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by Steve Simmons
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: lettering TC Instrument panel
Replies: 13
Views: 2900

Re: lettering TC Instrument panel

I've never seen any stick-on labels that looked good to me. In fact I left mine without labels at all because I dislike stickers so much. But to answer your question, I think the second attempt looks much better than the first. The less clear stuff the better. Another option would be to have a vinyl...
by Steve Simmons
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rebuilding TC5560
Replies: 199
Views: 38964

Re: Rebuilding TC5560

Not an unreasonable modification. NIce job.
by Steve Simmons
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA water pump lubricant
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: MG TA water pump lubricant

It sounds like you have a later engine with the oiler. The factory specifies engine oil for this location. The earlier ones used Duckham's H.B.B. grease.
by Steve Simmons
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: So during this enforced confinement in the UK...............
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: So during this enforced confinement in the UK...............

I just got a package of parts from the UK, so I'm moving forward on TC9849's restoration. This week is focusing on the front axle. I'm also doing a front suspension rebuild on the Healey.
by Steve Simmons
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: outer body irons, TA v TC?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: outer body irons, TA v TC?

I don't have the answer, but the TA body is 1.5" narrower than the TC so it's possible that there are differences.
by Steve Simmons
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Reset "trip" mileage -- How?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Reset "trip" mileage -- How?

I just went out and double checked my memory. Pull down and turn clockwise (as viewed from underneath) to reset. Pull down and turn counterclockwise to increase mileage. It's possible the little gear on the reset knob isn't aligned properly with the gear it's supposed to engage. Or it's spinning on ...
by Steve Simmons
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 167
Views: 23092

Re: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...

cdrolshagen wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:32 pm
without this jig it is not possible to press the link arm into the rubber bush,
It is possible, just not easy. I've done it a few times and hated it each time! I have 8 shocks to do soon so this time I'll make a jig.
by Steve Simmons
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 167
Views: 23092

Re: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...

Very nice. I've been planning to build a jig to hold the link arm. Now that I see yours, it gives me a good idea on how to do it. Without a jig like that it's really hard to get the link into the shock arm bushing.
by Steve Simmons
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 167
Views: 23092

Re: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...

Try uploading to YouTube. Then when you post the link here, the video will automatically appear.
by Steve Simmons
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TA map lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: TA map lamp

The cover just pulls off. There are a couple detents at the base which keep it in place.
by Steve Simmons
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 167
Views: 23092

Re: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...

Removing the shocks is easy. Replacing the rubber is not. Two bolts hold the shock in place on the chassis. And one nut for the link arm.
by Steve Simmons
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: This is what my TC is in it's dreams
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: This is what my TC is in it's dreams

Nothing sucks fuel faster than my MGC. :wtf:

Tom, my old neighbor had a brass era Fiat with a Sopwith Camel engine. It would do a reported 140MPH, although he wasn't brave enough to test that.
by Steve Simmons
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: This is what my TC is in it's dreams
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: This is what my TC is in it's dreams

Fantastic car, but probably hard to take on an extended tour! ;)
by Steve Simmons
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: To Shave or Not To Shave? (the Cylinder Head)
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: To Shave or Not To Shave? (the Cylinder Head)

It's been a while but I seem to remember numbers around 125 for stock and I think mine at 9.1:1 tests about 145 or so. My head is not skimmed, but I have high top pistons. I think with the high tops and a head skimmed 30 thou it was around 165. These numbers are purely from long term memory so I cou...
by Steve Simmons
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: King pin lubrication
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: King pin lubrication

There is a lubrication chart in the TC manual. I've attached a copy. Hopefully you can read it. (Click for larger)
Here's another source: http://www.tcmotoringguild.org/techinfo ... _check.pdf
by Steve Simmons
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: To Shave or Not To Shave? (the Cylinder Head)
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: To Shave or Not To Shave? (the Cylinder Head)

Assuming the cam is timed correctly, ignition timing is good (should be around 7-degees BTDC), valves aren't too loose and everything else in order, then raising the compression would be the most economical way to make additional power. However since uncut heads aren't exactly growing on trees anymo...
by Steve Simmons
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 167
Views: 23092

Re: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...

If they are the same as TC, I usually buy them from Moss Motors or from FTFU. Installing is very difficult. Moss sells a tool which helps make it easier, but it still is not easy.
by Steve Simmons
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: King pin lubrication
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: King pin lubrication

Here's a photo.
by Steve Simmons
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Could it be that the original material was rubber coated woven cloth? Similar to the rear axle limiting straps on MGA, MGB, etc? If the rubber were to wear away then it would leave just the cloth. That could explain why the two different materials are found on seemingly unrestored cars.