TRExp

Spitfire & GT6 Forum

My spitfire 1500

Moss Motors
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor

Doug in Vegas Avatar
Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Considered a solenoid lock on the hood since my alarm has that door lock feature too.

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
Tonyfixit Avatar
Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
But if you have a dead battery, will you be able to open the hood?

I can't get over what a nice colour that is on Wim's car.

How is the traction in the snow? Back in the UK I found my Herald with skinny tires to be very good. My Spitfire awful!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-12-15 11:04 AM by Tonyfixit.

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
The original door locks still work with the key.
So can open it that way to.

Thanks Tony !
There is now another spitfire in the UK that has the same color as mine.
He first can to me to have a look at my car and asked me if he could use the color etc.

Well it went pretty good, but slow.
Skipping 1st gear, straight to 2nd etc.

In reply to # 1502829 by Tonyfixit But if you have a dead battery, will you be able to open the hood?

I can't get over what a nice colour that is on Wim's car.

How is the traction in the snow? Back in the UK I found my Herald with skinny tires to be very good. My Spitfire awful!

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
Doug in Vegas Avatar
Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
In reply to # 1502829 by Tonyfixit But if you have a dead battery, will you be able to open the hood?

You can feed power into the cigar lighter socket.

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Ps. The bootlid works as original.
Only got central locking on the doors.

In reply to # 1503191 by Doug in Vegas
In reply to # 1502829 by Tonyfixit But if you have a dead battery, will you be able to open the hood?

You can feed power into the cigar lighter socket.

Doug in Vegas Avatar
Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
I installed a cheap alarm and as a bonus it has a channel to pop the trunk. That's the relay I would use to lock the hood down if I was using it as a commuter car and parking it all day in the open.

However, mine is now a garage bunny.

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Mine does have the bootlid/trunk release to.
But not wired in.
How did you make it at the lock to open it with the actuator ?

Mine is always outside, but i do watch where i park it up etc.

In reply to # 1503259 by Doug in Vegas I installed a cheap alarm and as a bonus it has a channel to pop the trunk. That's the relay I would use to lock the hood down if I was using it as a commuter car and parking it all day in the open.

However, mine is now a garage bunny.

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
Doug in Vegas Avatar
Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
We seem to have a misunderstanding. I didn't wire in the trunk release. I'm saying there's a wire available on the alarm box intended for that function which could be hijacked to operate a lock for the hood/bonnet.

In reply to # 1503354 by wimpus Mine does have the bootlid/trunk release to.
But not wired in.
How did you make it at the lock to open it with the actuator ?

Mine is always outside, but i do watch where i park it up etc.

In reply to # 1503259 by Doug in Vegas I installed a cheap alarm and as a bonus it has a channel to pop the trunk. That's the relay I would use to lock the hood down if I was using it as a commuter car and parking it all day in the open.

However, mine is now a garage bunny.

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Oh ok.

I do have bonnet locks on mine so i can lock it all.


In reply to # 1503400 by Doug in Vegas We seem to have a misunderstanding. I didn't wire in the trunk release. I'm saying there's a wire available on the alarm box intended for that function which could be hijacked to operate a lock for the hood/bonnet.

In reply to # 1503354 by wimpus Mine does have the bootlid/trunk release to.
But not wired in.
How did you make it at the lock to open it with the actuator ?

Mine is always outside, but i do watch where i park it up etc.

In reply to # 1503259 by Doug in Vegas I installed a cheap alarm and as a bonus it has a channel to pop the trunk. That's the relay I would use to lock the hood down if I was using it as a commuter car and parking it all day in the open.

However, mine is now a garage bunny.

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
Doug in Vegas Avatar
Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Like the mailbox locks?

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
In the bonnet , yes .
They grip behind the bonnet handle

In reply to # 1503527 by Doug in Vegas Like the mailbox locks?

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
3 days ago i noticed that my rebuild diff started to leak very bad... (topped up twice in 6500kms).

Well... all the bolts where loose !
Got them right for them, but still weeping oil.
So yesterday got it from under it, new gasket and gasket sealant .. no oil leaks now ! grinning smiley


Attachments:
26057934_1979022802315018_81481332_n.jpg    45.8 KB
26057934_1979022802315018_81481332_n.jpg

26111914_1979950035555628_2189956839920435164_n.jpg    41 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
26000861_1979950108888954_1646283650847654414_n.jpg    36.8 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
26167338_1979950132222285_611187533690215429_n.jpg    48 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Then today i had a look at some welding i needed to do..

Last year i noticed the wheel arches at the rear where cracking badly ...
Cracks where welded up, but came back again :/

But noticed some previous repairs where not done good enough.
The tunnel was not very good connected to the wheel arch at some point.


Attachments:
26169046_1980435588840406_1260815549965972658_n.jpg    29.8 KB
26169046_1980435588840406_1260815549965972658_n.jpg

26047245_1980435715507060_5007791345934952635_n.jpg    34.8 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
26055733_1980435648840400_1022717087863451833_n.jpg    39.2 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
26220227_1980435762173722_6818568738829033032_n.jpg    24.9 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Some more pics.

The rotten edge was cut out and welded a new edge on the tunnel panel.
Then a new panel into the wheel arch, incl some plug welds . smiling smiley


Attachments:
26000930_1980435808840384_4610538587471031242_n.jpg    34 KB
26000930_1980435808840384_4610538587471031242_n.jpg

26001143_1980435845507047_6882588222215368574_n.jpg    23.5 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
25994789_1980435918840373_5886798840839256267_n.jpg    16.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
26114136_1980435898840375_4786234778315540442_n.jpg    33.4 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Today i took some dolomite sprint wheels to a friend.
But on the way back the ignition light came on dim..
My volt gauge showed just over 12volts...
Tested it with the multimeter 12,30 volts.

So got my spare/rebuild original alternator on the Fox and now showing a nice 13,71 volts.

So it's time to fit a rectifier and brushes to te failed one (done the same on the rebuild one).


Attachments:
26166654_1980750815475550_8259017969690194701_n.jpg    60.7 KB
26166654_1980750815475550_8259017969690194701_n.jpg

26112127_1980756652141633_3151778910683519755_n.jpg    50.4 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
26219489_1980756618808303_6799172375728447830_n.jpg    37.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
26169480_1980756558808309_4194651974848770800_n.jpg    36.5 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

To add your reply, or post your own questions




Registration is FREE and takes less than a minute!


Having trouble posting or changing forum settings?
Read the Forum Help (FAQ) or contact the webmaster





Join The Club

Sign in to ask questions, share photos, and access all website features

Your Cars

1962 Triumph TR4

Text Size

Larger Smaller
Reset Save

Sponsor Links