Mat's BX Blog

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Stinkwheel » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:32 pm

lovely gaggle of relays there Mat :)
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:35 pm

Gaggle of relays? I like that! Do you think I should ensure they are perfectly straight and in line? :oops:
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Stinkwheel » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:53 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Gaggle of relays? I like that! Do you think I should ensure they are perfectly straight and in line? :oops:

Depends if you value tidiness or just want to annoy some pednats :)
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by electrokid » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:11 pm

arguably it's curing the symptoms rather than the problem.
But if the problem is caused by increased interference / electrical noise due to a higher than normal resistance connection or 2 then arguably you'll have fixed the problem :D
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Post by Defender110 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:19 am

A very rare sight on my way to work yesterday, in lovely unmolested and rust free condition.
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:31 am

Good lord! Havent seen one of them for years...needs some proper number plates though!
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by BX Bandit » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:21 am

They look far superior to the normal blue red and yellow crimp connectors, where be you buying them to?
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:11 pm

Great spot! Only 15 left on the road according to Classic Car Weekly this week.

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:29 pm

Probably only one with a Rover V8... :mrgreen:
Kevan, if you see it again can you grab the boot lid? :lol: Mine is dented where the clutch on the winch failed when taking it off the trailer, and it careered off at high speed! But a bit of good news - a mate of mine gave me some brand new carbs for it he'd had knocking about :D

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I couldn't believe he didn't want anything for them, but he seemed pleased and surprised with a crate of beer. (Purple Moose BTW, brewed about 10 miles away).

Re: the connectors - they're from RS and crimp very well. They have an additional tube over the crimped section to hold it all together, and grip the sheath. Will dig out the link later if you like? Currently we've lost the land line, so my mobile data allowance is taking a battering! (Ironically it's faster than the 'broadband' speed we get...)
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:33 am

Strombergs........run away......
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by electrokid » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:23 am

Yeah - I recognised them too :D properly set up they should do a very good job if you can afford the fuel.

Useful to know about the connectors Mat - most of my kit is very decent - except my crimp connectors which are the usual naff ones - time to upgrade.

Talk Talk / Onetel stopped providing my excellent :lol: dialup service so I had to upgrade that as well. I put in an order to Plusnet for fibre and an extra phone line which all went pants due to BT Openreach being totally incompetent. Temporarily I used a Vodafone dongle until, one day, it went down to 3 bits per second and the local Vodafone shop turned out to be unwilling to get off their fat backsides to try and fix the problem. So I bought a "3" dongle to get back on the road - and at 1p per meg (to Vodafone's 2p per meg) and normally providing around 400 KB/s and a reasonable connection as well - happy with that.
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Paul296 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:59 am

Stinkwheel wrote:
mat_fenwick wrote:Gaggle of relays? I like that! Do you think I should ensure they are perfectly straight and in line? :oops:

Depends if you value tidiness or just want to annoy some pednats :)

Mat, I trust the relays will be arranged in a neat line? I'm sure you have a spirit level? Perhaps now would be a good time to get reacquainted with it wouldn't it? 8)

'pednats' !? Good lord #-o :roll: ( :D )

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:24 pm

Relays now in and working fine...300 miles over the weekend and I *think* the ABS problem has gone away :)

Not 100% sure but we might have found the problem with the phone line!

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I reported it last night, but we're the only house on the line so I'm guessing it'll be a fairly low priority :(
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by docchevron » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:22 am

there is a Stellar that kicks about Bristol, see it now and again, same colour as the one above, rather more beat up looking though.. I ws more taken by the lovely Enviro 400 in the same pic...
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Defender110 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:30 am

mat_fenwick wrote: Not 100% sure but we might have found the problem with the phone line!
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You may well be right, this definitely may be a contributory factor :lol:

docchevron wrote: I ws more taken by the lovely Enviro 400 in the same pic...
By the process of elimination I assume this is the bus :?: :wink:
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