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by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front brake cylinders
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: TC front brake cylinders

Aluminum corrodes nicely - I send my old iron ones to Mark Frappier of Agawam, Massachusetts, and have them sleeved in stainless. They last forever. He cannot do TC master cylinders, due to their construction.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TD oil pump to TC conversation
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: TD oil pump to TC conversation

So the question is whether anyone has ever modified a late TD/TF horizontal-filter oil pump to use a vertical TC/early TD oil filter? If anyone will know, it will be Butch Taras.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Late TD/TF Oil Pump on TC
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Late TD/TF Oil Pump on TC

Steve - as I remember (it's been some time since I did this, with the later spin-filter adapters so readily available): 1) remove the bypass valve from the block 2) plug the block's oil inlet where the external filter pipe attaches 3) remove the oil filter bracket, and 4) put in shorter bolts to fil...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Whose TC
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Whose TC

If it is any help, XPAG9404 was originally supplied in TC8771.

Can you give us any further information, or photos? There are indeed VERY convincing T-series scams out there, so do beware. Any further information can help us determine the nature and status of the car.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TD piston replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: TD piston replacement

I hate to tell you, but you are really just putting a band-aid on your engine by JUST doing rings. If you have bad rings (and your readings do indicate that - I am suspicious of anything below 145# dry), there are so many potential engine weaknesses associated with your cylinder wear. The rings are ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: wheel cylinder TA
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: wheel cylinder TA

I would use Mark Frappier of Agawam, Massachusetts over anyone else. He does all my sleeving, and is EXCELLENT!

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Wire wheel testing
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Wire wheel testing

Perhaps a better title might have been "Wire Wheel Replacing." I have tried straightening and re-lacing wire wheels, but have found that they are far more trouble than they are worth. Stainless spokes alone cost nearly as much as a new wheel, and straightening requires a 100-ton press. I now buy new...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC or TD engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: TC or TD engine?

Not quite, Thierry - the early TD used a cable clutch linkage that was replaced by rods; the remains of both the cable base and the pivot or fulcrum pins for the rods will be on either side of the sump. The TC used a chain hooked directly between the pedal and clutch operating lever, so there will b...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC or TD engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: TC or TD engine?

Steve is right about engine tag location. It does appear that someone has grafted the TC tag onto a later block. Many - not all - later blocks had the engine number stamped on the block itself, across the top of the plinth. The digits are often painted over, but scraping may reveal them. There is no...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder on TC
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Brake Master Cylinder on TC

Remember that oil leakage at the rear hubs is the mail reason why the rear brakes stop working. Get the hub nuts with integral seals.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder on TC
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Brake Master Cylinder on TC

Using DOT5 silicone brake fluid in a new TC master with a bronze bore (or a more expensive cast bronze master cylinder and bronze wheel cylinders) is a sure way never to have brake failure. A dual master cylinder is not of much help unless you truly isolate the front and rear brake systems as two se...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:20 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!

The factory torque recommended for head studs is 50#, which is the limit of the materials they used - fairly soft. Even at that there can be considerable stretch, causing uneven torque. The ARP head studs I have made and sell, of superior materials and with rolled threads, are torqued to 60#, and ar...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Brake fluid

Silicone brake fluid is another of those subjects on which you will get polar opinions. I have used it for years, and strongly recommend it IF the system is entirely rebuilt/replaced, and IF you flush the system with alcohol first. Dot5 does not like air bubbles, so agitate as little as possible and...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:42 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!

Chris - washers are not helpful on T-series engines, unless you have an aluminium head or unusually high compression with an iron head. Are what you used hardened steel, parallel ground washers? If not, they could well yield incorrect torque figures. I would re-torque the head every hundred miles fo...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:36 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!

The head stud holes are blind holes, and do not lead into any water passages. That means you have water coming from a water passage in the head and/or block, which means you have a sealing issue, probably based on torque. Did you replace the head studs? They are an object of considerable stretch - t...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Tom - a related topic: was the bonnet rest material originally webbing or rubber on the TC?

Thanks. Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation

If you are not burning oil, you must be leaking it past worn or incorrectly-fitted components. I would remove and have the oil pump checked over by someone else. You also don't mention replacing and fitting new rocker bushes, which, when worn, can certainly contribute to low oil pressure. Tom Lange ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation

The way your OP is fluctuating speaks to worn components. As the oil heats up and gets thinner, and is leaking past worn areas. What was done to the engine - how deep was the rebuild? Turned crank? New bearings? What about the rocker gear - new shaft and bushings? 10 lbs pressure per thousand revolu...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: XPAG Distributor

How "correct" do you wish to be? There are certainly TC distributors floating about (look on eBay), and there are many visually-exact distributors for other cars with a correct date code, that can be adjusted to fit. A Pertronix can be fitted to a worn distributor, but a rebuilt one is obviously bet...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Contact for Richard Wilson, please
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Contact for Richard Wilson, please

I would very much like to contact the owner of TD0460, last recorded as Richard Wilson, Alberta, Canada.

If anyone knows how to contact him or any subsequent owner of that car, please get in touch with me.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair

tlange@acadia.net