Hello and like I said its very useful having somewhere to go for queries. 2 questions; on the rear parcel shelf on my 64 Coupe there are two diamond shaped holes. Do they serve any purpose? Mine were covered over by black material.(see photo) On the gearbox top the accelerator is linked via a wire to, I believe, something to do with the kick down. The accelerator linkage is connected to one of two levers on the bottom of an earthed cylinder (see photos). On mine the other lever has nothing attached to it, should this other lever be connected to anything or is it as it should be.? Thanks again Rob
It looks like you have a 3 litre with a DG auto box. The "cylinder" is a rotary solenoid. It is energised by a power supply from a stalk switch on the LHS of the steering column. It is un-fused so !!!!! when you get around to making it work, do yourself a favour and add an inline fuse.
How does it work? When energised, the arm (lever with nothing attached to it) on the underside rotates around 45 degrees (from memory) and pushes on the kickdown lever on the DG box, which in turn moves the range of the engine speed governor so that gear box up changes occur at higher rpm.
A modicum of TLC by virtue of a liberal spray of WD40 or similar thin lubricant wouldn't go astray in keeping all the corrosion/oxidation at bay either. I believe the car would be most appreciative if it could verbalize the request.
I knew this site would come through with excellent information and advise. Thanks DJM16 and enigmas. All that engineering just to make the kick down work. The car has not been on the road since 1999, hence the rust. I have worked through the whole fuel system and it is now running. I am hoping that the solenoid works. With the car stationary would I be able to energise the solenoid, with the engine running, and see it working? I will definitely take your advice and spray it liberally with WD40, as well as putting in a fuse. Thanks Rob
Disconnect the mechanical linkage from the relay and then simply supply 12 volts to to the active or input wire on it. The earth/ground wire connection should be cleaned to bright metal otherwise there's a possibility of high resistance.
* if it were my car I'd clean all the ground wires on all of the electrical devices on the car (to bright clean metal) including where main ground wires attach to the frame from the harness. Poor ground connections are the source of most electrical issues.