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This was very helpful. I once owned an Austin-Healey (bugeye) Sprite, and I attempted (and failed) to restore a Triumph TR3-B. With both vehicles, I saw several demonstrations of the smoke escaping from the electrical systems at various points. I just never fully understood the smoke theory, and of course it was discovered by Joseph Lucas, aka Prince Of Darkness, and inventor of the original 3-position switch (dim, flicker, off). I understand that Lucas also invented a refrigerator used in England, which explains the odd English fondness for warm beer.

Thank you for pointing out this contribution to science and our understanding of the Universe.

Chris
 

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This was very helpful. I once owned an Austin-Healey (bugeye) Sprite, and I attempted (and failed) to restore a Triumph TR3-B. With both vehicles, I saw several demonstrations of the smoke escaping from the electrical systems at various points. I just never fully understood the smoke theory, and of course it was discovered by Joseph Lucas, aka Prince Of Darkness, and inventor of the original 3-position switch (dim, flicker, off). I understand that Lucas also invented a refrigerator used in England, which explains the odd English fondness for warm beer.

Thank you for pointing out this contribution to science and our understanding of the Universe.

Chris
Lol. Of course you're welcome. when I ran across this it immediately reminded me of my BSA and Triumph bikes. On the
BSA, I eventually ripped all the wiring out and made my own harness. Was much better... :)
 

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Thanks, I really like it.

I have owned 3 British cars, 2 Triumph TR6's and 1 Triumph TR8
 

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Back in my younger days I had a couple of english cars and neither leaked smoke guess I was lucky
Like Cohland said "I understand that Lucas also invented a refrigerator used in England, which explains the odd English fondness for warm beer." There's a reason old sayings become old sayings...there's enough truth in them to hang around!
 

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Lol. Of course you're welcome. when I ran across this it immediately reminded me of my BSA and Triumph bikes. On the
BSA, I eventually ripped all the wiring out and made my own harness. Was much better... :)
We had a Triumph (BSA) growing up was a single cylinder 500! Was a beast ! Had compression release so u could kick start! Oh yea had finicky points!
 
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