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Tracy D'arth

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  1. And at tick-over that is all the engine will produce, it may even stall.
  2. Buying an expensive boat or a cheap old boat? You will miss buying if you wait, there are people buying as seen without survey for a price reduction at the moment. You stand to get gazumped. If buying old and cheap, get someone who has some experience to have a look and only spend what you can afford to lose in a year or so if it turns out to be almost sinking. Buying an expensive boat say over £40K then get it surveyed but remember that there are so many get-outs in a survey report that it is worthless as a means of getting compensation if you buy a pup.
  3. If you are going to fit an alternator controller later, get the supplier to fit the extra wire into the brush gear now. You don't have to connect it to anything yet. LRE will do this for free I think.
  4. Its an easy swop. This one is a bit big @ 105A https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195081818841?hash=item2d6bc852d9:g:VkwAAOSw3 OJijfE6 But will give you an idea as it has a universal mounting bracket and will fit left and right hand mounts. Its very cheap too. If you want a good price and good advice have a word with Lancashire Rotating Electrics in Leyland but they will send next day for £10.
  5. You cannot run too large an alternator on a single "V" belt. 90A is considered to be the sensible limit without incurring ongoing belt problems. Unfortunately different crank pulleys for BMC 1.8D engines would have to be specially made at considerable expense as the pulley has to have a rubber bonded harmonic balancer if you are to avoid crankshaft failure.
  6. Arthur, tried putting some clothes on? You're frightening them!
  7. But what if your trombone was stolen or damaged? We all have items that are precious to us. I have visited houses that have been totally trashed with everything smashed by vandal burglars. Its heartbreaking.
  8. That will be the 9'8" then? I would like to measure that between the distorted banks before committing a boat through. There has been nothing wider than 7' through there for a long time.
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  11. What about the narrows at Barbridge?
  12. Good alternator rebuilder in Macclesfield. Macclesfield Auto Electrics 5.0 (1 Rating) | Write a review Unit 2 Albion New Mill London Rd, Macclesfield, SK11 7QX Directions Tel01625 425396
  13. That looks like A Leece Neville alternator, which is a 90A Prestolite. A127pattern. Very conventional. It has an insulated negative lead, the lower thick cable, the thick positive cable and the D+ connection. The W tacho connection seems not to be used.
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  15. L&L canal, Jack Cloughs and vertical screw paddles.
  16. We built in a hidden safe on all the hire boats for the benefit of the hirers. It was much appreciated.
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  18. I see no sign of overheating. There is a pen mark indicating a terminal connection.
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  21. If the worse happens they will never find out.
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