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I had a solid state voltage stabilizer go bad on me after only a year, so I switched to a different style, which has advantages.

**** Viewers are warned that if they attempt any mechanical repairs or modifications,
or follow procedures referred to here, they do so at their own risk, and no liability will attach to me.****


This is where the normal voltage stabilizer is installed.  That is my original on my original speedometer.

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 gauges,
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 ideal.

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 suit.

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 temperature gauges.

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

Happy Motoring!!!

 

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