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  1. Magnet is for tips. "U" shaped holder for...

    Magnet is for tips.
    "U" shaped holder for cleaner rods.
    Switch for heater ON/OFF on rear.
    Stainless steel scourer tip cleaner pad in lieu wet sponge.

    Hi Archer - I use ChemTools gel flux.
    What...
  2. OK Archer, I am bit OCD about any noise at all...

    OK Archer,

    I am bit OCD about any noise at all when I am doing precision component work and cant afford a mistake.

    I read somewhere (EEV?) that someone did some temperature tests on this...
  3. Update for 2019 Good machine. I have added...

    Update for 2019

    Good machine.

    I have added two mods.

    First is to add a 50 deg C normally open thermal switch, physically mounted on the power supply heatsink, and placed electrically in the...
  4. Kea Conqueror Replacement of Waeco CF80 Frig Freezer with Dometic (Waeco) CFX75

    Kea Conqueror Replacement of Waeco CF80 Frig Freezer with Dometic (Waeco) CFX75

    Eventually you may have to consider replacing your original Waeco CF80 frig freezer in your Kea Conqueror Camper...
  5. Waeco CF80 - Some more thoughts.

    Waeco CF80 Frig Freezer Operating and Fault or Problem Repair Notes

    Some more thoughts.

    A most interesting Danfoss document with additional details and info than the brief SECOP document....
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    I think it's actually an AVO MkII (4109). Try...

    I think it's actually an AVO MkII (4109).
    Try the UK Vintage Radio Forum.

    Circuits etc abound.
    Websearch.

    It's older than me.

    Good luck.
    .
  7. . Seems I forgot to add the circuit of the Waeco...

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    Seems I forgot to add the circuit of the Waeco Main Board.

    448756

    And there is a mistake on my Inter-wiring Diagram.

    Where the circuit shows a feed from Display Board CP5 to the...
  8. Waeco CF80 Frig Freezer Operating and Fault or Problem Repair Notes

    Waeco CF80 Frig Freezer Operating and Fault or Problem Repair Notes


    Some operating notes, and hints for repair, gathered from personal experience and multiple sources.

    These notes may also...
  9. Stanley Pozidriv Screwdriver PZ1 #65.532 Tip Geometry Incorrect

    Stanley Pozidriv Screwdriver PZ1 #65.532 Tip Geometry Incorrect


    Last year I bought some new screwdrivers, one of which was a new Stanley Pozidriv 1, cat 65.532.

    Recently I used it for the...
  10. On-Guard Sonic Cat Repeller type 72505 ex Bunnings distributed by Brunnings.

    Cat Repeller

    On-Guard Sonic Cat Repeller type 72505 ex Bunnings distributed by Brunnings.
    Also sold under various names.

    Some details for purchasers and hopeful repairers like me with certain...
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    Just hold fire for a while. The boffins in the...

    Just hold fire for a while.
    The boffins in the background are working on a forum problem.
    We are all getting the same msg abt no access to post an attachment.
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    2018 Update No vehicle electrical faults or...

    2018 Update

    No vehicle electrical faults or unusual happenings to date.
    No failures in "house" electrical system cabling, or with components such as lights or pump.
    Redarc BCDC charger has...
  13. 2018 Update . Rebuilt Breha lifters are still...

    2018 Update .

    Rebuilt Breha lifters are still rock solid, with just a little "scissor wear", which is normal
    Rebuild some more in 2022 if required.
    All the rest OK.

    Now, where's that map of...
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    Thanks for posting the great photos.

    Thanks for posting the great photos.
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    The secret to get a screen shot with a Samsung...

    The secret to get a screen shot with a Samsung Galaxy phone is to click the two buttons simultaneously, and hold for a few seconds until you hear the "shutter" and see the screen pulse.
    Its the...
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    I think it also has incorrect English by...

    I think it also has incorrect English by Centrelink -

    "Your partner should answer this question only if they are over ... "

    Should be

    "Your partner should answer this question only if he or...
  17. Sharp (Rexon type) Drill Press , Sharp SE-330BS User Manual

    Hi all,

    I had a request for the user manual.
    Here it is.

    Has been a great drill press.

    Manual attached.

