Terry, check the wattage of both signal lamps is the same.
'74 TR6 & '80 TR8
> From: Terry Thompson <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: '76 Spit
> Date: Tuesday, March 18, 1997 4:00 PM
> I've become the recent owner of a '76 spit, and among several
> other problems, I have a quirky little problem with my right
> turn-signal. Unlike the left signal (which flashes a little
> faster than once per second), the right turn signal flashes at
> about once every 3 seconds. Any ideas as to what might be
> the cause and cure (aside from the explanation that it's "Lucas
> component, learn to live with it.") would be greatly appreciated.
> Since I'm asking stupid questions; my speedometer "illumination"
> has gone out (but the gauge still works). Any hints as to what
> I should look for? (maybe an electical guide to my car should
> be the object of my search).
> Also, I was told by the PO that I should use high octane
> (92/93) fuel to keep the engine running clean. But whenever
> I drive in my spit, I get out smelling like gas (er..petrol).
> Could the gas be too rich? Am I just wasting money and octane
> by using 93? Or is it just a characteristic of the car that
> causes the driver to smell like gas?
> Finally any idea what I should be getting in average mpg?
> '76 Spit 48k original miles (aptly named "THESPIT")