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07-28-2015 11:27 AM
Loose Ctrl
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loose ctrl

very nice on the bike turn signals.....I cant take credit for coming up with the idea only following the well written instructions from Barney Gaylord the MGA guru. it was a fun project

Thanks.I used the musings of another as well.
07-27-2015 08:15 PM
37ford4dr loose ctrl

very nice on the bike turn signals.....I cant take credit for coming up with the idea only following the well written instructions from Barney Gaylord the MGA guru. it was a fun project
07-27-2015 01:51 PM
Loose Ctrl
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this is the turn signal relay ,this car has one rear light with the dual filament bulb,one filament for lights and one for brake/turn signal , this is the relay so the brake lights get interrupted when braking and using the turn signal. it also seperately uses the regular style cylindrical three prong flasher to make the turn signal flash
I see now.You basically repaired and upgraded the original unit so as to keep it looking original.That's a spiffy idea.I used a similar idea for the rear lights on my motorcycle.I used mini relays.Before I had signal lights only and my tail light had the brake and driving lights.I converted my 1156 signals over to 1157 dual filament sockets with bulbs.Now I have full lighting in the rear.here's my video.

https://youtu.be/leUsNuG6QYA
07-27-2015 10:25 AM
37ford4dr
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That's so cool.Is this the charging regulator rectifier relay,or power distribution relay?


this is the turn signal relay ,this car has one rear light with the dual filament bulb,one filament for lights and one for brake/turn signal , this is the relay so the brake lights get interrupted when braking and using the turn signal. it also seperately uses the regular style cylindrical three prong flasher to make the turn signal flash
07-26-2015 04:55 PM
Loose Ctrl That's so cool.Is this the charging regulator rectifier relay,or power distribution relay?
07-26-2015 03:55 PM
37ford4dr all the soldering is done and now to test the relays to see if they work.....and they do



and done with the hard part now just to clean up the screw in connectors
07-26-2015 02:17 PM
37ford4dr good time to post some pictures on todays efforts while the epoxy is drying



cut and stripped to length with a black mark on end that's goes to the base




I cut mine more flush and closer to the plate then Barney did and he used a slot to solder the wire where I used the tab. ( why you ask because I skipped reading his first page, if I were to do it again I would do it his way it makes soldering easier) I did leave in place the bottom of the magnetic coils and just trimmed them, with the grinder




epoxyed in place



sand, prime and paint the top cover in a stainless steel paint







now back to finishing the project
07-25-2015 04:23 PM
37ford4dr when momma was out I slipped in a little work in, making an old relay into new style relay. I am following Barneys write up and I used a grinder with a thin cut off wheel.











and the final trial fit

06-28-2015 06:37 PM
zuffen I'm sure that brings a smile to your face.

Getting colour on panels is a sign you're close to the end.
06-28-2015 04:33 PM
496CHEVY3100 Like tht coor ,looking great.
06-28-2015 03:51 PM
37ford4dr the goal today was to paint the two rear fenders and doors, but after the first coat of paint one of the doors I stopped painting that one because I saw some dings, I am not looking for perfection but you cant ignore the big things.

an easy way to hold the filter



why did I think there would be no more welding? two pin holes





tent city











everything got primed with high build primer and then wet sanded with 400
first coat


three coats or base and three coats of gloss








06-27-2015 05:51 PM
37ford4dr thanks, my 1954 TF had the wood.....I know it well

rain rain rain.....a make shift canopy so the blowing rain wouldn't invade the garage and to give me some more work space

two tasks today.....make doors flat....and remove rear fenders





yes that's water











we are on track for some painting tomorrow....
06-27-2015 04:38 PM
eeengineer
Wonderful and Thanks

Hi.
I have spent many hours following your journey.
I just wanted to say "thank you". First for saving the MGA and second for sharing your journey.

I have spent 45 years on my project, 1952 MG-TD, and have encountered some but not all of the hazards you have, and one you haven't. The TD has a wooden frame.

Good luck on the completion and I will be tuning in often.

Jim B.
06-26-2015 07:55 PM
496CHEVY3100 Have you ever tried any Feather Fill primer ,,it is thick when sprayed on but sands good ,Fast Fill on imperfections and saves LOTS of sanding and extra work,,Just saying

Your work is looking good followed since beginning ,just don't comment often because I know you don't have time to answer all these post ,
06-26-2015 07:20 PM
37ford4dr i seem to have run short of time.....

tools of the trade....the saying goes fingers are for picking, hands are for holding and blocks are for sanding....



I think I am pretty much done on the rear fenders





now to the doors


sand sand sand



And just keep sanding until the filler is all smooth



and to continue tomorrow
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