Stop/Start again a few thoughts

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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by 147daytona » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:42 am

Reminds me of a lad i knew in the early '80s who owned an original Mini 1275 GT.
He fitted a massive amp and sub in the boot, virtually filling it, but when he went out at night the poor little dynamo couldn't cope, and with every beat of the music, the headlights would dim in sync. Not only could you hear the beat, you could see it :lol:
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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by BOBCDP » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 am

147daytona wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:42 am
Reminds me of a lad i knew in the early '80s who owned an original Mini 1275 GT.
He fitted a massive amp and sub in the boot, virtually filling it, but when he went out at night the poor little dynamo couldn't cope, and with every beat of the music, the headlights would dim in sync. Not only could you hear the beat, you could see it :lol:
The old minis were wonderful. I had a 1960 850 with a Speedwell conversion and just to keep on topic all minis of that era had a couple of their own built in stop/start features. If it rained the water used to come in through the grille and straight into the distributor and you always knew when the s/s was about to cut in by the coughing and spluttering which preceded it. Solution was either a plastic bag tied round the distributor or else a carefully moulded bit of aluminium would do the trick. The second s/s feature was the electric petrol pump thoughtfully mounted under the car on the rear subframe so that when it stopped working which it often did, you could jump out, lie on the floor and give it a whack with a spanner which would cure the problem for a few miles. The good thing was in those days you could take things apart and fix them. A new set of contacts and the pump was good as new. :D :D
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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by Deleted User 732 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:26 am

I only had trouble with one electric fuel pump and that was luckily in the boot of my MG Magnette ZB. It had done 110000 miles and I got a secondhand one for 30/- (£1.50)

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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by PhilB » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:34 pm

I'm going to rename this topic as "Stop/Start, AKA - A walk down memory Lane".................. :roll:
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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by BOBCDP » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:43 pm

PhilB wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:34 pm
I'm going to rename this topic as "Stop/Start, AKA - A walk down memory Lane".................. :roll:
:lol:
Its still on topic.....more or less.... but now with a bit of a twist :D :D
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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by PhilB » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:30 pm

BOBCDP wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Its still on topic.....more or less.... but now with a bit of a twist :D :D
I think now stop start has finally been solved then its a good place to keep all the "old vehicle" chats in one place.
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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by BOBCDP » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:53 pm

PhilB wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:30 pm
I think now stop start has finally been solved then its a good place to keep all the "old vehicle" chats in one place.
:mrgreen:
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Oh was there a problem with stop start? I hadn’t realised. Mine has always worked ok 🤭🤭
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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by Deleted User 732 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:49 pm

Fixed on mine at my expense :(

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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by Repairman » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:08 pm

You could say mine was fixed at my expense, changed to XF, and it works all the time :0
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Re: Stop/Start again a few thoughts

Post by 147daytona » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:11 pm

Mine too has always worked, at least whenever I forget to turn it off it has :D
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