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JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
We've been going through the boxes of parts that came with the GT6 we purchased fully disassembled. There are some things I wish were still around, some things that shined up really nice, and some things we can't identify. Here are two of the latter type. For all I know this first part has nothing to do with the Triumph.



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
The second piece is a bumper bar, congrats!

The first, ???????



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Vic

JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
Where does the bumper bar go ? is it used INSTEAD of a full front bumper ? I haven't found a picture of one on the net. It is bent and one end. I snagged a front bumper from our "parts car".



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
This is a spitfire, http://www.triumphexp.com/registry/FDU78359L a GT6 is similar.



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SpitMan Doug Walls
Brandywine, Maryland, USA   USA
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "70 Spit"
1998 Chevrolet Corvette "Silver Fox"
2007 Chevrolet Silverado
2013 Chevrolet Malibu "Pearl Baby"
Look up Mathew's old pictures of his car "Born Loser" on his Member page. ( http://www.triumphexp.com/member/Born+Loser )
He had one of those mounted on the front bumper. I have one for mine but have not determined whether or not to put it on.

I do not know where the second part goes or for what but the part with the wires is a Selenium Diode. Used to conduct or rectify current in one direction. Replaced in later years to present with the Silicon Diode.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2017-11-09 05:39 AM by SpitMan.

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69gt6stopp Paul Stopp
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
The bumper bar should mount to and above your front bumper, often referred to as a badge bar in England, because people would join automobile clubs and mount their badges to them.
The other piece sitting on top of the cone is a real mystery, I think you could enter this in a 'what is it contest' and win. Especially with the wires coming off it, did the person who sold you the car have a sense of humor? Perhaps he set you up? The brackets look to be manufactured but are pretty flimsy compared to the two bosses attached.
It beats me what it is.
Regards,
Paul

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
Front version...

http://www.triumphexp.com/phile/8/58395/IMG_1262_1_.JPG



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior



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Scott69GT6 Silver Member Scott D
Toronto, Ontario, Canada   CAN
I think SpitMan is right about part two. I looks like a rectifiier and the cage attached to it looks like an upside down battery box from a motorcycle. My 72 Honda has something fairly similar.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1496385 by Scott69GT6 I think SpitMan is right about part two. I looks like a rectifiier and the cage attached to it looks like an upside down battery box from a motorcycle. My 72 Honda has something fairly similar.

Funny how we see bullet connectors and just assume it's British.

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65or66 Gold Member Jim B
Lake village, IN, USA   USA
1965 Triumph Spitfire MkII
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Jusanudda Munny Pit"
For the first part, were there also some CB or shortwave radio parts in those boxes and baskets?

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colodad Silver Member Calvin Williams
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA   USA
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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
Flux capacitor



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1496416 by Doug in Vegas
In reply to # 1496385 by Scott69GT6 I think SpitMan is right about part two. I looks like a rectifiier and the cage attached to it looks like an upside down battery box from a motorcycle. My 72 Honda has something fairly similar.

Funny how we see bullet connectors and just assume it's British.
Doug,
I haven't run into Lucas style bullets on anything but British wiring. Other style bullets yes, but they are obviously different, a glance will show it.
All the best,
Paul

clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
In reply to # 1496331 by SpitMan Look up Mathew's old pictures of his car "Born Loser" on his Member page. ( http://www.triumphexp.com/member/Born+Loser )
He had one of those mounted on the front bumper. I have one for mine but have not determined whether or not to put it on.

I do not know where the second part goes or for what but the part with the wires is a Selenium Diode. Used to conduct or rectify current in one direction. Replaced in later years to present with the Silicone Diode.

[pedantic alert]
SILICONE is an elastomeric polymer, used for example as bathtub caulk, or as fill for breast implants.
SILICON is a hard crystalline metallic element, used to fabricate semiconductors such as diodes and transistors.
[/pedantic alert]



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1496509 by spitfire50
In reply to # 1496416 by Doug in Vegas
In reply to # 1496385 by Scott69GT6 I think SpitMan is right about part two. I looks like a rectifiier and the cage attached to it looks like an upside down battery box from a motorcycle. My 72 Honda has something fairly similar.

Funny how we see bullet connectors and just assume it's British.
Doug,
I haven't run into Lucas style bullets on anything but British wiring. Other style bullets yes, but they are obviously different, a glance will show it.
All the best,
Paul

The good ones are gold. (We don't have the good ones.)

Then, of course, there's copper,...which is the worse. (We have the worse. Want the best? - Think "Rolls Royce"winking smiley

I've had crimp connections last longer than Lucas bullets.

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