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by stephen stierman
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC engine overhaul
Replies: 16
Views: 2725

Re: TC engine overhaul

It has been awhile since I pulled the engine last (thankfully), so I may forget some things, but it will come out and go back in this way, believe me. Radiator and shell come out, stay bars, headlamps can stay (cover them up), remove bolts from front motor mts. to chassis. Remove all bolts around be...
by stephen stierman
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC engine overhaul
Replies: 16
Views: 2725

Re: TC engine overhaul

If you don't wish to pull the engine and gearbox, you can remove the engine alone without issue. I have done it a couple of times, preferring to leave the gearbox in the car. Saves removing toe boards and such.
by stephen stierman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Unleaded Head
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Unleaded Head

I do not convert to hardened seats unless the existing seats are beyond grinding in. If you were putting 10,000 hard miles a year on the car than it could be an issue, do you think you will drive it a couple thousand per year trundling around the back roads as most of us do?
by stephen stierman
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: What have you found?
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: What have you found?

In the body of TC2911, I found a good deal of pine replacing the proper ash timbers, and an inch of bondo slathered over tin roof flashing. A total bodge that I replaced.
by stephen stierman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Windscreen Glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Windscreen Glass

In the States, any glass supplier that does truck, RV or School Bus glass can make up a TC screen. I assume it would be the same in the UK. It is just flat safety glass and easily cut to fit. The concern did that did mine also made up new glass for my Brooklands screens.
by stephen stierman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Popping out of second gear
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Popping out of second gear

Mine will do the same thing in second particularly when cold on the over run, never going up through the gears. When I had the box out and apart years ago I did some shimming of the main shaft as I recall based upon an article that I had read. It really did not help. I suspected the balls and spring...
by stephen stierman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Door to metal spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: Door to metal spacing

Very little gap at the bottom, almost touching, and slightly more at the top, I really can't get a measurement that would be of value. Just set them up as close as you can, but of course make sure the door does not scrape the outer panel as you open and close them. Be sure the tub is bolted to the c...
by stephen stierman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again ......)
Replies: 25
Views: 5714

Re: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again .....

It appears that the Brits used several different sealing arrangements in an attempt to keep oil out of the rear brakes. Big and little Healeys used a set up almost exactly like the TC with a one piece axle and flange that mounted either a wire or disc wheel hub arrangement. Doing away with that spli...
by stephen stierman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again ......)
Replies: 25
Views: 5714

Re: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again .....

Steve, the TC DOES have an oil seal under the bearing at the bottom of the carrier just like all the rest of these cars, it seals against the outer machined surface of the axle housing.
by stephen stierman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again ......)
Replies: 25
Views: 5714

Re: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again .....

If everything is sealed up properly as I described in my first post and the splined hub is TIGHT on the axle shaft there can be no leaks onto the brake linings. Whether the slinger does any good or not there is always going to be gear oil in the area around the bearing that is sealed up as I describ...
by stephen stierman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again ......)
Replies: 25
Views: 5714

Re: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again .....

Duncan, My belief is that if you have the bearing area sealed up via a good lip seal at the bottom of the bearing carrier to the axle housing, the joint between the bearing carrier flange and the splined hub flange sealed, and than the axle splines sealed where they go through the splined hub (along...
by stephen stierman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again ......)
Replies: 25
Views: 5714

Re: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again .....

These rear axles can be made not to leak lube onto brake linings even without the NUTSEAL arrangement although it can be helpful in many instances. The splined hub must be very tight on the axle. The seal in the bottom of the carrier must be good and sealant must be applied to the bearing carrier fl...
by stephen stierman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Moss seats for TC
Replies: 22
Views: 5079

Re: Moss seats for TC

Actually Norman tried to restore his seats and they didn't look too bad, but ultimately decided to replace. If you follow his blog, there are pictures of the work. All just depends upon how bad the seats are to start with.
by stephen stierman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again ......)
Replies: 25
Views: 5714

Re: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again .....

A couple of thoughts for you; is the splined hub tight on the axle? I mean really really tight and not moving even slightly? I assume you have replaced the seal at the bottom of the bearing holder? If the nut seal is working there essentially should be no gear oil in that wheel bearing, typically gr...
by stephen stierman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Moss seats for TC
Replies: 22
Views: 5079

Re: Moss seats for TC

I need to take exception , the pleats on my seats are properly sewn and do not look like a "flat pleat". I don't know anything about quality "not being what it used to be" as I bought this kit some years ago. I can also tell you that availability at that time from Collingburn was well out there. As ...
by stephen stierman
Thu May 31, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Moss seats for TC
Replies: 22
Views: 5079

Re: Moss seats for TC

Tom, I put a Moss kit in TC2911 when I restored the car many years ago. Vehicle now in use for a good dozen years and almost 17,000 miles and the seats look just fine with some leather patina as expected.
by stephen stierman
Fri May 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hello and meet Gigi TC5510
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Hello and meet Gigi TC5510

A nice look, the black wheels work well with that combination of exterior and interior colors. As far as the Brooklands screens, I find that there is no need at all for goggles as the seating position is low enough that there seems to be plenty of wind blocking from them. My windshield is always fol...
by stephen stierman
Fri May 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Tub Rebuild Thread and Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

Re: TC Tub Rebuild Thread and Questions

Stew,
Anything you have to do to achieve the fit of those doors the way you want them is fair game. Keep in mind that it is a good idea that when building a tub to have the engine and gearbox in the chassis and the chassis sitting on four wheels, not supported by stands.
by stephen stierman
Thu May 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Primer paint for a long project
Replies: 9
Views: 2502

Re: Primer paint for a long project

You know this might be justification to pick up a low cost spray gun and small compressor based on the price of the rattle can epoxy two pack you are considering. They are just invaluable for any type of restoration.
by stephen stierman
Wed May 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Primer paint for a long project
Replies: 9
Views: 2502

Re: Primer paint for a long project

I don't know what you have available over there, but typically real epoxy primer is a two part concoction, paint with activator and this requires a spray gun. Rattle can primer is likely not real epoxy. A lot depends upon what type of color coat you are going to use when you paint the car. If you ar...