I like the "tint knob" comment. LOL
As for the junk yards, perhaps people will have better luck than
I did. I tried going that route, and there are very few original radios
left in old TRs. They have either been replaced with newer hardware, or
missing, or are in such poor shape that I found them to be unacceptable.
My local all British wrecking yard has a stack of British radios, only
a few of which are remotely close, and none of them in decent condition.
In addition, I wanted at least AM/FM (instead of AM only) and I
one that was a "real" Triumph radio that did not require me to cut up my
console. Bottom line is that they are not very common in my experience.
When I say "real" TR radio, I meant one that BL was actually
installing in our cars. There are plenty of vintage radios that would be
for the period, but not the make/model that BL was using. Best I can
BL used 2 suppliers for North American cars - Audio Vox of Japan, and
of the US. Bendix seems to be more common than Audio Vox, but that is
In the end, eBay seemed to be the best source. Knowing what I
I would avoid any of them without knobs. Surprisingly, it was a real
to find some knobs - No one uses them any more so they aren't being
thing is push buttons.
When I was shopping on eBay a TR radio in good shape went for
Dunno what they are going for now. I am sure I paid too much... Oh well,
you can't put a price on fun...
From: Todd Bermudez [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: August 04, 2005 8:59 AM
To: Navarrette, Vance
Subject: Re: Triumph Radios
there's that spinchter word again...
ADJUST THE TINT KNOB
seems like junk yards would be an ideal place to find
radios...meanwhile, i hacked up my dash support