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by frenchblatter
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Bolts holding Starter Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 317

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: 7
Views: 206

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: 7
Views: 206

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: 289

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: 343

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: 343

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: 788

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: 329

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: 409

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: 610

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: 518

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: 518

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: 1647

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: 888

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: 409

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: 888

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: 312

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: 1647

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: 715

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: 715

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