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#1 Post by osholt » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:46 am

The more I compare my dashboard with photos online the more I see that has been changed on it from standard.

Does anyone have any photos of the definitive dashboard layout, including all instruments, for the Triumph 2000 MkII for late 1971? My understanding is that it shouldn't have a rev counter at all.

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#2 Post by Alan Chatterton » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:52 am

No, a 2000 did not have a Rev counter as standard. Sounds like someone has fitted a PI dash, which is a nice mod, but not original.


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#3 Post by Dave B » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:29 pm

Oliver, after viewing your ebay link again, it would appear someone has fitted a facelift PI or 2500S dash, but without the hazard warning switch in the centre of the lower half of the dash. You have also inherited the steering wheel from a PI/S as well, no bad thing in my opinion!
On the earlier mk2 2000's the time clock is on the far left, then a rotary rheostat switch for instrument lighting, a triple gauge containing fuel, temperature and battery voltage. The multi-function warning light cluster sits in the middle with speedo on the right. All the instruments have chrome bezels. Hope this helps.
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#4 Post by osholt » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:02 pm

Thanks very much for the replies!

I'll leave them as they are for now but I want to return it to original specification as much as possible at some point. Are any of the dials I am missing (compared to standard) easy to come by?

A slightly off topic followup: mine currently has 2500S/Stag wheels on in it which are 14" instead of the original 13". I'm getting some new tyres early in the new year to return the wheels to the correct rolling radius for the car so the speedo (hopefully) doesn't under-read anymore. The wheels are probably going to go in for a refurb too.

I looked into getting some original wheels and hub caps that came with the car but they seem to be hard to find or have I just been looking in the wrong places?

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#5 Post by tony » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:19 am

I think you'll have trouble getting decent 13 inch tyres. I've gone the other way and fitted 14 inch wheels to my 2500. I've also got an S with 14 inch wheels. The difference between readings on 13's and 14's is negligent. I've even got 195's on the S. Checking speedo on our local speed warning indicator shows little difference. Most speedo's seem to indicate low anyway :shock:
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#6 Post by Polly » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:22 pm

If you choose your tyre size carefully, there should be little difference in the rolling diameter.
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Re: Original Dash Board

#7 Post by osholt » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:41 am

I think I've found the right tyre size to give me the correct rolling radius after a discussion with the owner of the local tyre company. Hopefully they'll be on relatively soon.

I also found an original 2000 Mk2 dash on eBay which I have now purchased. See here.

Am I correct in thinking the leftmost cutout should be the clock and the rightmost is just the vent?

Is the small cutout/button in the top left for the seat belt warning light? I'm not quite sure.

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#8 Post by Charles H » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:53 pm

That is the correct wood panel, and the dials are also correct for your car. The clock (time) goes on the left, the eyeball vent on the right. The other is the rheostat, not a seatbelt warning light. 1971 cars did not have this feature. It looks as if the unit is still attached to the dash, and it is just the knob missing which you could take off your existing one.
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#9 Post by osholt » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:00 pm

That would make sense and explain why the seat belt warning light doesn't work currently then!

I don't think my car has a rheostat. Here is a picture of the current dashboard and interior if you want have a look for it.

Am I correct in thinking the rheostat is for dimming the dash lighting?

Is this part on Robsport the correct knob for it?

The clock is currently mounted to the left of the centre vents. I presume there isn't supposed to be anything there on an original 2000 dash. Is this correct?

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#10 Post by johnnydog » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:39 am

Yes, you are correct - the rheostat is for dimming the dash lights, and is fastened to the rear of the dash panel behind the hole at the top left. The wiring should still be there. The hole below the speedo and rev counter on the dash already in the car is for the hazard warning lights fitted to later cars (the knob is missing). That rheostat knob at Robsport looks correct for your dash incidentally.
To get your dash totally original, you will need to replace the central wood trim piece that currently holds the clock for a solid one without the clock cut out hole.
Being perfectly honest, you could have probably got a complete dash with all the dials and without damage to the laquer for not much more than you paid for that one off Ebay. 2000 dash panels are generally cheaper to buy than the 2.5 / 2500's. The only problem with re laquering them individually is initially removing the laquer without damaging the veneer, and then matching the rest of the wood. The laquer is quite thick. Mk2's have a satin rather than a gloss finish as you no doubt know.
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