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where is the hot rod?


Mon May 11, 2015 10:24 pm
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yes different doors ? ...and funny spot for garden tap .....? :oops:


Tue May 12, 2015 8:36 am
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Generally put at the water meter when water is first connected so that the concreters , brickies etc. have water during construction .Fairly normal practice in Victoria.
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Tue May 12, 2015 9:06 am
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Victoria is back wards :lol: ....new houses they have them on house at front in tas ...... :lol: .....or where the owner wants them lol ...normal water meters are usually ...left or right side of block :lol: .....but who cares ....nice house cheers


Tue May 12, 2015 9:48 am
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Location: Melb.
Car(s): '72 Sport Bellett (imported 180912), had Belletts in past, 2 sed, 3 GT's. M/B A250 Sport, i30
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we have no say where the meter/tap goes in front. Its dependant on the road construction as they put in the main water pipes and feeders to each lot..... its usually in the middle. Would make much more sense to be on opposite side the driveway but who sasy there is any common sense in the designs of roads..

Have now moved out totally from the old place as of last friday. Had 5cu meters plus of stuff taken away in a skip... accumulation of 25 years.

The Sport did a sterling job for the move. I should now treat it to a wash i think.
A million things to do here now. And not Bellett related either. :(

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Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:22 am
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In Rye Park we stick our pipes and taps wherever we want........cause we own 'em. We dig the dam, or sink the bore, or run a line from the creek. We put a tank on the hill, install the solar pump, and put up a wind generator as back up. Its not anyone elses decision. I like that.

Glad your all shifted in. The nest is built, but still wants feathering. Enjoy that bit. Bellett fun will be along.
Also glad the Sport stayed with the task, shows the young lady that its practical as well as beautiful!

You booked for the Nats? Come on now. Sporty needs a reward for all that toteing, to hang out with a whole bunch of mates. So do you.

Cheers, Matt.

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Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:41 pm
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doubtfull re Nats.... My mother in law came to Adelaide but her health is now bad and we can't leave her here alone.

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Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:33 am
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an update on Speedo's

Mine reads slow by quite a bit. Pulled it apart again and adjusted the little lever. Pics show where its located (near the spring).

In one picture I removed the Odometer wheels, so that it might be clearer.

In general, pushing DOWN on that lever on rh side makes the needle read higher. Be careful as the metal is very thin. Don't slip into the spring either or you will ruin it.

My speedo reads about 15kph slow. It shows 86 at 100kph ! A lot. Just how much to adjust it depends on the error. I pushed mine down with a small flat blade screwdriver about 2mm or so. I am yet to test it but will report back later. If you press too far down it will hit the trip meter digits. Don't do that.

Ideally if you have a helper and a known speed device (eg GPS units often have a speedo in them) then you could have the speedo opened up but connected to the speedo cable and have the helper adjust it as you drive...... NOT EASY though. Be careful. Alternate is to do a little at a time with the speedo out of the panel so you can stop, adjust it, then try it again..... when happy refit it to the panel.

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Excellent info Glenn
iPhones have an excellent speedo app which can help. Or others.


Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:19 am
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An update on the Sport......

The pics above and work on the Speedo to free up the odometer wheels worked well for some time.

But, and there is always a BUT, on the trip up to the Albury Nats last year, it near exploded in front of me about half way.... first i thought it was the motor losing a piston or something drastic, such was the noise, but no speed was lost so then discovered the speedo wrapped itself right around and no, i wasn't going that fast.

From then on it made horrible noises so the cable was disconnected and the Nats enjoyed.

When I got home i looked inside to see the shaft had come out of the bearing and then wobbled around, destroying all. A right mess.

I left it like that for a while thinking i could just fit the internals of a '71 Sedan speedo but no, they are totally different and major surgery would be needed. While I didn't mind the work i did before, trying to make or adapt a new bearing and shaft would be difficult.

So the short story is i took it to be repaired at a well know Speedo Repair place in Melbourne. After almost 3 months, I finally got it back last week. They adapted some other internals for the Speedo section, keeping the Odometer........ It's now longer by about 12mm but that doesn't matter. As for price.....sky high! [Contrary to their initial estimate.] They told me the plastic speedo housing was cracked with age, and eventually moved enough to let the bearing go.

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Good onya for perservering mate. Shame about the cost though, I probably would have just fitted a mph one.
Cheers, Matt.

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Farmer wrote:
Good onya for perservering mate. Shame about the cost though, I probably would have just fitted a mph one.
Cheers, Matt.


Hi Matt..... guess i was a bit anal about having the same speedo look, it has a fine white pointer. And kph ! Plus, the initial quote was very reasonable, at least compared to what it ended up costing.

I have it back in the car now and will do a road test when the damm rain stops here.

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