On most cards there are several fuses which will blow and prevent an electrical fire in the event of a fault. This is not the case with the Triumph Dolomite range as they only have two fuses. All triumphs and most other English cars share the same colour coded wiring systems of which the more important of these is explained below.
For 35 years, on Mother's Day, the Triumph Sports Owners Association of Queensland was the host club for the MacLean's Bridge Sports and Classic Car Display. This iconic event was held in the Tully Memorial Park where the Mt Lindsay Highway crosses the Logan River at South MacLean.
The event grew with the times and owes its longevity to the faithfull support of invited car clubs, individual owners and past and present members of the TSOAQ. This special day, devoted to "sports and classic sporting cars", has aimed at preserving the many endearing characteristics of sports cars of the past and those more modern examples that are developing "classic" status. For the TSOAQ and its supporters it has been the means of showing the public something of the unique driving and ownership experience that we enjoy and that others can aspire to.
All marques with sports and classic models have been invited to participate in the display, show their cars and share in the enjoyment of the wide variety of motoring innovation that has been attracted to MacLean's Bridge each year. Marques represented include; Triumph, Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, Porche, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Ford Cobra, Lotus, Morgan, Maserati, Datsun, Toyota and Aston Martin to name just a few.
As the event has grown over time the venue had remained unchanged. Successive organizing committees of the TSOAQ had also become increasingly concerned with safety at the MacLean's Bridge site because of the ever increasing traffic numbers on the Mt Lindsay Highway which intersects the park. Given the incidence of annual "near miss" events the club had been concerned that the potential for a serious accident was increasing. The lack of suitable parking, the low general amenity of the site and a desire to provide an event and facilities in keeping with public expectations motivated the TSOAQ event management team to look for a site that addressed these operational constraints.
In the process of addressing these concerns the TSOAQ MacLean's Bridge Committee also considered the suitability of the traditional event date of Mothers Day each year. Because of the significance of that traditional date it was given lengthy consideration over a number of years. Ultimately a final decision to move from that date was taken based on the feedback from long time supporters of our event. Over the years, Mothers Day celebrations for the sports and classic car community have changed from a drive and picnic in the park to a variety of other ways of celebrating the day, with event supporters increasingly having to leave MacLean's Bridge early to attend family Mother's Day activities, often quite some distance away.
When arrangements for an alternate site were finalized the time was also right to move our event date to one week after Mother's Day providing greater opportunity to celebrate both occasions more fully.
The result is MacLean's Bridge at Lakeside on 15th May 2011.
While the MacLean's Bridge site holds many fond memories of sports and classic car camaraderie the famous Lakeside motor racing circuit, in its 50th year in 2011, holds many memories and great history for the supporters of the MacLean's Bridge Display. The MacLean's Bridge venue might be gone but the good times and the 35 years of contribution to sporting cars and classic motoring will not be forgotten.
To find out more about what's happening with the future MacLean's Bridge Display go to: www.macleansbridge.com
This valve prevents the "running-on" of the engine after the ignition is switched off when, due to the heat of the engine, a condition of compression ignition or dieselling is set up.
The method of achieving engine cut off is by applying a slight manifold vacuum to the float chamber of the carburettor when the ignition is switched off. This prevents fuel from flowing from the float bowl to the carburettor henceforth stopping the engine.
Most Triumphs qualify for the "Special Interest Vehicle Concession" with the Queensland Government Department of Transport. There are limitations as to which types of vehicles qualify for concessional registration and where and when the vehicle can be used.
To qualify for the Special Interest Vehicle Concession:
The vehicle must be at least 30 years old.
You must be a member of an incorporated car club or association eg TSOAQ
The Vehicle must be in original condition
Have a certificate issued by the dating officer of the TSOAQ authenticating its condition and year of manufacture
Note : Vehicles fitted with a modification plate, code LH10 are not eligible for a special interest vehicle concession.
Vehicles with Special Interest Vehicle Concession Registration can only be driven under the following situations.
Participating in rallies organised by incorporated car clubs.
Participating in processions for which a Special Events Permit has been issued.
Travel in order to have the vehicle repaired.
Road testing within a 15 kilometre radius from the place where the vehicle is garaged.
This is only a brief extract of the Queensland Government, Department of Transport conditions and requirements of "Tthe special interest vehicle scheme". More information can be found on the QLD Govenmrnt web site here
The 17th annual "All-triumph" race was held at Wakefield Park, Goldburn on Sunday 2nd August. The prime organiser was long-term competitor, Rod Chivas of TSOA NSW, with competitors coming from Qld, Vic, NSW & SA
The event was part of a 2-day All British Race Meeting, so many triumph drivers practiced on the Saturday by entering in the Sprints, mixing in with a wide selection of old and modern cars. Racing on Sunday comprised a qualifying session (to set grid positions), the all-triumph race (17 entrants), and 3 mixed races for sports cars, saloon cars and all-british. The Triumphs racing comprised: GT6, TR6, TR7, TR8, Mk1 sedan, Mk2 sedan, Dolomite Sprint. As usual, there were races within races, as cars with similar performance jockeyed for position. For several events, one of the ultra-fast GT6's led the field, usually with a TR8 in hot pursuit.
New TSOAQ website launched. Look around, we'd welcome your feedback.
If you like what you see and aren't a member then we'd love you to join. If you're an existing member and haven't been to an event for a while, we'd love to see you, come along you're most welcome. Its your club so get involved.
Also don't forget to check out the TSOAQ Facebook page.
This Stag underwent a full restoration mechanically by D & M Milner. The interior was completely redone and is excellent. The car drives beautifully. The kms 15000+ indicated are since the restoration when the engine was stripped and rebuilt, head skimmed, slight overbore, crankshaft refaced, timing chains and tensioners new, all suspension bushes replaced, electronic ignition, new brake hoses, cylinders, seals and new master brake cylinder. No rust evident. No A/C. Modifications include an alloy radiator, electric fan, extra temperature warning, oil pressure gauge, weber carb, CVS rear axles and mini lite mags. i have owned it for the last thee and half years but now it needs to be regretfully sold for family reasons.
$33,000. Will accept any reasonable offer.
Contact Bill McCarthy