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Tinster
12-18-2008, 11:53 AM
thanks Shawn, as one of the original"Team Crypty mechanics"
I listen to your advice.

I rewired the ignition this morning and now me and the
Mrs are headed out for a "test" drive that might take us.................

who knows where on our beautiful tropical island.

Yes Tony a test drive- to check our my new ignition wiring.
Photos at 7:00

dale

NickMorgan
12-19-2008, 07:17 AM
Oh dear, no photos ... ?

Tinster
12-19-2008, 09:53 AM
Ouch!!

My bad, Nick, sorry for the "senior moment"

A light rain at sunrise this morning produced a beautiful rainbow.
Decision to make: Take the jeep or risk the Triumph TR6.
I jumped into Amos and headed out.

And as weird as things can be, yesterday I once again rewired and tightened
up the ignition wires. My engine area is certainly not beautiful like
most BCF member's cars. It has come a long way from the mess BDO Pedro
sold me. Everything in the photo is either new or professionally rebuilt-
except the valve cover.

Cheers,

dale

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/rainbow-1.jpg


https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/engineBay2.jpg

sail
12-19-2008, 09:56 AM
Is that a comet?

Tinster
12-19-2008, 10:04 AM
Is that a comet?

Nope, it's a Ford Falcon I've been restoring
for the past few years.

d :jester:

RonMacPherson
12-19-2008, 12:18 PM
I am curious as to the story behind the ignition switch rewiring.

Please go into explanation in depth. Wanna see if this will go to the problem of unexpected car dying, etc...

Tinster
12-19-2008, 12:45 PM
I am curious as to the story behind the ignition switch rewiring.

Please go into explanation in depth. Wanna see if this will go to the problem of unexpected car dying, etc...

A long but funny story:

DPO Pedro told us a ton of lies but one single truth.

DPO Pedro told us- " I have to be honest with you, the ingnition
switch needs to be replaced. Other than the ignition switch, this
car has been restored to almost 100% showroom condition"

So, since I knew zip about auto mchanics, I went on-line Google search
and found VB- ordered an ignition switch. The next day the radiator blew
up and I ordered a new one plus hoses from VB.

The VB ignition switch arrived crushed in pieces in it's original factory box.
I called VB who informed my I'd have to pay shipping both ways for a replacement.
They charge mega-$$$$ for shipping.

So I googled again and found The Roadster factory. Ordered another ignition switch
with the same results. Busted up junk in a factory box. Same deal- I pay shipping
both ways and they'll replace it.

I took the busted up switch to our local locksmith to see what he could make of it.
Poor man spent almost an hour trying to make the pieces into a switch. He asked
only $20 for labor and sent me to a parts store to purchase ( I think) a General Motors
ignition switch. $8 or $9 bucks as I recall.

It worked great and still functions well and starts my car.

I truly wish that all that was wrong with 1969ish TR6 was the ignition switch
as claimed by PDO Pedro.

So there is the ignition switch story- BTW- afterward I installed a full car,
Dan Masters PowerBlock wire harness that takes the load off the ignition switch.
So a functional new ignition switch cost me about $250 including shipping.

PS: You don't want to know what the windshield wiper switch cost me!!

regards,

dale