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panky wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:03 pm I bought a camper in a similar colour and I love it :D

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Lovely! I so fancy an old camper....alas the beloved doesn't share my opinion...comments about hotels etc
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I do wonder myself sometimes, particularly in the middle of an Anglesey storm :shock:
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I've been doing a few little jobs on DKK purely cosmetic but satisfying.
I manage to get another set of mud flaps from the same Ebay seller and fitted them front and back

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The front fog lamps were out of action and I just couldn't find the fault and, as I didn't fancy rewiring from the switch (a job for future Panky), I wired them to come on with the main beam using the fog lamp relay. I few turns of loom tape later and everything looks almost factory.

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The 'C' post speakers were a little worse for wear :shock: And no sign of any wiring so new ones were run behind the edge of the roof liner.

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I bought new pair of 3" speakers off Ebay and the hole centres were the same so fitting them to the brackets was a simple task of drilling out the pop rivets and replace with new

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The two pin din speaker plugs I had were the angled type and wouldn't fit as they overlapped because of the position of the sockets on the head unit so a pair of straight plugs on order. I tested the speakers individually and they seem OK - not brilliant but I'm not complaining for £25 the pair.
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Great stuff John, I've really wanted to overhaul my GT's sound system - much more so after hearing how much better yours sounds comparatively. I don't think I even have speakers in the C pillar so an instant upgrade! I'd like to install mid/bass speakers under the front seats too.
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I'm looking forward to hearing it with both speakers working, it certainly sounds better than the one I had in the Mini.
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DKK and Ted the Traveller bask in the spring sunshine while Bonnie the Commer is getting ready for the first camping trip of the year 8)

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Just had a god awful trip back from Anglesey In Bonnie :( A journey that normally takes under two hours tool over five due to roadworks, we queued up for three of those, and covered about a mile, on the approach to the new Runcorn/Widnes bridge as the first bit was closed - no idea why as there was not a workman or van in sight but plenty of diversion cones :evil: I'll be glad to get back into DKK for some stress relief 8)
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A failed warning light temperature sender (now replaced) made me decide I needed an indication of what was going on in the cooling system. Luckily among the bits and bobs Kitch supplied with the car was a digital temperature kit.
I didn't really want to cut into any hoses for the probe so I looked for an alternative and the radiator vent screw looked a likely candidate. The vent thread is M10 but the new probe is M10 fine 1mm pitch so I gathered what I needed to make an adapter.
I couldn't find one with an M10 male thread and M10 fine female so one with an M8 female end was drilled and tapped to suit the probe

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A hole for the narrow end of the probe was also drilled straight(ish) through

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This is when I realised the the M10 male end wasn't long enough to reach the thread in the radiator :roll: So I cobbled up an extension piece with a drilled stud and a cut down riv-nut.

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It's not ideal as the reaction time is slowed down by the distance from the coolant but I'll keep searching for a neater solution. It's running Edwards waterless so I was able to fill to the top so the probe isn't far away from the coolant.

I did a test until the fan cut in and compared the new gauge with a infra red thermometer and they were within a degree of each other

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The display is only held on with sticky pads and a plastic bracket I made from a filler spreader so no damage done to the interior. The most difficult part was getting the wires into the engine bay through the big grommet, what a faff.
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