This is where the normal
voltage stabilizer is installed. That is my original on my
No, it did not throw up after
seeing my engine painted red, that was some sort of a factory
sealer...or so I'm told.
In any event, when I took the
gauges out for refurbishing, I installed a nice new solid state
model as show below.
This is the solid state model
available from Moss and it is a good unit.
This is a close up so people
can see the "I" for instruments, like your fuel and temperature
versus the "B" or battery side which supplies the power in to
this little unit.
It's job is to supply a
steady "stable" power output to those gauges so they do not
fluctuate, or worse yet, burn up.
But getting at something that
controls two very important gauges is, shall we say, less than
One has to disconnect the
battery, crawl under the dash and disconnect the speedometer
cable, then find the two
round nuts that hold the side braces onto the metal frame that
holds the speedometer in place and provides a ground
for this most important piece of electrical equipment. And
we all know that the grounds in a British are NOT it's strong
So my buddy Tom Smith, up in
snow bound Wisconsin, found this company,
Bits for Brits, who
happens to make the
clever little device below. Tom bought it and drove many
thousands of miles for two years and was very happy with it.
So, while Moss supplied me
with a new unit at no charge, I decided to get one of these and
try it out for a few good reasons.
One, the metal bracket allows
it to be placed on the speedometer...OR...on a lower part of the
dashes metal frame for easier
access and a much improved grounding affect.
Why? and the next reason
number Two, is because of the long leads, that can easily plug
into the feed wires from power,
as well as the wires that lead back over to the fuel and
Thanks again to the guys at
Bits 4 Brits for this great idea and quality product,
which you can find here at:
Bits for Brits