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Would like to gather opinions on your favourite sources for car parts & accessories, as well as Triumph goodies like badges, caps, floormats, shift knobs, decals, garage decor, etc... you know, the must have non essentials ;-). I just received a catalog from VictoriaBritish.com and it makes for excellent bathroom reading. Seems one could build an entire car from their stock as well as glitz up the shop. Hey Canucks... any places in Canada whereby I can avoid dumb customs problems and extra, arbitrary fees / penalties for being Canadian? Thanks to all who post!

Ken

PS. I appreciate that Dan Masters may be the best source for electrical for reasons stated on previous threads. www.advanceautowire.com
K. T. Shaddock

Hi Ken,
I like Jrff Zorn at Little British Car Co in Michigan..as I said when you were at my place the master cylinder was cheaper thru' him including shipping etc than local in Ont and Moss.
Great service and he'll post small things from Windsor which saves duty etc

Charlie
Charlie B.

Ken,
See "Supply Catalogs" on cd 1. Rick and I listed all sources known to us along with several digital catalogs.
db
Doug Baker

Thanks Doug, should have looked there first. Ken.

Charlie: That thick manual you showed me, was that the Bentley Official Factory workshop manual? I see that Victoria British have it for $55. I think you mentioned that sometimes, it is convenient to have hard copy right there in the garage over looking things up on CD1. Unless of course we all have a PC right inside the dream garage / shop complete with digital projector and power down screen. Ken
K. T. Shaddock

Hi Ken,
that;s the one..thats also a good price..also the Haynes book is good.
I like the books coz you can add info via sticky notes at the appropiate sections if needed.
but it is great on the cd too !
Charlie
Charlie B.

Hi Ken

The Bentley manual is cheaper on Amazon.com - about $36 shipped as I recall. I don't know if they ship to Canada for the same price, but likely still cheaper than $55.

A good parts catalogue is indispensible, and I personally think that Rimmer Bros and the English version of Moss have the best ones. I know that Rimmer bros (www.rimmerbros.co.uk) will send a copy over here, but it looks like Moss charge postage(www.moss-europe.co.uk) - their catalogue was just reprinted and it is very impressive - the drawings seem to be the same as Rimmers, but it is 50 pages longer.

As for parts, I get most of my stuff from The Roadster Factory and have been pleased with the service and quality of parts - they often backorder things but I haven't had any major problems as things have always turned up after a couple of weeks. Make sure you join their mailing list and club if you plan to buy parts regularly. British Parts Northwest are also good, and often cheaper than TRF.

Hope that helps
Alistair
Alistair

Ken
Keep in mind that you can print out a few pages. I Do have a hard copy and must admit, It stays out in the garage and has a few greasy pages.
Like Doug said, there are suppliers listed on the CD.
I do not think you will be needing a parts supplier too soon but for those little trinkets and posters, I would go with LBCC (Jeff Zorn). Get on his e-mail list. Jeff is a MOSS distributor and is always lower in price even than MOSS themselves. Jeff is in Detroit area and allows pick ups.

Like I said in another THREAD, I am disappointed in the Canadian suppliers in that they still think the dollar is at $1.50/ $US. It is cheaper to buy in the US regardless of exchange and shipping and paying GST. There is no duty on antique car parts.

If I where you I would wait till you go south and have stuff shipped to where you stay. Do your shopping now..ship later.
Rick
Rick Crawford

Ken:

Good advice so far and I have found The Roadster Factory to have superior quality parts compared to Moss. Obsolete Auto in Point Edward, Ontario can get you stuff quick if he has it in stock but as Rick said, most Canadian suppliers think the dollar is still at $1.50 US and they still tack on a little on top of that. I did get brake shoes from Obsloete at a very good sale price and had them at the door in 3 days.The Haynes book is excellent and if you are doing your carbs, copy Nelson Reidel's three part guide from a recent thread on this site. It is very good.

Cheers,
Bob
1976 - TR6
Bob Evans

Hey guys... this is very helpful, thank you! Being a snowbird suck I go south in late January until April so I need some reading / dreaming material. I just ordered from Amazon.ca an Owner's Handbook @ 12.88, TR2 to TR6 by Bill Piggott @$22.41 and the Bentley's Shop Manual @$44.89 - all #'s in Canadian funds plus GST but free shipping.

