What did you do in your shop today?

Started by MiniDave, September 23, 2018, 11:30:15 AM

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Willie_B

Good that it was not an oil filled cap.

94touring

The running capacitors are labeled vegetable oil filled.  Didn't know that. 

BruceK

Quote from: 94touring on February 14, 2024, 07:19:01 PMThe running capacitors are labeled vegetable oil filled.  Didn't know that. 

I remember working with a computer tech guy about 40 years ago who was fascinated with taking apart capacitors in mini-computers (bigger than PC smaller than mainframes) which he repaired.  That is until he discovered the capacitors were often filled with liquid PCBs - dangerous carcinogens. Nasty stuff - hopefully he never had any long-term health effects from that. I didn't realize they were now filled with vegetable oil. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

94touring

Yeah learning all sorts of stuff lately.  Was supposed to get those capacitors in yesterday but some weather delay has them arriving Monday.  I got the resistors in.  Luckily I'm not mid paint job or something important.

Red Riley

Did some body work and changed this Mini to an Elf.














Rear bumper and grilles made from scratch, as well as the headlights and taillights. Crude cheap model, but turned out great.

94touring