mini-el restoration - ** success at DVLA **

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Postby booboo » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:59 pm

here's the new relay that needs to be fitted...

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Postby aminorjourney » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:35 pm

Wow! What a neat tray. You can come and paint mine!
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Postby booboo » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:10 am

yep - turned out okay in the end.

I had to re-fit the old shocks though 'coz the new ones are wider meaning the original bolts are all way too sort :roll: .
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Postby aminorjourney » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:17 am

Hahah. Your contactors came from England and went all the way to denmark and back ;)
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Postby booboo » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:26 pm

yep - I could have dropped in on my way to or from work and collected them myself :wink: ;

Could you possibly post some pictures up of how it all fits together - I've not had much of a response to my cry for help as yet (all on holiday ?) so I will give it a go myself on Saturday.
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This is the state of play at the moment,

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Any help on what goes where would be gratefully received..
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Postby booboo » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:40 pm

After consultation with Nikki, "JP" from Scotland and Palle in Denmark, a momentus event for the mini-el.

Today it achieved foward (and reverse) motion under its own power. :P

I am so chuffed (and relieved).... 8)

Next is to finish off the minor bits and bobs before tackling the MoT and registration process.

Just need a brake light switch and a new horn. Hopefully,a mere molehill after the mountain climbed so far ! :wink:

Not forgetting the offers of help, most appreciated - nice to know I wasn't totally alone when so far out of my depth... :shock:
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Postby anachrocomputer » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:04 pm

Great news! Glad to hear that the El moves under its own power. Are all the accessories OK for the MOT (apart from that horn you mentioned)? Mine was missing the windscreen washer (now replaced).

You'll need to make sure that the MOT garage can do (a) three-wheelers (b) very narrow three-wheelers and (c) very narrow three-wheelers with a single headlight. Did you get a copy of the note that Nikki had from VOSA about testing very narrow vehicles at ground level, and not on a lift?
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Postby booboo » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:53 pm

I'm hopeful that all I need to sort out now is ;

Fog light - fitted but not yet wired up

Reverse light - not working , new micro-switch needed

Brake lights - not working , new micro-switch needed

Then it's off to the MoT man/woman...I will e-mail Nikki a bit closer to the time for a copy of the letter.

I think she is, quite rightly, a little pre-occupied with Controllers at the minute .
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Postby qdos » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:19 pm

As you're onto lights I couldn't resist posting this little gem from one of the other forums I'm a member of....

How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

53 to flame the spell checkers.

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"...another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp".

15 know-it-alls who claim *they* were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct.

156 to email the participant's ISPs complaining that they are in violation of their "acceptable use policy".

109 to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb group

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum and lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped.

111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group.

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique, and what brands are faulty.

27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's.

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three".

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.

44 to ask what is a "FAQ".

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

143 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs".

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again....

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Postby marktime » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:20 am

I could name a forum that is so like that :lol:

Glad to say it's not this one.

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