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On Making The Oily Stuff Stay Inside

Eugene Villaluz   USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday March 11, 2018 4:32 PM


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IMG 1304 864x648




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Reverse Light Problem - Passenger Side

Eugene Villaluz   USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday December 6, 2015 8:21 PM


Cover off

Cover off.

Lamp assembly out and the gasket looks very good

Lamp assembly out and the gasket looks very good.

Soldering in this socket This may be the problem

Soldering in this socket. This may be the problem.

Notice how the unexposed paint is lighter

Notice how the unexposed paint is lighter.




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2015-12-08 13:15:44 # 30792
Comment by Chris B
Eugene, that ground failure where it's been soldered is very common. You should be able to just clean it up and re-solder vs. purchasing a new socket. Had the same issue on my '73 Spit 1500 and re-soldering worked great.
2015-12-08 15:19:39 # 30793
Comment by Eugene Villaluz
Thank you for the recommendation, Chris. The idea did occur to me to try to fix it and maybe I can get to it this Thursday or Friday. If it turns out to be unrepairable I think I'll replace all of them as they're not that costly. Good excuse to order more goodies from SpitBits. Aloha, Chris./ e v
2015-12-30 10:40:35 # 31182
Comment by Wayne Tate
Eugene, if you haven't ordered the new sockets from Spitbits, Don't.They were cheap but that is what you get, fall apart and did not fit the hole for grounding. Now, If you want to take the time to solder them in the ground to outer ring area, they are a plus as they are chromed and not aluminum which builds up a film making a bad connection. You will have to melt some of the plastic around the outer metal ring to hold it in place with the solder iron, just touch it. The one you have showing will work with a bit of cleaning.Wayne
2015-12-30 14:26:03 # 31189
Comment by Eugene Villaluz
Thanks, Wayne. Both you and Chris felt the same and are right to say it.I received the replacement socket from SpitBits and I did find it lesser in quality than original. It was a very tight (difficult) fit and it came apart in the attempt to insert it.But it's in now and will stop people from people telling me my reverse light is out while driving about.At the next opportunity, I'll attempt to repair original and return it to its place.Aloha, mahalo and best wishes for the New Year,Eugene

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Alternator Again?

Eugene Villaluz   USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday November 29, 2015 9:19 PM



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2015-11-30 22:27:23 # 30669
Comment by Eugene Villaluz
All is well, after all. The alternator wasn't charging the battery because the connecting pins were loose. Tightening the connections and tightening the alternator belt fixed the problem. Test showed charging at 12.9 volts.
2015-12-06 20:13:40 # 30763
Comment by Eugene Villaluz
Ignition warning light came on again yesterday. This time at low RPMs. Over 3500, the light goes off. Checked the connector again. Re-seated it and the warning light stays off.I'm not confident that the connections are solid.Look's like I'm going to be hunting for new wiring and connectors.

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The List Grows Longer

Eugene Villaluz   USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Friday November 27, 2015 1:07 AM


Koa wood veneer will replace the existing dash

Koa wood veneer will replace the existing dash.

Only this one but there are several needed on the

Only this one but there are several needed on the top boot and top itself.

Let s see if I will get to like this Feels hard i

Let's see if I will get to like this. Feels hard in the hand.

Someday I ll replace this

Someday, I'll replace this.




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Happy Thanksgiving!

Eugene Villaluz   USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Thursday November 26, 2015 4:56 PM


New battery too tall for the original hold down bo

New battery too tall for the original hold down bolts. Longer replacements had to be cut down.

Original hood cone

Original hood cone.

New hood cone

New hood cone.

New veneer next project

New veneer - next project.




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Two Current Projects - Busy Continuing

Eugene Villaluz   USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday November 15, 2015 11:07 AM


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IMG 0347

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IMG 0348




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2015-11-17 01:22:52 # 30433
Comment by Eugene Villaluz
Installed the driver side seat belt yesterday morning.This time, removal of the old assembly was much easier. Installation of the new one took about just as long. The kit didn't have instructions and the hardware in each of the two plastic pouches didn't appear to be the same. Didn't notice this at first because I opened one package at a time, thinking the contents of each package was complete for one set.

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