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  1. davidg

    Eberspacher packed in

    Quite right, first line in the fault fixing flow chart. Bottom of Napton looks warm from my front window, but I do have the fire lit
  2. davidg

    Eberspacher packed in

    If it is the fuses probably won't have blown. The pointed ends of the continental fuses fur up and no longer make good contact. Twiddling them round between your thumb and forefinger without removing them gets rid of the oxidisation and they work again....for a while. As already said, it's a common fault. They are best replaced with blade fuses when you get the chance. The fuseholder should be black with one wire going in one end and three(? might be four, it is Friday night) coming out of the other with a knurled thumbscrew holding the lid on
  3. davidg

    Eberspacher packed in

    While you're in there open the black fuse fox and twiddle the three continental fuses round, then when you have time replace them with a blade fuse holder & fuses. It sounds like the glow plug is coming on and dipping the voltage at the unit.
  4. davidg

    Cabin Strings

    Cable laid if you can get it. Good luck with that, if you find some do tell. And long strand cotton helps as the short strand stuff falls apart if you scrub it. The Rope Services cotton line is hawser laid
  5. If it has the original M45G starter motor change it for a CA45, if it still won't start when cold it's knackered. If it doesn't have electric start get down on your knees & pray. I normally just bleed mine by bleeding as far as the fuel pump inlet by wiggling the priming lever on the lift pump; don't bother with the injectors, the fuel will come through. Gravity feed saves the wiggling. Compared to working on the fuel equipment on a Lister, Armstrongs are a dream; probably a consequence of being designed/assembled by aircraft engineers rather than cider crazed loons.
  6. davidg

    Can anyone identify this motor?

    Ahem. Beaulieu would be my informed guess knowing the people involved.
  7. davidg

    Extant full length butty's and horse boats

    I was going to flag this one as being missed of your original list, I'm tied up/working alongside it at the moment. Keswick I believe but I'll ask Greg what he thinks it is on Monday.
  8. davidg

    Help with this location please

    Alan & Vivienne Johnson
  9. davidg

    Help with this location please

    Ahem, I beg to differ Pete. 2 pairs & 2 single motors though the single motors swapped around a bit. I should know as I steered one of them.
  10. davidg

    Wanted box mast looby

    Good luck with turning up a luby pin, I'd stick with plan a and ring Simon on Monday. There certainly were some, they may have all gone by now until the next batch of castings
  11. davidg


    It should have a secondary coolant pump running to a skin tank to dump the excess heat when you only want battery charging. There are two sets of water in & out on the back for this.
  12. davidg

    Epping Damper

    Hadn't spotted the date. The thought of an Epping ashpan door with a rope seal round it rather than a gap you could drive a number 7 bus through was quite amusing. Mine has a rope seal but it's one I fitted.
  13. davidg

    Epping Damper

    You've never had an Epping/Classic have you.
  14. davidg

    Where's DACE

    Correct. Eny fule kno a kipper is a smoked herring.
  15. davidg

    Where's DACE

    Much earlier than that Pete: 1997 didn't sound right to me so I looked out an old diary, I was working on the fit out in January 1991 (and earlier); looks like it was in Braunston for painting in June 1991. I remember Robert, the then owner asking me at the time if I thought the red & green chosen for the FMC colours looked correct. I pointed out I wasn't born until 1957 and the last genuine FMC paint job was done 10 years prior to that and that anyone who claims to be able to remember an exact shade of red/green from 50 years ago is probably lying. The boat is, of course, recorded in my diary by it's working name "Haddock", to go with the butty which was to be named (inevitably)...go on, you can guess it.