[TR] signals don't work
wbeech at flash.net
wbeech at flash.net
Sat Dec 19 19:30:00 MST 2009
Based on the TRA "Judging Standards & Restoration Guidelines" I would say
that you are correct in the configuration that you have. This would be true
for all cars after TS-15600
'58 TR-3A TS/30766 L (On the road in 2009!)
"A Triumph is man's best friend, it always comes when it is called...of
course, some times it is difficult to make it go"
From: triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Jeremiah Curry
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 6:46 PM
To: 'Randall'; triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] signals don't work
The car in question is TS16441 a late TR3 with disk brakes (I think it was
originally a narrow mouth, but currently has a wide-mouth) and no door
The lights appear like those in the picture at
http://www.magma.ca/~tboiscla/TR3A_RrTrLid.jpg except that the center light
is not chromed and runs with the running lights. I have the wiring so the
lights on the outside are running lights, and brake lights, the center light
is a running light and license plate light, and the two in between are what
I am trying to use as signals. From what I have read, that is probably
correct, though unanticipated on a car this old.
From: Randall [mailto:tr3driver at ca.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 11:58 AM
To: 'Jeremiah Curry'; triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: RE: [TR] signals don't work
> 1. The wiring from the rear signals (those are the ones closest to the
> center right?)
Just for clarity, the answer to this depends on the vintage of your car (and
what changes have been made by previous owners).
Until TS18912, the turn signals were on the corners (along with the tail
lights), and the center lamp served as both brake light and license plate
light. At TS18913, two more "beehive" style lamps were added to serve as
turn signals, and the corner lamps changed to being brake and tail lights.
The center lamp got a chrome cover and served only as license plate light.
As with most change points, those numbers are only approximate. There may
have been some cars on either side of the line, with the other configuration
(cars were rarely finished in commission number order). And no doubt there
are a few earlier cars around that have had the beehive turn signals added
after leaving the factory. There was even a factory plinth available to
give a flat mounting surface (which the factory used on a few cars just
after the change, so they could use up the earlier rear aprons).
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