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by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MGTF performance issue
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: MGTF performance issue

Have you checked all the fuel lines to see if there is a blockage anywhere. I once had a tiny piece of rubber from a fuel line that was caught in the top of one of the SUs. The result was the me as you are having.
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC steering wheel installation
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: TC steering wheel installation

There is also a snap ring on the column which should be off before trying to put the steering wheel back on. It should slide on easily and then the ring goes back on after installation. You have to take the centre plate off the steering wheel to access the snap ring.
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: non start when hot.
Replies: 3
Views: 483

non start when hot.

Came back from a long run Sunday (About 45 miles) in TC 7440 and backed into the driveway, shut the car off to open the garage door and empty the car of jackets and other gear. Got back in the car and it would not start. Pushed it into the garage and tried again, nothing. About fifteen minutes later...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Aluminum Instrument Panel?
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Aluminum Instrument Panel?

Yes! A good friend made one for his td in exactly the same shape as the original but was able to szqyeeze ib a few more items. I don't recall what they were. He made it out of about 3/16" aluminum and gave it an engine turn finish. It looked quite nice. He is gone but the car was TC 5050 if you coul...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TC starting problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: MG TC starting problem

Rotors, especially later one, are known to fail. Try a new one and look in your magazines etc. for one of the "red" bakalite rotors. Better quality. Also try a new coil I have had these go bad a few times over the last 54 years. Sometimes the car will start cold but go bad when warm. This is a sign ...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: LHD to RHD conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Re: LHD to RHD conversion

Why the change? and where are you finding the parts for the conversion??
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: What`s missing?
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Re: What`s missing?

Most likely a bracket for a spare can of oil. Duckhams came in the bottle type cans and this is likely what it was for. This was a period accessory not a factory item. There were also sparkplug holders and trouble lights and others.
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: tc exu wiring diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: tc exu wiring diagram

The later edition(paperback) of the MG workshop Manual has EXU wiring diagram on pg507. This is available from several of the MG parts dealers
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC floorboards
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Re: TC floorboards

All of the TCs I have worked on (many) all had the angle piece you are referring to. If the floorboards have been replaced thy could have been left off.
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC identification
Replies: 48
Views: 11873

Re: TC identification

The TC gearbox should bolt right up to the TD block. I have a spare TD block and have used it from time to time. The engine in the car now is a TF 1500 xpeg block and the gearbox also bolts right up. Yes you have to pull timing gears and change the front bearer plate on either TD or TF1500 block. I ...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG T Type Gearboxes
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: MG T Type Gearboxes

The TC, TD, TF Gearboxes are interchangeable as far as bolting up to the back of the block. The thing you have to watch out for is the ring gear on the flywheel. The TC, TD, TF starters are different and the right flywheel gear has to be with the right starter. Without looking it up it is the flywhe...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC 5768
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

TC 5768

I was talking to an old friend recently and we were discussing a trip we took in 1968 in his TC. I asked him if he had any idea of where his car is now. He did not and I thought it would be interesting to see if any members on the list could help. His car was TC5768 and was last known in the Buffalo...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: TC Help!

Unless someone has rewired the car the ignition must be on for the brake lights to work. Otherwise look for a bad ground. Try grounding the headlight bucket with another wire to a good ground.
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Front tire shimmies
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: Front tire shimmies

All ot the items mentioned should be checked but eventually you should also check your toe in. I believe the brown book lists the toe in a 3/16. Make up some sort of measuring device and check and then roll the car a few feet forward and then back to check again. If your wheels have any "wobble" thi...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hub to half shaft weld broken
Replies: 22
Views: 6108

Re: Hub to half shaft weld broken

R. Michell is right. There could be more damage than first seen. There is a bushing pressed into the back axle that the axle shaft runs in that could be damaged as well as the bearing carrier. Be sure to check the bearing carrier and big bearing that no damage has happened. The bearing should be a p...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hub to half shaft weld broken
Replies: 22
Views: 6108

Re: Hub to half shaft weld broken

I purchased mine from Bob Grunau in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada but I believe they are available elsewhere. You could get by with a used unit for a bit but after fussing with it for some time before I knew the true solution, I would still go with the new hubs and shafts. Best of luck, beautiful car!
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hub to half shaft weld broken
Replies: 22
Views: 6108

Re: Hub to half sheet weld broken

It looks to me that some previous owner has welded the halfshaft (axle) to the hub and now the weld has broken. The oil comes through the splines on the halfshaft into the hub because the halfshaft and hub are both worn which is why you get wobble and the reason for welding it in the first place. I ...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC overheating a repeating topic, sorry!
Replies: 25
Views: 8468

Re: TC overheating a repeating topic, sorry!

There was a tech article in the Sacred Octagon about ten or fifteen years ago about clogged water passages on the carburetor side of the block. If I recall you had to take out the freeze plugs on the boss that is just under the carbs on the block. With some sort of wire or ice pick of some sort ther...
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Pedal shaft removal
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Re: TC Pedal shaft removal

When you do get it apart you might think about installing grease fittings on the pedals whee the shaft passes through. Drill and tap the pedal and then a small hole in the bushing. I did this with my car and just give them a quick shot when ever I grease the car.
by Clifford Jay Lockrow
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Installing bushings on the rearend
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Re: Installing bushings on the rearend

Which bushings are you refering to. The ones the rear axle rides on in the hub or the bubber bushings on the ends of the springs???