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    1962 Herald Convertible

    I'm presently working my Jag Mk1 and parts are easy to find. My 1964 Plymouth Valiant has hard to find parts. What is the verdict on finding what I need for a Herald. I am not unfamiliar with Triumphs as I have had 2 Spits and a GT6, which are not to hard to find. Just looking at a convertible for $1800, not running with some rust. Drivetrain not a problem. I notice Moss and Roadster Factory has slim pickings.
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    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Try Canley Classics in the UK. They seemed to have a nice selection when I was working on my Sports 6/Vitesse.
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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Thanks, I have roledex full of British Car Part Suppliers. Very familiar with UK Ebay too. We have Victoria British about 5 hrs away. 20 yrs ago I had RF and Moss and Special Interest, have to come up 20 yrs to today. Didn't have internet back then. Will look at Canley Classics. Thanks again.
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    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    A factory Spare Parts Catalogue for the Herald is your friend. Alternatively, sites such as Canley Classics pretty much serve the same purpose. Both give you cross-reference as to what fits other models (the Spitfire being a direct descendant of the Herald, so much is similar or the same). And there's yours truly, who will also toss in his "shameless" plug asking if your car is listed on his Database: https://triumph-herald.us

    EDIT: I just realized you don't (yet) have the car. With some photos and possibly a commission number, I can likely tell you at least a little bit about the car you're looking at!
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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Haven't bought yet, researching at this point. Will be a 4hr round trip with trailer. Looking to see if I can get parts easier than my mentioned projects already taken up room. Wife is skeptical, because I have 4 cars in the garage, one in a storage unit, one in a portable garage in driveway. She drove GT6 for 12 yrs to work. She saw the Herald (like she did the Valiant) and thought we should look into it. Valiant has been on jacks for 2 yrs, Jag on cart 4 yrs and boat down 1 yr. Just need parts to make a smooth flow. AND we have another 4" of snow, so internet and feasibility study under way. Thanks. PS, I have the books for the numbers and models, was a member of the Vintage Triumph Association. I can get most anything up and running in a week, just looking for body. They said rust, so I have imagined the worst. Floorpans aren't a problem.
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    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Andy, I had the GT6 in a database. But, the 1500 Spit, once I got it sorted, touched up, new top and tires, I got rid if it as fast as possible. Almost got killed passing a semi, the turbulance slowed me down so much I barely got back in the lane for oncoming traffic. My 64 Spit with dual carbs was faster. Never again bought a car that wouldn't do 100. When weather breaks I will go look. Right now I-70 west of Columbia Mo is closed. Had a humongus cras with 6 semis in the front line and video of cars sliding a crashing into cars already stopped. This went on for a half hour. EMS had a hard time getting in and there is 1 casualty already. Thanks.
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    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    This a great thread I will save as I recently purchased a '66 RHD Herald Convertible. My wife loves it but we have lots to do!
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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryK View Post
    I'm presently working my Jag Mk1 and parts are easy to find. My 1964 Plymouth Valiant has hard to find parts. What is the verdict on finding what I need for a Herald. I am not unfamiliar with Triumphs as I have had 2 Spits and a GT6, which are not to hard to find. Just looking at a convertible for $1800, not running with some rust. Drivetrain not a problem. I notice Moss and Roadster Factory has slim pickings.
    It would be nice to have another Herald in the group. Here is my '69 13/60. Sorry for the poor pic, I've got some better ones but they seem to hidden behind the cloud somewhere.

    I have not restored mine but have done some rust repairs. Although there are quite a few NLA items, the cars are fairly simple and if you can't get an item you can usually fix the piece you've got, get a repair section, or find something fixable used.

    As stated before, Canley is a good source. I also use Rimmer Brothers. The exchange rate is favorable and the shipping costs and time are comparable and sometimes better than US suppliers.

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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by oldbagpipe View Post
    This a great thread I will save as I recently purchased a '66 RHD Herald Convertible. My wife loves it but we have lots to do!
    Congrats on the purchase oldbagpipe. Looks like there are a few of us.
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    1959 TR3A TS58023 (in case I never finish the one above)
    1969 Triumph Herald 13/60 (a whim)
    1970 Lotus Elan Plus 2 /0023/N
    1992 BMW325IC (fun to drive)

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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by TomMull View Post
    Congrats on the purchase oldbagpipe. Looks like there are a few of us.
    Tom
    And there are some of us with...ahem...more than a few (Heralds, that is)!
    -- Andrew (Andy) Mace, VTR's Triumph 10/Herald/Sports 6 vehicle consultant and keeper of the North American Triumph Sports 6 and Herald Database

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    Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Don't type so loudly, my wife will hear....I've only got one and a half Heralds, but if we are counting Triumphs (TR4's/TR4A's/TR250/TR6)...I might be in trouble....

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