Joe Lucas, Prince Of Darkness: British Electrical System Jokes
What better way to while away the lazy hours than with a collection of jokes and anecdotes, depicting the joys of Lucas electrical systems?
Joe Lucas — or, more accurately, the company bearing his name — engineered electrical bits for pretty much everything emanating from the UK, and the notorious unreliability of Lucas components played a key role in the British car industry.
"If Lucas made guns, wars would not start".
• The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark." • Lucas is the patent holder for the short circuit. • Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper. • Lucas - Inventor of the self-dimming headlamp. • The three-position Lucas switch - Dim, Flicker and Off. • The Original Anti-Theft Device - Lucas Electrics. • Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections and Splices
Post by TurboDieselWeasel on Dec 16, 2018 15:23:19 GMT
Had a free saturday and noone else was expected to be in the garage. Time to put the Clubman on the little lift and get going.
In for replacement of the balljoints and a torn steering rack gaiter.
It's been a while since I have seen ball joint with this amount of pitting and corrosion. But all went well, 4 new ball joints and one 2nd hand steering rack gaiter. I decided against replacing the steering rack. The track rod joints are just fine. Though I replaced the outer ball joints.
Also tried the 4th or 5th new Lucas flasher relais... And finally gave up. Established a new ground wire from somewhere behind the dashboard and wired in an electronic relais. Now the indicators work absolutely flawless.
And that should be it. I think it's ready for a second try at the TÜV station