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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:07 pm 
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Hey guys,
Been reading up about solid state voltage stabilisers and seems like a good idea. They only seem to be available from the US or UK though, can I get one anywhere in Australia? Would rather keep it local.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:27 pm 
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There was a guy on here sometime ago who used to make them. I think from memory his user name was "wombat"
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Thanks Pete


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Have a look at http://www.britishv8.org/articles/mgb-voltage-stabilizer.htm.
I have used 7810 for negative earth vehicles.
My Spitfire stabilizer(Lucas) stopped working in 2000, used a 7805 voltage regulator and a few resistors to generate a stable 10V.
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PS. You could also try Auto Electrics on Wheels, see Business list, Qld.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:11 pm 
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I can make you one, send me a PM if you want

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:40 am 
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Thanks guys. I've been in contact with Wombat and I think he has them. Will let you know if it's all good or not.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:27 am 
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Ive had one of Wombats original ones and it’s been working well for years. They make the temp and fuel very consistent and reliable.

I think Tony from AEOW was even putting them inside old stabilizer boxes so they look original externally.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:40 am 
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Thanks Phil :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:57 pm 
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+1 for Wombats stablisers

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:54 pm 
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I built one with a 7810 regulator inside the original box about three years ago. It has worked perfectly but unfortunately did not solve my problem. The fuel gauge reads low: it shows half full when the tanks are full and empty when they are half full. I was hoping that the problem was the "stabiliser" output, but a very accurate 10 volts made no difference. I am not game to climb in through the back of the binnacle and start bending the fuel gauge lever arms. Ended up making an electronic gauge to measure the voltage at the fuel tank sender input. It also has an alarm. The temp gauge is mechanical.
I have a spare 7810 if you need one as Jaycar etc rarely stock them. Dave D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:02 am 
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Having the same issues Dave, also with the temp gauge. Just want to make sure the stabiliser is covered before I start replacing gauges etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:34 am 
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I forget how to do it, but the gauges do have mechanical adjustment, there's a slot in the back - no need to open them up or bend anything

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:46 am 
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Link for adjusting the temp gauge. http://www.mgb-stuff.org.uk/fuel.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:27 am 
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Good info guys )


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:15 pm 
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I run Wombat's V stabiliser.
My original temp gauge was reading low, with a new sender. I added a trimpot to the sender cable. Adjusted it so N is 74C/180F.

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