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Triumph TR6 - Wiring the TR-6

I recently received Dan Masters wiring package for my 71 TR-6. I have Dan's book(s), his instructions, schematics, wiring diagrams, library of Bentley and Triumph shop manuals and of course, Dan and or Mike's every ready to support installation when needed. The problem I have is that I'm electrically challenged!! what would be of great assistance to me is a spatially or physically oriented diagram to help me know what best goes where, when. A production drawing from an electrical schematic, if you will. I suspect that I'm not alone in this. Anyone have such a thing or have any idea where/how to get one? May seem like a small problem to those accustomed to reading schematics on a routine basis, but to the rest of us...not so small. Comments? Thanks.
db
Doug Baker

I am not aware of any spatially oriented drawings for this. The second best thing I can think of is pictures, lots of pictures, and notes, copious quantities of notes.

The best thing I can think of is to have another one parked next to it so you can use an actual car as the reference source. Typically, this one is not a viable option.

As for your other query, I will have to give that one some thought.
SteveP

Hi Doug,

I installed the Advance Auto Wire harness into my MGB last winter. Are you planning to install it into the car which is subject to your second post regarding chassis/suspension? If so you have some time to do some planning which, for me was one of the most important parts of job. One of the benefits of this harness is that you can do your own custom installation. I chose my routing carefully with one accessible area for all junctions. For my installation it was under the glove box where I can snip two nylon ties and have the majority of them right there in front of me while sitting in the passenger seat. As well I created as few and accessible grounding points as possible.
If I correctly understand the type of diagram you are looking for, to the best of my knowledge there is likely not one. Typical wiring schematics show the items within a circuit, but do not provide a layout. What I did was make a rough sketch of the car identifying and showing the location of the items within a circuit to be wired then planned and mapped its installation. I did this as I was installing not all in advance.
This worked for me being as well electrically challenged. It was extra work but the upgrade was an absolutely worthwhile improvement. I could not believe how well everything worked and the quality of the product.
I hope that this information is of use to you.

brdave

David B

Dave,
Thanks for your input. Do you have photos of your under glove box mounting? That's my first choice for the power panel, but I'm skeptical about access to relays, fuses, etc. Don Kelly mounted his in the engine comparment on the shelf just forward of the glove box. Worked well for him, but he had to fashion a plexiglass cover to protect everything. Email is dbaker04ATaolDOTcom. Replace the AT and DOT with @ & . Love to see your installation. Thanks again.
db
Doug Baker

Hi Doug,

I love my TR6, but I installed the harness into an MGBV8 which is a different creature than the TR6. You will find the following website of assistance.

http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/Wire_Harness_1.htm


Good Luck
Dave B.
David B

My Haynes book has a rough spatial orientation of the harness.

If you give me your e-mail Doug I can scan it and send it.

drop me a line at gendeliveryATcogecoDOTca

the pictures I took on my website- see other thread of yours- may offer some clues.

Mike Petryschuk
Michael S. Petryschuk

Doug- Are you available this weekend to chat. I can go over wire by wire where everything goes. Remember when you install this thing your car is no longer concourse. You can do what you want.
Don

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DON KELLY

Whoops

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/DASHCLOSEUP60.jpg
DON KELLY

Concourse,...smongcourse..!!!!!
Do it right and do it for life.
I went with a modern day electrical system. Think skin!....let her look old but make her run and last for ever internaly.

Would you refuse a heart transplant or modern pace maker to keep your old body original?....?
Marcello

Don,
Email me your phone number and I'll try to get back to you. I have a date with the IRS all weekend:(

Mike, Thanks for the offer. Email is dbaker04ATaolDOTcom. Do the usual. Thanks again.

David, I have your story in my library. Got it when you first posted it. Quite comprehensive. Thanks for taking the time to share with the rest of us. An impressive effort.
db
Doug Baker

Doug
Trying to send you a reply e-mail then straight e-mail but is bouncing back.

But FYI that is the exact piping I have for the emissions on my gas tank top. Was only on for a short period in '71....the brass X pipe.
Rick
Rick Crawford

.the brass X pipe ???
DON KELLY

".the brass X pipe ???"

yes Don, I believe customs had some issues with that...
Chris
c.a.e. emenhiser

He, he, he...Don, I'll send you a picture. You'll understand.

Rick, can't imagine why email's bouncing. Try dbaker04AtaolDOTcom. Replace AT and DOT with @ and . and you're there:) We've discussed the Brass X before, but even with this photo and my memory (failing more often of late), I'm not too sure which pipes go where. Sometime when you don't have anything better to do, perhaps I can persuade you to pull your boot liner and record where the four pipes go. I know that one goes to the vapor tank, but what about the other 3??
db
Doug Baker

Doug
Your gas tank has 3 pipe connections on the top of it. In your photo you can see one of them on the front R of the tank (front left as you look at the photo....it is connected to the X pipe at 7:00). There are 2 pipes kinda hiding the connection so look closely. The other 2 connections are 1: back L corner of tank and 2: right at the filler neck built into the filler pipe extension. The X pipe at 4:00 goes to the back left tank connection. The X pipe at 10:00 goes to the canister at front beside engine. The 1:00 X pipe goes to one connection of the evaporate loss tank ( boot right corner) and the filler neck connection goes to the other connection of the evaporative loss tank.

This arrangement was only done for 1971 TR6s.
Rick
Rick Crawford

Thanks Rick. They say that memory is the second thing to go...can't remember the 1st!!
db
Doug Baker

This arrangement was only done for 1971 TR6s.

Only Blue ones

Hey Doug, you hijacked your own thread.
DON KELLY

Don
But what a beautiful colour of blue.


Doug go figure....that memory data came from 6 years ago. Could not find my drawing of the connection I made to remind my self of how it went together.....forgot where I put it:)

Ain't life grand!

Rick
Rick Crawford

Doug
My e-mails to you are still bouncing back.
I am using dbaker04ATaolDOTcom but this time just says can not deliver.
Rick
Rick Crawford

You Know the code you guys use is not foolproof . the new bots look for that type of print.
DON KELLY

Rick, no idea what's going on with your email, but I'm getting stuff from you???
db
Doug Baker

That is interesting. Did you get the one I asked for read receipt? I just sent another that says just a test.

Don, is this for real? Will have to come up with another disguise.
Rick
Rick Crawford

Yes, very real
DON KELLY

This thread was discussed between 12/04/2007 and 22/04/2007

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