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    A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    For the very few of you that might opt for the TEX Springback Winged Mirror, there is a small problem when mounting the driver's side mirror. It strangely won't fully adjust outward for a good rearward view of the road. I fixed this by unscrewing the mirror from its base and inserting between the mirror and the base an appropriately sized copper washer that I cupped with a ball peen hammer to allow more play. The mirror now adjusts perfectly.



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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Actually, I do want to know this, I picked up a set a while back when you first mentioned them, they are awaiting eventual installation in the next decade or two.

    I'm wondering if the issue is also where they are mounted on the door - the photo angle might be fooling me, but I think my mirrors are mounted a little more rear-ward on the door than yours.

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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    That's the wrong mirror on a 6 anyway . Should look like this

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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Bill, One more time...

    Where can I get a "TEX Springback Winded Mirror" driver's side mirror? i really hat the one I got fro Moss. To be honest, i get confused by there website and I'm afraid I'd order the wrong one.
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Don, quit gloating over Brosky's mirror.....

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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by DNK
    Indeed, thanks Don. Larry, they are called the Viewmaster Springback model and are available in right and left side, flat and convex glass. I never realized when I bought mine that I could have gotten the convex glass for the passenger side (<span style="font-style: italic">Objects Are Closer Than They Appear</span>) mirror. I originally got mine from MossUK, but seems you can order directly from the TEX website. While you are there, might as well get a set of TEX wiper blades for your cars. They are the original supplier for Triumph wipers.
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Bill,
    your quote says
    "life is short. Dont look back"

    So why do you need a mirror?
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    I drive in reverse a lot.....
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    What is the TEX web site URL? Andy, yelsink

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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Hi,

    Looks like they sell a convex bullet (torpedo) mirror too. I wonder why TRF et al do not carry the convex ones?

    Sadly it also looks like you can't order from their website.

    Cheers

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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by rooster
    Hi,

    Looks like they sell a convex bullet (torpedo) mirror too. I wonder why TRF et al do not carry the convex ones?

    Sadly it also looks like you can't order from their website.

    Cheers
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror


    Thanks!

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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    New Moss catalog arrived today.

    Looks like they are selling "Baby Turbo" mirrors now..............
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Saw that today. Was wondering if you had.
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Got home late and saw it. I'm about to retire for the night and peruse the catalog.

    BTW.............I'll be picking that part up for you tomorrow and I hope to get it out in the mail tomorrow afternoon as well.
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by TR6BILL
    I drive in reverse a lot.....
    You have split my sides; that will get me all the way to work.
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    Re: A little primer for Tex Springback Mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by Brosky
    Got home late and saw it. I'm about to retire for the night and peruse the catalog.

    BTW.............I'll be picking that part up for you tomorrow and I hope to get it out in the mail tomorrow afternoon as well.
    Thanks Paul, that will help advance the project. I might have it ready by summer. Which means the way these things normally go, probably mid summer.
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