Monday, December 31, 2007

The Mamas & Papas R Back!

Performing The Who's "My Generation"

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Don't Let This Happen to You!

Do you know me? I’m Karl Malden and I carry the American Express card. Don’t leave home without it!

That's Right, Karl. British Classic Car Owners shouldn't Trust their Investments to 30 year old Wiring Hardware & Systems Either... But They Do.

Karl, Our Powerblock comes with seven relays, two flashers, eight fuses, all the connecters, terminals, and wiring needed to completely replace ALL the wiring in your car, this wiring setup will put an end once and for all to your British Car electrical problems!

Our Powerblock Upgrade does not contain the wimpy wiring originally found in British cars - our wiring is all heavy gauge, top quality SXL wire, made to handle the environment as well as the electrical loads. Heavier wire, combined with proper fusing, provides a definite improvement over the stock wiring! Electrical reliability in a British car!


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, from One of our Vendors American Auto Wire

I thought that this Diagram was very Informative about Heat Zones.

Follow an Online Forum Thread at the TR Register of the UK.

Follow Another Online Forum Thread at the MG Experience of the USA

... Where Curtis Jacobson at the British V8 Group of the USA makes a Compelling Clarification between PVC & CrossLinked wire products.

The Moral of the Story is: Whenever you Replace any Wires on your Car... make sure it is Not PVC! Ask your Retailer before you Buy any Piece of Wire to Protect your Investment. A Cockpit full of Smoke while you Are Driving is Not the Time & Place to Be ;-)

GXL has a Thinner Jacket than SXL, but the Ratings are the Same. GXL has replaced most SXL applications; therefore, we will be Migrating in that Mainstream direction as well.

Why seven relays? OEM replacement switches for MGs and Triumphs are expensive and they are rather difficult to replace. By taking the electrical load off the switches and transferring it to the relays, the life of the switches is greatly increased. With relays, the switches only have to switch the very small load of the relay coils, letting the relay contact do the heavy current switching. In time, though, even the relays will fail and require replacement. Unlike the switches, relays cost around $5 or so, and takes all of 30 seconds to replace.

Karl, the switches in most cars have already aged to the point that the lights are dim as a result of contact degradation. Relays will operate with as little as 6-8 volts, so even your already bad switches will still operate them. Not having to replace your switches can save a lot of money.

Our power block wiring kits do not have relays for all functions, as some loads (such as the windshield wipers) are small enough not to need the benefits of relays. We supply relays for the following loads:

  • High beams

  • Low beams

  • Horn

  • Cooling fan

  • Ignition

  • Starter or Overdrive (depending on application)

  • Fuel pump

Why eight fuses? Because eight are enough. Unless you are adding extra, high current draw loads, eight fuses adequately protect your wiring. The 12, 18, or 21 fuse panels offered to the "street Rod" folks have fuses that you don't need in an MGB or a Triumph TR. If you wish to add extra, hight powered loads, you'll want to consider one of our auxiliary add-on systems - either the extra four-fuse auxilary fuse block, or the driving/fog light add-on relay/fuse block.

The diagram below shows the heart of our upgrade system, what we refer to as the "Power Block." They come in two flavors, the one shown below with a starter relay, and one with an overdriver relay for earlier model Triumphs with an "A" type overdrive. In addition to a complete, pre-wired power block, each kit comes with the additional wire need to do the remainder of the car, interfacing with the power block. Also included with each kit is a complet set of terminals, connectors, mounting screws, etc.

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Don't Let This Happen to You! Minimize the Danger by Investing in our Advanced Relay Switched Powerblock Today.

ORDER Confidence...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring Break is Here!


Spring Break
is Here!
Be Sure to Drop In with Jaws ;-)

Head to the Bahamas...

Hang out with James & Barbara for Dinner

Barbara will Pick You Up from the Airport

She knows a Short Cut to your Hotel.

While James is Away on a Minor Detail... You & Barbara can Catch Up on Old Times ;-)

Later... Hugo Drax will Take Care of Any Needs you May Have to Make your Visit a Most Memorable One ;-)

I'll See Ya There!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Where Are All My Aussie Friends?

Simon from New Zealand says that there are Plenty of Aussies with MGs & Triumphs Humming all around Australia & Tasmania? I asked Simon, "How come I don't Hear Nothing from our 'Good Day' Friends? Wassup?

