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by ian theobald
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Noggin and Natter
Topic: MG TC sold
Replies: 1
Views: 506

MG TC sold

G,day folks.Im ,just advising that I no longer have my TC and to thank everyone who has helped with information along the way The main reason was it was no longer enjoyable to drive anymore. TC,s are not suitable for single lane highways that are constantly congested with B double semis thundering a...
by ian theobald
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Foot board color
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Foot board color

As far as I know ,Us cars had twin stop lights and bumper bars. Any modifications if any must of been some time ago. My headlights are Lucas 7 inch and reflectors all crazed. The green vinyl had Chrysler logo on reverse side. Some one has made an attempt at retimbering but sadly doors were way out a...
by ian theobald
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Foot board color
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Foot board color

Sorry Mathew,never noticed reply. I would of thought if car had been imported from the States would be set up with lighting etc for that area. I do know that in 80s that instruments were refurbished and seem to remember someone in the Vic MG register as having a record of my car with current motor f...
by ian theobald
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Distributor micro adjuster
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Distributor micro adjuster

Good day, I now have my TC drivable with trim installed for the front section. Just before my car went in for paint repair my distributor was re fitted after being overhauled but was only timed for TDC. The micro adjuster was wound to O markings . Problem is when winding to advance there is slop all...
by ian theobald
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Foot board color
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Foot board color

My TC is a very late 49 model and is body colour both sides
by ian theobald
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Front trim question
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Front trim question

So far this is what have achieved. Once complete hope to have paint repaired to guards and running boards but Mrs warns me to get some use out of the car. I've checked the fit of rear panels and are a much better fit. As you can see I'll need to remove front passenger side kick panel and remove some...
by ian theobald
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Front trim question
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Front trim question

Thanks.in regards to the inner bits of hidem,just pull the plastic out a bit say 5 mm and snip off and push back in and then glue together. I have read that originally off cut was folded over behind trim but in my case snipped off at door wedge before reading book I haddoes not mater as barely notic...
by ian theobald
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Front trim question
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Front trim question

Good day .I now have dash fitted and piping down to rear bottom corners of body rub I just want to know if the front trim panels overlap timber running down from engine bulkhead panel. In my case the trim meets just in front and does not over lap. I can always fit a couple of right angle brackets to...
by ian theobald
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Distributor sealing
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Distributor sealing

I just had my distributor rebuilt and came back with an O ring but try as I might could not get the locating bolt through ,even pressing down hard. With the O ring removed I shone a torch at locating hole and is much like a Cotter pin hole in that distributor sits firm on machines surface and locati...
by ian theobald
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Ignition and fuel warning lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Ignition and fuel warning lamps

Good day,just an update. Fortunately in our town of Nowra we have an electronics store selling mainly TV cable fittings and electronic components for hobbyist. In there store they had the 2.5 v globes, insulated fine wire as well as led with same screw in thread but in the absence of any specific re...
by ian theobald
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Ignition and fuel warning lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Ignition and fuel warning lamps

No offence to anyone but complex made simple for me is that dash bulbs not readily available but managed to find between 3 seperate shops in my home town enough 12volt watt globes for panel lights and 2 warning lamps. I'm not sure if those 2.5volt lights are easy to get but was able to retain origin...
by ian theobald
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Ignition and fuel warning lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Ignition and fuel warning lamps

What I have found out from a retired Auto electrician in my local vintage motorcycle club is to forget about all that and make the complex simple Go and fit a 2 amp diode in series with a bit of heat shrink tubing . If it is fitted the correct way the light will illuminate but prevent current flowin...
by ian theobald
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Ignition and fuel warning lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Ignition and fuel warning lamps

Thanks.i read your post and assume bulbs are not 2.5 volt but 2.5 watts I'll have a talk to Auto electrician .as for fuel lamp ,I intend to use for indicators or high beam as even though it has a new sender has only ever come on once and was so dim could hardly see. Now is nice and bright so can run...
by ian theobald
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Ignition and fuel warning lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Ignition and fuel warning lamps

Good day. I am in the process of reviewing fitting my dash board after recovering in New vinyl that came in trim kit The wiring behind was a mess as various owners have spliced into wires over the years so have now put back as original in so far as connections. The generator warning lamp termination...
by ian theobald
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Past owner of TC 9583 xpag 10357 now 10754
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Past owner of TC 9583 xpag 10357 now 10754

Good day and happy new year I was wondering perhaps if some fellow Aussies may know some of my car's past history. I purchased about 8 yrs ago off a bloke in Maroubra and on the front badge bar was a badge belonging to a Radiography member. My car has some unique features ,one being the diff has bee...
by ian theobald
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Interior piping
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Interior piping

I also had to make the dash symmetrical as one side was a good 10mm lower on passenger side and can only guess was made to line up with the door when it was all out of shape. I have cut bottoms to align flush with metal dash sides and with piping folded around fits snugly against both doors leather ...
by ian theobald
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Interior piping
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Interior piping

Happy new years eve to everyone. Work has been a bit slow lately due to the constant hot and humid weather but now have door trims fitted. Has been a chore to get this far as had no end of problems getting door locks to fully latch and door check rods to not interfere when opening or closing What I ...
by ian theobald
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Door trim piping
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Door trim piping

Thanks for the excellent photos Its exactly how I have fitted cutting piping off at top edge of door at the rear I hope to push rope cord in a bit at end and glue piping together not that its really noticeable I have completed drivers door and once door check sorted out on the passenger side will st...
by ian theobald
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Nuts and bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Nuts and bolts

Good day I know these are not original but as I intend at a later stage to remove running boards and rear guards to have painted I have chosen to fit what are called lug bolts so that can refit everthing back as it was. When I had body tub painted it took only an hour or so to remove these guards et...
by ian theobald
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Door trim piping
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Door trim piping

Good day again. Now that my car is back and all guards ,bonnets fitted Im now ready to fit trim. I thought I may as well tack the leather piping around the top of doors. Problem I have is there is only just enough clearance for the front section asuming it starts or finishes at edge of door mechanis...