1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Eugene » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:54 pm

With the color coded wiring diagram and some common sense, you'll be able to do it yourself. get proper crimptool, automotive wire and lugs and Bobs your uncle


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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:02 pm

Eugene does that neighbor of yours not do wiring ?






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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by 73type2 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:00 am

Freddie, I'm with the others on this one. Do It Yourself! From what I know about you through this forum, you are more than capable. Something that works for me is to use a piece of heat shrinking to cover joints when you extend existing wires. Just remember to slip the heat shrinking over the wire prior to soldering! I forget most of the time.

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:16 pm

NICE FREDDIE!
SO WE'LL SEE YOU SOON THEN?

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Tue May 08, 2018 12:58 pm

Ok guys.

Looking for a dipstick for my type4 1700 baywindow Bus any available ?






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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Fri May 11, 2018 5:38 pm

So finally she is driveable well sort off struggling with the gears still but will follow the advise earlier and see if I can get it sorted

First fill only R 200

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Terry Phillips » Fri May 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Thats a nice sight and at the pumps means you are going places.Good luck on the test drive hope all is good.

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Sat May 12, 2018 4:21 am

Going home yes that is a place a suppose.

Took almost 2 years to get to this point and damn I struggled with the gears!

Figured I will try sort out the gear lever shafts etc

And start with the wiring still lots and lots to do here but excited nonetheless






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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Tony Z » Sat May 12, 2018 6:50 am

Well done. Progress indeed.
Nearly time to begin enjoying her

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Wed May 16, 2018 2:32 pm

So some work needs to be done

So main plan is to start some light body work and obviously the wiring.

Even though there is an alternator fitted it is not charging and figured I must start here since I need to make sure battery charges so I can work on the wiring

Any suggestions on getting this one rebuild vs buying a new one if there is still available









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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by sean » Wed May 16, 2018 3:07 pm

Hi Freddie

Check the external regulator first, I have found them to be the first issue before an alternator.

The type4 alternator is not available locally. If it is suspect, it may be brushes or diodes. They can be rebuild.

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Dawie » Wed May 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Is the warning light coming on with ignition turned on?
Do'nt assume anything- (While doing fault-finding).
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"If something can go wrong, it will go wrong" (Murphy's law).

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Thu May 17, 2018 5:31 am

Well guys the alternator is not connected at the moment to anything.

Need to start from scratch.

Are you talking about the oil warming light ?






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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Eugene » Thu May 17, 2018 8:50 am

Hey Freddie...start here. AVO meter and this printed out in color on A3 and Bob's your uncle

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Dawie » Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 am

No, talking about the "gen" warning light. Your alternator will not charge without that globe connected. An alternator, unlike a generator, is not self-exciting. It needs the tiny current provided by that globe to start a tiny magnetic field.
Do'nt assume anything- (While doing fault-finding).
"Things should be as simple as possible, BUT NO SIMPLER THAN THAT."
"If something can go wrong, it will go wrong" (Murphy's law).

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