Friday, December 16, 2011

GT6 Lemans

I have been following the story of the making of a GT6 Lemans replicar with interest:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Standard Vanguard - Service Instruction Manual

I am always on the look out for Triumph pdf documents to add to my collection. I publish many of them on this blog and my website. Here is the latest addition. It is scan of the Service Instruction manual for the Standard Vanguard series I & II and the Triumph "Renown" models. Thanks to Dirk from the club Triumph forum for sending me a copy.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Repairing Jaeger & Smiths Speedometers

I have heard from Anthony Rhodes that he has some new material and is thinking of writing a second edition of his guide Repairing Jaeger and Smiths Speedometers.

I have a copy of a Repairing Jaeger and Smiths Speedometers on my website. You can download from Repairing-Jaeger-and-Smiths-Speedometers.pdf

Friday, February 18, 2011

Triumph 1800 Saloon, Roadster and Renown wiring diagrams

Recently I noticed that somebody had a copy of a wiring diagram for the Roadster in a Club Triumph post. Thanks to Rui for these.

Triumph Roadster 1948-1949

Triumph Saloon 1948-1949

Triumph Renown 1950-1952
You may also like to see the Triumph Renown Handbook.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ageing Triumph GT6's using the window glass !

It is amazing what you can find with Google. How about this article titled:

Ageing Triumph GT6's using the window glass !

Most classic cars can be dated by their registration letter or registration document. But what about cars which have personalised, foreign or re-registered number plates, or were registered late by the original dealer ?

The most accurate method is, of course, to contact the BHIMT who may be able to supply such details as production date, date registered etc. However a rough guide to a cars age can be found using the manufacturing codes on the windscreen and door glass.

On the glass underneath LAMINATED, TOUGHENED, ZEBRAZONE or WIDE ZONE there may be a dot. If this dot appears under the first letter, then the glass was manufactured (blown ?) in 1961, 1971 or 1981 (and I think it's safe to say that we can approximate the car's age to within ten years !). Similarly, if the dot appears under the second letter, the glass was made in 62, 72 or 82 and so on, with the dot appearing under any of the nine letters (or eight + space). If there is no dot, then the date is 1960, 70 or 80.

The month of manufacture can be found on TRIPLEX glass. In this case only the first and last pairs of letters are used, as shown :Triplex
Now, this is only a rough guide as mentioned, as it relies on a strict factory stock rotation, so expect a few anomalies. Furthermore, it is a good idea to use the door glass, as there is a fair chance that the front windscreen will not be the original.

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