LJ 80 reconstruction

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by donkeychomp » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:16 pm

Switch and or wiring faulty.
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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by lundigee » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:53 pm

Is that a polite way of saying 'owner error', I will get to the bottom of it now I know.

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by lundigee » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:50 am

It was the switch. I should have taken a photo of the guts of the switch, but having dismantled it,
cleaned up the green contacts, I have a photo of the end result.
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I am getting to the end of my electrical mystery tour.

I now need to find the guts of a horn push.
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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by donkeychomp » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:26 pm

I got a chrome horn button off eBay and drilled a hole in the dash for it.
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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by lundigee » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:28 am

That might well be the option I have to follow.

At the moment I have the connection up the steering column, finishing with a wire which when touched to earth sounds the horn. I also have the horn push cover but none of the 'guts' and looking at the parts manual there are a lot of 'guts'.

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by donkeychomp » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:12 pm

Indeed! That's what made the dashboard idea the only option for me lol.
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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by lundigee » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:32 pm

It is no good, I just had to take the LJ out on her maiden voyage the weather was just too nice.

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So we went and picked up some 'fuel', in fact it was such a nice day we went and picked up some more.

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by mk1joe » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:12 pm

Looks excellent. Was it fun to drive?

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by ROBBIE » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:56 pm

Nice :smokin:
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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by RichyP » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:51 pm

That is an awesome looking machine that proper workhorse 👍

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