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by Ray White
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC sump baffles
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: TC sump baffles

I am not sure what is meant by a "five quart " sump. Aren't all TC sumps the same then?
by Ray White
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC sump baffles
Replies: 5
Views: 241

TC sump baffles

While having the sump off it occurred to me that there might be a better design of baffle than the one fitted. I have seen pictures of a TD sump baffle which looks like an improvement but I would be interested if any one here has made their own. With the take up pipe to one side there seems to be li...
by Ray White
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Re-chroming a TC.
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Re-chroming a TC.

Instead of rechroming the hand brake handle I have found that a surprisingly good result can be achieved by using a piece of self adhesive chrome effect wrap. Used mainly for bodywork it is also available in small quantities on eBay. You will need to prepare the surface well to achieve the best resu...
by Ray White
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Re-chroming a TC.
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Re-chroming a TC.

Derby Plating also quoted me £500 for my TC rad shell. The chap I spoke to also said one or two things that worried me slightly but I hope they are still the best because I have had excellent work done by them in the past including a magnificent Dodge Brothers rad shell which needed panel beating an...
by Ray White
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Compression Ratios, rebores and head skimming
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Compression Ratios, rebores and head skimming

Hi Ray, I asked and they don't have the kit to measure block wall thickness. I assume that to fit the liners they would have to bore to more than +100 anyway and then going into water would not be a problem as the liner would seal it again. I guess that I could get them to try to bore to +100 and i...
by Ray White
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Compression Ratios, rebores and head skimming
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Compression Ratios, rebores and head skimming

I would be worried that +100 would risk going through to the water jacket. I believe it is possible to check the wall thickness (with the right equipment) so it might be Worth checking with your engine builder to see if he can do this. Even so, you are right at the limit. I would go for sleeving the...
by Ray White
Tue May 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Wiring Loom Fittings
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Wiring Loom Fittings

Doug Pelton also shows fuel line routing on the out side of frame. https://fromtheframeup.com/uploads/TT_AF205_TC_Fuel_Line_Routing.pdf Since you mention it, Duncan, this fuel line route - where is goes under the chassis at the back - has been bugging me ALL DAY ! Just as Doug Pelton warns, my orig...
by Ray White
Tue May 26, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Loss of water?
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Loss of water?

Norman. Sorry to hear your news. At least your crank is O.K, I have been trying to think what the "clicking" sound was? If the engine got that hot it might have tried to seize; maybe it is a broken piston ring?
by Ray White
Mon May 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Wiring Loom Fittings
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Wiring Loom Fittings

Steve - Thanks for pointing me to Roger, I'd forgotten about him. Also thanks to Chris B for directing me to FTFU tech tips. This has everything I could want to know about what is needed to fit the loom and I have also learnt that the fuel line needs to be fitted first as it runs along the same sid...
by Ray White
Mon May 25, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Wiring Loom Fittings
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Wiring Loom Fittings

Hi Steve. I am also making up my own fuel line. I have chosen Rimex Yorkshire copper tubing with a 1mm wall. It seems there is a lot of thin tubing on the market which I don't think is really suitable.. The original route for the fuel line is along the outside of the n/s chassis rail where it passes...
by Ray White
Sun May 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Wiring Loom Fittings
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Wiring Loom Fittings

Coincidentally, I am fitting a new fuel line and it seems strangely ugly how it passes under the chassis and cross member before joining the tank. Doug Pelton warns about crushing the copper pipe with a jack. I wonder if the pipe is deliberately on show so that it can be avoided when jacking up the ...
by Ray White
Sat May 23, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Unleaded Conversion??
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Unleaded Conversion??

The withdrawal of tetraethyl lead from petrol has led to a belief that ALL engines need to have their valve seats replaced with hardened inserts (Stellite) in order to prevent valve seat recession. This is not necessarily the case. Lead also helped as an anti knock agent at a time when engine develo...
by Ray White
Thu May 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: My car is too quiet!
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: My car is too quiet!

I have to say I am surprised that you find a stainless exhaust too quiet. In my experience they are usually too loud; certainly noisier than a mild steel one. I remember There was a batch of stainless steel exhausts made to the original design (at great expense!) for the Austin 7 Swallow and I bough...
by Ray White
Thu May 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Oil filter and supply lines color
Replies: 19
Views: 1026

Re: Oil filter and supply lines color

Personally, I don't feel the need to seek approval for my work.

I let others compete for the Brownie points.
by Ray White
Thu May 21, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Oil filter and supply lines color
Replies: 19
Views: 1026

Re: Oil filter and supply lines color

Don't you like chrome wheels on a TC then Chris? :lol:
by Ray White
Thu May 14, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Body Tub Finished (at last)
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Body Tub Finished (at last)

Hello Chris. You will recall I also have an Austin Swallow saloon. I had to restore the Ash frame on that car and found it difficult to say the least so I have admiration for anyone who can tackle bodywork - and get it right.!
by Ray White
Thu May 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC sidescreens
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: TC sidescreens

I can't help with your problem antifoam but I have often wished there was a source of trim that could be cut to size and mitred like the original.

Anyone know of such a source in the U.K.?
by Ray White
Wed May 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Body Tub Finished (at last)
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Body Tub Finished (at last)

Looking good, Steve.

I have those joys to come. All the body for my TC Is being outsourced except for that difficult panel which has a bit of rust but having always lived in Oz is not too bad.
by Ray White
Thu May 07, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front axle bump stop clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: TC front axle bump stop clearance

jddevel wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 4:39 am
I`m sure I`ll be corrected but I was taught that you shouldn`t "grease" springs as indicated in Duncan M. comment. Was I mis-informed?
Leaf springs have been greased by diligent owners since Adam was a lad. Any lubrication is better than none at all - if only to extend the spring's lifespan.
by Ray White
Mon May 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front axle bump stop clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: TC front axle bump stop clearance

The bump stops had long since disappeared from my TC and I have just replaced them as part of the rebuild. This thread has been a help to me and I can check out the gap tomorrow.