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by stephen stierman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1648

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

I didn't plug or seam weld the outer quarter to the sill pieces, just a few tacks along the edge all around and grind smooth, I am sure when these were done originally that was all that they did. May have read that the early cars didn't even have sill covers. Are you replacing the rear quarters also?
by stephen stierman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Making and fitting quarter panels
Replies: 16
Views: 1648

Re: Making and fitting quarter panels

I think I made the sill pieces and bent the quarter panels over them, but it has bee a good while ago. In any case if you bend the metal very tightly over the timber you have a very difficult time getting it back off to paint the back side or do whatever other fitting or trimming you may want to do....
by stephen stierman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG rear oil seal modification
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

Re: XPAG rear oil seal modification

Absolutely...……. When I installed the original slinger I built a mounting stand that I could start and run the engine for awhile to detect leaks. Nothing fancy, just wooden construction and this gave me a pretty good idea where any oil might be coming from before I went to the trouble of installing ...
by stephen stierman
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG rear oil seal modification
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

Re: XPAG rear oil seal modification

Duncan, mine worked for a very short while, upon disassembly it appeared that with the combination of end float and the tight clearances, the seal may have been pushed too far back to make good contact with the flange. I did not use a sleeve and probably this would have helped. I went back to the or...
by stephen stierman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC air cleaner repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: TC air cleaner repair

Look in the technical information on this site. There are several write ups showing replacement of the steel wool with a paper or K and N type filter. The directions show how to disassemble the canister by drilling out the spot welds that hold the various gubbins inside together. This would allow yo...
by stephen stierman
Thu May 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: The Continuing Rebuild of TC8485
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: The Continuing Rebuild of TC8485

Very nice, good to see that you are well on your way. I made up new front and rear quarters for TC2911 also. The fronts are easy, but for the rear I cut of the curved parts over the elbow rail and butt welded them into new lower sections, worked just fine.
by stephen stierman
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Water tap on block thread problem
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Water tap on block thread problem

Clean the threads as best you can, degrease and use good amount of JB Weld as sealant on the threads, let dry for a day or two and refill cooling system, but that seals it up.
by stephen stierman
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 70th Birthday (the car, not me)
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: 70th Birthday (the car, not me)

I am 71, born in 1948. TC 2911 is titled also as a '48 but built in '47 according to the records. Although it may have been built about the time I was conceived...…….
by stephen stierman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MGTC Fuel Tank Reserve Capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: MGTC Fuel Tank Reserve Capacity

I have had my tank out several times and the fitting with the sock removed for cleaning and repair. As I recall that tank can get down to a couple of inches of petrol without issue, now going up hill may cause starvation, but the sock and fitting are not that tall. My warning light is fairly accurat...
by stephen stierman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rebuilding TC5560
Replies: 192
Views: 36018

Re: Rebuilding TC5560

When I bought TC2911 it came with a leaking TD master cylinder. The mounting for the original was cut off also. I could have bought a repro and welded the mounting back on but instead installed a small Wilwood MC that bolts through a couple of holes in the chassis and it works fine. I would have pre...
by stephen stierman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Old topic on tub construction but new for me
Replies: 18
Views: 2265

Re: Old topic on tub construction but new for me

The rear wheel arches on TC 2911 were badly rusted for about an inch in from the timbers they fastened too. My choice was either to purchase replacements or trim the rusted edge off and butt weld in a new section in which I did. This worked out reasonably well, I prefer to try to use the original st...
by stephen stierman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Foot board color
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: Foot board color

From photos I have seen as Mathew posted it would seem that the firewall was painted separately. From this I painted my early car in gray and would make the assumption that later cars would have been painted body color as the firewall was.
by stephen stierman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Exhaust Pipe

The corner hardware store is a TC owners friend...…..
by stephen stierman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Old topic on tub construction but new for me
Replies: 18
Views: 2265

Re: Old topic on tub construction but new for me

Good catch. When building these things it is almost mandatory to use existing reference points. I left my firewall in place and used some of the existing cowl timbers to locate the thing from front to back. Timbers above the "water line" are almost always still useable and with works holes already d...
by stephen stierman
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Old topic on tub construction but new for me
Replies: 18
Views: 2265

Re: Old topic on tub construction but new for me

Mike, I built a new timber frame a number of years ago for TC2911 using timbers from Moss, some flat panels that I made up myself, and some still good original bits in conjunction with the measurements from the MS book as a rough reference. I have also built and repaired a number of Morgan timber fr...
by stephen stierman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Exhaust Pipe

Mine ends about 5" back from the end of the frame rail. It was a dusty new old stock system when I installed it during the restoration many years ago.
by stephen stierman
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC starting handle
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: TC starting handle

I don't know what engine or crank you have, but....it could be the engine mounts are a bit compressed or some other issue with the alignment of the engine. Had a similar problem with mine, found upon disassembly that the front engine plate was bent, off side frame rail was pushed in slightly from a ...
by stephen stierman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Door check fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Door check fitting

Perfection alludes on these cars, after you drive them for a few years with humidity and such things will change on their own, no matter how particular you were when you put it together!
by stephen stierman
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Door check fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Door check fitting

Ian, I had to build a new tub for TC2911, the original was a disaster made of bondo, roof flashing, and pine. 90% of the body timbers were replaced although the door timbers were saved. The scuttle and doors were re used although repair was required under the windshield plinths and the door bottoms ...
by stephen stierman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Steering box
Replies: 29
Views: 4509

Re: TC Steering box

My BC box is in decent shape, new peg, shimmed and adjusted, etc. but not brand new. The one change that I made was changing toe in from 1/4" to 1/2" as listed for TA and TB. Much improved directional stability and more accurate steering input. No VW box needed.