It works finally after 18 years!

  1. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    All thanks to Carbon popping in and pointing out the obvious. Well it was after he pointed it out :laughing:

    My Colchester Triumph had 2 problems.
    The initial one was dirty contacts on a little switch.
    Then when that was cleaned it turned out the coil on the contactor had become detached.
    I found the little tiny pin holding it in. Cleaned all contacts and she runs like a dream! 20191214_184211.jpg

    1 tiny watch sized pin stopping a 1.3 ton lathe running :clapping:
     
  2. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    I will post a YouTube video of it later.
     
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  3. carbon

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    The initial issue was the two contacts '1 & 2' had very poor continuity when operated. They were not corroded or damaged, just a little black. As the complete panel with the contactor attached has to be removed to gain access to the wiring its entirely possible that the pin became dislodged during one of those times
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  4. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    My fix to hold the pin in
    A bit of 13amp cable insulation.
    Would have preferred a very small O ring but the O ring shop was shut:laughing:
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  5. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Video of it running.
    I have noticed a slight weep from the top plate. Looks like it will need a gasket.
    Thanks again Chris:thumbup:

     
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  6. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    And I have to say working on that switch gear was a pleasure. Stunning quality. So glad I kept it original and didn't cheat!
     
  7. Pete.

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    Well done both.

    Your gap piece is missing.
     
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  8. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    I do have it - found it the other day.
     
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  9. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Prepare to be plagued with silly lathe questions:laughing:
     
  10. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    I put the rear cover back on today.
    Running like a dream - really smooth - not bad for 55 years old!

     
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