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    Great work Caddy. Golfer's a lucky guy indeed! The 'Reek' must be getting jealous of Golfer's Nova in view of all the attention you're giving her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post


    I think glasgowgolfer is lucky to have you doing his rebuild as that Nova was a bit more than a fixer upper! Probably the car wouldn’t have seen the road again if you hadn’t taken it on.

    That was one of the driving influences with me deciding to take on the project. It has turned out to be a bigger job than the description & pictures suggested.

    I was close by and with the golfer in Scotland & a self confessed "not very mechanically inclined" it may well have been another ebay relist after a few years of hiding under tarps & the bottom of the garden.

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    The howling winds gave me another project to do today before I got around to tinkering with the Golf Kart again. The front fence panels parted company with the fence posts.

    But after some gentle persuasion, hammering, drilling, & general screwing around, it was back in one piece & looking like a fence again.

    Just about got the flip flop wired to the High & Low beam relays. I'll take a picture when they are in place.

    I turned my hand to a little alloy welding using HTS 2000 rods. I wanted to see if I could capture the nuts in the stuff & attach the stand offs to the alloy fuse tray bracket.

    Here are the Nuts






    & here are the stand offs in crystal clear sharp focus.........not





    Took a high flame on the MAPP gas torch & being rather thick alloy it was difficult getting it to temp & keeping it there. They are not structural joints but rather hold things in place joints to ease assembly.

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    I need to have a play with those rods every year I watch the guy at Stones demoing them.

    Dirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    I need to have a play with those rods every year I watch the guy at Stones demoing them.

    Dirk
    Like most I was tempted and purchased some. i’ve Only done one job with them so far, making the bracket to hold my radiator reservoir and it worked so I was very pleased
    Last edited by islandman; 11-03-2019 at 12:27 PM.

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    Yea guys I am very lucky to have Bushboy rescue her as I would have severly struggled to make any progress in bringing her back to life....

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    I found the alloy rods fantastic as long as you can get the temperature right, my steering support is made of alloy using them, don't be tempted to get the harder ones, I have some and nearly impossible to get a good flow before melting the subject.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenut View Post
    Great work BushCaddy!

    I fear the mechanical resistance of the wiper arm will not be sufficient to stop the motor doing another cycle. I had exactly the same symptoms and nothing I did made any difference. Regenerative braking - you know it makes sense
    Hi Lauren, do you have the circuit diagram for how you implemented the windscreen wiper regenerative braking on the green machine? I am using a Triumph Dolomite stalk switch but currently need a couple of relays to achieve it, but that seems excessive. I bet you have a more efficient method.

    Sorry Bushboy for hijacking your thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piperphasetwo View Post
    Hi Lauren, do you have the circuit diagram for how you implemented the windscreen wiper regenerative braking on the green machine? I am using a Triumph Dolomite stalk switch but currently need a couple of relays to achieve it, but that seems excessive. I bet you have a more efficient method.

    Sorry Bushboy for hijacking your thread.
    Hi PP2 - yes, I posted the circuit diagram on my Dashboard Blues thread... let's see if I can make this work...

    http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showth...l=1#post127162

    Success! I've embedded the link!

    I have been giving this circuit a lot of use recently, and it never fails to stop the wiper dead, at exactly the same point. I have had to train myself to flick off the wiper when it isn't in the parked position, just so that I get to enjoy the self-park circuit in action!

    Lauren
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenut View Post
    yes, I posted the circuit diagram on my Dashboard Blues thread...Lauren
    Thanks Lauren, I used the search function but this thread did not come up! your circuit is perfect, many thanks.

    Regards John

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