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by SteveW
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Tire circumference with the illusion of speed and handling

"The difference in circumference between the 2 tires (from 602 inches to 804 inches) is a total of 202". The total circumference difference is 33%. This means that the Dunlop must spin around 4 times for each 3 times that the Model A tire spins." I think that there is something wrong with your calcu...
by SteveW
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Hi Ray, I wasn't really querying whether or not you had assembled them correctly, I was just giving you the dimensions of the spring in case you didn't have them. When I got my car I had exacly the same problem as you described and I traced it to the main spring having been manufactured incorrectly....
by SteveW
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New springs alter TC rear axle location.
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: New springs alter TC rear axle location.

Hi Ray, Do you have a copy of the Brown Book ("Workshop and Tuning Manual by W.E. Blower). If so, that has a diagram that shows the correct dimensions of the springs and the locating dimples. With the spring under load so that it's flat, the dimple on the main leaf is 18" from the end with the large...
by SteveW
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TC8204 - Front axle beam and Mike Sherrell's remark
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: MG TC8204 - Front axle beam and Mike Sherrell's remark

There is no need to take the axle to a shop to have it checked. All that I did was find a long rod that fitted in the kingpin holes and then set the axle down on a level surface. If you then hang a plumb line from the rod you can measure the distance between the line (hanging vertical) and the rod (...
by SteveW
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

An alternative to using teflon between the springs is to make a mixture of grease and carbon powder (bags available on e-bay). I stripped my springs down to the individual leafs (leaves?), took them back to bare metal, ground down the ends to round them (so persumably mine are not original) and then...
by SteveW
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Pinion diff bearing #18
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Pinion diff bearing #18

Hi Chris, There is a place in Ilkeston that sells bearings. I took my original wheel bearings in and they found a direct replacement for lower cost that the MG suppliers who charge a premium. I forget what it's called, but I know where it is. By the way, I should have some time next week if you want...
by SteveW
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

Progress is being made with my ambition to finish the tub this summer before I have to all but stop for the autumn/winter (as I turn into an astronomer for the season). Today was warm and sunny so I took the opportunity to spray one side of the car with 2K epoxy primer. I'm quite happy with the resu...
by SteveW
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

Nice job Steve. My rear wings are in a very poor state so I don't know how well they will fit up to the tub. During the process of trying to get the rear of the car right I've noticed that my rear wings are not identical to each other. In particular, the way that the rear tip curves back up again i...
by SteveW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

frenchblatter wrote:.. He tapped it here, tapped it there and in less than half hour had a perfect panel fitted. I just stood and watched in amazement.
Skilled indeed. In my case it took a week and not half an hour!
Steve
by SteveW
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

After a battle of epic proportions, I have at last managed to make and fit the rear quarter panel to my satisfaction. This is an original panel that I topped and tailed with new metal to remove the rusted parts. My advice to anyone building their own tub (aside from don't! :eek: ) is to trial fit th...
by SteveW
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:54 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. Hi Norman, As always, you are welcome to come over, however, I think that I have the measurements that I need now to get the rear quarter panel and wing to fit properly - I'...
by SteveW
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear Wing (fender) position
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Rear Wing (fender) position

I've resumed my battle with getting the rear quarter of the tub correct and I'm trial fitting a rear wing. As always, I have a question: My wing has a line of holes in it which are presumably the ones for the screws that go into the wood frame to hold the wing in place. These look original to me. Ho...
by SteveW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!
Replies: 27
Views: 1392

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

Hi Chris, I've been thinking about how the water could get up the thread with so little head pressure. I dont know how the water gets to the threads in the first place, but once there, it could rise up along the threads by capillary action, so it wouldn't need any pressure. The height that a liquid ...
by SteveW
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Q-type
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: TC Q-type

Ok, I've had my moment of throwing my rattle out of my pram (as they say in the UK, not sure what the US translation is). I've been convinced by a couple of people that what I've done so far isn't that far off being acceptable (you know who you are and there will be retribution for making be carry o...
by SteveW
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Q-type
Replies: 5
Views: 525

TC Q-type

I've been struggling for too long with the tub on my TC and only making slow progress. Over the last couple of days I've been fitting the rear quarter panel. It seemed to be going ok, but when I did a trial fit of the wing (fender), it was way out. After a lot of messing about, I realised that the p...
by SteveW
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 131
Views: 15146

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

Nice work. I would be very interested to find out how you got on with the chrome plating solution. Professional Cr(VI) plating is very expensive these days and I have quite a few small parts to plate. Cr(III) is a potential solution (sorry, bad pun), but it depends how it looks and how durable it is.
by SteveW
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

The first front quarter panel is now made and fitted. In the end, I drilled through the lip of the quarter panel and the sills and put a tack through both so that it was flush with the panel. A bit of grinding and filling and you wouldn't know that they were there. I'm happy with the results. Note t...
by SteveW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

I do wonder about maybe using tacks and counter sinking them a bit then lead loading over them to hide them. I'm partially replacing the rear quarters. I have a couple of used sets that are in quite good condition so I was going to pick the best ones and just cut the damaged 'tails' off and weld on ...
by SteveW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

Thanks for the advice Stephen and Carl. Carl - thats a great set of pictures that you have, very useful. You must have spent nearly as long welding the jig to keep the frame steady and in the right place as you did restoring the car! Its interesting to see that you folded the quarter panel over the ...
by SteveW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Making and fitting quarter panels

I've started to skin my wood tub and have made the three metal pieces that cover the door sill and the front door post. The next step is to make one of the front quarter panels. I've cut this to rough shape and now need to trim it and bend it over the frame around the door opening. I have a couple o...