Trico washer bottle....for those of an obsessive disposition.

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Trico washer bottle....for those of an obsessive disposition.

Post by KevinW » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:28 pm

Spotted on ebay, nothing to do with me:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-TRICO ... SwXvNZtVtC

This looks like the ultra-rare correct size as used in the 427R cobra.
The lid is wrong, as they were plunger operated, but the correct lids also come up on ebay usually with the taller bottles.
Correct trico plunger available from Hawk.
Stickers and brackets are available elsewhere.

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Re: Trico washer bottle....for those of an obsessive disposition.

Post by Marsh » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:28 pm

Thank you Kevin - wish me luck...
427 'side oiler' in 1965 Street trim

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Post by KevinW » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:11 am

- thought you might be interested ;)
Be prepared to go to £50+. Madness for an old piece of plastic, but there it is.

The brackets can usually be found on ebay, as can the stickers.

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Re: Trico washer bottle....for those of an obsessive disposition.

Post by KevinW » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:25 am

you are aiming for this:
http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/0322.JPG


...and you'll then be needing a pair of these....
http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/attachm ... -trico.jpg
(I looked a bit younger then ;) )

and one of these....
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GWW102TRICO- ... 2231146739
you can get from Gerry.

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Re: Trico washer bottle....for those of an obsessive disposition.

Post by Marsh » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:59 am

You had me at 'obsessive' Kev!

Thanks for these - I already have the switch, ready and waiting to go in the car.

I actually have a Trico square bottle fitted, but it's a very skilfully cut down version that Dave converted.

To the naked eye, it's indistinguishable from an original, but...

I think I might need to go over £50 by the looks of things.

IVA today...
427 'side oiler' in 1965 Street trim

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Post by KevinW » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am

Good luck with both.....

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Post by Marsh » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:45 pm

Thank you Kevin!

It has not been our day today, IVA wise. It failed on emissions.

Further update to follow...

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Re: Trico washer bottle....for those of an obsessive disposition.

Post by KevinW » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:14 am

- that th only failure? I so, not bad, although annoying to have to pay a re-test fee.

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Post by Marsh » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:02 am

No, there were some other minor points, but nothing much worth worrying about. Dave's the maestro when it comes to IVA though, so I am very confident that the car is in the best possible hands!

Retest shouldn't be too long and then we can focus on bringing it back to 1965 appearance, rather than how it looks right now...

Update to follow soon.

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Re: Trico washer bottle....for those of an obsessive disposition.

Post by KevinW » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:37 am

Winning bid > £100! - How prices rise! Thought I'd paid a lot for mine at £40 a few years ago.
Were you successful Lee?

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