    The chuck key may be a special,
  18. American Radio History website for old Radio TV etc Magazines - Great

    Hi all,

    I have just accidentally discovered a website with a huge collection of magazines covering radio, television, computers etc. from both the technical and broadcasting perspectives

    Memory...
  19. G'day Ern, Yes, whilst the Hema 150K and 250K...

    G'day Ern,

    Yes, whilst the Hema 150K and 250K maps are great for touring, and the 25K maps (I have only seen the QLD 25K maps) are sometimes too detailed to show the general area, but fine to show...
  20. ZD915 80 Watt De-Solder Station Jaycar TS1513 Modifications.

    ZD915 80 Watt De-Solder Station Jaycar TS1513 Modifications.

    I recently got fed up with the high noise level (about 199 dBA) out of my newish ZD915 generic type de-solder station.
    Neighbours...
  21. Thread: German tools

    by mike48
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    Hi there when in Munich, the Deutsches Museum...

    Hi there

    when in Munich, the Deutsches Museum is a must see for any guy who even turns the workshop lights on.
    Saw it in 1975, going back in December.
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    Kea Conqueror - Plumbing - Replacing the Shurflo 2088 Water Pump with Shurflo 4009

    Kea Conqueror - Plumbing - Replacing the Shurflo 2088 Water Pump with a Shurflo 4009 type.

    I replaced my water pump as part of general preventive maintenance; it was still working ok.

    Shurflo...
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    Eveready "Black", and "Red", are old fashioned...

    Eveready "Black", and "Red", are old fashioned carbon zinc dry cells, with manganese dioxide electrolyte as a gel.
    They are relatively poor performers compared with other modern cells.
    I am amazed...
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    One from Duxford 2017 Others from DH Museum,...

    One from Duxford 2017
    Others from DH Museum, Shenley North London, 2017.

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    Solar Panel Replacement. I have replaced the...

    Solar Panel Replacement.

    I have replaced the original 60 watt solar panel(s) with one 180 watt flexible panel.
    (The originals were two 6 volt 60 watt panels in series to produce 12 volts 60...
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    Hi Bueller, well if it all goes belly up, you...

    Hi Bueller,

    well if it all goes belly up, you can blame me.

    Don't worry if your blades are a bit short due to old age and lots of use.
    It's actually an advantage, as the top end of a long...
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    Hi there, If you want to actually use a plough...

    Hi there,

    If you want to actually use a plough plane, and for a fair bit of work, here are a few things for you to possibly consider.

    Working plough planes have skates as thick as possible and...
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    Drinking Water Filter The original drinking...

    Drinking Water Filter

    The original drinking water filter in my vehicle was a Hydrolife HL170PP which is difficult to obtain.
    It uses 1/4 inch push pull tubing for water connections.
    Stefan...
  29. Hi, yeah quality is definitely variable. That's...

    Hi,
    yeah quality is definitely variable.
    That's why I pulled my brand new unit down and checked it, and bench run the thing.
    Ping goes the warranty, but warranty means zilch outback.

    Just out...
  30. I have upgraded this to an SCA Monsoon compressor...

    I have upgraded this to an SCA Monsoon compressor with 70 litres/minute.
    Tried to fit the next size up ie a generic 150 litre/minute, but it is too big.

    Removed the new mount plate.
    Removed the...
  31. Thread: Mystery tool.

    by mike48
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    Well, I cant find that 1959 catalog to check...

    Well,

    I cant find that 1959 catalog to check it out.
    I can find the 1958 catalog, and the ring tool pictured on page 10 is not our "Mystery Tool".

    Although I can see our tool possibly being...
  32. Thread: Mystery tool.

    by mike48
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    Can you please post a few more photos at various...

    Can you please post a few more photos at various angles of the front jaws, and in open and closed positons.
    You have us slightly puzzled and highly intrigued.
    We all just love mystery tools.
    ...
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    Kea Conqueror - Electrical

    Kea Conqueror - Electrical

    My ex rental 2009 build Kea Conqueror Camper is based on a 2008 Toyota VDJ78 Troop Carrier with a 4.5 litre V8 diesel.
    It is the model with frig in the middle of the...
  34. HEMA HN7 GPS Map 150 K Upgrade Restoring the Useful AUS 250K map

    HEMA HN7 GPS Map 150 K Upgrade Restoring the Useful AUS 250K map.

