On Sunday 30 October 2005 09:52 pm, Paul Dorsey wrote:
> Where should I install a cutoff switch on my TR3?
> The switch itself is only has 2 terminals but is heavy duty (I won it
> at a VTR convention). I'll need to shield it's terminals in a secure
The switch doesn't do anything that a wrench won't do when used on a battery
terminal to disconnect the cable, but it's a convenience.
As such, and given that Triumph felt comfortable in not providing one in the
first place means that you may mount it anywhere convenient for your
The most common place is through the firewall, accessed under the dash. You
can remote mount it and actuate the lever with a rod (a popular method in
race cars). If you don't want to drill holes in the firewall, fabricate a
bracket and leave it under the bonnet.
Rubber boots are available to cover the terminals, but you really don't need
them if you locate the switch where it won't contact anything metal.
I would suggest cable of the same gauge as your battery cables.
If anti-theft is your motivation, there are other ways. i saw a nifty air
valve for your tires that deflates the tire if it's not 'unlocked" (good for
trailers, too). If I find the reference, I'll post it.
1954 TR2 TS561L
1959 TR3A TS33111L
1960 TR3A TS43923L
1960 TR3A TS74076L
1961 TR3A TS63304L
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