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Hiryu

148 posts

121 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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SA boy said:
This looks really nice. What did you build the dash up with?
It was just fiberglass added onto the old dash

Hiryu

148 posts

121 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Help!

So we're getting some of the final details sorted and have run into some questions with our heating/blower unit that we could really use some help on if anybody knows....I don't know how many people (if anybody) also got this unit in their Murtaya, but it's a heater/blower/AC unit that Neil and Tom originally installed in my car. We're going to leave out the AC because of time and space constraints, but we still want to get the blower and heat hooked up...


The issue we are having is that there seems to be a capillary tube that is disconnected and we don't know where this connects to--we're assuming that it is used to feed the air temp into the system and is required even without the AC being hooked up (but obviously we're not sure). Does anybody know where this connects to, what this is used for, and if this is needed if the AC isn't being used?


Also, we're curious as to what all the three knobs are for and--if we don't have AC hooked up--if they are all still needed. Our first assumption was that the three knobs control temp, fan speed, and the output vents, but it looks like they might be heat temp, cool temp, and fan speed...


If anybody knows/remembers anything that could help answer these questions, or even the details on this unit (or even the make/model/manufacturer/etc.), it would REALLY help us figure these last few details out...


Or, if you know somebody else that might know, please let us know how to contact them-


Thanks to all who have helped along the way; it is MUCH appreciated!


Mike



NZ Rob

68 posts

75 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Hiryu said:
Damn, this looks fantastic.
Glad you like my paint. Hopefully I will be on the road before too long.

Sorry not able to help with your A/C issues.

Hiryu

148 posts

121 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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I think we might have the info for the heater/ac unit....

But, as everybody knows...as soon as you close one question on this car, another few come up.

Does anybody know where we can get some more buttons like the door-release buttons? We want to add two more for the new boot and bonnet electric releases that we added and--if possible--have them match the door buttons.

Thanks again!
Mike

NZ Rob

68 posts

75 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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I can help with that Car Builder Solutions are the people you want. I have had a few things sent out to NZ, the freight is reasonable too.

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/category/Electrical/Swi...
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p1doc

2,225 posts

93 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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lots of emails sent re cbs and buttons-hopefully as mark says not long now lol
martin

Gnits

Original Poster:

743 posts

110 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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I don't have air-con and only have two knobs, fan speed and one which claims it is heat. That is something I want to get sorted before next winter!

p1doc

2,225 posts

93 months

Monday 30th April 2012
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Gnits said:
I don't have air-con and only have two knobs, fan speed and one which claims it is heat. That is something I want to get sorted before next winter!
so true about "claims"to be heat lol
martin

NZ Rob

68 posts

75 months

Monday 30th April 2012
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Now I am worried, I have the 2 speed fan and a thermostat switch which opens a solenoid on the heater. I had thought it should work ok.......

p1doc

2,225 posts

93 months

Monday 30th April 2012
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NZ Rob said:
Now I am worried, I have the 2 speed fan and a thermostat switch which opens a solenoid on the heater. I had thought it should work ok.......
it works but pretty pitiful,no real loss as long as you have heated windscreen if you dont wear a hat and leave window open to stop misting up
martin

NZ Rob

68 posts

75 months

Monday 30th April 2012
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I used to have a heated screen..... so I guess it is the hat for me then !

Gnits

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743 posts

110 months

Monday 30th April 2012
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There were times when it did work (fairly random) and when it did it did a good job. I also had the heated screen but that needs replacing as the elements have gradually failed over time and use.

Crazy Eddie

253 posts

110 months

Monday 30th April 2012
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That's strange actually because my Heated screen, A/C, electric windows, heated seats and electric roof all work fine wink

p1doc

2,225 posts

93 months

Tuesday 1st May 2012
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Crazy Eddie said:
That's strange actually because my Heated screen, A/C, electric windows, heated seats and electric roof all work fine wink
not in a murt then lol only heated seats is when i pee myself,how goes the super boring but reliable eos....
martin

SA boy

661 posts

99 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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Any body know what happened to the orange Murt? is it on the road? If one wants work done on the Murtaya where does one go now?

p1doc

2,225 posts

93 months

Tuesday 29th May 2012
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all gone very quiet unfortunately website down phone not answered does not look good,any luck selling/importing your car?some nice 24hr ring trip pis to cheer you up on facebook
martin

Gnits

Original Poster:

743 posts

110 months

Tuesday 29th May 2012
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I spoke to Scooby Projects who have done some very nice work on a friends P1. Will be shipping mine up there to have it rebuilt and some other bits and bobs done. Really looking forward to seeing the results!

p1doc

2,225 posts

93 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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Gnits said:
I spoke to Scooby Projects who have done some very nice work on a friends P1. Will be shipping mine up there to have it rebuilt and some other bits and bobs done. Really looking forward to seeing the results!
they are fairly new company but lots of glowing reports especially in total impreza magazine so sounds promising-what engine spec are you going for?
martin

Gnits

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743 posts

110 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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Will get the 2.5l rebuilt, love the torque and sound!
Would think about 3.3 Subaru engine or even Porsche flat 6 but not at mo!

p1doc

2,225 posts

93 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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Gnits said:
Will get the 2.5l rebuilt, love the torque and sound!
Would think about 3.3 Subaru engine or even Porsche flat 6 but not at mo!
like andy forrest's 1010bhp 3.5l twin turbo mmmm lol
martin