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by frenchblatter
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TC8204 now in The Netherlands - Came from a TABC Member!
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: MG TC8204 now in The Netherlands - Came from a TABC Memb

Bert, there's far more than the air that's not original. However, I have tried to keep it as it left the factory even though it has lots of repro parts. It's now done about 6000 miles since the rebuild and is really getting nice. I drive it up the raod and think " this is great". The steering is won...
by frenchblatter
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TC8204 now in The Netherlands - Came from a TABC Member!
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: MG TC8204 now in The Netherlands - Came from a TABC Memb

bert, I've copied your post above to the Yahoo email group for TABC. You may get some answers
by frenchblatter
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Whose TC
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Whose TC

JD, a chassis number or reg number may help
by frenchblatter
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: wheel cylinder TA
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: wheel cylinder TA

Slightly different part number on the NTG web site so I'm not sure.

If you're in the UK ring NTG 01473 406031 and ask Linda (or MIke).

Ed to add that I've just noticed where you are. Ring Doug Pelton at From the Frame UP
by frenchblatter
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Coast-to-Coast 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Coast-to-Coast 2020

Steve, that's no excuse. I expect to see you on our East coast at 0800 on 8th August :)

Ian, so far we have your TA, 2 TCs and 2 TDs as well as the usual Bs, Midgets, F/TFs and a TR7, oh, and an MGA. over 30 cars and we haven't had any publicity for the run yet.
by frenchblatter
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Petrol Cap
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Petrol Cap

Ray, I think a 1960s rheostat type tank unit will fit in the existing warning lamp unit. I've not measured it but the flange looks the same. You can then use the same wire that goes to the warning lamp to run the gauge.
by frenchblatter
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Engine History
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Engine History

Ian, ring me or email me at norman@frenchblat.com and I'll pop over and take a look and advice. Just for the record I was apprenticed on TCs at University Motors. (well TC's had been out of production 12 years but we still got a lot in to work on). I completey rebuilt mine after it had spent 48 year...
by frenchblatter
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Engine History
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Engine History

ibertie, I've just noticed we're almost neighbours. I'm in Royston. If you ever need a hand call me. 0741 9905 741
by frenchblatter
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

Well done Steve, that's a huge jump since I saw it a few weeks ago.
by frenchblatter
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC or TD engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: TC or TD engine?

Tom, well I was nearly right :)
by frenchblatter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Coast-to-Coast 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Coast-to-Coast 2020

I'm asking on here if any T types can join the 2020 Coast to Coast. My little TC gets lonely on its own :) Look at: http://www.lotus7news.co.uk/C2C-2020.htm for details, hotel prices will be available on MOnday so email me and I'll update you as I'm away next week and won't be able top update yhe we...
by frenchblatter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC or TD engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: TC or TD engine?

Another indication, if the sump hasn't been swapped over, is the TD has holes on both sides for the clutch rod, the TC hasn't as it's cable operated.

I have a friend in France who bought a TC from the US and the engine is a TD with a TC engine number.
by frenchblatter
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Distributor Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Distributor Problem

Paul, are you sure it's the correct pinch bolt. From memory mine has a small spindle on the end. Howver, a spring washer under the head of the bolt may improve things but from your description I doubt it.
by frenchblatter
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

Steve, when Maurice in France went to fit the two rear quarter panels as supplied by Moss he fitted one OK but the second was way out. He threw it away (literally) and selected a sheet of mild steel from his stock. He them measured and cut the sheet with his plasma cuter and proceded to fit the pane...
by frenchblatter
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear Wing (fender) position
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Rear Wing (fender) position

Steve, I thought I had your address but can't find it. Email it to me please. Thanks

norman@frenchblat.com
by frenchblatter
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear Wing (fender) position
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Rear Wing (fender) position

Steve, Friday's good. I'll be in Sheffeild between 8 and 9 so be with you at about 1030
by frenchblatter
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear Wing (fender) position
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Rear Wing (fender) position

Steve, my rear wing is level with the running board. I can pop over so you can look and measuree anything sometime next week.
by frenchblatter
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!
Replies: 27
Views: 1397

Re: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!

Chris, before you tear it apart why not run it for, say, a 100 miles and see if the water leak stops. It may be water left in the stud threads and it could dry up when all out.
by frenchblatter
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!
Replies: 27
Views: 1397

Re: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!

Chris, where did the head gasket come from? Was it a proprietry make?
by frenchblatter
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Q-type
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: TC Q-type

Steve, if it will help I can bring mine to you for comparison. Having said that I can't do next week but the Tues-Fri the following week is OK. Weekends are now fully booked until mid September.