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#1 kiwi-jim

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:39 AM

Hi everyone I am currently rewiring my TR4 rebuild, it was stripped apart when I purchased.  all the wiring has gone back together nicely, however I am interested to know if there is normally two voltage stabilizers in the loam.

The loam where it comes thru the firewall has the required connections of 3 green wires and one green/black  with the necessary connectors 

 

but further along the loam almost centre of the dash there are another set of wires 3 x green and one green black all with the necessary connectors.   there is a second stabilizer in among the box of bits, so I am wondering is it either necessary/ normal to have a second stabilizer in the system.   Cant see it on the wiring dia,    so I am wondering   any thoughts?

 

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Edited by kiwi-jim, 10 June 2018 - 06:41 AM.

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#2 graeme

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:44 AM

Hi Jim,

 

Normally only one stabiliser, perhaps previous owner fitted extra gauges?

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:39 AM

+1 with Graeme, only ever seen 1 fitted.

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#4 kiwi-jim

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:15 AM

Thanks guys   guess I will stick with just the one then.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

Normally one BUT two is a very good idea.

 

The "proper" old ones work by switching, this is efficient and makes no waste heat.

 

"Modern" electronic ones use voltage regulators that just turn excess voltage into heat.

But they make them the same size as the old ones.

 

They are on the limit of overheating if both gauges are right over.

 

One per gauge is a better bet.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:52 PM

Having replaced my old style with  electronic versions, I have 2.

1 for Temp and 1 for fuel.

 

I cannot find it now, but I did read an article recommending this. They have worked fine for years now.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:01 AM

Thanks Alan and Mal, think I might wire both in place and see what happens, There has to be a reason the extra set of wires are there

Mal your photo shows a works replica look a like, can I ask what you did about rear number plate illumination on your car if it has no rear bumpers. I assume you require plate lighting in the UK as well??
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:37 AM

Hi Jim,

pm me your email and I'll send details and photo

 

It's this one, also available in Stainless

 

https://www.holden.c...790#prettyPhoto


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:45 AM

Thanks Alan and Mal, think I might wire both in place and see what happens, There has to be a reason the extra set of wires are there

Mal your photo shows a works replica look a like, can I ask what you did about rear number plate illumination on your car if it has no rear bumpers. I assume you require plate lighting in the UK as well??
Cheers jim

We all use these in place of the number plate bolts so a more subtle approach and requires no extra drilling

https://www.ebay.co....tAAAOSweZJaOOrq

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#10 kiwi-jim

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:05 AM

Thats cool Stuart thanks for the heads up

 

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