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by antijam
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: hood (soft top) replacement TA
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: hood (soft top) replacement TA

ibertie wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:42 am
@antijam
How did you fastener the webbing to the frame in the middle ?
Thanks
Ian
I fixed the webbing to the two middle bows with 3/16" dia. 'big head' pop rivets....
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....which seems to work well and minimises the protrusion of a fastener head.
by antijam
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: hood (soft top) replacement TA
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: hood (soft top) replacement TA

I found this helpful (with a few reservations) when fitting a new hood to my TC. It is though for a TA.
by antijam
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC gas tank from Moss
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: TC gas tank from Moss

I bought a Moss tank for my restoration and wasn't impressed with the quality. A lot of filler was needed to obtain a smooth profile to the back surface before painting, but the main problem was the filler neck. This was very crudely formed to provide the lugs for fitting the fuel cap. I found it im...
by antijam
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Re-chroming a TC.
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Re-chroming a TC.

Going back through my files I find that S&T back in 2015 charged me £1591.20 to repair and rechrome the TC radiator shell, the headlamp bowls and rims, the windscreen parts, the radiator cap, the handbrake lever (I managed to dismantle it) and the mirror. They repaired the rad shell where it was wor...
by antijam
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Re-chroming a TC.
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Re-chroming a TC.

A couple of others, Derby Plating Services in - you guessed it - Derby, and S&T Electroplate in Yate, near Bristol. Both produce top quality chrome plating and both are expensive. Contact them for a quote, but they'll probably want to see the parts before giving a firm price. S&T are very helpful if...
by antijam
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 16 inch front wheels on a TC
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: 16 inch front wheels on a TC

Could be a camber problem rather than toe-in. Radials fitted to a car designed for cross plys usually require less camber.
by antijam
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: A record?
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: A record?

Nice work! Makes me feel a 'little' better; My car came off the road in 1964 for a rebuild, and the mechanics were completed but body was way out. Along I come in 1999 thinking it would take a few years, and I am just now nailing the last of the nails in the right side backboard to completion. I me...
by antijam
Sat May 30, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Test fit of bonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Test fit of bonnet

This thread may be of some help. When fitting mine I initially found it impossible to get a proper alignment of the bonnet side hinge with the cowl edge on the body. It turned out that the rubber section (obtained from Moss) was too thick. Fitting a thinner section from Brown & Gammons sorted the p...
by antijam
Fri May 29, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: A record?
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: A record?

Thank you for your generous comments guys. For Sunday afternoon drives I'm not sure the 16" wheels are ideal. These came with the car and I had intended to revert to 19"'s, but after a sobering check on the amount of money already spent I decided they'd have to wait for the lottery win. The colour s...
by antijam
Thu May 28, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: A record?
Replies: 8
Views: 706

A record?

Back in 1966 as a callow youth I invested what was to me at the time, the considerable sum of £145 in the car of my dreams - an MG TC. Despite my lack of mechanical expertise it didn't take me long to realise I had been sold a pup. Whilst mobile, it was obvious that TC6468 had led a very hard life. ...
by antijam
Thu May 14, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC sidescreens
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: TC sidescreens

.....One thing I can see though is that the top strip you have fitted doesnt have sufficient bend/curve. This enables you to force the 2 vertical (almost) pieces closer to the corners. It will not be perfect and there is little allowance to shift anything closer because of the existing holes in the...
by antijam
Thu May 14, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC sidescreens
Replies: 5
Views: 542

TC sidescreens

I've just recovered my original sidescreen frames with covers from Moss and finished them with spoon ended 'chrome' strips. The strips on the front screens butt together fairly well but those on the rears are short - so much so thsat they will not retain the two end fixing bolts. screens.jpg I've qu...
by antijam
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: tc exu wiring diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: tc exu wiring diagram

Dougt Pelton has one online. Not coloured but has a colour key. See here.
by antijam
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Door to metal spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 2175

Re: Door to metal spacing

The gaps on my car vary from 0.9mm to 1.6mm....
Gap.jpg
This is on a new fully panelled Hutson tub after painting, where I have to say the door fit is excellent. The doors open cleanly with no scuffing of the body paint.
by antijam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC floorboards
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Re: TC floorboards

Thanks for the feedback guys - looks like I need a new angle. ;)
by antijam
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC floorboards
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

TC floorboards

The original floorboards of my TC have a steel angle section 1" x 1" x 13" long screwed on one flange to their rear extremity, the other flange being screwed to rear bulkhead where it meets the floor. 1-P1320042.JPG I can find no reference to this part in any lists or manuals and I'm wondering if it...
by antijam
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Moss seats for TC
Replies: 22
Views: 6285

Re: Moss seats for TC

Thanks to all who responded to my original query. From your replies I deduce that while the trim Moss supplies is not up to the erstwhile standard of Mike Collingburn it provides an acceptable finish for those not aspiring to top Concours honours. The side discussion on colour matching and originali...
by antijam
Wed May 30, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Moss seats for TC
Replies: 22
Views: 6285

Moss seats for TC

I'm preparing to buy fully trimmed seat assemblies for my TC restoration. Moss supply them in a 'Honey tan' which is a non-standard colour, but which complements my non-standard paint finish. The original seats came in 'early' and 'late' types, differing in the extent to which the fluting covers the...
by antijam
Fri May 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Primer paint for a long project
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: Primer paint for a long project

I had a similar problem, needing to protect bare metal panels during initial 'dry' assembly before disassembling and storing prior to professional re-finishing. 1-P1280254.JPG My solution was to coat all bare surfaces with Davids Zinc 182 , partly sprayed since I have a compressor, but also crudely ...
by antijam
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hood er Bonnet gasket fastiner
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Hood er Bonnet gasket fastiner

Coincidentally I've just fitted mine... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/793/26707640157_3cc2382d6b_b.jpg I used 20mm stainless steel panel pins (probably a few more than strictly necessary).... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/870/26707638237_129f8647de_z.jpg To get the rubber to sit evenly I found it ...