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by Ray White
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TA brake light switch
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: TA brake light switch

If the TA is the same as the TC, I am not sure the spring should be at a downward angle. There should be two parallel springs; one from a small hole at the bottom of the brake pedal and hooked around the switch mounting flange ...and above it another, smaller, spring which goes from a point on the p...
by Ray White
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC9849 EXU Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: TC9849 EXU Restoration

The scuttle top looks good. That is one of the few parts I was able save from the body of my car. I have spent a lifetime trying to salvage timber framed bodywork on coach built cars but it needs to have integrity. In my opinion, patching up may look O.K. but often lacks the strength that a new fram...
by Ray White
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC9849 EXU Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: TC9849 EXU Restoration

HI Steve. That looks like an interesting project. I don't think I would want to trust that axle so if you can source a better one at least it would give you peace of mind. I shall be following your progress.

Best of luck.

Ray.

P.S. I will not be drilling any holes in my chassis. :thumbs:
by Ray White
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Steve Simmons wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:46 pm
... the thought of drilling holes in an original piece of metal that will confuse the next owner bothers me, so I do personally draw the line there.

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That would not be on my conscience.
by Ray White
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Because I don't like the idea of drilling holes in a 70 year old car to account for incorrect reproduction parts. I like to think of myself as a caretaker of a piece of history, so I want to respect that history and not modify it needlessly. Not that my car is bone stock or anything, but I draw the...
by Ray White
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Steve Simmons wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:03 pm
Personally I would be more inclined to modify the spring or replace it with a correct one than to drill permanent holes in the axle support.
Why? It must surely be the most cost effective and practical solution.?
by Ray White
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Edit: Having given the little grey cells something to work on, I have chanced on a much easier solution.
Why not simply drill another locating hole in the axle support, next to the existing one and simply move the axle onto the pin.?
by Ray White
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Sounds like the new shaft supplied with your 5 speed is fixed length. No slip yoke? Earlier today I checked the spline length for the prop shaft and gearbox (Ford type9) and found it to be a generous 4"....PHEW! As there should be no problem regarding spline length, all I need to think about is a) ...
by Ray White
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Hi Ray, I wasn't really querying whether or not you had assembled them correctly, I was just giving you the dimensions of the spring in case you didn't have them. When I got my car I had exacly the same problem as you described and I traced it to the main spring having been manufactured incorrectly...
by Ray White
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Hi Ray, Do you have a copy of the Brown Book ("Workshop and Tuning Manual by W.E. Blower). If so, that has a diagram that shows the correct dimensions of the springs and the locating dimples. With the spring under load so that it's flat, the dimple on the main leaf is 18" from the end with the larg...
by Ray White
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Having spent time squaring off and chamfering the ends of the leaves and fitting new shackles and bushes etc., I am reluctant to return them. What if the replacement springs are just the same? Quality control has become a problem in modern Britain. It is very sad because we were once renowned for be...
by Ray White
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 185

New springs alter TC rear axle location.

I fitted new springs to the rear of my TC and it has resulted in the axle being moved back by about half an inch. This has meant the check straps no longer line up with the holes in the chassis but more importantly I can see prop shaft problems ahead. One option would be to add a spacer. An alternat...
by Ray White
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear spring silent block bush replacement.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Rear spring silent block bush replacement.

Well, the problem was that the inner steel sleeve of the bush was left on the pin and it didn't want to come off. It was REALLY stuck firm. In the end I managed to loosen it's grip by turning it with a stilsons wrench. It still needed to be bashed off with a hammer and chisel and finally pulled off ...
by Ray White
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear spring silent block bush replacement.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Rear spring silent block bush replacement.

On removal of the TC o/s rear spring, the Metalastic bush disintegrated. Has anyone needed to replace any of these and what difficulties am I likely to encounter.?

I have a feeling it could be a pig of a job.
by Ray White
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Front springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: TC Front springs.

My contribution is grease attracts dust and grit and surely will only add to spring wear? I am sure you have a good point but my submission is that grease - or any lubricant for that matter - is better than none. My springs had red rust between the leaves which sets up such high resistance that the...
by Ray White
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Front springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: TC Front springs.

I think you only need to bend them enough to slide the leaves out. Not wide open. Stephen makes a good point about lubrication also. I suspect that a car that is driven regularly will not suffer rust between the leaves. But I guess teflon or grease might help the leaves not wear into each other so ...
by Ray White
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Front springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: TC Front springs.

I have just tried bending the tabs (using heat) but one broke off. I guess I will have to make new clips and rivet them on.
by Ray White
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Front springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

TC Front springs.

I would be interested to know how other TC owners have dealt with their front springs. As we know the rear springs can be taken apart and cleaned/greased but the front ones have formed clamps which prevent them from being stripped down easily. Any attempt at bending back the tabs - even with heat - ...
by Ray White
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 551

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

I have always used corn head grease and it has served me and many others well.

https://www.cenex.com/~/media/cenex/fil ... h9-02.ashx
by Ray White
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Pinion diff bearing #18
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Pinion diff bearing #18

Hi Chris. My double row ball bearing literally fell apart on the bench.! Roger F says this is normal! I am currently replacing the C.W.P with a 39/8 which gives a slightly higher gearing of 4.875 : 1 - the same as the TA. You can see the result of the bearing failure on the pinion gear so to ensure ...