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by Tom Wilson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC parking brake handle - removing stuck release rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Re: TC parking brake handle - removing stuck release rod

Here are 2 photos to show the top and bottom ends of a new handbrake rod (original looks the same. The rod is threaded on both ends. The bottom end of the rod is split - originally this was splayed out a bit to provide some resistance to unscrewing. this screws into the pin at the bottom. Top end ha...
by Tom Wilson
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Seat back Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: Seat back Upholstery

This is a brief description of the sequence of steps in assembling the seatback upholstery. 1. Carpet scraps attached to plywood back where spring case rests on the plywood. Spring case attached using scrap leather loops nailed into plywood. 2.Layer of burlap (you can use a light canvas as well) goe...
by Tom Wilson
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Searching for a paint code for wire wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 2809

Re: Searching for a paint code for wire wheels

Mike Sherrell and I have been studying original silver color for wire wheels, and have come to the conclusion that the silver was much brighter and more 'metallic' looking than what we all have been using in recent years. The Chrysler Silver Mist is good, but more gray than original. Ditto for the s...
by Tom Wilson
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Source for TC front hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Source for TC front hubs

You can also source them from Motor Wheel Service in England (www.mws.co.uk).
by Tom Wilson
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Let's talk about the TB for a few minutes!
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Re: Let's talk about the TB for a few minutes!

Roger, the photo I sent you offline showing the gearshift knob (TB is just like the TC according to this photo) also shows the position of the fuel control.
Tom Wilson
by Tom Wilson
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Arnolt Heater
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

Re: Arnolt Heater

Source of coolant for the heater needs to be where the coolant is coming out of the engine. Absolute best place for hottest coolant is in the front off the curved housing right below the thermostat, which requires drilling and tapping for a pipe outlet. Good place for return is the back of the cylin...
by Tom Wilson
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New to MG ownership
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

Re: New to MG ownership

Hi Andy - there are several TC enthusiasts in Indiana - north, south, and middle. Send me a note offline or call and we will help you get rolling.
There is a BIG MAJOR T series event this summer in Indy as well.
Tom Wilson
Zionsville, IN
Twilson-at-indy.rr.com or 317-873-8697
by Tom Wilson
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: How to cure slop in door hinges?
Replies: 11
Views: 3342

Re: How to cure slop in door hinges?

Pat, get a replacement set of the hinge pin assembly, which includes all the parts except for the hinge plates. It's the brass balls in the hinge unit that the hinge rotates on; the pins just snug everything together.
See if that helps.
Tom Wilson
by Tom Wilson
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: I have a question about restorations
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: I have a question about restorations

Norm, I see TC6710 is listed in an upcoming auction for sale. Is that how you are selling it? I thought you already found a home for it.
by Tom Wilson
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Removeable Steering wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 3408

Re: Removeable Steering wheel

Digby Elliott, near Salisbury UK has a nice quick release unit available for original type steering wheels.
Whatever you use, it should clamp with enough force to hold the wheel secure and tight on the splines.
Tom Wilson
by Tom Wilson
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC footrest
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Re: TC footrest

Mike Sherrell was referring to the footramp - the flat panel with the hole cutout for the gearbox that attaches to the bulkhead. What we call a bulkhead or firewall was called the "dash" by MG. There were no footrests of any kind installed by MG in TC production; a footrest ramp showed up on the TD....
by Tom Wilson
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC flywheel
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: TC flywheel

That's normal. You have to remove the sump to take off the flywheel.
Tom
by Tom Wilson
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: wanted: TC gearbox or parts
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Re: wanted: TC gearbox or parts

Brad, I have two spare TC gearboxes I'm going to sell this year. One is just the gearbox, and I think the second is complete with bell housing and remote shifter unit. Both currently unrestored. Let me know if you are interested in either and I can dig them put.
Tom Wilson
Zionsville, IN
by Tom Wilson
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Need an image of the felt pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Need an image of the felt pattern

Original installation by the factory was in three pieces. End pieces, left and right, are glued on first. Make a pattern using poster board for these. Front, back, and bottom are one long piece. Cut to width of the box, then install with glue. Use a board 1/4" x 3" x width of box to set sharp crease...
by Tom Wilson
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Bulkhead Oil can?
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: Bulkhead Oil can?

"Would" is an interesting word to use in this. The answer is - it depends on a number of factors. The Nuffield Organization (MG's parent company) had a deal with Duckhams to market Duckham oil as NOL brand through the company in all Nuffield makes. Nuffield made quite a bit of money in this deal - a...
by Tom Wilson
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Gearshift snug placement
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: Gearshift snug placement

It sits on top of the chrome cover but underneath the rubber gearbox cover. Most repro gearbox covers are shaped differently than original in this location and the rubber donut frequently pops out. Judicious fitting, trimming of the gearbox cover, and testing can result in a good fit so the donut ac...
by Tom Wilson
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC DASHBOARD COLOUR
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: TC DASHBOARD COLOUR

Iain, dash was originally walnut veneer. Two pieces of book matched veneer with a joint in the center. Clear finish, at that time probably a couple coats of lacquer. Walnut starts as a brown wood with a hint of purplish red when first cut, then changes to a rich brown over time with exposure to dayl...
by Tom Wilson
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Noggin and Natter
Topic: Oil Filler Cap Chain
Replies: 1
Views: 2648

Re: Oil Filler Cap Chain

Here's more info than you ever wanted! This is what I've found in my research - all backed up with documentation. First, TCs never came from the factory with a chain attached. Second, the majority of early TCs came with a plain, non-lettered chrome plated steel cap. Only when MG was forced to follow...
by Tom Wilson
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: damper cap
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Re: damper cap

I ran into the same problem on TC0273. Solved it by putting a bit of Loctite on the threads after cleaning them. Just enough to create some additional "unscrewing resistance."
Tom Wilson
by Tom Wilson
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Torque Values
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Re: Torque Values

Dave, as a general rule I follow both what the MG specs are in combination with modern ISO specifications. More times than not they are comparable. So for an 8mm bolt dry is 19 ft pounds; a 10mm bolt 37 ft pounds. Preferred method (I believe) is lubricated with a light oil - the values are then high...