Be Sure to Visit their Forum Site for Pics & Bios on Prized Processions at,

BTW, Do you have Anything better than Fosters?


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Viva Bogota Colombia!

Bogota 2006 was the Best this Time around-- my 5th Time. I hadn't been to Bogota since 1998... and Low & Behold the Changes I saw firsthand ;-)

Enjoy the 1st Photo Show installment... More to Come.

Our Familia in Bogota is Famous with the likes of Tom Cruise, John Kerry, Elton John, & Don Johnson! See if you can Spot one ;-)

Visit a Better Way to Move the Masses via Bogota's "TransMilenio System".

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This Man is Performing Miracles within (5) years of his Administration.

Construction is Up... Foreign Investment is Up... Foreign Tourism is Up...

Great Place for Ex-Patriots!

Views from La Calera above the City

Take a Trip to See for Yourself ;-) & Colombia


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Missing Dennis Already...


That Dreaded Phone call finally arrived yesterday afternoon, October 17th... It was a Woman's Voice that was Soft to the Ear & it Slowly Trembled out my name, "Is this Mikey?"... at that moment I knew I had Indeed Lost One of My Best Friends in the Whole Wide World.

Dennis Alsup was an Intimidating, Overbearing Paradox to Some, but when you Put your Paw in that Lion's Mouth... He Licked it. Being a Man of Immense Proportions myself, I figured two Lions could Get Along just Fine with Enough Distance to Roam. We finely had our Run In at the Office--- Dennis just happened to be my Big Boss at the Time, EVP of ICS for a Budding $500M company in 1993.

The Trap had been Laid-- it was "Fight or Flight" Time for Me... I Stood my ground with these Immortal Words, "Do you think I am a Dick with Ears?" Dennis just Paused for a Moment and Brushed the Issue aside ;-) I am sure there was a Broad Smile somewhere on his Face when he later left our Bull Pen area, down the hall, on his way upstairs to Executive Mahogany Row.

Soon, Dennis, Carl, & I became the "Three Amigos" with Full Metal Jackets--- Corporate Style during the Trism years. We became Brothers in Arms against A Whole Bunch of Corp Stupidity through the years while trying desperately hard Not to get our Bosses Fired ;-) ... Only One later Survived & Triumphed before the Auction Block Days.

After our own Individual "Dog Day Afternoon" sketches at Trism, We kept in Touch across the Country. Visited a Few times in-between... Hoped to Link Up when Better Times came Calling for a Few Good Men. Yeah Right, Bullshit.. bullshit, bullshit-- Man, this Stuff really does Taste Terrible after all these Years.

Our Motto to Keep a Sense of Humor on our Faces during the 21st Century??

OH, Well....

For Everyone that has Such Good Friends in your Heart... this is from Dennis to You too-- We Lost more than mere $Millons$, but We Gained something Priceless Over the Years,

Thursday, November 11, 2004 11:41 AM

To the special people in my life, I am sending this to you to see how many of you actually read your emails. Is anyone really out there? Your response will be interesting! Pay close attention to what you read. After you have finished reading it, you will know the reason it was sent to you! Here it goes:

People come into your life for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime. When you know which one it is for a person, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrong doing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered, and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons: things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life!
Dennis L. Alsup

The Trism Waltz

Dam.... You know it Don't Come Easy.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Here Comes Fred to Salvage Dale's Crypt Car ;-)

"Dale, I'm Coming to Ya! It's the Big One..."

It doesn't Get any Better than This, Folks.

Dale's Crypt Car

The 1st Order of Business before we begin Operations... will be to Zip Off to Old Towne, San Juan and...

Pick up Miss Molly for some Very Special Medicine to Rid the Bad Thangs influencing the Crypt Car before I even Touch It!

And if Miss Molly can't Put on Spell on that Old Girl-- then...

I reckon I'll have to Make an Important phone call to New York ;-)

Of Course We can Always Count on the Wizard of Lucas Electronics, Dad (Dan Masters). Hehhehehehheee

And if all Else Fails...

Burn It!

Planning Sessions throughout the Duration of the Project will be Held at the Tiki Bar!!!!


The Project...

More Sanford & Son Sounds...