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My 77 had both instruments in stamped holders that mounted to the fork top nuts. Mine had NVH logos and I expect your's would've as well. I may have one if you need it but I'd have to dig a bit to be sure....:eek:
 

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My 77 had both instruments in stamped holders that mounted to the fork top nuts. Mine had NVH logos and I expect your's would've as well. I may have one if you need it but I'd have to dig a bit to be sure....:eek:
thanks.. I sent you a pm.. my gages look like the one in the link above that shades34 posted..
 

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My 77 had both instruments in stamped holders that mounted to the fork top nuts. Mine had NVH logos and I expect your's would've as well. I may have one if you need it but I'd have to dig a bit to be sure....:eek:
NVH ? or NVT

1976 is a year model not a model descriptor, the engine and frame number will tell the whole story, probably pretty rare now, but triumph & norton shipped many variants of military and police models across the British commonwealth, many of these had different spec or special instruments.

Short answer a "bonneville" should have a speedometer and tachometer, but back when you could order on the factory many variations were possible.
 

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My memories getting bad, was it NVT? Makes sense, Norton Villiers Triumphs? Or am I totally out at sea? Back in 81 I knew all the details...:confused:


Wow, I apologize for wasting your time. After a dig around I find an empty rubber cup and chrome mounting bracket. I have no idea where the instrument went...

I looked in the appropriate drawers but didn't see anything.

My apologies, Steve
 

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NVH ? or NVT

1976 is a year model not a model descriptor, the engine and frame number will tell the whole story, probably pretty rare now, but triumph & norton shipped many variants of military and police models across the British commonwealth, many of these had different spec or special instruments.

Short answer a "bonneville" should have a speedometer and tachometer, but back when you could order on the factory many variations were possible.
not sure what NVH or NVT means :confused: But am still looking for a tach with the white/blue logo. GT6Steve couldn't find the one he thought he had. No hurry though..
 

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The blue white logo is NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph) if you have the number at the bottom of the speedo I can tell you the matching tach.
The funny part is in 76 its 50/50 could be a smiths, or an Italian Veglia.
 

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The blue white logo is NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph) if you have the number at the bottom of the speedo I can tell you the matching tach.
The funny part is in 76 its 50/50 could be a smiths, or an Italian Veglia.
oh.. okay then mine is NVT.. The bike came without a tach or speedo.. It was mfg'd in December '76. I already got a NVT speedo coming so thats what I want the tach to be.;)

My '79 which I have always regreted getting rid of.. a Special, prestine with 10K miles.. for 1500.00 had the Veglia's.. This '76 has much erased my regret.

 

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I own a 79 T140E that was my fathers, I have a pic somewhere, 79 T140 Bonneville with Italian clocks & German carbs, 79 Ducatti with smiths clocks, Beemer airhead with same carbs as my factory Bonny

its all good
 

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The funny part is in 76 its 50/50 could be a smiths, or an Italian Veglia.
The Veglias started sometime in the 1979 production run. They used Smiths on early 79s and Veglia when they ran out of Smiths. By 1976 the Meriden co-op was independant of NVT. The co-op manufactured the motorcycles and NVT distributed them as per terms of their settlement with the co-op. Check out this website for original ads and brochures of Triumph motorcyles: http://www.classicbike.biz/

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I own a 79 T140E that was my fathers, I have a pic somewhere, 79 T140 Bonneville with Italian clocks & German carbs, 79 Ducatti with smiths clocks, Beemer airhead with same carbs as my factory Bonny

its all good
Cool.. The other Triumph I owned was this '71..tore it all apart and rebuild it caveman style in my florida room.. rattle can paint job.. I bought a 73 and put the disc's on the '71 (see the go cart rear master cylinder bolted on the frame?? ;) ) Sold it for 150.00 and left the '73 in pieces in the backyard when I moved.. Damn.. If I knew what I knew now.. :(

 

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The Veglias started sometime in the 1979 production run. They used Smiths on early 79s and Veglia when they ran out of Smiths. By 1976 the Meriden co-op was independant of NVT. The co-op manufactured the motorcycles and NVT distributed them as per terms of their settlement with the co-op. Check out this website for original ads and brochures of Triumph motorcyles: http://www.classicbike.biz/

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Hey, thanks.. missed your post while I was posting! :)
 

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The Veglias started sometime in the 1979 production run.

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My mistake, I know someone who owns a 77 silver jubilee with Veglia clocks on it, I always assumed it was nut and bolt correct, obviously it has had instruments changed at some stage, maybe he has the smiths clocks stashed away somewhere.
 

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I must be getting old, either that or I don't pay much attention to instruments, I just wen't to take some pics of the NVT logo on a project, I don't even remember where these Dommiracer clocks came from let alone fitting them...this means there is a box somewhere with some smiths or veglia T140 instruments gathering dust

 

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I too have a 79' Special, which is a T 140 D it has Veglia Guages.
I also have a 79' T140 E standard Bonneville it has Smiths .
I often wondered which or if both were correct to model.
 

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I too have a 79' Special, which is a T 140 D it has Veglia Guages.
I also have a 79' T140 E standard Bonneville it has Smiths .
I often wondered which or if both were correct to model.
I know my one owner '79 Special had the Veglias so that is probably correct.. maybe a transition year and the still used Smiths on the standards??
 
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