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by frenchblatter
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:16 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)

I stand corrected. Sorry chaps, ben a long time since I did a compression test (even though I have a tester!)
by frenchblatter
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:22 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)

I doubt you'd notice much difference betwen the standard CR and a higher one. If you do the test using the method of throttle wide open and three turns of the engine (to ensure one of the strokes is a compression stroke)
by frenchblatter
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:17 am
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)

I use 10 degrees BTDC ignition timing on mine (instead of the book TDC)
by frenchblatter
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:57 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)

Won't do any harm skimming (we don't shave on this side of thE pond) to raise the CR however research how much you can take off before the valves hit the pistons.
by frenchblatter
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC gearbox advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

OK, NTG in the UK have the shafts but not the forks. If you have an engineering company near you they can build up the bronze on the forks and machine them to the correct size. I'll check a few other sorces and let you know if I find any.
by frenchblatter
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC gearbox advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Stephen, I'm sure I got forks when I rebuilt my gearbox. I'll check and report back. Out of interest wher are you, I'm near Barnsley UK
by frenchblatter
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Kingpin replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: TC Kingpin replacement

John, the car is going up for sale in the spring. I'll miss it, 0-60 in 3.2 secs. I just upgraded my Elise to a 220 sport, 0-60 in 4.2. I may go for an Exige when the 7 is sold, the 350 does 0-60 in 3.7. You just cannot have enough power, as long as it's a lightweight car :)
by frenchblatter
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Kingpin replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: TC Kingpin replacement

I have a reamer you can use.
by frenchblatter
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Kingpin replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: TC Kingpin replacement

Get kits from NTG 01473 406031 and talk to Linda. Tell her I sent you and said she'll give you discount. The only problem you may have is if the cotter pins are siezed. I had to drill it out on one side, took ages, the other side took about an hour and a half. If you're anywheer near Barnsley, I'll ...
by frenchblatter
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TA Wiper Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: TA Wiper Motor

Ian, I'll take a look on Saturday.
by frenchblatter
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: M6 Fine Bolts?
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: M6 Fine Bolts?

I have a stand but the crane won't go up to the stand becaue the stand wheels are too wide. I always remove the head studs and build the lower engine parts on the bench, then, when the sump is on, crane the engine to the fllor and refit the head.
by frenchblatter
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hello fellow members
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Hello fellow members

Lou, it may help if you read the blog on my rebuild. go to http://www.frenchblat.com/ and click on MG TC. It's quite long as it records every day over 13 months but there is a technical index which may help track things down a bit quicker than read it all.
by frenchblatter
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Bolts holding Starter Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Bolts holding Starter Switch

BA stands for British Association. See here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_A ... ew_threads
by frenchblatter
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

You have it too far forward. It does not cover any part of the engine. Is the footboard in place as it should go against that.
by frenchblatter
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

You have it too far forward. It does not cover any part of the engine. Is the footboard in place as it should go against that.
by frenchblatter
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:23 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

Robert, about time you replaced those aging tyres, Of course, this may alter the gap :)

The wheel can normally only be removed when the axle is on stands, in other words the axle isn't hanging. Even then the wheel has to wiggled out from the rear first then the front will pass the wing lip.
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: 441

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: 441

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: 1094

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: 433

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