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  1. Cheers that clears it up in my mind. Vitesse is running and driving, well a couple of miles so far after 13 years. Photos to follow soon. Mark
  2. Thanks Nick for the diagram, got a similar one but your version is labled clearer. I think the doubt in my mind is when I wired the alternator output, I took Daves preferred option to wire directly to the positive terminal on the battery and not to the solenoid. I think in order to protect the alternator from serge I am going to need to run the alternator output directly to the solenoid so that it is on the correct side of the cut out switch that incorporates the resistor. Does that sound right ? Mark
  3. Hi all If anyone can understand the question I am trying to ask I will be impressed. I am Fitting an FIA type battery cut of switch to the Vitesse, it's the type with a resistor to protect the alternator from surges. I converted the car to alternator using Dave's guide on here and works perfectly. No wiring diagrams came with the Switch but I have fitted them to a couple of cars in the past and was pretty straight forward. I printed off a wiring diagram from google showing the same two main connectors and four spades labled 1 and 2 as opposed to W Z as on some. I understand to split the main supply from the battery to the solenoid (the diagram I am using says from the battery to the Main electrical feed), connecting each end to the two main terminals on the switch. Then wire the small resistor to the terminal marked 1 and then to earth, then another wire to the other small spade labled 1 to the main wire going to the solenoid. The two other small spades labled 2 break the Positive coil wire. I can't understand how connecting the resistor to the main wire going to the solenoid can stop surges going back to the alternator if the switch is cut whilst the engine is running. I suppose I am asking by wiring in an alternator and removing the old cut out box and related wiring do I need to fit the resistor to the circuit in a different way. Sorry a dogs dinner of a question, that I am struggling to get my head around. Mark
  4. That looks like it Hamish. One side anyway has The R on one side and L on the reverse, the other has no markings and is slightly different, but probably out of the Triumph parts bin. I am sure Nicks right, that this is part of an SAH set up. Don't think I can make any use of it for my purpose, may offer if up, but unanswered questions on overall dimentions adjustment bushes, etc. So probably go ahead with making my own.
  5. When I initially saw them I thought they were a DIY job, cut down triumph wishbones, but the more I looked I could se they were definitely not made using cut down small chassis Triumph parts. They are not symmetrical and totally different width and shape to the small Triumph front upper and lower wishbones. Cant find any reference for the SAH tite-a-turn so if anyones got any pics or links, would be good. Here's a close up compared to Triumph upper wishbones.
  6. Here's a pic. Could this be part of the SAH Tite-a-Turn kit you mentioned? I do have TLD sliding shafts on the Vitesse purchased off of here years ago. I bought some tube a couple of years ago to make some wish bones up but not got around to it. Saw these the other day and was intrigude, but not knowing exactly what they were didn't want to pass them by, so took a chance. I've not seen nothing like these before.
  7. Actually looking at them again they would probably fail the rotoflex coupling, just straight not curved, so confused. Single spherical bearing chassis end rubber bushes hub end. Brackets bolted to the wishbones for the roll bar to attach to. Was told they were fitted to a gt6. I'll take some photos tomorrow.
  8. Went to an autojumble and bought a pair of adjustable rotoflex wishbones with an anti roll bar that bolts to each wishbone and aparently fixes to the chassis. Initially I thought they were home made, but the closer I looked I could see that there was more to these than I first thought, and more like a well made kit. Vendor said they were Triumph Tune items and that they were listed in their catalogue. I did have an old catalogue late 80's but binned it by mistake with a load of CCC mags. Anyone got an old TT catalogue with any info. I'll upload some photos when I get a chance.
  9. Mark


    Sold a couple of things lately on eBay, only offer Paypal, and was able to withdraw funds from paypal with no issues. I Wasn't in a rush to transfer the funds so probably left it a week or so before transferring into my bank. I did make several purchase before that though using my PayPal balance with no problems.
  10. Sounds like a good location to me. Only thing I would do is make up a steel cover plate screwed or rivnut in place, to box in the outrigger. Mark
  11. Conundrums seems to be the name of the game. Rebuilding my Vitesse has been more of an endurance than pleasure at times, with the unforseen, unexpected consequences of what seems to be a simple job. Latest frustration is trying to get the hood frame and new soft top to sort of fit. Another problem I had after fitting vented discs to the Vitesse and getting every thing centralised with some track rod end clearence, was the repro track rod rubber boot. It became a flying saucer disc shape when tighten up touching the disc. The early original clear rubber boots stayed the same diameter as the TRE, with a sleeve that tucked up into itself when tightened. Some later OE rubbers, overall smaller diameter, work but not ideal. Mark
  12. I think I used long split pins when fitting mine, need to look to remind myself. Mark
  13. Converting a saloon roof for the convertible is something I have thought about doing over the years, and your project has got me thinking again. Agree with the rear deck chaffing/marking issue. As well as keeping out the elements, a steel roof strategically and securely bolted to the tub has got to add some additional regidity to the convertible floppy chassis/tub combo. Mark
  14. Great that it gets plenty of use. Still looks really good. Nice colour, and I've always liked four spoke revolutions. Mark
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