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  1. fatbloke-dim

    1993 convertible...cargo area lamps staying on?

    D'oh moments.... we all have 'em . Some more than others. Me ? I'll blame it on my age . I ain't been to London for years ,don't miss it. Did fancy a break there to tour some of the historic pub inventory there, but difficult with a disabled wife, even the free travel does'nt help ,there , but...
  2. fatbloke-dim

    1993 convertible...cargo area lamps staying on?

    Thanx for the kind comment ! As my teachers used to say,"Must try harder".........maybe they knew something?:D
  3. fatbloke-dim

    1993 convertible...cargo area lamps staying on?

    How thick can yer be????????!!!!! Checked the dimmer ,and, surprisingly, they were turned on there. Turned 'em off, and....well...DANG! This is what comes from;- 1. , being a f"&kwit 2. , unfamiliarity from very infrequent use of the car, 3 . , finding that the battery quick-disconnect may...
  4. fatbloke-dim

    Interior lights staying on ,and headlamp motor "clunk"?

    Cut'n' paste from the bottom of a previous thread........ Had a flat battery fail at a recent show, car had won an award, and then would not start ,just slight solenoid clicking and then nothing. Embarrassing? A bit !! Thought something was up when , going to the tonneau release button ,all I...
  5. fatbloke-dim

    1993 convertible...cargo area lamps staying on?

    Had a flat battery fail at a recent show, car had won an award, and then would not start ,just slight solenoid clicking and then nothing. Embarrassing? A bit !! Thought something was up when , going to the tonneau release button ,all I got was a half-hearted click ,and no release. When I got the...
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    '93.....best top?

    It looks for now my '93 'vert may stay with me a while . But now the top looks a bit tired ,so need to ask if anyone has changed the top on one o' these ,and who gets the vote for best quality/value, and closest appearance to the stock material .It's in white , if that makes any difference ,and...
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    escaping / evaporating sparks and electrons !

    Having now found that my suspected current drain is apparently not related to the headlights , the drain seems to be on the circuit for the E.C.M., as when the fuse is pulled ,the drain drops to .1 on the ammeter , from .33 . Assuming I have it set to the correct scale - the "Chinglish" manual...
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    Those bloody headlights again ! Talk about picking the moment to give grief...........

    Right ,then.... more testing has revealed that the current drain is on the circuit to the E.C.M. , it turns out the headlights are'nt the source of the drain in all probability. So ,to that end , I'll post under a different heading and see if I can cop a few tips on what may be adrift there .
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    Help! 1993 Overheating and "rattle"

    Regarding the rattle ,get under the rear end and give the spare wheel carrier a good hearty push/thump , that'll rattle like a good 'un and drive yer nuts ,'until you find it .
  10. fatbloke-dim

    Those bloody headlights again ! Talk about picking the moment to give grief...........

    Further to the above..... just thought I'd nip out whilst the weather was fine , and pull the headlamp control relay off , as I've read the unit can be opened , despite the warning sticker on it to the effect that it must not be opened ,only removed or replaced . A firm called Top-Down sells...
  11. fatbloke-dim

    Those bloody headlights again ! Talk about picking the moment to give grief...........

    Now there's some interest in my '93 'vert , ( have to sell ,wife can't cope with gymnastics and seating position ) , the battery went flat in a week ,and it's a new one with good Amp/hour rating . I have had issues with a current drain , thought to be the headlights ,of about a quarter Amp ...
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    Sad times,indeed......

    Tom... Thanx for your good wishes ,mate ! It seems before too long I'll be looking at wheelchairs...but whilst things have some "do-ability" ,I'll have to get a more "normal" car . Shame ,really ,but things can be much worse ,you know. Thankful as ever for all I/we have had ,and may still have...
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    Sad times,indeed......

    I have to part with my sweet '93 convertible, due to my wife's worsening spinal disability - she can't tolerate being in the car , given the seating position , and entry/egress is a big issue also . So , to that end , I've posted it on Classic Cars for Sale on Car And Classic |...
  14. fatbloke-dim

    Battery Keeps Dying

    Headlamp limit switch ? Hi, VetteOz, seen your reference to limit switches in the headlamp motors . I'd guessed there must be something of that nature in there , but until now had seen no mention of 'em . Are these switches something that can be fixed or adjusted? Or would rebuilt motors be a...
  15. fatbloke-dim

    horn connector?

    hcbph.... the horns fitted now are the stockers ,all replacemnt horns seem to have spade terminals on 'em . I s'pose I could cut the stock plugs off and re-solder them if required in the future , to accommodate the stock horns again if originality ever became an issue to me . That would just...
  16. fatbloke-dim

    horn connector?

    Just a quickie prior to the season's 'Vette action starting ! Is there such a thing as a female connector plug - to match that on the body of the horn where the factory loom connects to the horns - on a '93? Reason I ask is that the horns fitted as stock don't really sound with the "authority"...
  17. fatbloke-dim

    c4 calipers for "big brakes" ?

    Right-o ! Ascertained I have 12" discs, and calipers ordered , along with a new set of Hawk pads . Car is going in on Weds for oil and brake fluid change , but the calipers won't arrive in timee , unfortunately . Never mind , the fluid flush can't hurt , and the calipers will be in my sweaty...
  18. fatbloke-dim

    c4 calipers for "big brakes" ?

    O.K. , then.... will check which disc size is on the car , and arrange calipers to suit . Are there any recommendations for what bits of mounting hardware may be better to swop out at the same time ? Thinking of slide pins/mounting pins ,bolts , clips , hose washers etc. Anyone know if anyone...
  19. fatbloke-dim

    c4 calipers for "big brakes" ?

    Hello again, Hib..... Sorry I'm a bit slow on the uptake here with replies ,but the weather just got into overdrive ,and with temps in the low 80's ,and one of my fave shows being on the weekend close to the 4th of July , and very local to me , I've been busy getting some 'Vetting done , in...
  20. fatbloke-dim

    c4 calipers for "big brakes" ?

    Hi ,Hib.... Thanks for that lightning quick response , mate ! As for the 4-pots ,I don't wish to fit 'em if they are a departure from stock , it's just that I can see there at least 2 pistons by squinting thru' the wheels , I did'nt know if the pistons were single-acting or opposed . I have...
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