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#331 Alburglar

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 02:07 AM

Here is the top piece. It fits ok, but I'm gonna have 4 gaping holes
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I have now cut a hole in the fuel tank along with 5 tapped holes for fitting a universal fuel sender.
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You have to work out how deep and how long a pivot arm you need. The instructions that came with it were pretty straight forward and it's all built up now and trial fitted.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 10:19 AM

what gauge are you using as i havnt fitted one to mine yet!!! ;D

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 01:11 AM

Using an acewell digidash with everything on (including a neutral light-very useful!). Having just set the bloody thing up and testing it, I realised that it was reading opposite (full when empty and vice versa) the sender is the universal smiths one from demon-teets. it is 10ohms empty and 240ohms full, which is way off from the 100ohms empty and 0 full that the acewell dash requires. so I'm gonna have to turn the sender upside down (no big deal apart from the fact that it now involves welding a bit onto the senders rod as I've already chopped it down to size, for the wrong position) and add some resistors across the senders points to get it somewhere near correct. I'm just brainstorming with ed4ran at the moment, to get the exact ohms of resistors required.

fitted calipers and set about fitting brake lines today, but I'm having trouble with the brake line kit from z's. I think I am missing the bolts that go through some banjo fittings into the rear calipers.
Also, FAO z cars owners:
What is this bracket on the rear frame for?
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Actually, just had a brainwave - It's gonna be the fixing point for the clutch cable isn't it.

#334 Alburglar

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 03:41 AM

Here's a pic of my calipers fitted
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Sealed battery is fitted. under front subframe.
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Large electric fan has been fixed and tiger sealed to the rad and wired to the rad switch.
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fuel pump fitted
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It's the standard fuel pump for a carb'd R1 Bike. I could have got a nice new bosch one, but then I'd have to fork out for a requlator too, so It made maore sense to stick with the original equipment.

Here's the digi dash. wired up to a battery charger for the time being, in order to test the sender.
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Which I have now modified and added 140ohms resistors. But I think I may have blown the resistor part of the sender, when I was buggering about, because now it doesn't read at all!
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:43 AM

Dam you were up a bit late!?!?! Is that the only time you get to work on your car or were you just in the mood for building all night? 170 ohm is what you should need.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 10:07 AM

The bracket is for the gear change cable.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 10:23 AM

alls im gonna say so far is nioce!!!!!! and yes i did spell it right, if you need a hand with anything you know whereabouts i am, always happy to help.

anyways cant wait to see it when its out! and eating all the mak it can!

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 02:33 PM

I'm on nights tonight so I needed to stay up late last night and sleep in late today.

thanks R1 mini magic.

many thanks for the help ed, I will add some more resistors and see if it works again

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 03:49 PM

I've added another 3 10 ohm resistors and now it reads 1 bar from full no matter what position the arm on the sender is????
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Do the resistors need to go on in any particular way? Is it possible to have them on the wrong way round?

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 03:54 PM

shouldent make ne difference!??! but turn them and try?!?! would say take a resistor off at a time and see what happeds?!?!

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 04:15 PM

nope doesnt matter which way you have a resistor.

have you got them in parallel or series though?

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 04:18 PM

as in the pic they are soldered across the terminals, so I guess parrallel

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 04:21 PM

well i think 3x10 ohm resistors in parallel will give 15 ohms.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:57 PM

Yea, resistors need to be in series if you want to add the values together.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:58 PM

Do you have a multimeter? if you do hook that up to the sender and play with it, but use it to get 170 ohms.




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