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karls59tr
04-20-2012, 05:12 PM
Anyone know who repairs these units and what the cost would be?

TR3driver
04-20-2012, 06:11 PM
I've heard prices from $130 to $180.

A few contacts I've got handy:

MO-MA
1321 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 766-6661
momanm@aol.com

North Hollywood Speedometer & Clock Co.
6111 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Phone 818-761-5136
Fax 818-761-4857
https://www.nhspeedometer.com/

West Valley Instruments
Toll Free: (877) 818-9402
19314 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA 91335
Tel: (818) 758-9500
Fax: (818) 758-9504
westvalleyinstruments@gmail.com
https://westvalleyinstruments.com/

Jerry
04-20-2012, 11:28 PM
I had some esperience with MoMa that was not acceptable. I sent them a temp gauge to repair and got back a brand new unit that I could have ordered from MOSS, and it cost more than MOSS. I also had them work on a tachometer twice and it still has problems.
Your other two have good reputations. I have also used Palo Alto Speedometer with good results.

Jerry
BJ8
TR3A
BN4

SPACER
04-21-2012, 10:54 AM
Wow,

I had the opposite experience with Mo-Ma.
They did an excellent job on my Jaeger speedo. Replaced a lot of damaged & missing parts, rebuilt & re caliberated the speedo for $150.

Apparently, Joey is an expert on Triumph temp gauges, & will rebuild if feasible.

Contact them by phone only , no internet; they are always happy to discuss concerns you have.

Bob

tmc
04-22-2012, 08:43 PM
I've heard prices from $130 to $180.

A few contacts I've got handy:

MO-MA
1321 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 766-6661
momanm@aol.com

North Hollywood Speedometer & Clock Co.
6111 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Phone 818-761-5136
Fax 818-761-4857
https://www.nhspeedometer.com/

West Valley Instruments
Toll Free: (877) 818-9402
19314 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA 91335
Tel: (818) 758-9500
Fax: (818) 758-9504
westvalleyinstruments@gmail.com
https://westvalleyinstruments.com/


I can vouch for West Valley. $140 to repair temp gauge. Nice to talk to, easy to deal with, unlike my experience with MO-MA. West Valley will refurbish it to the level you want: functioning but no appearance improvement; functioning with clean appearance; fully restored and pristine in appearance. I asked for the middle route. I didn't need "perfect".

Don Elliott
04-22-2012, 09:57 PM
Maybe you can do it yourself.

https://www.ply33.com/repair/tempgauge

rusty55
04-23-2012, 03:41 AM
I had some esperience with MoMa that was not acceptable. I sent them a temp gauge to repair and got back a brand new unit that I could have ordered from MOSS, and it cost more than MOSS. I also had them work on a tachometer twice and it still has problems.
My experience wasn't the best either.
West valley did a great job for me though

martx-5
04-23-2012, 07:04 AM
Maybe you can do it yourself.

https://www.ply33.com/repair/tempgauge

I rebuilt my TR3 temp gauge using those instructions, and it worked just fine...for two years. Apparently, the vibration compromised one of the solder joints and the ether leaked out.

Anthony_S
04-23-2012, 08:33 AM
I don't know if your interested but there is a guy on Ebay who makes clones of these temp gauges. They are very very similiar to the original and cost half as much. I was in the position to have my temp gauge repaired but didn't want to have to to spend 130.00 plus. I found this guy on Ebay and his was 75.00 with shipping. It looks great and has functioned perfectly for me. It might be an option.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-TR2-TR3-...=item231c74fb08 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-TR2-TR3-Water-Temperature-Gauge-CELSIUS-Fahrenheit-CLONE-/150801283848?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessorie s&vxp=mtr&hash=item231c74fb08)

Arrow
04-23-2012, 03:16 PM
There are often used temp gauges on ebay. I probably have some in a box somewhere. Try ebay. If you don't find one send me a note and I'll see what I have.

CJD
04-23-2012, 05:08 PM
Maybe you can do it yourself.

https://www.ply33.com/repair/tempgauge

I rebuilt my TR3 temp gauge using those instructions, and it worked just fine...for two years. Apparently, the vibration compromised one of the solder joints and the ether leaked out.

The key is using a high silver solder. The joint will outlive us all!

John

RedTR3
04-24-2012, 10:03 AM
X2 for West Valley Instruments. Very easy to deal with and fair. I seem to recall my repair was $130, this included a new capillary fitting since I had to cut capillary tube off the t-stat housing (fitting was rusted solid).