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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: 288

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: 288

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: 893

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: 893

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: 893

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: 893

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: 801

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: 3611

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: 801

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: 3611

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: 523

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: 619

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 ...
by Duncan M
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Sounds like the new shaft supplied with your 5 speed is fixed length. No slip yoke?
by Duncan M
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Where you get those bum springs? Something wrong with your driveshaft?
by Duncan M
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Front Axle Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: Front Axle Issues

Pic 3 almost looks like an old crack repair. Probably not? Maybe just some rust chewed on it. Interesting grinding someone did.
by Duncan M
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear spring silent block bush replacement.
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Rear spring silent block bush replacement.

Not much to it. Those Silentbloc's come as a unit. Pointless to try and rebuild it. They run about $20 ea from the usual suspects
by Duncan M
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New TC after driving cooling water boiling
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: New TC after driving cooling water boiling

New? If you overfill the radiator it will boil some out after it warms up and you shut off the engine, the first time. Quite often XPAG overheating caused by distributor advance not working right. Easy to check with a timing light. ;)
by Duncan M
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Front springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: TC Front springs.

Yes, you would only want to wrap them after they were fully greased inside and out.
by Duncan M
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Front springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: TC Front springs.

For a bit different perspective on preserving leaf springs, see the first article here-- http://ttypes.org/ttt2/?s=leaf+springs&submit=Search An old hot-rodder trick to keep the grease in and weather out is to wrap the leaf spring assembly in Denso tape. Same effect as a leather gaiter. If you wrap ...
by Duncan M
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 943

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

SteveW's idea of mixing graphite with grease is popular. Some prefer silicone grease. More than a few people think the whole notion of the teflon sheets is rubbish, as they do nothing to repel/displace water and dirt.