[TR] Clear/Amber Fog

Alex & Janet Thomson aljlthomson at charter.net
Thu Jan 30 04:01:47 MST 2020

You’re right! I forgot about the crank. But then you would need magneto ignition when the battery was stone cold dead.


Alex Thomson


From: Triumphs [mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Greg Lemon
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:34 AM
To: Randall
Cc: Triumphs
Subject: Re: [TR] Clear/Amber Fog


"Those look fantastic! But, (there’s always a “but”) how does the generator keep up with the draw of those lights?"


Oh, your Triumph was better engineered than that, they took into account the possibility of running the battery flat while running lamps and heater and wipers at night, by providing the driver with a way to start the car with a flat battery.


Greg Lemon



On Wed, Jan 29, 2020, 10:55 PM Randall <tr3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:

I think it didn't, at least not always. Back then, it was a lot more acceptable to have to charge the battery from an external source. One of the books even suggests charging the battery after a winter run, to make sure it doesn't freeze.
-- Randall

On 29 January 2020 17:29:34 GMT-08:00, Alex & Janet Thomson <aljlthomson at charter.net> wrote:

Those look fantastic! But, (there’s always a “but”) how does the generator keep up with the draw of those lights? I have always heard that the stock generator can just about keep up with stock lights, heater motor, and the relatively small amount of ignition current. Plus, of course, charging current. 


Your most recent added pages on Lucas lamps are great. Thanks for sharing with us all.


Alex Thomson


From: Triumphs [mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of TeriAnn J. Wakeman
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:57 PM
To: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] Clear/Amber Fog


On 1/29/20 7:22 AM, DAVID MASSEY wrote:

Is it what the factory happened to have on hand?




I'm not sure, but weren't the auxiliary lights dealer installed and not from the factory?

Is anyone reproducing the optional light/badge bar for the TR3 anymore? I got mine years ago and had to wait months from the time I ordered for a production run to be made. I recently checked both Moss & The Roadster factory but didn't see a listing for the bar.

I really don't like how high the factory mounting places the lights. I saw a 3 a while back that has it lowered and much preferred that location. The guy made a bar with mounting holes placed about 3-3-1/2" centre to centre from each other to lower the bar.

The attached picture is a TR3 with lowered light bar.


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