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by Mark Strang
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fan to water pump spacer
Replies: 21
Views: 2220

Re: Fan to water pump spacer

Change the housing to 72 degrees, not 62 degrees. i typed in the housing angle for the TD's instead. Mark
by Mark Strang
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fan to water pump spacer
Replies: 21
Views: 2220

Re: Fan to water pump spacer

Okay, here's the latest on the spacer. I finally got the engine installed in the chassis. I'm installing various pieces onto it such as the starter etc. I don't have the radiator installed yet. I installed the fan without the spacer as it seems as if this is the proper way to do it. With the blades ...
by Mark Strang
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust manifold color
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Exhaust manifold color

Update on the color issue. I took the manifold to my power coat shop to see what he might be able to do with it based on Steve's photo. While we were looking at it I noticed what appeared to be a crack in the casting. Then I saw another "crack". After probing around I discovered that I was looking a...
by Mark Strang
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fan to water pump spacer
Replies: 21
Views: 2220

Re: Fan to water pump spacer

TC7801 came in pieces without the spacer. Based on past work on my TD's i figured it should have one so I grabbed a spare that I had and have it ready in case I need it. It looks as if I won't need it after all based on the above comments. I'll just wait and see. If I need it, I'll have it. If not, ...
by Mark Strang
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust manifold color
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Exhaust manifold color

Black is black, however it get there. It all counts. Mark
by Mark Strang
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust manifold color
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Exhaust manifold color

Tom, Thanks for the info. I think we are on the same page on originality. I'm thinking that black is going to be the color of choice. It just comes down to what to use. I've had my Morgan headers done with black powder coating and they turned out great with the "proper" matte finish. I could use sto...
by Mark Strang
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fan to water pump spacer
Replies: 21
Views: 2220

Re: Fan to water pump spacer

Okay, I guess that I'll just wait until I get everything in place without the spacer and see how things fit up and deal with it at that time.
by Mark Strang
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust manifold color
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Exhaust manifold color

Steve,

How about the color of the exhaust system? Any ideas?

Mark
by Mark Strang
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust manifold color
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Exhaust manifold color

Thanks Steve,

It's a good start.

Mark
by Mark Strang
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust manifold color
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Exhaust manifold color

I want to get my exhaust manifold coated to resemble the original color. I've had Jet Hot coat a TD manifold and they did a great job but I wasn't too concerned about color because it was my driver. I know the manifolds were "aluminized" when made. Does anyone know what color the manifold should be?...
by Mark Strang
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fan to water pump spacer
Replies: 21
Views: 2220

Fan to water pump spacer

I'm working on the engine auxiliary parts for TC 7801. I've installed a new water pump and pulley. I"m at the point where I need to install the fan. On my TD's there is a spacer slug about 1 1/2 inches thick that attaches to the pump and onto which the fan blades are attached. After reviewing variou...
by Mark Strang
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: "Weep" holr in TC bell housing
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: "Weep" holr in TC bell housing

Marv, Thanks for the response. I made and installed a product like the one shown for one of my TD's. It works well. I guess I'll drill a weep hole and install the "rattle pin" in the TC just like what is in my TD's. Should work well and won't hurt anything in the process. Hopefully not needed but if...
by Mark Strang
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: "Weep" holr in TC bell housing
Replies: 5
Views: 965

"Weep" holr in TC bell housing

While cleaning up the bell housing on TC7801 I noticed that there is no weep hole in the bottom of the housing with a cotter pin inserted as there is on the TD's. This hole in my experience and recollection is to let the oil drain out of the bell housing from the inherent leak from the rear seal on ...
by Mark Strang
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Lay shaft inspection and replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: Lay shaft inspection and replacement

Tom, I used your method with a hardwood dowel machined to slightly under .750 inches. Then i greased up the dowel and drove out the layshaft. All the needles and washers stayed in place with the dowel inserted. I then examined the layshaft and it looked perfect in the areas where the needles run. I ...
by Mark Strang
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Lay shaft inspection and replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: Lay shaft inspection and replacement

Thanks Tom. I guess it comes down to the 21% that I don't know about. I've disassemble several TD boxes in the past and installed new bearings , etc. I guess one more wouldn't hurt. My feeling is that since the TC layshaft is 50% larger in diameter than the TD shaft, it doesn't see nearly as much we...
by Mark Strang
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Lay shaft inspection and replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Lay shaft inspection and replacement

I've got TC7801 under restoration. The transmission is on the bench with the bellhousing and rear mounting plate removed. An inspection from the top shows that all of the gears appear to be good with minimal wear. The forks appear to be in good condition as are any other parts that I can observe. Th...
by Mark Strang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Chassis paint color
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Chassis paint color

Tom, I agree with you. It would have not been practical for the factory to have taken the time to have various parts painted different colors. Black on everything would have been the way to go. Over restoration seems to be the norm. I like originality and I think all three of us think the same. I sh...
by Mark Strang
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Chassis paint color
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Chassis paint color

Tom,
This exactly what I was looking for! It confirmed my feelings. I have done two TD's in a similar fashion but when I started on the TC I saw so many different variations that I began to wonder what was correct. Thanks a lot.

Mark
by Mark Strang
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Chassis paint color
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Chassis paint color

I'm finally starting on the restoration of TC7801. Is everything painted black on the chassis including brake lines and fuel lines and if so what sheen is used. "Points of originality" in the "T Register" implies that this is the case and yet I see in person and in photos, a wide variety of items pa...