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by Steve Simmons
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: TC Tub
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: TC Tub

I you were closer then I'd be interested. It's much better than what I'm starting with.
by Steve Simmons
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Floorboards Diagram?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: TC Floorboards Diagram?

Send it in (with his permission) and we will post it in the technical section. Most people here seem to not be on Facebook.
by Steve Simmons
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Compression Ratios, rebores and head skimming
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Compression Ratios, rebores and head skimming

Maybe a thick head gasket would be enough? I'm running 9.1:1 with no issues. Good driveability and runs on mid or high test fuel equally well in most situations. Solid copper gaskets come in double thickness. That would give you back just a little over 1mm of thickness back.
by Steve Simmons
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Clutch and brake pedal assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Clutch and brake pedal assembly

Hi Tim, the spring goes against the pedal, then the washer and finally the pin. Put the split pin in first, then insert through the frame and install the washer, spring and brake pedal as the pin comes through. Then assemble the other side. Sorry I don't have a better photo handy.
by Steve Simmons
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Member's Cars
Topic: Paint colour
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Paint colour

I think it's a personal choice really, but I've never been a fan of anything metallic. I also don't like orange, or orangey reds. Not crazy about yellow either. I saw a silver car once that didn't look bad. There's a very dark blue TC in our club that looks great, and also a Bugatti blue that's real...
by Steve Simmons
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Master cylinder.
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Master cylinder.

I've heard of people converting to VW master cylinders and running extra lines for a dual circuit system, but never seen a TD MC mounted. They're bigger and heavier but basically do the same thing so I don't see a real advantage. Can your MC not be rebuilt? A rebuild kit is cheap.
by Steve Simmons
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Coil polarity question..
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Coil polarity question..

Wiring the coil backwards will slightly reduce its efficiency, but I've never head of it causing the coil to heat up more. If you want to experiment, you can reverse the leads and see how it goes. The coil won't care. But it's true that standard coils these days are made for negative ground. There's...
by Steve Simmons
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: TC Engine parts wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: TC Engine parts wanted

Perhaps you're looking for a vintage one, but in case you haven't seen their offerings yet, Moss Motors sells a kit as does Tom Lange. They aren't chap of course.
by Steve Simmons
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC sump baffles
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: TC sump baffles

I've heard of a couple people coming up with a supposedly improved baffle but I can't remember who. My first thought would be to give Manley Ford a call. Or any of the other racer types. The TC does have a tendency to starve itself of oil in extreme left turns. Or there is this from W.F.K. Wood... T...
by Steve Simmons
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hey, There's a TC in my garage
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Hey, There's a TC in my garage

I think you're right, those photos would scare the average person. But I'm envious! I can't wait until 9849 gets to that point. Very nice job, sir! :thumbs:
by Steve Simmons
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Steering Wheel and seat bases
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Steering Wheel and seat bases

Nice work! I also seem to remember that they are BA, although after so much time someone could have forced a different thread into it.
by Steve Simmons
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC gas tank from Moss
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: TC gas tank from Moss

SCM is Sports Car Metalworks. I was just being lazy typing. Same link as Chris provided above. Last time I had dealings with them, it was owned by Michael Beakhouse. The email still uses his name but it appears they have changed hands. I don't know who makes Doug's tanks but he generally has high qu...
by Steve Simmons
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Charging rate?
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Charging rate?

These may help: http://www.mg-tabc.org/library/lucas_check_charging.pdf (by Al Moss, 1981) http://www.mg-tabc.org/library/lucas_generator_and_control_box_tests.pdf (Factory manual) 10 Amps won't kill your battery so long as the regulator is working properly and reduces current to the battery when it...
by Steve Simmons
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Just when you think it's safe to go back into the water....
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Just when you think it's safe to go back into the water....

Permatex makes it. The black stuff is what I use. It comes in 1-minute and 90-minute versions. The aerosol can is really useful and makes it super easy to apply just the right bead. It also doesn't dry out in storage, although the nozzle can get plugged after a while so you have to clear that before...
by Steve Simmons
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC gas tank from Moss
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: TC gas tank from Moss

Although I prefer original panels whenever possible, I've always thought that if I needed one, I might buy a stainless unit from SCM. I have a stainless tank in my '67 BGT that was installed 50 years ago and has been in daily use for well over 100K miles, and it still literally looks brand new insid...
by Steve Simmons
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Just when you think it's safe to go back into the water....
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Just when you think it's safe to go back into the water....

Yes, I've used it, just not on core plugs because mine don't leak. But I know others whose plugs do leak and have used all sorts of products with mixed results. I use Right Stuff on all other areas of the cooling system - thermostat, elbow, rear plate, etc and it works marvelously, on both pressuriz...
by Steve Simmons
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC 5 speed box
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: TC 5 speed box

No, you didn't mis-speak. As noted I suspected it was a misunderstanding of words, and it was. What you're meaning to say is that with a higher ratio, one must accelerate with more gusto than an equivalent TC using lower gearing. I was reading it as requiring higher RPMs to keep pace at a given spee...
by Steve Simmons
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC 5 speed box
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: TC 5 speed box

The pumpkin mod on the Morris unit actually raises the ratio, so you rev LOWER than stock at a given speed, not higher. Or maybe I misunderstood the previous post. Max HP on a stock engine is at 5200 RPM, but max torque is much lower. Of course this data goes out the window if running a non-stock ca...
by Steve Simmons
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Just when you think it's safe to go back into the water....
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Just when you think it's safe to go back into the water....

Considering the system has zero pressure, I find it rare that I have to use any kind of sealer on the plugs. If a block has pits then I may use a tiny smear. Two products I've used with good results are Locktite sleeve retainer (usually only on pressurized systems) and a small smear of Permatex Righ...
by Steve Simmons
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC 5 speed box
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: TC 5 speed box

Using a Morris pumpkin may end up the cheapest but I'm not sure it's the easiest. Machining is required on the pumpkin housing. Likely easier to simply put higher gearing in the existing TC pumpkin. A stock TC can easily run 4.875 and a hopped-up engine can do well with 4.625.