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by Tom Wilson
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Radiator top and bottom hose size
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Radiator top and bottom hose size

Chris, your message didn’t go through. Resend to Kimber0251 at gmail.com
Tom
by Tom Wilson
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Radiator top and bottom hose size
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Radiator top and bottom hose size

Chris -
Top hose inlet pipe is 2.1875" (2-3/16); bottom outlet hose pipe is 1.125" (1-1/8).

I've got 4 radiators on the shelf - 2 rebuilt for TC0279 & TC2040, 2 spares that need to go to good homes.

Tom Wilson
by Tom Wilson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Q-type
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: TC Q-type

How about having Steve Gilbert make you a TC tub? Pretty good work, one of the more accurate, and reasonable in price.
If you don’t have his contact info (he is in Egham TW20 8HD) let me know
by Tom Wilson
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 30 mph light
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: 30 mph light

I studied Specification 259 to research this question - what TCs had the Thirtilite. Details are below, but here is the synopsis: All General production and Home market cars had the 30 Lite with matching Speedo. Cars made under the EXR, EXR/K, and EXU were made with two map lights and Speedometer wi...
by Tom Wilson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Tom, all factory photos I’ve seen (except one) have rubber as the bonnet rest material.
Tom Wilson
by Tom Wilson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Shape is the same. TA through mid TC radiator shells had a flat flange where the webbing is woven through for the bonnet rest. Mid to late TCs had that edge corrugated, my guess was to improve strength. I have no idea when the change was made.
Tom Wilson
by Tom Wilson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: TC Paint color

Info in this file on our website:
http://www.mg-tabc.org/special-files/mg ... s-v2.1.pdf

I don’t know the accuracy of the color codes.
I suggest contacting Tom Metcalf at Safety Fast Restoration in Mansfield Ohio. He knows all the proper color codes.
Tom Wilson
by Tom Wilson
Sun May 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: convertible top: C to A
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: convertible top: C to A

The size and shape of the three rear tub rails are the same on a late TA, TB, and TC. The windscreen size and location is the same on all three midgets. The tub size variations n is the distance between the edge of the tub between the door hinges, and it isn’t 4 inches as reported in the press revie...
by Tom Wilson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rebuilding an SU carburettor
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Rebuilding an SU carburettor

I highly recommend Buren, the SU people, near Salisbury. They’ve done two TC sets and a VA set for me, and I was most pleased with their work.

Tom Wilson
TC0273, TC0279, TC2040, TC5147, and a bunch of other MGs
by Tom Wilson
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Old topic on tub construction but new for me
Replies: 18
Views: 2038

Re: Old topic on tub construction but new for me

Michael, all the tubs for TCs were built at Morris Bodies Branch in Coventry, one of the divisions of The Nuffield Organisation, the parent company of MG. Wood parts were cut on shapers using template guides. For assembly, standard jigs were used, both for subassembly and final assembly of the tub. ...
by Tom Wilson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4010

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Factory photos I have (mine are all very high res digital copies of glass negatives) that the engine tag shows in all have the same type of octagonal tag with the round tag dot added in the center. These photos include the first TC (TC0251), a photo of Reg Toplish preparing an engine to install into...
by Tom Wilson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Foot board color
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Foot board color

Matthew, that photo of Cecil Wheeler assembling the dash (the term MG used for the bulkhead) was taken in spring 1946, when the bulkhead was made at MG. They were painted a varying shade of gray-green to green-Gray, along with the foot ramp. When production of bulkhead and footramp part shifted to B...
by Tom Wilson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust manifold color
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Exhaust manifold color

There is a firm I think is located in Georgia that does aluminezed finishing on exhaust manifolds as original. Their info is in the Yahoo TABC forum, buried somewhere in the archive of messages. As to exhaust pipe and muffler originality, from factory photos it appears they were installed with a coa...
by Tom Wilson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Chassis paint color
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Chassis paint color

This information is based on my study of factory photographs taken in the 1945-49 period and my interviews with two people who worked on the TC production line in the 1940s. The simple answer to your question is everything on the chassis was painted black except for the engine and gearbox (and occas...
by Tom Wilson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2547

Re: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested

Pat, do you know what material your brake shoe linings are? Years ago I had the same problem, and solved it by changing to a much softer lining. I used Green Gripper, available through many sources. http://www.scanpac.com/cm/pdfs/tds-GGW.pdf. Personally I think it’s the best improvement you can make...
by Tom Wilson
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TC: Wiring cover (scuttle masking board) dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: MG TC: Wiring cover (scuttle masking board) dimensions

http://www.mg-tabc.org/library/MG_TC_Sc ... _Board.htm

I have the hardware available if you need it.

Tom Wilson
Kimber Creek Ltd.
Zionsville IN
Interiors and weather equipment for MMM and T Series MGs
by Tom Wilson
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC floorboards
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: TC floorboards

It is original
by Tom Wilson
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Moss seats for TC
Replies: 22
Views: 4758

Re: Moss seats for TC

Simple answer is Moss TC seats are the late type. They will serve you adequately if attention to detail and high quality aren’t your prime considerations. If you are at MG Live at Silverstone this weekend, chase me down. I can be found through the T Register or MMM stands. The longer answer from Kim...
by Tom Wilson
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC identification
Replies: 48
Views: 11102

Re: TC identification

Hi Rick - What's the chassis number stamped near the front left dumbiron? It's on the outside edge of the chassis immediately behind the dumbiron (what the spring attaches to). Sometimes hard to read as it gets filled in with paint. I attached a photo of the number from TC0273 (before its first rest...
by Tom Wilson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC parking brake handle - removing stuck release rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: TC parking brake handle - removing stuck release rod

Here are 2 photos to show the top and bottom ends of a new handbrake rod (original looks the same. The rod is threaded on both ends. The bottom end of the rod is split - originally this was splayed out a bit to provide some resistance to unscrewing. this screws into the pin at the bottom. Top end ha...