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by Limey
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Reason why I'm called Limey...
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: Reason why I'm called Limey...

Thats the one Niel.... I've got my eye on a 1998 Lux, needing a deposit, and unfortunetly the old girl offered.....
by Limey
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Motor swap
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Motor swap

I have a 2y in my Lux... I've recently seen a 4y going for 7500 and a 3y going for 6000. How easy would it be to replace the 2y with either motor? How different would the wiring be?

Thanks
by Limey
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alternator or Starter Motor?
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: Alternator or Starter Motor?

Hi all... Just for everyone, an update - checked all the wiring, checked earths, voltage etc. Battery was on 11.4, and with the motor running, it didnt go up or down... So checked the alternator and it was toast - after 20 odd years on my old tank I'm pretty sure it would be. Went off to get a new o...
by Limey
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alternator or Starter Motor?
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: Alternator or Starter Motor?

Where might be the best place in Cape Town to replace? And how much might it cost? I can replace it myself, just need to find a new one...
by Limey
Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alternator or Starter Motor?
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Alternator or Starter Motor?

I have a problem that I cant start my truck. I can bump start, no problems. I turn the key and the starter barely turns, and then nothing. Turn the key again, and click click click - nothing. Tonight, driving home, my lights just started dimming, getting dimmer and dimmer to the point that they were...
by Limey
Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Improving articulation?
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Improving articulation?

Bennie, the shackles on my truck have already been done - it just seems that the springs arent very supple - they arent soft enough.... note that these are leaf springs...

What else is there to do?
by Limey
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Good thinking Bennie!!! Will do that right now....

Now I need to sort out my fuel guage.... need a new one - any ideas on where to look and how much?
by Limey
Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Improving articulation?
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Improving articulation?

Geez, I feel like a post whore!!! Does anyone have any tips and ideas on improving the articulation in my Hilux. Its a 1982 Lux... leaf spring up front and in the rear.

I'm looking for cheap ideas, so any will be helpful!
by Limey
Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Any idea where to get a petrol gauge sender unit for my cab?
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Any idea where to get a petrol gauge sender unit for my cab?

Seems my sender unit is frizzled. Does anyone know where I can get one, and how much they will cost? Thanks
by Limey
Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Hi all...

Just a follow up - I sorted it out - wired the tach direct to battery and to dizzy - works fine... sorted out the wiring, and now its running fine.

Thanks for the help all!!
by Limey
Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Ok, so I tried the light and I got a full bright light, no flickering. Perhaps it flickers at such a rate that it seems to be solid.... the light does come on when touching to positive....
So anyone got any ideas now?
by Limey
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: I am happy.......
Replies: 1
Views: 285

I am happy.......

I decided yesterday to get rid of the bench seat in my 1982 Lux.... I could almost literaly feel the road through my ass... So I went out and bought 2 "new" (can you say second hand) seats from a scrappie - 2 Ford Bantam seats... leather and material... good looking, no probs with them. Just fitted ...
by Limey
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

So I think I've come to the conclusion that:
A) I wont be able to use the tach on my "pointless, anti-electronic" dizzy ;)
B) That I actually need a new dash/speedo/tach unit.

Anyone think its possible to use a newer model dash in a really OLD Hilux??

Thanks for all the answers guys...
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Heres the engine bay
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Here is the offending bit....
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Going to take a pic. will be back in 10 minutes!
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Ok, ignore all I said about the 2 wires - just pulled the dash apart, and those 2 wires dont do much.
Anyway, the guy who had the vehicle before me shredded the wiring, and if I could just find where the coil is, then I can take it from there. AND I HAVE NO DAMN IDEA WHERE THE COIL IS!!! :(
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Ok, just been scanning around - coming off the dash loom (and here I am assuming its for the tach) are two wires (with a connector) one wire is green with a yellow thin stripe and the other is a white with a thin black stripe...

And I cant find my damn coil!! Am I being dumb or what?!?
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Where would the other go? How do I know which is the neg on the dizzy? I have a multimeter, just dont ask me how to use it!!
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

Its the ome tach. It has two wire running off of the dash/speedo/tach loom that do not attach to anything and I am assuming that these are the wires for the tach. It does get power because when I turn the key it jumps ever so slightly. This is before I actually crank the motor.
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

How do I wire in my tach???