Rick: I hope you are right in that I do not need parts for some time but like to be ready. I have no car to hug or talk to in the garage so I gotta get some TR stuff around me. I think I'll buy my own stocking stuffers from Jeff Zorn and get on his list. If I do this my wife will pay the bills... she'll never notice the MI address. Yeah right.
K. T. Shaddock

Try fred in troy ontario at british auto sport,good prices and delivery.His # is 1-888-485-2277
ian


Ken,

I'll second the mention on British Parts Northwest. Good parts and service and very good prices.

For even better library (bathroom) reading get that Rimmer bros. catalogue just for the browsing. It's a great catalogue with color prints and everything. Parts and shipping can be big bucks from there though.

I head south to Pensacola beach in April so we'll probably pass each other on the way down. I sure see alot of Ontario plates headed down too at that time. I guess some of you guys hate winter as much as we do.

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

You bet Henry. Once I hit Freedom 55, now 5 years ago, I started going south in winter for extended periods. We used to stay the odd time at Panama City Beach & Mexico Beach and have certainly been Pensacola way to see the NAS & Museum. We'll spend our 4th winter in AZ & CA this coming Jan to Apr 07. We are RV'ers... trailer trash and love it. Thx for the info. Ken
K. T. Shaddock

Ian
Yes Fred is a good supplier and always has what you want in stock.
He, unfortunately still thinks the dollar is at $1.50.

I do not car what you buy. It is still less expensive from the US...period!
Rick
Rick Crawford

ken

Drakes in Kelowna offer good prices, good supply and ship fast via grey hound bus to ontario, so its cheap,pretty fast since its not crossing a border and easier, especially for the larger bits like a windshield..


pliushey offer mechanical advice and are just nice to deal with

bob
(other 76-6)
Bob Craske

Bob... have been in communication with Len Drake re a TR3 for sale and re shipping cars. He answers all his email quickly and is very helpful. Yes, I agree that they would be a pleasure to deal with. Thanks for the reminder.

Wished their website offered more than cars for sale and a show & tell of their keepers. I'd like to browse.

Ken
K. T. Shaddock

Ken, if your looking for a TR3, check out Ken Mason in Orangeville. He has 2 for sale
Cheers
Pete
Pete Russell

Sorry Pete. My posting was misleading. I was just refering to my pre TR6 purchase communication with the folks at Drakes and that they were attentive sellers. I have purchased a TR6 and that'll be a wrap for a while. If I had a six bay garage and money enough to fill it I would in part with a 3.
K. T. Shaddock

Ken,

Victoria British send parts from Victoria BC, no customs. And if it is samll package; any US supplier could send them via US postal service with no customs or brokers fees as Canada post is a gov. office they do not need brokers.

Cheers,

JGC
J. G. Catford

JGC

Thanks JG but I just called their 1 800 # and no they do not ship from BC nor anywhere other than from Kansas. I appreciate that some small stuff does come through from the US okay. I see a pretty nice car cover in their catalog though and I'd expect to get whacked, sorry protected, by our government on that.

Ken

K. T. Shaddock

....and I'd expect to get whacked, sorry protected, by our government on that.

Well, you how it is, you gotta be protected from yourself sometimes and the government will do its best to ensure that it happens.
SteveP

Well I know one thing for sure Steve... any time I even look outside the borders of this fair land I must mind my P's & Q's. If I'm not careful, I'll like what I see and want some. Then I'm in trouble.

Oh, by the way... there's still no chance of a Canadian bringing dog or cat food into the good old US of A to feed the pets they have travelling with them. Your border protection system has that one nailed down tight. Feel safer?

Back to our TR hobby... I have no idea how the border lads handle things in Europe where countries are small and the chaps & monsieurs take a 3 or 4 day toot in their LBC's through several countries. I wonder if patronizing the country they are in is a dasterdly deed there.
K. T. Shaddock

Ken
It is called the European Union with the emphasis on UNION.
Rick
Rick Crawford

Ken, crossing borders in Europe is like going from Ont. to Man. Just got back from Germany & Italy. A truck diver I know was stopped and fined at the Detroit bridge for trying to smuggle his chili (lunch)into the US of A. Apparently it had Canadian BEEF in it!
Go figure
Cheers
Pete
Pete Russell

Yeah, appreciate things have changed in Europe guys. I should have used past tense when tossing in my dry & cynical humour that often falls short when written. Back to TR'ing.

K. T. Shaddock

Ken,

A bit strange as last frebruary I ordered parts from them including leaf springs and the return address was to BC in Canada. Bizarre isn't it.

JGC
J. G. Catford

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