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: 2017-12-16 03:28
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 19 total entries in this Journal.

Plan "A" On 10 Fuse Panel

Posted on: Tuesday December 12, 2017

After cutting the hole where the original fuse box

Starting the 10 spade fuse box installation today. It will be going in the old position but I do have to cut the original hole to 2 1/2 inches down and 3 7/8 inches across. The emergency hood holder bracket had to be removed on that side, cleaned up and sanded with a little primer. As I am using a GT6 hood, I don't have the safety catch that was on the later hoods and lots of effort to put them on, so not going to happen. All will be painted when the time comes. This box allows me to plug mo...

Upgraded Poly Bushings For Trunnion

Posted on: Sunday December 3, 2017


Doing some experimenting with Energy Suspension Poly to replace the rear trunnion on the Spit6. I may try it on the front at a later date, as they are the same size diameter, just different lengths. The overall length for the rear is 1 15/16 inch, or there about. The insert decides the length as both uprights crush into it. As a side note after going through my parts, the rear poly insert for the rear spring is exactly what is needed in length and is the same size diameter as the high end...

Installing The Heart

Posted on: Monday November 27, 2017


Today was a big event for the Spit6. It received it's heart and along with that all the drive train was connected. I had forgotten I didn't put the throw out bearing on the carrier, so that done and the motor hanging on a tilt, it went home like a horse headed to the barn. Had trouble finding the fan bolts, a pain, but were in a bag with rear end parts, why did I do that. This is a '79 frame so thank goodness I pulled the transmission mounts off the GT6 frame. Had to reverse the top holde...

GT6 Suspension Tower On Spitfire Frame

Posted on: Tuesday November 7, 2017

I got to the front suspension today and installing the tower has a order that needs to be followed. First clean all the painted holes, the clearance on all the holes is tight, plus over all these years a little curb bump up takes things out of wack. I used a tap and cleaned all the plate and top threads plus cleaned up the bolts. All of this helps but does not make it easy. Set it in place and start all the side frame bolts, just a couple of turns. You will note the top bolt will not go i...

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