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by TBrad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Upon further review, the casting number on the engine is 24142, which relates to an early TC block.
by TBrad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

All very interesting, which leads me to wonder if the theory that the engine stamping is a date code and mine is 15 C 5 (15 March 1945), if it could possibly be an engine built over a year earlier could end up in #0777? I don't recall when MG restarted production after the war, and I have seen an ex...
by TBrad
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

The MGCC T Register has done some work on T Type engine block date castings, including the date coding used, and you can find our conclusions at https://www.mgcc.co.uk/t-register/registers/t-type-chassis-and-engine-identification/#castingdates Using this code, Duncan M's block is dated as 8 April 1...
by TBrad
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Check the engine production date code, which is a few inches above the dipstick hole. First number(s) is month, and then D indicates 4th decade of 20th century, last number is the year specific to 4th decade. ie D 9 = 1949. My TC was made in October '49 and the engine was made a couple months befor...
by TBrad
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Thanks Mark. I’ll be in touch when I get back from the OBX.
by TBrad
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Duncan, Thanks for reply, but I’m not questioning the chassis number, I just wanted clarification of the different types of engine plates. As I said previously, I’ve seen the round center plate with TYPE XPAG and TYPE XPAG TC, but mine has neither so I was looking for clarification. Tom, Thanks. Dou...
by TBrad
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

You know Tom, I didn't think of that possibility. So many items have been replaced on this car, some with TD parts, when I realized the round XPAG tag was missing I simply assumed the engine was swapped at one point and the tag transferred. I think I like your version better. ; ) Yes, the car is TC0...
by TBrad
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Thanks Tom. That pretty much confirms my suspicion that this tag was initially on a different engine block. I’d love to see those pictures.
by TBrad
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

TC Brass Engine Tags

Are all TC brass engine tags the same? I have a very early TC that has a brass engine tag, but it does not sport the round center stamped with TYPE XPAG. I've also seen tags that are stamped +TYPE- XPAG TC.
by TBrad
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Aluminum Instrument Panel?
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Aluminum Instrument Panel?

Anybody ever come across an aluminum/aluminium reproduction instrument panel on a TC? Just the center section, not the entire facia.
by TBrad
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Ignition and fuel warning lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Ignition and fuel warning lamps

Personally, I'd consider LEDs. They burn brighter, but far cooler and will never melt the lens.
by TBrad
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC steering column bush replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: TC steering column bush replacement

I can't help but think that is some sort of modification. I just took my steering wheel off the other day, and besides needing a new felt pad, I did not encounter anything like you are describing. I don't recall seeing anything like that in the Moss catalog either. Certainly, there are others on her...
by TBrad
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Exhaust Pipe

I finished reinstalling the muffler on #777 today. I managed to find the proper nuts for the new stainless steel exhaust system at ACE Hardware, of all places. My one conundrum was how to keep the pipe to muffler gasket in-place while I tightened it down, and then I had a brain wave. Why not spray s...
by TBrad
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Mg tc battery retention
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Mg tc battery retention

On TCs the original Lucas 12-volt "tar top" battery was held into position with long threaded 1⁄4 BSF bolts going through tabs on each side of the battery. The bolts threaded into the captive nuts at the bottom of the battery box. TD's have a similar system but without the tabs and include a bar tha...
by TBrad
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Exhaust Pipe

Thanks, Stephen.
by TBrad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Exhaust Pipe

How far should the exhaust pipe extend? The tip in line with the end of the frame rail, or further?
by TBrad
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Grill to cowl fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Grill to cowl fasteners

Brazing is pretty much the preferred method I believe Brad. It does discolor the chrome finish but in my case the only stud needing repair was on the bottom. so with some buffing and fine compound stick it came out ok. A high strength epoxy or similar solution may be available. Vibration is your en...
by TBrad
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Grill to cowl fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Grill to cowl fasteners

I had an unsuccessful afternoon trying to unsolder the screws that hold the grill in-place on the cowling, so I could move them to correctly align with the new grill (slats). I tried my soldering iron and I tried a Benzomatic, to no avail. I don't want to overheat or discolor the chrome cowling in t...
by TBrad
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Fuel Sending Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

TC Fuel Sending Unit

Inside the fuel sending unit, there appears to be a fixed capacitor and two movable blades, one on each side, connected to the external float. As the float moves down and the blades rise the right blade comes in contact with another fixed blade at the top, which is connected to the electrical contac...
by TBrad
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Fuel Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: TC Fuel Tank

Split pins to hold the bottom fuel tank pads to the frame?