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by stephen stierman
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Replacement TA Batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Replacement TA Batteries

Just another thought, I am a Miata owner and have owned several of the early cars that used the AGM batteries. The original Panasonic that was supplied with these cars was very good and long lasting but this is not necessarily the case with current AGM replacement batteries which tend to be a bit fr...
by stephen stierman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: To spray or not to spray
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: To spray or not to spray

Sounds like as several have mentioned a strip down to bare metal will be needed and this requires much expensive disassembly for a really nice job of it. I would safe myself a lot of money and a more difficult sale and let it go as is.
by stephen stierman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC9849 EXU Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: TC9849 EXU Restoration

TC2911 had mostly rotten timbers other than the door frames that were very good and just a few others. If you can save the front scuttle timber that has holes drilled for the firewall location it will be helpful when you start putting things back together again. I also suggest building a new tub on ...
by stephen stierman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake light switch options?
Replies: 22
Views: 3611

Re: Brake light switch options?

I have not used Lucas switches as NAPA and the other usual auto parts stores carry this item under their own label as it is used in a number of cars. I also understand that Harley Davidson uses a silicone compatible switch as their bikes come with silicone. Might be worth investigating.
Thanks
by stephen stierman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake light switch options?
Replies: 22
Views: 3611

Re: Brake light switch options?

The type of fluid would have no effect on the switch, since the fluid never touches it. If the car has been converted to a hydraulic switch, it should still have no effect since they are compatible with all common fluids. I have hydraulic switches on three cars (MGA, MGB, MGC) all with silicon flui...
by stephen stierman
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake light switch options?
Replies: 22
Views: 3611

Re: Brake light switch options?

If you run silicone brake fluid, the leaves inside the hydraulic switch tend to tarnish and than require a lot of foot pressure before the brake lights come on. I believe you can find street rod type hydraulic switches that can be used with silicone fluid, just something to keep in mind.
by stephen stierman
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MGTF performance issue
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: MGTF performance issue

You may want to try a richer needle and see what happens, it does sound like a fuel issue.
by stephen stierman
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC9849 EXU Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: TC9849 EXU Restoration

Steve, I have purchased a couple of Morgan project cars like that, totally disassembled. The owner has the best intentions, but after fooling around with the bits for several years, realizes he is in way over his head and things just sit for years. Not something to do if you lack the skill set, the ...
by stephen stierman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC8204: Who knows a source for this large, textile.woven oil filter?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: TC8204: Who knows a source for this large, textile.woven oil filter?

It looks like Moss has a similar filter and write ups for the split type cannister filters, check their web site. Doug Pelton may have these also so check the Frame Up on line catalog.
by stephen stierman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC EXU Turn Indicators on older TCs
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: TC EXU Turn Indicators on older TCs

I have double filament bulbs in the front lamps also and double D lamps mounted low on either side of the number plate at the rear, I have installed double filament bulbs in those with an extra smaller brake light bulb as I recall. The issue is of course brightness of the lamps but also drivers over...
by stephen stierman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Front springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: TC Front springs.

I recall taking mine apart somehow and painting and greasing them also. If I had new springs that came dry, I would turn them on their sides and coat the sides with heavy oil that might seep between the leaves and not worry about it. I don't recall that greasing springs on any of my cars with this t...
by stephen stierman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder on TC
Replies: 13
Views: 697

Re: Brake Master Cylinder on TC

If you look in the Resources area of this site under brakes, Jim Buell has an article about using a VW dual chamber MC with a nice write up. My TC has a compact Wilwood single cylinder MC that I installed because the original was missing and the hanger had been cut off the chassis. It works fine and...
by stephen stierman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Brake fluid

My wife will pump the peddle, now if I could just get her to crawl under to access the rear bleeders...…..
by stephen stierman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Brake fluid

I use silicone in all my old cars and have for years. As long as you renew all the rubber parts and thoroughly clean out the old fluid it is just fine. I would use nothing else as my cars often are not used for several months during the winter and there are no problems.
by stephen stierman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear Wing (fender) position
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Rear Wing (fender) position

I find that the slight variation side to side does not affect straight line stability.
by stephen stierman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear Wing (fender) position
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Rear Wing (fender) position

One of mine is about 3/4" wider than the rear of the wing, the other a bit less so. Not surprising considering these wings did not come with this car and that all of them were pretty much made up by hand.
by stephen stierman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Q-type
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: TC Q-type

Steve, I am sorry to hear of the problems you are having getting your TC body up to snuff, this is a difficult task even when you have much experience with such matters. I built my body tub replacing individual timbers from one of the popular sources, things fit reasonably well, but all require a bi...
by stephen stierman
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

Good work!
by stephen stierman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation

Can we assume they put new cam bearings in the motor? I am reading 60lbs hot at road speed and 40 at idle and this after about 17,500 miles of driving on this engine.
by stephen stierman
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

Good plan. I made up new quarters and butt welded the elbow rail sections out of the old quarters into them, worked very nicely.