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  This topic is about my 1960 Triumph Herald
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OZUSA60 Silver Member Carl Grady
Ridgewood, NJ, USA   USA
Looking to get wood facia for 1960 Herald Coupe dashboard (3 gauges ..see attached photo ) LHD . Would welcome template to copy or cut if an option.

Thank you ..

also open to any recommendations for boosting HP on my 948 cc including engine/drivetrain upgrades to suit early model chassis

(Andy M are you out there ?
CG

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rustbuckit2011 Frank Zappa
auckland, auckland, New Zealand   NZL
Hi Carl,
By far the best way to boost the power of the engine is to swap it with a 1147cc unit from a later model herald or better yet, spitfire.
The 998cc engines are wonderful little things, but were fairly woeful on power even when new. The late 1147's retain some degree of originality and offer you 48-63 bhp (ish) as opposed to your 34 (!). I wouldnt recommend fitting any larger capacity engine as you will be running a mk1 chassis- it simply will not cope with the extra power of the 1300 or 1500 engines.
If you dont want to swap engines, you would do well to fit mk1 or 2 spitfire cam, carbs and exhaust manifold- the head can also benefit from a fair amount of porting and flowing

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jamesbscott2012 James Scott
Lakeport, CA, USA   USA
I have a fairly good three gauge wood dash from an early Sports 6. It should be the same. I will take few photos and get back to you if you are interested. James from Lakeport CA

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
In reply to # 1487473 by OZUSA60 Looking to get wood facia for 1960 Herald Coupe dashboard (3 gauges ..see attached photo ) LHD . Would welcome template to copy or cut if an option.

Thank you ..

also open to any recommendations for boosting HP on my 948 cc including engine/drivetrain upgrades to suit early model chassis

(Andy M are you out there ?
CG
I'm here, Carl; better late than never (I hope)!

This is a kinda tough order here in the US. Wood facias were a factory option for the early Heralds (so were door cappings ala Vitesse or Sports 6), but they were very rare, probably unknown in the US.

What you need to start with -- at least as a model for the basic dash itself -- is to find an early Herald 1200 dash that's at least intact enough to provide a template. The good of that is that you can a: see how the back of the dash is shaped/milled, and b: you can see how the cutouts are shaped to "overlay" the various switches and knobs. The bad of that is that the Herald 1200 in the US only had the larger speedometer and one small (temp) gauge. So you would need to carefully measure where your gauges are and make yourself a gauge template. Also, you need the early 1200 dash, as they could be put directly over existing switches and such; only the gauges would be flush to the finished surface.

This image might help you to visualize how the "overlay" thing works:



Summary: start with a true "blank" in the form of a nice piece of quality marine plywood; get your switch / knob / etc. template from the old Herald 1200 dash; get your 3-gauge placement from your original dash; measure twice, cut once, etc.; choose your veneer; enjoy!

Worst case scenario: I might be able to lend you an early dash for copying.



http://www.fairpoint.net/~herald948/database/

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jamesbscott2012 James Scott
Lakeport, CA, USA   USA
Oops, I had it wrong. I have the older two gauge type. Sorry. James

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jamesbscott2012 James Scott
Lakeport, CA, USA   USA
I attached image of two wood facias that I have. James


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jamesbscott2012 James Scott
Lakeport, CA, USA   USA
Attached is the image of the dash I am going to restore. Taxing project to say the least . James

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OZUSA60 Silver Member Carl Grady
Ridgewood, NJ, USA   USA
thank you for the advice ..much appreciated

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OZUSA60 Silver Member Carl Grady
Ridgewood, NJ, USA   USA
thank you much appreciated

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OZUSA60 Silver Member Carl Grady
Ridgewood, NJ, USA   USA
Andy, much appreciated ......I will see what I can create..had one in Australia only it was RHD . ...Any ideas on engine/drivetrain upgrades (or anyone you would trust/recommend?) I am in Nth NJ

Carl 973 903 5334

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OZUSA60 Silver Member Carl Grady
Ridgewood, NJ, USA   USA
YES PLEASE THANK YOU

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OZUSA60 Silver Member Carl Grady
Ridgewood, NJ, USA   USA
Tracing the outline of one would be helpful guage configuration is different on mine switches and glove box the same

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OZUSA60 Silver Member Carl Grady
Ridgewood, NJ, USA   USA
yes it will be worthwhile once completed ....

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