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Paula
December 19, 2017, 6:45pm Report to Moderator

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Paula,
I'm sure you have a multimeter, to do a stabiliser check.
Put that on 'I' and connect 'B' to battery.   Both M'meter and stabiliser body earthed to the negative pole.    You should see "12-0-12-0"Volts alternating at I.     If you see 12V or anything else, 'stabiliser' is dead.

Despite it being a "stabiliser" this is what it does.  It averages the volts out to 10V, whatever the violts at the battery, which can be more if the charging system is active.   Your gauges are heavily damped, so won't 'see' the variation.

If it is working, then when installed try a jumper lead to earth the body.   It's supposed to earth tbhpugh the speedometer gauge body, but ....

JOhn


Sorry John.
Just seen this too.
That's very helpful
I'm back on it tomorrow.


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Paula
December 19, 2017, 7:06pm Report to Moderator

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Is there a reason not use something like this?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10p.....p2057872.m2749.l2648


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December 19, 2017, 8:02pm Report to Moderator


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Being complete electronic numpty, I couldn't possibly say, but transistorised stabilizers areavaiab!e specifically for our cars: see https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.h.....d+state&_sacat=0

John


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Paula
December 19, 2017, 8:33pm Report to Moderator

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Being complete electronic numpty, I couldn't possibly say, but transistorised stabilizers areavaiab!e specifically for our cars: see https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.h.....d+state&_sacat=0

John


I think someone has just put some cables on a 25p part and is charging £10 there.
There is a page that shows you how to change the box over to electronic here http://www.triumphclub.co.nz/?page_id=962
It looks very simple. I might have a go at this if i find my stabilizer is knackered. At least i get 10 for about £2.50


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December 19, 2017, 8:50pm Report to Moderator


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I'll look forward to a success story!

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Paula
December 19, 2017, 8:52pm Report to Moderator

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I'll look forward to a success story!

John


Or 10 little blue puffs of smoke!


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December 19, 2017, 10:03pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Paula


I think someone has just put some cables on a 25p part and is charging £10 there.
There is a page that shows you how to change the box over to electronic here http://www.triumphclub.co.nz/?page_id=962
It looks very simple. I might have a go at this if i find my stabilizer is knackered. At least i get 10 for about £2.50


Yes, you are exactly right. 10v version should work fine.  The originals are pretty robust and long-lived normally though.

Nick


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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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Paula
December 20, 2017, 1:26am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from JohnD
Paula,
I'm sure you have a multimeter, to do a stabiliser check.
Put that on 'I' and connect 'B' to battery.   Both M'meter and stabiliser body earthed to the negative pole.    You should see "12-0-12-0"Volts alternating at I.     If you see 12V or anything else, 'stabiliser' is dead.

Despite it being a "stabiliser" this is what it does.  It averages the volts out to 10V, whatever the violts at the battery, which can be more if the charging system is active.   Your gauges are heavily damped, so won't 'see' the variation.

If it is working, then when installed try a jumper lead to earth the body.   It's supposed to earth tbhpugh the speedometer gauge body, but ....

JOhn


Me and the Cat have done this test straight onto a battery and nothing at all on either of them. Sometimes one jumps into life, but i'm pretty sure they are both knackered. I've tried both digital and analogue meters too
I'll wait for the postman to bring the solid state ones.
1:30am.
At least the cat is happy!



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December 20, 2017, 8:20am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Paula


I think someone has just put some cables on a 25p part and is charging £10 there.
There is a page that shows you how to change the box over to electronic here http://www.triumphclub.co.nz/?page_id=962
It looks very simple. I might have a go at this if i find my stabilizer is knackered. At least i get 10 for about £2.50


Jeps, very easy and just go for the 10V version as Nick pointed out.
Then - just make sure you have a fuse to catch the smoke  

PS! Have two cats hanging around me when working on my cars, electronics, what ever - always very interesting company  
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JohnD
December 20, 2017, 9:09am Report to Moderator


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Quoted from Paula


I think someone has just put some cables on a 25p part and is charging £10 there.
There is a page that shows you how to change the box over to electronic here http://www.triumphclub.co.nz/?page_id=962
It looks very simple. I might have a go at this if i find my stabilizer is knackered. At least i get 10 for about £2.50


That is a little unkind!    Recently, in Another Place, I related doing some engine work,and an interested reader asked how much, so I costed it.   By far the biggest component was my time, which even to a fellow Triumphero has to be included, andi wohldcost as much as anyone e doing commercially.   I can't guess at labour cost for the assembled solid state device, but it could take nearly an hour to make it, and £10/hour is little above minimum wage.

Using your own time is free-ish.   Without that almost all classics would be beancans by now!  When you report back, I shall be inspired to challenge be the two Monsters of Electrickery, the Volt and the Amp!

John


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Paula
December 20, 2017, 10:42am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from JohnD


That is a little unkind!    Recently, in Another Place, I related doing some engine work,and an interested reader asked how much, so I costed it.   By far the biggest component was my time, which even to a fellow Triumphero has to be included, andi wohldcost as much as anyone e doing commercially.   I can't guess at labour cost for the assembled solid state device, but it could take nearly an hour to make it, and £10/hour is little above minimum wage.

Using your own time is free-ish.   Without that almost all classics would be beancans by now!  When you report back, I shall be inspired to challenge be the two Monsters of Electrickery, the Volt and the Amp!

John


Fair point.
I'm sure when i'm into my 3rd hour and 4th nail i'll be cursing my words!




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Paula
December 20, 2017, 11:23am Report to Moderator

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Well how about that.
The new replacements are electronic too!



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December 20, 2017, 12:40pm Report to Moderator
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They look more realistic .. my 1972 1300 Dolomite still has the original which only needs a regular clean .. exposed components give me the willies..
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December 20, 2017, 12:43pm Report to Moderator

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Paula, this might be a silly question! is the car positive or neg earth? being the body of the stabilizer will go the ground, and could be shorting out!
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Paula
December 20, 2017, 12:46pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from scotty71
Paula, this might be a silly question! is the car positive or neg earth? being the body of the stabilizer will go the ground, and could be shorting out!


It's negative earth. I've done a alternator conversion too.
I've opened up the older stabilizer i had and you can see and smell that it's burnt out.
So it's looking likely that was the problem. I can't really tell with the new one i bought. All i know is it doesn't output anything.
I probably blew it up


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