SPITFIRE GLOVE BOX COMPANION
Over those few years I drove my Spitfire many miles in all sorts of
weather. One winter my generator was weak, and during cold weather
my car wouldn't start in the morning, so I would park it nose to nose to
my roommate's Dodge Dart each night. We would then jump my car off
of his and the generator would generate enough to allow me to start the
car the rest of the day. The procedure would be repeated the next
morning until springtime. Eventually the generator conked out
completely. I removed it and took it to the local generator/alternator
repair business. The owner's first words were that they don't work on
Lucas generators but that he would look at it. He called me and said that
he fixed it but it would probably only last about six months--$10.00.
Seemed reasonable. About six months later it died again so I took it
back. He remembered what he had said and asked me how long it had
been. I told him that it had been six months. He asked me why I was
back and I told him that I would like him to do whatever he had done six
months ago again so I could have another six months. He did it again,
whatever it was, and charged me another $10.00.
Introduction by John Swauger--Continued
The photos above and on page I were given to us by Bill Gilespie
and taken when the Portland Triumph Owners Association toured
the Tillamook Air Museum in Tillamook Oregon.