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Bedford K Restoration 23 Nov 2021 09:20 #228530

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Seems like we've both been having a bit of a spell Pierre? At times it feels like nothing is happening, but it is more a case of thinking that it is not worth a comment. :unsure: You have been busier than I have lately, and your progress reports have been missed.

I like your choice on the narrowed tray, not just because of the width of your garage but because it suits the width across/over the rear wheels. ;)
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Bedford K Restoration 23 Nov 2021 12:46 #228537

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Back in the day the trays were narrower so nothing wrong with catting it back.. I would suggest primer and paint on the timber that is out of the weather and outside of coaming rails and oil the timber deck. Cheap cooking oil does the job if it is allowed to soak in and done every so often.

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Bedford K Restoration 23 Nov 2021 14:18 #228539

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PDU, thanks. Yeah it gets a bit like that. My problem is getting continuity of days available to work on the truck! :(
mammoth, thanks for the suggestions, I never thought of using cooking oil.
I’ll talk to my local fish & chip shop!!! Ha ha :)
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Bedford K Restoration 23 Nov 2021 16:22 #228541

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Mammoth

The trouble with using cooking oil, linseed oil or any other organic oil on timber is it will develop mould and you will finish up with black growth all over the surface.

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Bedford K Restoration 23 Nov 2021 16:55 #228542

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OK Roger that Lang, might stay away from the cooking oil & paint the wood.
Does Linseed oil have the same effect on steel if I rubbed it over the cab?
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Bedford K Restoration 23 Nov 2021 19:33 #228545

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Yes it does not matter where you put it. I doubt there is any cost saving buying linseed against the many mineral based treatments ranging from old sump oil through to fancy specialist treatments. Organic oils also wash out in rain.

I have for a long time used Aquadeck which is a water based deck treatment found everywhere including Bunnings. It is made solely for preserving wooden decking in outside conditions. It leaves a nice shiny surface and a few coats will seal for a couple of years in rain and sun. I found it also seals any steel along coaming edges as well. Comes in several "natural" wood colours but just tinted not a solid colour.

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Bedford K Restoration 23 Nov 2021 19:44 #228546

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Thanks Lang, I’ll check the Aquadeck product out as well. Sounds good. I’ll do some samples & see what they look like.
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Bedford K Restoration 23 Nov 2021 21:29 #228555

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I feel that using an oil you will need to apply many coasts as it will soak in an awful lot. My first, only and recent use of Lindseed oil showed me there are 2 types and one is specifically made with anti-mould in it. Now this could be a sales pitch by them but I would not like to invest my time and mo ney on a guess or a sales pitch. Undercoat/primer and distressed look on the paint and as suggested Aquadeck on the deck is my vote.
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Bedford K Restoration 24 Nov 2021 09:30 #228571

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Thanks cobbadog.
Good advice from all as usual. :)
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Bedford K Restoration 26 Nov 2021 10:24 #228681

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Well back onto electrics today.
The ignition switch that was working OK, now decided to stop lighting up the IGN Warning Light the Oil Pressure Warning Light & also the Fuel Gauge has stopped working. All on the same large gauge.
Checked for loose wires & burnt fuses but all looks good.
My #3 Ignition Switch passed all the bench checks with a battery as per the workshop manual, so I installed that one but the same issues apply.
With the ignition switched on, I applied a test lamp from Earth to the BATT Terminal at the back of the Warning Light Gauge & nothing happens with the lamps.
If I connect a test lamp direct from the IGN Terminal on the Ignition Switch to the BATT Terminal at the back of the Warning Light Gauge there is a weak glow from the oil warning lamp.
Not sure what’s going on, can’t be the IGN Switches, bioth tested OK & both have the same issue?

I’ve attached a copy of the Wiring Diagram again for anyone who has the spark techs.
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