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by Mark Strang
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: '49 TC exterior paint colors
Replies: 1
Views: 175

'49 TC exterior paint colors

I'm sure this topic has come up on this forum but I can't find any info on it. I'm looking for the the current green R-M paint code/stock number for TC 7801 that can be traced back to the original color. I restored a TD several years ago and used R-M paint. The original red code was BM121R and made ...
by Mark Strang
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: TC Paint color

I've met Tom at various shows. In fact, I was in a concours event recently where one of his restorations in green was in my class. It was a great color. I'll have to contact him. It's probably the easiest way to find the proper color.
by Mark Strang
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: TC Paint color

I don't know. Possibly that is the color. Most people call it British racing green although I doubt there really is a color with that name.
by Mark Strang
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 752

TC Paint color

Here we go again I suppose with a million answers- all different. I am restoring TC7801. I've got several cars in red and want this one to be green. I am using R-M paint like i did in the past on my 53 TD's. The local BASF/R-M dealer was able to locate the original codes based on what i found in var...
by Mark Strang
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC air cleaner repair
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: TC air cleaner repair

Bill,

How did you reassemble the top?

Mark
by Mark Strang
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC air cleaner repair
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: TC air cleaner repair

Steve, I'm thinking that if I can get the mesh out okay, then I'll just acid clean it and put it back in after the canister is reconditioned. I really want it to look great since it will be one of the first things that folks will see when the bonnet is open.
by Mark Strang
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC air cleaner repair
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: TC air cleaner repair

Lots of good ideas but I'm trying to bring this car back to a period correct condition, hence the effort to keep the original steel mesh in the canister. It appears as if the can has sealed seams and cannot be dissembled and put back together properly. The mesh has to be removed therefore to allow m...
by Mark Strang
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC air cleaner repair
Replies: 12
Views: 932

TC air cleaner repair

This is new to me but I'm sure it has been addressed in the past. My air cleaner canister for TC7801 is really beat up and needs some "body work" to make it right. It would appear as if the canister has rolled seams on the side and the ends. Is there a generally accepted method of disassembling one ...
by Mark Strang
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fan to water pump spacer
Replies: 21
Views: 1965

Re: Fan to water pump spacer

Problem solved. I ordered a new water outlet from Doug P at The frame Up. It was about 3/8 inch shorter than what was on the car. After installation the fan blades cleared the thermostat housing and the top radiator hose lined up properly. Apparently someone in the past had replaced the original wat...
by Mark Strang
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Duncan, This is really getting deep. I have some history on TC7801. It was purchased in Scotland by an English dealer who sold it to a fellow over here in New York via an ad in Road and Track in 1972. Perhaps the engine was changed out prior to arriving here. I have been told that TC's were sometime...
by Mark Strang
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Duncan- If the date coding is in fact correct, then my car has a different engine in it than when built since the engine supposedly was made after the car was built. Could the tag have been put on another engine at some point or installed on another block by someone else or was it changed by the fac...
by Mark Strang
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

My upside down numbers are 11C9 which based on the previous discussions indicate the block was cast on March 11, 1949 and yet my chassis record shows that TC7801 was built on Feb 2, 1949. I'm confused.
by Mark Strang
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Firewall to front tub rail packing
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Firewall to front tub rail packing

Robert,

I think I'll go with that. Seems to be the right thickness. Thanks.
by Mark Strang
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Brad,
I have just realized I have one on an old block. Stop by and we'll take it off and you can have it. I agree with the above comments. I think your engine is unique to your car. Mark
by Mark Strang
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Firewall to front tub rail packing
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Firewall to front tub rail packing

Robert, thanks for the great info. Is this the firewall packing strip that Abingdon Spares says is Item #4 in their catalog? Seems as if this is the item I am searching for. Makes sense to me that there is something that goes there.
by Mark Strang
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Firewall to front tub rail packing
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Firewall to front tub rail packing

I'm trying to do a lot of things to figure out the end game with TC7801. The next one that comes up while fitting the doors is this. Since my car came in pieces, is there some sort of packing that goes between the bulkhead and the front tub frame rails perhaps to seal the two items? It'll could make...
by Mark Strang
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Foot board color
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Foot board color

Jury is out?
by Mark Strang
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fan to water pump spacer
Replies: 21
Views: 1965

Re: Fan to water pump spacer

I have four old sets of blades from various TD's and they are all the same. I've tried different sets with no change in clearance. The pulleys line up just fine right now and a shorter outlet would cause problems in alignment. There has got to be a simple solution but obviously I'm missing something.
by Mark Strang
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Foot board color
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Foot board color

Probably opening up a can of worms on this one. Is the foot board on a '49 TC number TC7801 body color or is it black? Seems to me it should be black. I'm clearly not ready for paint but I'm trying to get answers for thoughts that come into my mind as I go along. Probably at least a year from paint.
by Mark Strang
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fan to water pump spacer
Replies: 21
Views: 1965

Re: Fan to water pump spacer

I don't know how to do photos on this site. The angle of the elbow is 72 degrees. I measured it with protractor. I'm stumped. It is an aluminum outlet which I'm not too excited about based on galvanic action but it is relatively new and I'll probably never get enough miles or years on the car to wor...