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  1. Jim Walters
    01-02-2020 10:38 PM - permalink
    Jim Walters
    Hi Rob, it's Sodium Gluconate which is a food additive. It is fermented sugar, so you short cut the process of mixing molasses and water and letting it ferment which will end up as fermented sugar. Adding voltage will speed it up, lower the volts, higher the amps the faster it works but does give off hydrogen gas if high amps are used. Six volt battery charger is good. I buy it from a chemical supply place in the big city, 50lb bags. You might get smaller quantities. I've read washing soda works too but I haven't tried it as the SG works well for me. Happy New Year to you too! Jim.
  2. Wraithman
    01-02-2020 09:23 AM - permalink
    Hi Jim, Happy New Year!
    Question: What is the name of the chemical that you buy in bulk for de-rusting. I want to de-rust a set of springs before powder coating. It would be easier to put them in a plastic kitchen wastebasket as opposed to media blasting.
    Thanks, Robert
  3. Jim Walters
    10-04-2019 02:36 PM - permalink
    Jim Walters
    Hi Ian, apologies but I just noticed I had a private message here. I have not dealt with them for at least three years. The seat ECU's they did for me have been working fine in my client's cars but I will not use them again because of your issues. I have heard from a couple others who have had to wait months for the return of their ECU's. I will only use John Bowling now if I have seat ECU's I cannot repair. I do the batteries in them myself all the time but occasionally get some in that are really fried. I would instruct them to send them to John if they cannot get them back to you soon. For more timely replies contact me directly at [email protected] Thanks, Jim.
  4. Ian Andrew Brill
    09-09-2019 09:39 PM - permalink
    Ian Andrew Brill
    Hi Jim,

    I noticed that you have worked with SBI-EE for seat ecu repaires, have you had any recent contact with them?, they currently have 2 of my seat ECU's and are not responding to emails...., I'm hoping that you have a contact number for Simon Bates...

    Thank you in advance for your time

    Ian Brill
  5. Wraithman
    09-03-2018 08:23 PM - permalink
    Part 2 I should have added this earlier. There is a number stamped on top "7291" The drier has a 3" diameter and 3/8 line in/out. Did a basic search and they can easily be sourced but I figure with your experience I can cut the chase, Thanks
  6. Wraithman
    09-03-2018 07:45 PM - permalink
    Hi Jim. Just read up about Duracool and would like to use it in my '80 Wraith. The system has a 134a adapter port which I noticed was leaking. I would like to vacuum the system and start anew with Duracool. I would like to replace the drier and would like your recommendation and source for one.
  7. Sandra Holden
    01-08-2018 06:36 AM - permalink
    Sandra Holden
    Have managed to load just three pictures onto the gallery as it doesn't seem to work loading them to attach to an email
    12-30-2017 06:48 AM - permalink
    Hi Jim, I am guessing you are Stateside? I am in the UK and the cost of sending anything over is very expensive. The headlight assys are now on my Spirit and even over here are a very rare and expensive item to find, Most of the excess items from this car I will list on Ebay for our domestic market.
    All the best, Dave.
  9. Jim Walters
    06-17-2016 03:11 PM - permalink
    Jim Walters
    That and the fact I'm working 12 hour days in the shop everyday trying to keep up with the volume of work leaves me no time for experimenting. Hope all is well with you, Jim.

    (end of message it wouldn't let me send more than 1000 characters!)
  10. Jim Walters
    06-17-2016 03:10 PM - permalink
    Jim Walters
    Sorry Paul I just noticed the pm from you when logging in with the new password. Need to pay more attention to the header. That doesn't sound good at all. Probably a bit like me he doesn't want to say no and ends up getting overwhelmed with work. I haven't sent him anything for about two years now. The only problem I had was the Auto Ride test box I bought from him failed the third time I used it, dead screen. I sent it back and he repaired it no charge but it was a hassle. I have since heard of module Masters in the USA which I will probably try next time I need a unit rebuilt. I've looked into rebuilding the ECU's myself, but have hit a wall with the programming of the chips in them. I am fairly good with electronics but haven't learned enough to delve into it further. I see there are lots of chip programmers available out there cheap but it's the knowledge I lack in using them.

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  • About Jim Walters
    Cobble Hill, BC, Canada
    Vintage & Veteran cars, boats, Rolls-Royce & Bentley automobiles.
    Professional mechanic & restorer
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