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by TBrad
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

It is well documented that TC's south of sn# 5000 had light gray firewalls and an engine of similar color. Your car is early and would have been done in that fashion. Tints may very a bit depending upon age, exposure to heat , oil fumes, and what was in the mix. My firewall was never removed from t...
by TBrad
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

There are no button head bolts on a TC. 4 apron bolts are hex head 5/16" BSF x 3/4" long with 4 large plain washers 5/16" x 1" x 0.72" 4 badge bar bolts are the same but 1" long, with standard plain washers Malcolm Green's T series guide has a useful list of most bolts and their application Thanks ...
by TBrad
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

Second question of the day: Are all of the front valance (a.k.a., splash apron) bolts the same? The front two button head bolts on each side that fasten the badge bar, horn and fog lamp mounts look to be smaller than the third one from the front, which is also a button head. The aft, at least on my ...
by TBrad
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

Rain all day, which is not bad since it brought cooler air allowing me to finally work in the garage for a bit. It's been in the mid to upper nineties (35ºC+) with ghastly humidity to match. Other discoveries today include the pedal fume excluder retaining plate is secured with (OMG!) Phillips head ...
by TBrad
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

I am constantly amazed by the things I find absent, incorrect or simply shoddily done, despite the overall high quality of the car. Today, while I was topping up the gearbox, I pulled back the carpet for the first time to discover the rubber gearbox cover is missing all of its fasteners. Why I did n...
by TBrad
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

Brad, yes, nearly finished the house. Glazier should be here tomorrow to finish all the broken glass then we await the new furniture, end of August. I will start sorting out all my garage stuff next week.... then out with the Caterham engine to fit new clutch plates. Never a dull moment. Ah, yes. T...
by TBrad
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

So far I've seen red, green and grey for engines and green, grey or body color for scuttles. Depending on who's book you read seems to determine which color is the most correct at any given time, or it becomes simply a matter of choice. I would like to find the paint code for this avocado (green) sc...
by TBrad
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

Boy, wouldn't it be nice to find the original log book for #0777. Thanks Norman. I've been reading your Blatting Co. Blog fairly regularly. Are you all settled in now?
by TBrad
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

XPAGnut wrote:Brad, a few snaps of an era 1980's British TC restoration (interior & engine bay) would be a curiosity for me, it not other's.
by TBrad
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Does anybody know TC0777?

XPAGnut wrote:Brad, a few snaps of an era 1980's British TC restoration (interior & engine bay) would be a curiosity for me, it not other's.
by TBrad
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does anybody know TC0777?
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Does anybody know TC0777?

About a month ago I purchased TC0777 from a gentleman in Pennsylvania. He owned the car for about eight years. The car's owner prior to that was a gentleman from Greer, South Carolina who had the car for about 5 years. He in-turn purchased the car locally from a British car speciality repair shop in...
by TBrad
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TD BLUE engine? And I don't mean sad...
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

Re: MG TD BLUE engine? And I don't mean sad...

Reading through the T-Series Handbook, Points of Originality by Chip Old, the author states: "Some sources claim that grey is the only correct engine color until some time in 1948. Others are equally certain that the earliest engines were dark green, but that a switch was made to greenish grey fairl...