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WiscTR
04-17-2012, 10:37 PM
I haven't seen one of these before -- anyone know if this was actually a TR2/3 item? Or even offered by Triumph? I'm not altogether sure of the utility of a Lucas electric clock in any event :-)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Triumph-...30#ht_500wt_922 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Triumph-TR2-TR3-Jaeger-Bubble-glass-rally-dash-clock-Standard-Stanpart-/130679910192?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessorie s&vxp=mtr&hash=item1e6d212f30#ht_500wt_922)

Darrell_Walker
04-17-2012, 10:41 PM
Even a Lucas clock is right twice a day :smile:

M_Pied_Lourd
04-18-2012, 01:11 PM
FWIW, I have seen one installed in a TR3A before. Only seen one though.

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd

angelfj1
04-18-2012, 06:07 PM
I haven't seen one of these before -- anyone know if this was actually a TR2/3 item? Or even offered by Triumph? I'm not altogether sure of the utility of a Lucas electric clock in any event :-)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Triumph-...30#ht_500wt_922 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Triumph-TR2-TR3-Jaeger-Bubble-glass-rally-dash-clock-Standard-Stanpart-/130679910192?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessorie s&vxp=mtr&hash=item1e6d212f30#ht_500wt_922)


WiscTR: No, this is NOT an option that was offered by ST for their TR range, but could have been available in one of their other models, Herald, Standard Sedan, etc., thus a ligitimate Stanpart number. However, Lucas, Smiths and others offered clocks that could be added by an owner or dealer. Here's a nice reproductions of period Smiths auto clock offered by Holden, UK. https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.a...;pCode=070.065# (https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?sg=&pgCode=070&sgName=Search&pg Name=Gauges&agCode=0607&agName=Smiths+Classic+52mm +Full+Scale&pCode=070.065#)

Interesting note, these modern clocks have quartz movements, and work from the car's 12vdc. However, the original clocks had main-spring movements plus a small 12 volt motor to periodically wind the clock main spring.

Go here to see the official available TR options:

TR2 https://www.vtr.org/TR2/NewPhotos/120accessories.jpg
TR3A https://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/angelfj/brochure.jpg This is a 1958 TR3A brochure and if you look closely you will see a list of available options. The options varied from 1954 through 1961 when the TR-4 was introduced. However, a clock was never an official option but would have been available from the dealer. I have seen sidescreen TR's with clocks mounted in the center of the glove box door!

CJD
04-19-2012, 08:22 AM
Interesting info! I was out looking at the dash yesterday and was wondering where a clock could possibly been mounted. The glovebox was my concusion too...as anywhere else would hit your knees, the shifter, or require loosing another gage. The clock on Ebay doesn't look like it would be very useful for rallying anyway with no second hand.

John

Andrew Mace
04-19-2012, 10:01 AM
WiscTR: No, this is NOT an option that was offered by ST for their TR range, but could have been available in one of their other models, Herald, Standard Sedan, etc., thus a ligitimate Stanpart number. However, Lucas, Smiths and others offered clocks that could be added by an owner or dealer....Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any mention of a Stanpart number? Regardless, there's nothing about time-of-day clocks being a "factory" option in the Herald range, at least not going by listings in the Spare Parts Catalogues. Of course, dealers and aftermarket suppliers were free to offer things that the factory didn't!

M_Pied_Lourd
04-19-2012, 01:20 PM
If I recall correctly, the clock that I saw on a 3 had been put in the panel to the left of the steering wheel. If I see the car again, I will be sure to take a picture of it.

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd