wire earthing test as soon as I have the new fuse rack installed and everything connected up.
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Norm Thomas
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
Various modern cars
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
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