    Just a reminder that it is easy to restore the AUS 250 K topo map after the AUS 150 K map upgrade.

    The upgrade process...
  35. I have been asked about the easiest method to...

    I have been asked about the easiest method to physically raise the pop-top from inside the rear compartment.
    The pop-top weighs an estimated 75-80 Kgm, and does have gas strut assist, BUT only after...
  36. Codan 4202 ATU Tuning hints When you get...

    Codan 4202 ATU Tuning hints

    When you get around to doing the ATU "tune" into the actual antenna, use the suggested ATU switch positions as outlined in the ATU Installation Manual as a good...
  37. Error in first post. This specific installation...

    Error in first post.
    This specific installation has a 4202 ATU.

    original words
    The system consist of
    Type 4101 HF Exciter/Receiver and Control, 256 channels, 2-25 MHz
    Type 4401 HF 150 watt...
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    Kea Conqueror Plumbing - Rear Water Tank Air Vent

    Kea Conqueror Plumbing - Rear Water Tank Air Vent

    I recently cleaned up the vehicle paintwork around the rear water tank air vent.

    Simple job, when you have access. I have put this job off for...
  39. Codan HF4000 Series HF Marine SSB Radio Repair...

    Codan HF4000 Series HF Marine SSB Radio Repair and Refurbishment

    Circuits, ATU Manual, EPROM file


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    Install...
  40. Codan HF4000 Series HF Marine SSB Radio Repair...

    Codan HF4000 Series HF Marine SSB Radio Repair and Refurbishment

    Photos


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  41. Codan HF4000 Series HF Marine SSB Radio Repair and Refurbishment

    Codan HF4000 Series HF Marine SSB Radio Repair and Refurbishment

    Some tech notes and repair history.
    Presented to possibly assist others, as information on this system type is somewhat rare....
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    I have used a small round or square of self...

    I have used a small round or square of self adhesive aluminium foil tape over the rubber pad with some success.
    The 25 mm tape previously used for security monitoring of breaks in glass windows was...
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    Sorry, but ... It should have been "Me and me...

    Sorry, but ...

    It should have been "Me and me mates"!


    A most enjoyable thread; thanks.
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    Hi Gordon and Trevor - welcome. By way of...

    Hi Gordon and Trevor - welcome.

    By way of general discussion, and an update for all of us who used to use film for many a year ...

    Have you guys got a feel for where film availability and film...
  45. G,day issatree, as I recall, when I bought a...

    G,day issatree,

    as I recall, when I bought a small quantity of "stuff", the AN60 gelignite was given to me over the counter in a brown paper bag!
    They were were a bit more careful with...
  46. My Collection of Detonator Crimp Pliers is Growing ...

    My Collection of Detonator Crimp Pliers is Growing ...

    Went to a market at Mt Gravatt Brisbane, and saw another tool I couldn't resist for $1.
    Sold as a wire stripper until I told the barrow man...
  47. Inkscape V0.91 Problem (with "opacity") Printing To PDF - Black Page

    Inkscape V0.91 Problem (with "opacity") Printing To PDF - Black Page

    If anyone else uses the vector graphics programme "Inkscape" for workshop stuff, you may have a problem printing to PDF which...
  48. Anyone Have Info On a Delco 2B12 Portable Generator Please?

    Anyone Have Info On a Delco 2B12 Portable Generator Please?

    Possibly rare here, but maybe more common in USA 40's and 50's.

    I may have to assist in restoration of the 12 V 150 W generator....
  49. Kea Conqueror - Fitting a Redarc BCDC1225 DCDC Charger

    I have recently removed my alternator diode arrangement, and installed a Redarc BCDC 1225 in car charger.

    I have now optimised my vehicle battery and battery charging to what is best for me.
    ...
  50. Kea Conqueror - Fitting a Fullriver DC 120 AH AGM Battery

    ​Just in case anyone is wondering if the slightly physically larger Fullriver DC120-12B battery will fit, yes it can, as I have just done so.
    It will fit into the modified and enlarged battery tray...
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