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by Marv
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: early XPAG oil-pump wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: early XPAG oil-pump wanted

Lt me know if you get desperate, I have one, maybe two, but I'm on the other side of the pond.

Marv :)
by Marv
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

Oh, I dunno', …. but repelling/displacing water and dirt from betwixt the leaves seems not a bad thing to have happen. Lots of thoughts positive from a number of owners on that side of the coin too I'd bet. Grease is an attractor and retention element for dirt and grime. But, in the grand scheme of ...
by Marv
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Pinion diff bearing #18
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Pinion diff bearing #18

Have you tried Moss Europe, it's Moss #125-000 listed at $72.00 also used in the midget, Sprite and Austin Healey alternators. Should be in stock but if not, I'm sure Doug at FTFU has them and he ships across the puddle..
by Marv
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

Personally Ray, I'd leave the springs as is. Being that they are a minimum of 70 years old says that they have been "Age" relaxed anyway unless a PO has replaced them along the way. I had my shocks rebuilt and in the process I rebuilt my springs as well. no new leaves, just a freshening up to remove...
by Marv
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

Sounds iffy at best Ray, you probably should bite the bullet and get a new pin. My best price would be close to $160 U.S. from my supplier. Moss is listing it at $199.99. If you can get it at £135, that's about as good as it's going to get. We often have reasons to question the good intentions and b...
by Marv
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

Whew, that's good, I was incorrect in my statement on mounting the pin. I believe, although I'm not positive as I've never removed one myself, that that pin unscrews from the frame. No access to allow for a nut and washer on the TC.

Problem solved anyway. :thumbs: :lol: :thumbs:
by Marv
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

That pin is mounted to the frame rail via a through hole with a nut and washer on the inside. Based upon your question I'm guessing it was not removed and the Silentbloc is new. So with the pin O.D. being larger than the Silentbloc I.D. (which is a metal bushing), you have either a Silentbloc that i...
by Marv
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

Put that end on first, A little grease on the silent bloc, snug it up and rotate the rear eye into position with only the inside shackle plate in place, install outer shackle plate and snug everything up. Unless I've missed something, it sounds like you've got the rear eye and shackle plates in plac...
by Marv
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

Pictures or more info needed for clarity on your situation. However, taking a guess, a common mistake sometimes is to have the rear shackle plates (item 63) orientated such the rear spring eye is wrong way round. The spring wants to "flatten" making it very difficult to install. The rear spring eye ...
by Marv
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: MG / AA CLUB Grille / Radiator Badges
Replies: 0
Views: 85

MG / AA CLUB Grille / Radiator Badges

MG round rosette "gear" badge, Two AA England Member Badges with yellow backing. Message me for prices on which ones you are interested in. Thanks for looking...
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by Marv
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: MG Radiator / Grille Badges
Replies: 0
Views: 87

MG Radiator / Grille Badges

Assorted Grill/Radiator Badges - Two MG CAR CLUB Badges - 1 Deep view plastic type material, almost 1/2" thick like new. 2. MG CAR CLUB Cloisonné enameled badge, no chips, near perfect Send message for prices on any you may be interested in. Thanks for looking! mg badge-2a.png MG badge-2c.png MG ba...
by Marv
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: floorboard supports
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: floorboard supports

Ahh-hh-h, but he had to redesign them from originals, buy the metal, cut the metal, bend it, drill holes, package and ship. Plus it's stainless steel, no rust. How many will he sell? Probably just recouping his investment with little to show for his time at $42 per set delivered from across the pudd...
by Marv
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: Need wheel arch bracket/bell housing.
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Need wheel arch bracket/bell housing.

I saw a TC bell housing on eBay recently. Modified TD unit to fit TC check it out here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Modified-MG-TD ... SwxORdm351
by Marv
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: Need wheel arch bracket/bell housing.
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Need wheel arch bracket/bell housing.

Bob. have you found your bracket yet. I have couple of them here that I think are ok for re-chroming, I believe I have two that have been re-chromed as well. In fact pretty sure about that. let me know and I'll dig them out...
by Marv
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: floorboard supports
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: floorboard supports

I haven't looked at Doug's offerings yet at FTFU. However, on a whim I checked eBay and here's a set in stainless steel from the UK for about $42.00 delivered to the US. eBay item number:
323836167044


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by Marv
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Petrol Cap
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Petrol Cap

There is a pin that serves as the pivot point of the cap to the fuel tank neck assembly, Remove that and the cap assembly can be removed, Then click on the link below that Doug Pelton at FTFU has put together. He may have any parts you may need for re-assembly. http://www.chicagolandmgclub.com/tech...
by Marv
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Engine History
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Engine History

Good Question! My last TD, a 1953, (I was the second owner), was not a "numbers matching car and I was told by the son that his father, (deceased), had thrown a rod and destroyed the original engine more or less. He ordered a new unit from the dealer and received a "Crate Engine" which happened to ...
by Marv
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Brake fluid

I recently rebuilt the brake system on a MGB and a MGA and changed both over to Silicone DOT 5.0 Silicone. Don't mistakenly get DOT 5.1 which is just a refined version of DOT 4.0 Glycol Based Fluid. I did not experience any loss of brake pedal feel in the changeover. In fact the only scenario I've ...
by Marv
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: British Automotive Racing Club grill badge - Original - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 229

British Automotive Racing Club grill badge - Original - SOLD

SOLD - SOLD BARC Automobile Grill Badge - Original item, not a repro aftermarket. S/N M2840. mfg by Marples & Beasley - Birmingham, UK I've had this for over 30 years, never had it mounted to any of my cars. $90.00 plus $7.50 priority shipping to the U.S. International on case basis by country. SOL...
by Marv
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!
Replies: 27
Views: 1399

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

Let us know what you find when you pull the head Chris, That's the only way you're going to know what's happening. :? :? :?