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#26 Kevrev

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:05 PM

Here's mine, 9/77 build

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:25 PM

Thanks Kevin, any chance you've got a pic of the whole back of the cluster?



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 06:27 PM

Hi Garth,

Sorry I don't, I'll have to pull the cluster out to get a pic for you. Sounds look a good job for tomorrow!



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:43 PM

Hi Garth,

Here's a pic of the rear of mine. It is a 6/77 build.

The black box wired into the fuel gauge circuit is a balast resistor ( I believe). The fuel gauge was faulty and the guy who fixed it, maybe 10 years ago, said the bits were NLA so this was the only option.

Works OK, maybe a more elegant solution is available now?

Hope this helps.

Cheers Bill

 

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:49 PM

Strange? You can re wind the nichrome wire on the needles. That’s all that usually fails.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:25 PM

LX have a built in voltage regulator. An instrument repairer should be able to rewind it and get rid of that black box.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:35 PM

Oh yeah I just took a closer look. The entire mechanical voltage regulator is gone..... hahahaha. I use this no worries these days.

https://www.jaycar.c...ulator/p/XC4514

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:39 PM

Fitted to a friends cluster I restored.

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 02:41 PM

Great. I'll be getting my instruments checked soon so I'll try and get rid of that bulky regulator.

Thanks for the tips.






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