Member Page: Wayne Tate

trrdster Wayne Tate

Wayne Tate

Member ID: trrdster
Status: Free Member
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Member Since: 2015-12-26
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2017-10-16 06:28
Forum Posts: 0

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Personal Vehicle Registry

1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster Maroon Tan Wayne Tate

1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster

1970 Triumph TR6 White Wayne Tate

1970 Triumph TR6

1978 Triumph Spitfire Primer Wayne Tate

1978 Triumph Spitfire
2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible Titanium Wayne Tate

2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

4 Vehicles — Total mileage: 142,269 mi (228,960 km) — Average age: 1974

Member Journal – The Creation Of A Spit6

There are 14 total entries in this Journal.

Installing Drain Plug In Rearend.

Posted on: Saturday September 16, 2017

The drill will need to be cleaned many times with

I decided to do this under the car, as most will be in that situation. Mine was almost empty, as it's a new install and was drained before I put it in the frame. Couple of things I considered before I started, go with a small plug in case things don't go as planned, be very patient. You will need a 1/8 inch NPT 27 plug and tap, in most small tap and die sets. Oily rag, you will wipe the drill a bunch and this will help collect the fibers, see picture. A 21/64 drill, better a "Q" tap drill, c...

Dash Almost Finished.

Posted on: Sunday March 19, 2017


I have most of the dash ready to install, that will be the easy part. Getting all the wiring where it needs to be will be fun. The only change will be the choke handle, it will be the "T" ones like the old GT6 had, goes with the older switches.

Making A New Dash

Posted on: Thursday March 9, 2017

After cutting holes still needs countsinks cut

OK, you guys have officially shamed me into doing my dash. This is the start, as it's a '78 Spit6, it will have all the original toggle switches of the early GT6, even the rocker hazard one. Double gauge (temp/oil) in the center and fuel on the left and amps on the right. All the work was mostly in the rear, as the toggles have short shanks for install. Of course the charger will be on the right bottom and choke right top. I kind of hate to cut it in three sections but for ease of install a ...

Tear Down Of Gearbox Part 1

Posted on: Tuesday December 6, 2016


Will do this in several post. Did a tear down of the GT6 transmission today. Getting to the main shaft is pretty straight wrenching. The rear bearing wants to be a little difficult. Took some photos of the gear orientation. plus the speed odometer gear can be tight, but most repair manuals give a procedure for removal. Lucky me, I have a press. It can be punched out with a brass punch, but not the best idea. Be sure and take the lay shaft gear shaft out before starting any top gear proced...

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