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Old 21-11-2017, 12:21 PM   #51
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Any reason you didn't use a door contact switch like most modern cars instead of the microswitch?
Thats mostly what I did, went to the scrappies and pulled a switch from an existing setup to make my Beetle handbrake IVA friendly, (an a wee weld on tab to push the button..)

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Old 21-11-2017, 01:08 PM   #52
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I did try a door switch but the spring was too strong on it. The handbrake just sat on the switch without opening it.

We have a Vauxhall frenza drop snout in the workshop at the moment (don't ask ) and that uses a lever micro switch. I just copied the idea.

And, Yes, of course the sharp edges were removed before I welded it in

It all fits inside the handbrake rubber shroud so it won't be seen.
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Old 21-11-2017, 02:06 PM   #53
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It all fits inside the handbrake rubber shroud so it won't be seen.
I know itís there though.

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great thread, looking forward to seeing the body develop.

I plan to build something around a RR B60 I have in the workshop



been cleaning up the block recently, already had all the bolt on stuff powdercoated or vapour blasted.

Not sure what chassis I'll be using, or when I might get round to building it
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great thread, looking forward to seeing the body develop.

I plan to build something around a RR B60 I have in the workshop



been cleaning up the block recently, already had all the bolt on stuff powdercoated or vapour blasted.

Not sure what chassis I'll be using, or when I might get round to building it
I know of a few chassis knocking around. A guy at work is about to sell a Triumph Renown. It will be cheap......
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I know of a few chassis knocking around. A guy at work is about to sell a Triumph Renown. It will be cheap......
it's way down the list!!
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Handbrake switch.
Will it come on every time you pull the handbrake? Will it go off when the engines running but come on if the fluid drops but not if you pull the handbrake? Will the handbrake test it when the ignition switch/key is in the first position but not with the ignition fully on?
Have fun wiring it but could you enlighten me on how youíll do it?

Just curious, not trying to pick faults, inquisitive.
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Handbrake switch.
Will it come on every time you pull the handbrake? Will it go off when the engines running but come on if the fluid drops but not if you pull the handbrake? Will the handbrake test it when the ignition switch/key is in the first position but not with the ignition fully on?
Have fun wiring it but could you enlighten me on how youíll do it?

Just curious, not trying to pick faults, inquisitive.
I planned to think about it later

Since you have asked, later is now.

I guess the circuit will be live when the ignition is on as well as when the engine is running. If the handbrake is applied the light will come on. If the fluid level drops, the light will come on.
I'll run the live from the fuse, through the light then split it, one to the handbrake switch and the other to the reservoir switch. Both switches will be connected to earth.

I think that will work

To be fair, it only has to work on the day of the BIVA test........
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I planned to think about it later

Since you have asked, later is now.

I guess the circuit will be live when the ignition is on as well as when the engine is running. If the handbrake is applied the light will come on. If the fluid level drops, the light will come on.
I'll run the live from the fuse, through the light then split it, one to the handbrake switch and the other to the reservoir switch. Both switches will be connected to earth.

I think that will work

To be fair, it only has to work on the day of the BIVA test........
Yep, thats the BIVA requirement, and its obviously handy at all times....Acts as a "handbrake on" warning, and will illuminate if the fluid drops. Just like a "modern car"....

I used a new compliant loom, has all of the idiot light provision, foglight, (only on if headlights on ), indicator repeaters etc etc

To be fair, lot of the IVA stuff is sensible, (and a lot of nonsense stuff) Prob 50/50......

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