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Triumph TR5 - TR250 Air Cleaner Color

Does anyone know the correct color for the air cleaner assembly for the 67-68 TR250 with the 3150 carbs? Thanks for your time.
Jeffrey Palya

This is a topic right now on the UK TR5 and TR250 site.
Click on the site below to see what they say. But remember that in England, all TR5's and TR6's have fuel injection and may be different. Ask your question there too.

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Then click on "Register". It's free and a useful 2nd BBS for questions and answers. Then click on TR5 - TR250. You may find your answer.

Don Elliott, Original owner, 1958 TR3A, Montreal, Canada
Don Elliott

I waited to respond, as I wanted to get a look at a couple of original TR250 air filters housings. One came off a friends car complete with manifold and carbs as he is running a triple 40 DCOE set up on it. The other is on my TR250 project in waiting that is original enough to still have all the yellow stripped hoses (hopelessly dry rotted, but what do you expect after 35+ years). So from two original filter housings the color is a semi-gloss black. Sort of along the lines of the GM black engine paint. Definitely not a full gloss, but also glossier than a semi-flat and it is a smooth finish, not wrinkled or hammer toned.

A quick look in Bill Piggott's "Original Triumph TR" and "Original Triumph TR4/4A/5/6" also shows black for the TR250 air filter housings. The one exception to what I saw is that in the TR4/4A/5/6 book, he states that the housing should have Cooper decal on it, no mention of it in the TR book. Neither of the two that I looked at today showed any sign of having had one of these decals, nor does one in what appears to be a unrestored engine compartment in the TR book or one in a nicely restored Valencia Blue on the TR4/4A/5/6 book. To be honest, what is pictured in the TR4/4A/5/6 book looks like the Cooper decal that was applied to each of the air filter housings for an MGB (Moss catalog #215-615), so let your judgement and conscience be your guide on that part.

Thank you for your reply for the finish on the PI units.
Thank you for you reply. I also saw a few pictures of original TR250 air filter housings on the net and the semi-gloss black finish looks to be correct. I also did not see any decals on any of the filter housings.
Jeffrey Palya

This thread was discussed between 05/03/2004 and 10/03/2004

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