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February 27, 2021, 07:18:21 PM

buggy re wire

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Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 12:16:32 PM
Don`t remember if I have mentioned this before but back in 89 when I quit contracting and working away from home I started employment at a polymer production plant. Shifts running 24/7 ..365 days a year. At that point, outside of normal working hours, each shift was allocated one electrician and one mechanical guy.  I was staggered to meet one of the electricians and to find out he was "colour blind"... Thought I was being wound up at first but it was true. Turns out that colour blindness is/can be selective in what colours you are " blind" to or not. This guy had passed out of apprenticeship and worked for the coal board for many years until maggie shut the colleries. In the 13 years I worked alongside him I was never aware of any error in what he did.

As for electrics being magic..... no it`s not... think battery. plus terminal. negative terminal ... 2 x lengths of wire connecting bulb to battery and bulb lights up. That`s it honestly.   


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Reply #16 on: January 12, 2021, 01:10:18 PM
My brother is colour blind in the red range and had a very successful career working on high voltage kit for the London electricity company. It's ok if you can see the difference between things.

I have colour blindness in the blue area. I can tell blue from green but once you get to the subtleties of shades many greens look blue to me and vice versa. Strange thing is show me the same shade on different days and what I see can alter. I have worked with electrics and electronics all my life.

Only problem I have is deciding what colour Chad's buggy is  ;D

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Reply #17 on: January 12, 2021, 01:50:13 PM
Only problem I have is deciding what colour Chad's buggy is  ;D


Been the subject of many a topic and even a quiz on here   :-\

Nobody knows - Not even Chad  ::)  :P  ;D
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Reply #18 on: January 12, 2021, 02:16:00 PM
Only problem I have is deciding what colour Chad's buggy is  ;D


Been the subject of many a topic and even a quiz on here   :-\

Nobody knows - Not even Chad  ::)  :P  ;D

But I bet most people see the same colour each time, anyway sorry to reopen that particular can of Lumbricus terrestris
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Reply #19 on: January 19, 2021, 10:20:14 PM
Hey I kow what colour it is

Its bluegreentorquoiseyjade  ;-)up

OR BS 5252 16-E-53
 
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Reply #20 on: January 19, 2021, 10:35:14 PM
Also in terms of wiring everyone is correct.

I have had to stop doing the kits as I simply don't have the time (they takes ages to do the bespoke diagrams) and found people were waiting weeks and weeks for me to get them didn't which I didn't feel was right.

I am still doing full wiring jobs at home  which includes all the wires in VW colours, new modern fuseboards, sleeving, original style crimp connections, battery cables etc. Everything from start to finish.

That's as long as you can drop it at my house just south of Worcester (village called Kempsey) and colelct a couple of weeks later :-)

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Reply #21 on: January 20, 2021, 08:30:21 AM
 (they takes ages to do the bespoke diagrams)

This is the bit most people don`t appreciate Chad...  (probably why Haines finally put an end to producing their hardcopy manuals just before xmas  ;D)

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Reply #22 on: January 20, 2021, 08:35:37 AM
probably why Haines finally put an end to producing their hardcopy manuals just before xmas

 :o :o :o :o Had not heard that one   :o :o :o :o

Really    ???
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Reply #23 on: January 20, 2021, 08:47:09 AM
A beetle loom in a manual is hard enough imagine doing a modern car you would need several sheets of fold out 4AO paper or the whole book just on the wiring continued on page  :D


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Reply #24 on: January 20, 2021, 01:28:52 PM
probably why Haines finally put an end to producing their hardcopy manuals just before xmas

 :o :o :o :o Had not heard that one   :o :o :o :o

Really    ???

End of an era Dave.   I literally grew up with their manuals.... they ended up more greasy black than my hands and every one was available off the shelf in Halfords.