How do I wire my tach into my system? The guy who owned my monster before me decided to rip apart all the wiring, and it isnt wired into anything. The wiring from the tach leads to no where, and there are no loose wires running off the motor.

HELP!!
by Limey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Any pics of Tach sensor?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Any pics of Tach sensor?

benhur, how would I do that? What would I need to get that pulse? the wiring from the tach is just hanging loose, there is nothing to connect it to.... would I just need to run a wire from the coil wire to the tach, and a ground wire to the tach? Thanks
by Limey
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Any pics of Tach sensor?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Any pics of Tach sensor?

Does anyone have any pics of where the tach sensor is meant to go for my Hilux? its a 2Y motor, but a rough idea will help too. Thanks!
by Limey
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Where can I get and what should I get??
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Where can I get and what should I get??

I'm looking at getting a new carb - what can/should I get? How much? Where?? 1983 2Y 1800 motor.
by Limey
Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Petrol Guage Sensor - Any suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Petrol Guage Sensor - Any suggestions?

Thanks for the reply F.D. I assumed that it was meant to go to earth via the fuel tank because there was only 1 wire attached to the sender. It worked perfectly before, then suddenly stopped. The thing is - when I attach the lead to the terminal, and touch the actual sender body to the frame work of...
by Limey
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Petrol Guage Sensor - Any suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Petrol Guage Sensor - Any suggestions?

My petrol gauge has recently stopped working. The guage on the dash works fine (tested). I thought it might be the sensor - took it out, hooked it back up to the wiring and it works - the SECOND it goes into the tank it stops working. I can put the float all the way into the tank and it works. The s...
by Limey
Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How can I do this?
Replies: 1
Views: 320

How can I do this?

How hard/easy is it to fit a manual choke to my 2y Motor? What other carb would work well on my motor?
by Limey
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Anyone have any ideas on the 2Y motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: Anyone have any ideas on the 2Y motor?

Thanks a million guys, any info I can get will be a great help - and I agree that its cheaper to fix than to get a new one... lots more fun too!!!
by Limey
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Mechanics in Cape Town you would recomend?
Replies: 29
Views: 1759

Mechanics in Cape Town you would recomend?

Any mechanics in Cape Town who you would recomend to work on my motor? I want a full service as well as re-setup ie carb etc.
by Limey
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bogs down with petrol... what gives??
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Bogs down with petrol... what gives??

I'm pretty sure i is working....

It was working fine until I drove into the garage, re-bolted the exhaust and restarted it. Thats when it decided NOT to work decently.
by Limey
Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bogs down with petrol... what gives??
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Bogs down with petrol... what gives??

Yes, its the 2y. Only real specs I've been able to find is the timing - 8 degrees. Other than that, I cant find anything else!!
by Limey
Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bogs down with petrol... what gives??
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Bogs down with petrol... what gives??

Hi all. Had a problem with my exhaust recently - wasnt bolted on correctly. Sorted the problem out, but now when I start from cold, it holds idle. The minute I give a bit of fuel, then it bogs down and dies... I cant give any gas at all for about 3 minutes, after that its fine - any suggestions? Ove...
by Limey
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Anyone have any ideas on the 2Y motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Anyone have any ideas on the 2Y motor?

I have an old 2y Motor in my Hilux. Does anyone have any tuning suggestions or any knowledge on these old motors? It runs well, just needs carb setting and timing and a few other small things.
Any suggestions will help (besides the obvious change the motor suggestion!)
by Limey
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Reason why I'm called Limey...
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: Reason why I'm called Limey...

I dont have the moulds, it was done by a company in Upington (will try find their details) It makes the perfect vehicle to go angling - no rust to worry about!! As for the big pile of sand, its still there - at least half of it, anyway... one side is a nice slope up, the other is a drop, but you can...
by Limey
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Reason why I'm called Limey...
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: Reason why I'm called Limey...

It is a slight shade lighter than that - the camera has not done it too great a justice. Its a galvanised chassis.... As for the 2y motor - I wouldnt mind something bigger, but it runs strong (just need to get the carb tuned properly - any suggestions on where to take it in Cape Town??) As for the b...
by Limey
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Reason why I'm called Limey...
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Reason why I'm called Limey...

.... Can you spot the reason??

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