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 Post subject: Aerial Position
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:32 am 
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Which position did Triumph fit the aerials on Dolomites as normal, front or rear.

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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Position
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The ones I've noticed were on the RHS front wing not too far forward, but I have no idea whether or not they were factory/dealer fit. Sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Position
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The answer is that they where all dealer fit and there was no prescribed placement. Press cars at the Sprint launch had them fitted on the front O/S wing, Police Dolomites had them all over the car!

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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Position
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The ariel and position shown on the Sprint press launch car above (FRW 805L) seems to be correct for all Sprints and was gradually adopted for lesser models later on in production. Initially on the launch of the Toledo in 1970 there was no factory fit ariel (or radio) and no hole in the car anywhere for an ariel to be fitted so dealers fitted them where the customer wanted them. Towards the end the radio and ariel became standard and the ariel position from the factory became the o/s/f wing. However, replacement wings were all sold sans hole which leads to varying styles and fitments, even on later cars.

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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Position
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:54 am 
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From what I have seen, early ones are at the back and later ones are at the front.

Edit: Having said that the picture above is an early one so what do I know.


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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Position
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N/S rear wing seemed to be a favourite for some, my 2000 had one there. A great big whip aerial that caused a motorcycle rozzer to pull me over one day as it had come out of the gutter clip and apparently I could have had his eye out with it, swapped it for a posh electric one I got as a Christmas present from my dearly departed parents. Strayed from technical to reminiscence!

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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Position
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Just to be awkward? Mine is a roof aerial and always has been :wink:
It is an earlyish one though :D
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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Position
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There seems to be no rhyme or reason to location, early or late and probably has more to do with dealer preference. CAB (Sprint chassis number 6712) has the dealer fitted aerial on the offside rear wing; I've seen many in that location and historically was shown a 'Triumph' branded paper template for positioning the hole cutter in that rear position.

Which ever, front or rear, I doubt either would have been an easy cut as they are both on the cusp of a complex curve, but the rear can have a more standard aerial fitted whist the front requires a 'teardrop' shaped escutcheon and an aerial with sufficient adjustment angle to suit.

The front position requires the inner baffle to be unbolted from the wheel arch, whereas the rear is just the moving of the boot side panel. The front accommodates a standard length cable straight through the bulkhead to the radio, the rear requires a longer one to be fed under the carpet.

Whilst all aerials were dealer fitted, I've seen NOS front wings with the hole ready cut though most don't have it!


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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Position
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Only ever seen them on the right side of the car either front or rear, although as already been said there is no specific placement as original. However i prefer the rear location as it is much easier to fit an electric retractable aerial (more room in the boot and it is hidden behind the side panelling).

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