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"Tick tick" "Tick tock"

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Doug in Vegas Avatar
Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
That's the sound of the soon to be installed headlight high/low beam floor button.



To me, "tic tick" should turn the high beams on and "tick tock" shuts them off.

Anyone have a clear picture of the stock mount?

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Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
On a 78? I don't think they was a mount for that. On the Mk1, somewhere down under the left toe area. I don't know if there are remaining tell-tale marks on the floor pan or not.
Dan

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
I saw two ribs that looked promising.

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Doug,
You can change from "Tick tick" to "Tick tock" by swapping the blue/white and blue/red wires.grinning smiley
All the best,
Paul

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
In reply to # 1539796 by spitfire50 Doug,
You can change from "Tick tick" to "Tick tock" by swapping the blue/white and blue/red wires.grinning smiley

Gee, maybe you can tell me the easiest way to put in a center mount horn. winking smiley

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arturo64 Arthur T
Billings, MT, USA   USA
I'm really interested in hearing how this goes as I'd really like to do it with my gt6. and then use the stock switch for the OD... unless I get a magical OD gear lever within my price range...



Arthur
68 spit
70 gt6+

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
An update.

30 year old plastic parts tend to be brittle as demonstrated by the turn signal cam which snapped in half while I was on the road. Also the horn button stuck on at the same time.

The older turn signal switch contained the wiper that rode a copper ring that then went to the horn.

Boyd Coddington in La Habra was a good source for controls including levers.

There was another place called Orvacs in Fullerton that had just about any switch or panel light that has ever existed.

Hope the local hot rod shops have more than bling.

It IS Vegas after all.

The home of bling.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
In reply to # 1539918 by arturo64 I'm really interested in hearing how this goes as I'd really like to do it with my gt6. and then use the stock switch for the OD... unless I get a magical OD gear lever within my price range...

Doesn't your shifter have the hollow lever to put in wires?

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Doug,
The OD switch on the shift lever was introduced in 1971 with the MkIV Spitfire and Mk3 GT6. Cars before that had an extra steering column stalk to operate the OD.
All the best,
Paul

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
I picture a bunch of speed demons hit the British highways.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Update: I reduced the turn indicator to a stalk that still auto cancels.

Learned too much weight is too much. tongue sticking out smiley

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Here's the future finished turn indicator.

The chrome tube came from the largest tube from a pair of rabbit ears. A rubber cap acts at a tip

As mentioned elsewhere, this is for later. It's going in the project box for now.


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