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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Quick update from the weekend.

    Whilst taking the transmission cover off to a) replace the remote gear changer bushing, and b) fit a USB power supply, I noticed the fuel pipe is fouling the gear change when reverse is selected.

    You can just see the scuff marks on the close up. Scary! I'm going to have to remove the tunnel rear top, and side panels as well to re-run the fuel line down the left side of the tunnel as the pump and pressure regulator is on that side of the engine. That'll avoid having to cross over the prop shaft and will get the pipe away from the gear change mechanism.

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    Fitted a double USB adapter. This one has a waterproof cap and comes with a long fused lead and plugged fittings ready to pop onto the battery or a power feed.

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    Finally, sourced a Moto-lita plastic steering wheel cap and Triumph logo (I know) to pop in to give some clue to people what the car is based on. Also polished up the alloy spokes.

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    This all started as a 'quick' job to re-bush the remote changer.
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    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.

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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Be careful, or you'll be back to a bare chassis in no time !!!
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Quote Originally Posted by 928cdu View Post
    Be careful, or you'll be back to a bare chassis in no time !!!
    That’s what I’m trying to avoid!
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    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.

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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Slow progress, gear knob off today and discovered why the fuse is blowing, the wiring has worn through the insulation and is shorting out on the gearstick. See photo of underside of gear knob.

    I may revert to a dash mounted switch, unless someone can tell me that the Spitfire overdrive gearstick will swap with this Vitesse one as the Spit stick is drilled for the wires I believe. But then I think I recall back in the day that these used to wear through the insulation and short out as well.

    There's no room between the steering wheel and dash for the usual column mounted overdrive switch.

    I think Derek said it used to be on the dashboard as a toggle switch?

    Any ideas from overdrive enabled Roadsters, what have you all done?

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    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.

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    Re: Jrr 929 d


    I may revert to a dash mounted switch, unless someone can tell me that the Spitfire overdrive gearstick will swap with this Vitesse one as the Spit stick is drilled for the wires I believe. But then I think I recall back in the day that these used to wear through the insulation and short out as well.

    Unless you can find a spitfire/GT6 gear stick from an early 3 rail box!! the later single rail gear lever is different.
    You could try using some shrink wrap over the existing cables they also wear on the entry hole into the stick as well.
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Thanks Ben.
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.

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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Triumph Dolomite 1850 also had a gear stick mounted overdrive (had one when I was younger though the engine was replaced by a TR7 one, a bit nippier). Just in case you are looking for alternate sources.
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    We had a smaller steering wheel and the overdrive switch was mounted next to the gear lever on the transmission tunnel.

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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Quote Originally Posted by wiggiesworld View Post
    Triumph Dolomite 1850 also had a gear stick mounted overdrive (had one when I was younger though the engine was replaced by a TR7 one, a bit nippier). Just in case you are looking for alternate sources.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizbillings View Post
    We had a smaller steering wheel and the overdrive switch was mounted next to the gear lever on the transmission tunnel.
    Thanks both.

    I wondered if that cigar lighter that I have just replaced with a USB power source (see above) was an overdrive switch location originally. Maybe I should put it back there and find somewhere else for the USB power supply.

    Do you, or anyone else here, have a photo showing that original switch? Was it a standard toggle switch?

    Thanks,

    David.
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.

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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    The only "cockpit" shot in the archive is this, which I have cropped from one of Derek's when JRR was on the trailer prior to the start of the rebuild
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