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by Duncan M
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Reset "trip" mileage -- How?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Reset "trip" mileage -- How?

I suspect your winding stem (2 piece) is being held together with shrink tubing, and not actually turning the stem part that goes into the instrument. Mine would be like that too, except I repaired it with a bit of solder. Might be a very small pin involved, but I cannot recall exactly how I did it....
by Duncan M
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 167
Views: 23090

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

Franz-
Looking good. Always best to store a car with freshly changed engine oil in it. Change the oil one drive before it will be stored. Makes a big difference, in the long run. Same goes for other oils, and the coolant mix.
by Duncan M
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: To Shave or Not To Shave? (the Cylinder Head)
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: To Shave or Not To Shave? (the Cylinder Head)

Rebuilt engine and stock low compression head? Add a supercharger and call it a day.
by Duncan M
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: King pin lubrication
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: King pin lubrication

There is an upper and lower grease fitting for kingpin. 2-
by Duncan M
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

I think it was rubber, but the surface had texture similar to a heavy canvas . Stuff "they" sell now is just rubber strips with no texture on surface.
by Duncan M
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA sump drain washer
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: MG TA sump drain washer

Recycle the old one.
by Duncan M
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 30 mph light
Replies: 25
Views: 2191

Re: 30 mph light

The EXU cars have no 30 light on the dash.
by Duncan M
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Showing an original cover on my TC with no modifications. Dipstick fits perfect, while fill cap not quite picture perfect.
by Duncan M
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Running Board and Tire Tread Gap Distance from Rear Wing
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Running Board and Tire Tread Gap Distance from Rear Wing

"Tread gap" measured as above pictures, 1 1/4" on one side and 1 1/2" on the other.
by Duncan M
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Running Board and Tire Tread Gap Distance from Rear Wing
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Running Board and Tire Tread Gap Distance from Rear Wing

It does make it easier to get the rear wheels off by jacking up the axle. Good reminder, Norman. I had some Dunlops on my wheels that were so old and hard that I had to use a sawzall to help get them off.
by Duncan M
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling

Robert, if you recall the problem getting the standard Model A tires (475/500 x 19)on the rear axle, you will remember the difficulty was the getting thickest part of the tire past the gap between hub and top part of rear wheel (fender) cutout. Deflating the tire will sometimes do the trick. The fir...
by Duncan M
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling

Those Goodriches are meant to be installed on a 3.0-3.5 inch rim. Standard TC rim is 2.5 inch. Though the actual outside width of an original TC wheel is 3.7 inch, that is not how it is measured. Doubtful anybody would suggest it OK to put such fat tires on 2.5" rims. Or have you already got 3" rims...
by Duncan M
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling

What size and brand tire is 31.4 inches? Such a tire would give you the equivalent of a 4.5:1 rear end. Interesting to note that circumference is not a stat tire makers ever mention.
by Duncan M
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling

There are online calculators where you plug in tire diameter, rpm, mph and rear end ratio. Leave one field blank and it will calculate it for you. http://www.advanced-ev.com/Calculators/TireSize/ 4.75/5.00 x 19 tires these days commonly sold for Model A's run about 30 inches diameter. There is some ...
by Duncan M
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC9849 EXU Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Re: TC9849 EXU Restoration

The casting date on my engine (10536) is "8 D9" or 8 April '49. Interesting 2 month spread for cars likely on the assembly line at the same time or one day apart.
by Duncan M
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake light switch options?
Replies: 22
Views: 4252

Re: Brake light switch options?

Brake switch arcing can be greatly reduced by using a LED type bulb, which draws much less current.
by Duncan M
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC9849 EXU Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Re: TC9849 EXU Restoration

Steve- Your car is 17 before mine. Also an EXU.
by Duncan M
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake light switch options?
Replies: 22
Views: 4252

Re: Brake light switch options?

I ended up using the original switch again, after a good cleaning and greasing. Works fine. Franz, on the TC the spring or link is attached directly to the pedal assembly, underneath the car.
by Duncan M
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MGTF performance issue
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: MGTF performance issue

Bets are on intake leaks at throttle spindles.
by Duncan M
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

But Ray, are you not concerned about upsetting the delicate TC suspension geometry? Just kidding. But seriously, if you are going to use those springs you may want to confirm they were indeed intended (spring rate) for the TC, or real close. That link Steve S supplied tells how much weight standing ...