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by Norman Tuck
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 131
Views: 15166

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

Hi Franz, You seem to share my interest in applying 21st century technology to the MG TC. Here are some things I have done to my TC: Note that these applications require the conversion of your car to negative ground. Self-Cancelling turn signals using illuminated push buttons. I used an existing ele...
by Norman Tuck
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Old topic on tub construction but new for me
Replies: 18
Views: 2035

Re: Old topic on tub construction but new for me

Is the drawing provided by Richard Michell available for download on-line with a higher resolution? A link? Or is an already printed-out version available for sale? Where?

Thanks, Norman
by Norman Tuck
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Steering box
Replies: 29
Views: 3884

Re: TC Steering box

I'll bite. Check out the June 18, 2017 posting on this site for a discussion of converting to a VW steering box. A very common, yet controversial, solution to TC steering gearbox problems. A nice, easy to install conversion kit is available at http://mwthemachineshop.com/vwvsbc . Worked on my car. G...
by Norman Tuck
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Using Pertronics in the TC
Replies: 10
Views: 2548

Re: Using Pertronics in the TC

I have had a Pertronix negative ground ignition in my TC for many years, and it has been working fine. No complaints. I don't know what a D2A distributer is, but I believe that my distributer is stock for my 1949 TC (6864). I got it from Moss USA, which still has them in their most recent catalog. T...
by Norman Tuck
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

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

I installed Alfin style drums made by Bob Grunau, and they improved the braking remarkably. I believe that the original drums are made of steel that "polishes up" The Gruanu drums are aluminum alloy with cast iron inserts that do not become polished. I also installed the softest linings that my brak...
by Norman Tuck
Tue May 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Rear Brakes and Hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: TC Rear Brakes and Hubs

I did what Steve S. did, and agree with him about the both the half shafts and spindles.
However, my right side axle still leaked after the installation, but now seems to have fixed itself??? I neglected to grease the oil seal.

Norman
by Norman Tuck
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Differential housing
Replies: 22
Views: 5789

Re: TC Differential housing

I mistakenly put a breather above the diff. and the ring gear shot oil out of the breather. I had to plug it .
Again, follow the instructions on TATerry's "Pumpkin Time" article at http://www.mg-tabc.org/library/diff.htm , which covers the topic well.
Norman Tuck
by Norman Tuck
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Differential housing
Replies: 22
Views: 5789

Re: TC Differential housing

The entire flange with the ring of holes for bolt that attach the entire pumpkin to the housing needs to be made thinner because the half shaft centers fall a little behind the centers of the spiders. Unfortunately, because the alloy flange becomes thin, it is necessary to have a steel ring made tha...
by Norman Tuck
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Differential housing
Replies: 22
Views: 5789

Re: TC Differential housing

Hi Tim, If you expect to cruise above 60 MPH, I suggest that you take this as an opportunity to improve the drivability of your TC by changing the differential ratio. I am very pleased with having converted to a Morris 4.55. Information about the change can be found in Terry Sander's article, "Pumpk...
by Norman Tuck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MGTC battery charging
Replies: 16
Views: 3655

Re: MGTC battery charging

Turn on the headlights and see if the lights get brighter when you rev the engine.
by Norman Tuck
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley Oil Seal Replacement.
Replies: 22
Views: 6144

Crankshaft Pulley Oil Seal Replacement.

My crankshaft pulley oil seal (modern "lip seal") is leaking. Is there room to remove the pulley and replace the seal without removing the radiator, engine, etc.? Any hints?
Thanks, Norman
by Norman Tuck
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Half Shaft Fit
Replies: 8
Views: 2392

Re: Half Shaft Fit

A convincing explanation. Thanks Steve.
Norman T.
by Norman Tuck
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Half Shaft Fit
Replies: 8
Views: 2392

Re: Half Shaft Fit

This leads me to wonder why the fit at the hub end needs to be so tight, since both ends of the half-shaft transmit the same amount of torque. Is it because the hub end needs to keep the shaft from lateral slippage? Why did they not just use a pin, clip, or set screw instead of such a tight fit? Or,...
by Norman Tuck
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Anyone here done the VW Steering box converstion?
Replies: 15
Views: 3560

Re: Anyone here done the VW Steering box converstion?

I installed a Bud Silvers conversion on TC/6864 about 5 years ago. I am very pleased with the quality, the ease of installation and the ultimate handling of the car. The kit does not provide a collapsible steering column, but I accept that driving a TC is inherently dangerous. I believe that Bud has...
by Norman Tuck
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: A viable alternative to the stock shock bushings
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

Re: A viable alternative to the stock shock bushings

I have used a hose clamp to compress the bushings for insertion. Works great.
by Norman Tuck
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Gauges
Replies: 14
Views: 5089

Re: TC Gauges

I had my clock rebuilt by Jaguar Clocks (jaguarclock.com). $75. It has been keeping accurate time for about three years.
Norman
by Norman Tuck
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Oil Pump Priming
Replies: 11
Views: 5527

Re: Oil Pump Priming

I purchased flexible oil lines from a provider on the list and had the same results, lower oil pressure. I blew through the lines and realized that they had more resistance than the steel lines. The new lines had a smaller internal diameter which restricted the flow. I did not feel comfortable runni...
by Norman Tuck
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Possible modifications to your car
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Re: Possible modifications to your car

Here are some additional mods: Alfin brake drums (I believe essential) Grunau version. Conversion to negative ground to use modern accessories. Larger or auxiliary brake lights, often a large LED behind (or in front of) the spare tire. I believe that the combination oil pressure / temp gage is not o...
by Norman Tuck
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: My single carburetter TC
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: My single carburetter TC

This may be of interest to you. My TC suffered from vapor lock. The usual; the engine would not restart on a hot day unless I waited for the carbs to cool off. I made some shields from a pattern that I found on the web, and they made things worse. I tried putting TF plastic spacers between the manif...
by Norman Tuck
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Floorboards
Replies: 9
Views: 2931

Re: Floorboards

I just cut new ones out of 1/2" or 3/8" MARINE plywood, and painted them with black rustolium. I used a jug saw and traced the old ones as a pattern. I rounded over the edges with a router. It was pretty quick and easy and the marine plywood may be better than what Moss supplies.