Monday, March 11, 2013

More snow



Too cold this morning to drive the still heater-less TR7 so it will have to be the Skoda.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hunter commuter



Most days I seem to be driving the only classic car on the road. Took a detour today and saw this parked up in Leeds.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Caught at Stoneleigh

I was not the only one taking pictures at Stoneleigh yesterday. Found these on the TR7/8 forum.
http://www.forum.triumphtr7.com

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Stoneleigh Triumph Show



5.7 Supercharged V8 street legal dragster - bet that would be fun in ASDA carpark.



Vauxhall engine in a Herald Coupe built by Karl of KDT Classic & Custom. The car is a real work of art with some brilliant detailing.



I have seen several big saloons with Rover V8 in but never seen this done before. A modern BMW straight 6, was a tight fit mind you.



Rat look Herald coupe, apparently driven up from Brighton.

I think the show might have been quieter than last year but there was a good turn out of traders and many modified cars so I had great time.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Fitting an automatic switch to the radiator fan

Currently my TR7 Sprint has a manual override switch to control the fan mounted fan. I have bought a thermostatic switch control from a MG specialist on eBay. I thought it would be good to try to do the wiring in the style of how Triumph did it. Cars fitted with air-con had thermostatic controlled fans.



I found this circuit diagram on teamnet http://www.team.net/TR8/tr8cca/wedgelab/other/schematics/schematics.htm



Now need to get some wiring and inline fuse - on order from Vehicle Wiring Products my favorite vehicle wiring specialist.

20/04/2013 The thermocouple sensor part seems to be too long. The top radiator hose has a bend in it near the radiator so the sensor needs to be either flexible or shorter max 30mm I think. Alternatively to get the job done will fit into the bottom hose.