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by Mitchman2
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Ford T-9 transmission fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Ford T-9 transmission fluid

Hi-Gear shipped 2 qts with my trans to make sure the correct type was used. They shipped SX75W-90 GL-4, Semi Synthetic.
by Mitchman2
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!
Replies: 27
Views: 2248

Re: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!

Soft washers will give you false torque due to galling. Grinding (galling) soft metal surfaces requires more turning force showing more torque at the handle than is being applied to the fasteners.

I'd leave everything as is and re-torque without any washers.
by Mitchman2
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Q-type
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: TC Q-type

I just finished my Steve Baker Q. It isn't a "kit" as we kind of know the word. The body comes as an empty shell. Many important parts are included, some are extra. Everything else is on you. Floor brackets, seat belt mounts, floors, scuttle supports.... There is a lot of fabrication to be done. I s...
by Mitchman2
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hand-Crank shaft lengths
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Hand-Crank shaft lengths

I've got 2. One is 21 3/4" (546mm) long from bend to engaged end. The other is 18 1/2" (469 mm) long.

Does anyone know what car(s) they belong to?

Thanks.
by Mitchman2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Noggin and Natter
Topic: New American driving law ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: New American driving law ?

John Grumpart doesn't exist. It's satire.

I would however like a few more Canadians to come down and show us how to use our turn signals. That would not be satire.
by Mitchman2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Volumex supercharger capacity (air movement)
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Volumex supercharger capacity (air movement)

So, I'm going to embarrass myself here a bit... Per revolution a 1250cc engine will gulp 625cc (2 power strokes) and the blower outputs 1150cc. That's almost a 2:1 ratio, blower capacity to engine capacity. Normal atmospheric pressure (at sea level) is approx 14 psi. So I should expect to see nearly...
by Mitchman2
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Volumex supercharger capacity (air movement)
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Volumex supercharger capacity (air movement)

Does anyone know the volume of air the volumex 7 rib outputs per revolution?
Stamped FAIT and 0011.
by Mitchman2
Wed May 01, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA Hood fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: MG TA Hood fitting

Wash your hands often if it's cloth.
by Mitchman2
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Question for anyone driving a lightweight (aluminum) T
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Question for anyone driving a lightweight (aluminum) T

I don't have a light weight Aluminum TC do have a TC I race that is much lighter then a stock TC. What I did was take the very bottom spring off and put in on top of the springs under the axle. Lowered the car a little and softer rear which the car needed That's clever. I was thinking about removin...
by Mitchman2
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Question for anyone driving a lightweight (aluminum) T
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Question for anyone driving a lightweight (aluminum) T

I'm building a TC "Q" Special and I've just fitted the rear axle to the leaf springs. With the car - and me - fully weighted to the springs the axle is not lifting from the frame. This car is not going to get much heavier, perhaps 50 pounds for the fenders and seats, etc. Question: did you modify th...
by Mitchman2
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Supercharger pop-off valve question.
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Supercharger pop-off valve question.

I assume these are pre-set? If not, how would you set up the spring length?
by Mitchman2
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: How to properly use the wire strap shown
Replies: 3
Views: 792

How to properly use the wire strap shown

Can anyone provide a link to show how to properly use this strap?

Thanks.
by Mitchman2
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: banjo-bolt-round-head
Replies: 10
Views: 2577

Re: banjo-bolt-round-head

Yes, gauges read best when close to the source.
by Mitchman2
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: The MG badge on supercharged cars....
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: The MG badge on supercharged cars....

I've gotten an answer. they were cut from brass sheet, silver-soldered where necessary and then chromed.
by Mitchman2
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: The MG badge on supercharged cars....
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: The MG badge on supercharged cars....

cdrolshagen wrote:Laser cut stailess steel

http://prewarmgparts.co.uk/mg-octagon-logo/p495376.html

cheers Carl
I'm fairly certain lasers were not used in the 1930's and 40s.
by Mitchman2
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: The MG badge on supercharged cars....
Replies: 4
Views: 945

The MG badge on supercharged cars....

How was the MG badge on supercharged cars made? What material?

This is being reproduced very nicely, but I'm pretty sure they weren't laser-cut stainless.

Does anyone know?

Thanks.
by Mitchman2
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Pertronix - motor will not stop running when key tunred off
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: Pertronix - motor will not stop running when key tunred

You are still detonating fuel. Try leaning the mixture and cooler plugs to shed heat and eliminate a hot spot.

Not all plugs are equal. Some are designed to stay hotter than others. A hot plug can cause run-on (dieseling).
by Mitchman2
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG Crank
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: XPAG Crank

Time for a new crank. Steve Baker sent a brand new one to me in North Carolina for about $1850.00US. It arrived in 4 days.
by Mitchman2
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Looking for a BOOST gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Looking for a BOOST gauge

I'm building a supercharged TC Q Special (I found a body-less chassis) and need a Boost gauge that is or looks period. I've got a bunch of gauges coming from Smiths for the rest, but they offer a Turbo gauge that reads in bars rather than pounds. Are there any places in the UK that might have this? ...
by Mitchman2
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Need help with gauge needles
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Need help with gauge needles

Franz, your English is fine.... better than my German.

I think I may have found a solution. I'm going to find clock hands that look right.

I have done etching and silvering. It's quite fussy and a challenge, by very rewarding when it works.