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Wayne Tate

Member ID: trrdster
Status: Free Member
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Member Since: 2015-12-26
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2017-11-18 08:19
Forum Activity: 2017-11-18 19:15
Forum Posts: 1,416
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Personal Vehicle Registry

1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster Maroon Tan Wayne Tate

1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster

1970 Triumph TR6 White Wayne Tate

1970 Triumph TR6

1978 Triumph Spitfire Primer Wayne Tate

1978 Triumph Spitfire
2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible Titanium Wayne Tate

2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

4 Vehicles — Total mileage: 142,269 mi (228,960 km) — Average age: 1974

Member Journal – The Creation Of A Spit6

There are 16 total entries in this Journal.

GT6 Suspension Tower On Spitfire Frame

Posted on: Tuesday November 7, 2017

I got to the front suspension today and installing the tower has a order that needs to be followed. First clean all the painted holes, the clearance on all the holes is tight, plus over all these years a little curb bump up takes things out of wack. I used a tap and cleaned all the plate and top threads plus cleaned up the bolts. All of this helps but does not make it easy. Set it in place and start all the side frame bolts, just a couple of turns. You will note the top bolt will not go i...

Rear Spring Install, The Tricks.

Posted on: Monday November 6, 2017

First trick, do not tighten down the bolt running through the cage at the bottom. This will allow you to use a large Phillips head in the holes to line them up without moving the spring. If you have ever done this and had a hard time getting the studs lined up, that's why, you were trying to move the spring, which was stuck in the slot in the rear. Easy enough to tighten when all studs are in place. The studs have short and long threads, the short ones go in the rear end, as those holes go in...

Installing Drain Plug In Rearend.

Posted on: Saturday September 16, 2017

The drill will need to be cleaned many times with

I decided to do this under the car, as most will be in that situation. Mine was almost empty, as it's a new install and was drained before I put it in the frame. Couple of things I considered before I started, go with a small plug in case things don't go as planned, be very patient. You will need a 1/8 inch NPT 27 plug and tap, in most small tap and die sets. Oily rag, you will wipe the drill a bunch and this will help collect the fibers, see picture. A 21/64 drill, better a "Q" tap drill, c...

Dash Almost Finished.

Posted on: Sunday March 19, 2017


I have most of the dash ready to install, that will be the easy part. Getting all the wiring where it needs to be will be fun. The only change will be the choke handle, it will be the "T" ones like the old GT6 had, goes with the older switches.

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