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by Steve Simmons
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Whose TC
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Whose TC

Indeed, car numbers started at 0251. Maybe it's 8242?
by Steve Simmons
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Pinion diff bearing #18
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: Pinion diff bearing #18

Try Roger Furneaux in the UK. He sells a tapered bearing kit that is superior to the original.
by Steve Simmons
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Whose TC
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Whose TC

If you didn't take the photo then my first guess would be an Australian car because they're the only ones who seem to like tube shock conversions on TCs.
by Steve Simmons
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: more on rear leaf springs.
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: more on rear leaf springs.

Yikes. Well, maybe that pin is suspect and maybe it isn't, but the peace of mind might be worth the effort and expense. You have enough to think about at 60MPH in a TC without constantly wondering if your shackle pins are going to snap.
by Steve Simmons
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TD piston replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: TD piston replacement

Personally I would not only remove the head, but use this opportunity to do a valve job to get the most out of the new rings. It also makes it a lot easier to check rung gap at the top of the bore. Be sure to check the ring grooves in the pistons for wear while they are out. Check at the inside edge...
by Steve Simmons
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: wheel cylinder TA
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: wheel cylinder TA

I've heard both good and bad reports about them. A wheel cylinder is such a simple item that I can't imagine anyone would have a problem sleeving it. Even a corner machine shop should be able to handle the job.
by Steve Simmons
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: floorboard supports
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: floorboard supports

If you mean the piece between the floorboard and the vertical rear bulkhead wood piece, I think they are original but I've never had them installed either. I do plan to install them to help seal up that joint. Maybe someone can confirm they are original? A peek at TCs Forever (if you have a copy) mi...
by Steve Simmons
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...
Replies: 131
Views: 17928

Re: MG TA1932 in Germany - Blog - all problems and ...

I used to own a YB. They are great cars. I suggest you go to https://www.mg-cars.org.uk/imgytr/ for information on them. It's the center for all things Y-Type. They have a forum also that has a lot of Y-Type owners on it.
by Steve Simmons
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front wheel bearings.
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: front wheel bearings.

So the outer race is spinning inside the hub? If it's spinning with no resistance then I would replace the hub. If it takes a bit of effort to spin it then most people would use locktite but of course it depends on your own comfort level. The main thing is that you want zero play. If it's super loos...
by Steve Simmons
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Steering box
Replies: 29
Views: 4483

Re: TC Steering box

Yes, thanks for the clarification. It's still very truck-like compared to the BC box but not quite as bad as the VW. The VW is 3 turns compared to the original 1.5 turns, while Datsun is about 2.5 turns.
by Steve Simmons
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Steering box
Replies: 29
Views: 4483

Re: TC Steering box

The VW box works fine, but it has a very low ratio which means a lot of turns from lock to lock. Not very sporting, but quite stable. It also requires drilling out a frame rivet and enlarging the hole for the steering column, unless something has changed recently. The Datsun box has a better ratio a...
by Steve Simmons
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front wheel bearings.
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: front wheel bearings.

If the hub is good, I'm sure you can get the bearings safely out The presence of locktite is not a good sign, but doesn't necessarily mean the bearings were loose. Some people just like to go overkill. I'd get a punch in there and beat them out with a large hammer. Might want to protect the spinner ...
by Steve Simmons
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Wire wheel testing
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Wire wheel testing

Oh, a TF. That's slightly different but the same idea. I don't typically straighten bent rims on the wider wheels and like Tom I don't re-spoke them either. The cost of replacement is very reasonable on those sizes. On a TC wheel however, you can re-spoke the wheel for far less than replacement cost...
by Steve Simmons
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front wheel bearings.
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: front wheel bearings.

I agree. I've never been entirely happy with bearing retainer compounds either. They do work in this situation, since all they have to do is fill the microscopic gap, not actually glue the bearing in place, but they don't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. And eventually the hub will have to be replaced...
by Steve Simmons
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front wheel bearings.
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: front wheel bearings.

Bearing "races" and "cups" are completely interchangeable terms. Ray is in the UK but he calls them races, so that's how I responded. I usually call them races as well, as it's just what I'm used to. The actual ball bearings are the same in the various "cartridge" type ball bearing assemblies. It's ...
by Steve Simmons
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front wheel bearings.
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: front wheel bearings.

Technically speaking the ball bearings do have two races, an inner and an outer. But they come assembled and are cannot be separated. You press the assembly into place as a unit. The races are hardened steel just as modern "tapered" style are, but are simply in a different configuration. Image stole...
by Steve Simmons
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Wire wheel testing
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Wire wheel testing

I don't know any shops in the UK but you may check with Longstone Tyre or Vintage Tyres for recommendations. Flat spots can be removed from rims and bent rims can be straightened. In my experience however, an old beat up rim will never be perfect. I hate to recommend the stuff normally, but dyna-bea...
by Steve Simmons
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front wheel bearings.
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: front wheel bearings.

Once the split pin and nut are removed, a puller will get the hub off. There is a factory tool for this, or a generic one can be adapted to do the job. Getting the bearings out is as simple as tapping them out with a hammer and suitable punch. The hub usually has a couple machined slots so you can g...
by Steve Simmons
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC or TD engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: TC or TD engine?

The gaskets are technically interchangeable. The only difference is the shape of the water holes. TC and early TD are oval, and everything after early TD is round. Some people have a strong belief in using an oval gasket when mixing round and oval blocks and heads. Whether it makes a difference or n...
by Steve Simmons
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: Need Distributor for XPAG
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Need Distributor for XPAG

I've sold all my "extra" distributors, but if this is a matter of getting your car on the road then I can loan you one until you find another. My spares are for TC or early TD.