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How patient are you? Ebay used to be littered with a decent selection of parts 20 years ago, but not so much anymore. Back then I was buying everything I could, and I even made half a dozen trips to the East coast to buy more. While Gary mentioned he was more into the 77 and up years, I'm more supplied for 73-76, but hardly any bits for Triumph engines. I have lenses and light assemblies, and my share of d-jet parts, as I have a d-jet car. Fortunately for me I've been running almost the same fuel injection components for 34 years without any failures, so I'm sure at this point in the game I don't need to hoard as much as I have been.
There have been challenges over the years. I searched for 7 months for two bushings for the rear axle rehab, and I've been looking for 11 years for a few pieces of chrome trim. After striking out twice this year on purchasing the chrome, I found some pieces in my stash and made them work for my application. A month later Gary found some NOS pieces out of Sweden, but I really don't need them now.
I suppose you'll have to wait until you have the car in your possession and drive it for a bit before you know what you need, and figure out what direction you want to go with it.
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- Will the ‘71 have a freewheeling transmission?, Tom, Sat, 22 Aug 2020 20:11:57
- Re: Will the ‘71 have a freewheeling transmission?, Gary Stottler , Sun, 23 Aug 2020 05:13:02
- Re: Will the ‘71 have a freewheeling transmission?, Tom, Sun, 23 Aug 2020 05:57:09
- Re: Will the ‘71 have a freewheeling transmission?, DougM , Sun, 23 Aug 2020 06:46:58
- Re: Will the ‘71 have a freewheeling transmission?, Tom, Sun, 23 Aug 2020 10:49:06
- Re: Will the ‘71 have a freewheeling transmission?, DougM , Sun, 23 Aug 2020 15:58:25
- Re: Will the ‘71 have a freewheeling transmission?, Tom, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 04:28:51
- Sometimes there's also a need......., DougM , Thu, 27 Aug 2020 05:33:09
- Re: Sometimes there's also a need......., Tom, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 06:14:18
- Re: Sometimes there's also a need......., Gary Stottler , Thu, 27 Aug 2020 06:49:19
- Re: Sometimes there's also a need......., Tom, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:04:01
- Tasteful mods or upgrades, DougM , Thu, 27 Aug 2020 09:12:49
- Re: Tasteful mods or upgrades, Tom, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:15:20
- 900 parts interchange, DougM , Sat, 29 Aug 2020 06:43:49
- more pics - '74EMS donor car, DougM , Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:54:38
- More pictures - different car, DougM , Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:00:45
- More pictures....., DougM , Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:16:20
- Re: Tasteful mods or upgrades, Gary Stottler , Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:29:31
- Re: Tasteful mods or upgrades, Gary Stottler , Thu, 27 Aug 2020 09:25:13
- Parts, DougM , Sun, 23 Aug 2020 19:31:04 <-- Viewing This Message
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