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  • Location
    Coggeshall, Essex
  • Cars Owned:
    Current TR5 ORH Roadster 1968
    Previously owned:
    Triumph Vitesse THX 132F
    Triumph Herald SGT 717F

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  1. Thanks Stuart, I have someone that helps me out with more in depth stuff on my 5, he did his apprenticeship with Lucas in the 60s in North London and says the same about the parts used! Mike
  2. Interestingly Derek I note in Bill Piggott's book 'Original Triumph TR4/4A/5/6' (p49) whereby he refers to the 5 & 250 as having 'Dashboard screws should be black' but the image on same page illustrates one 5 with shiny screws. The book also refers to the ammeter as being Lucas and remaining gauges as 'Smiths' instead of Jaegar. All have black bezels as suggested by others on this thread.
  3. Looks a fabuuuuulous job Paul, more so in just 10 months, trust you will have great fun with her now.
  4. Update Rear glass was fitted yesterday with no issues and I would like to thank everyone on this thread that has helped and in particular Stuart . I have added the instructions on fitting below so as to help anyone searching and who were worried like I was about what appeared to be an oversize seal. A couple of weeks ago Jeff Marks from Moss-Europe sent me an email and called me to explain why they make the seal longer for the rear glass. Jeff was also happy for me to post his instructions below with a view to helping others who might need to replace a rear glass seal sometime in the
  5. Update Rear glass was fitted today with no issues, thanks to Stuart, Tom and Harry for their help on this thread. Jeff Marks from Moss-Europe sent me an email and called me to explain why they make the seal longer for the rear glass. Jeff was also happy for me to post his instructions so that it might help those who might need to replace a rear glass seal sometime in the future. Instructions rear glass seal surrey top TR5 Although the seal seems to be too long, without this extra length the seal will not fit correctly into the lower front corners, we put a lot of time and e
  6. Thanks Stuart for your help. I will be in contact if I need the glass. Just to add the glass damaged the newly painted back plate, glass frame and both wings. Sprayer said he will now have to do a complete respray from the doors backwards and the glass fitter has agreed to pay. Just delays it by another two weeks. They say they come in threes, came downstairs to a kitchen flood on Sunday morning. House is currently up for sale. So whats my third one going to be? Best wishes, Mike
  7. Hello everyone. Unfortunately the rear toughened Surrey glass broke today when the fitters were nearly finished. I now need to source a replacement. Did a search on this forum and could only find info from 2007. That post suggested I would have to get a perspex one as glass no longer available, has that changed? Looking for recommendations please. Thanks in advance.
  8. It didn't sell, highest bid was £70,000. Suspect reserve might have been £75,000 following comments from auctioneer.
  9. The 5 is about to come up, being streamed live on this link, lot 582. https://www.proxibid.com/asp/StreamingV2.asp?aid=182337&fbclid=IwAR3XZujIM1disvHlWje9Xu_FsP96zfoKveNecXkY0dAjsLQ-y7Qq-EHhY2c
  10. It's Lot 582 on Saturday, 1st August, (not Friday as per the carandclassic advert) you can watch it live here. https://silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-auctions/the-silverstone-classic-live-online-auction-2020/the-silverstone-classic-live-online-auction-2020/saturday-1st-august-sale-11am-bst
  11. Thanks guys for all your input, for some reason I am unable to 'like' any of your posts. Also a big thank you to Stuart for clarifying matters. Going to find another seal fitter local to Coggeshall, Essex. Best wishes, Mike
  12. Anyone reading this post then please read the correction by Stuart (eight posts further down) Mike Hello Mick & Tim Really appreciate your time and expertise re this. I would have liked your posts but there is no facility to do this, maybe you are moderators? Anyway, I have received the following email from Moss who have been prompt and helpful. MOSS Hi Mike Generally you do fit the rubber to the glass but in this instance the seal needs to be fitted to the frame first, it needs to be pushed hard down into the corners by the “B” post, the rubber does appear t
  13. Morning all. I purchased the glass rear seal from Moss, they are recommended as the best. However the seal is to big for the glass. See attached photo. Any point in asking for another one or do I have to cut it? TIA
  14. Thanks Peter for the recommendation, I will order a couple of the ones you suggest. Cheers Mike
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