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by ian theobald
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Drivers side rear spring sag repair
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Drivers side rear spring sag repair

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My car has had a sag in the drivers side rear spring for as long as I have had the car.
This is my simple fix but only lasts a few days,especially over this festive season.
Happy new year to all from Hot and Sunny Oz
by ian theobald
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: door striker plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: door striker plate.

was hoping to attach a few more pictures but not able too for some reason
by ian theobald
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: door striker plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: door striker plate.

How satisfying it is to hear the sound of CLINK when one shuts the door now. Did what was advised regarding alignment of the door striker . I had to lower it about 5mm on scuttle timber. My door now closes unassisted so hope should give many more years of service .I still have my passenger door to p...
by ian theobald
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: door striker plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: door striker plate.

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a few more pictures as seem to only fit 2 at a time
by ian theobald
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: door striker plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

door striker plate.

G,day folks ,just wondering what the correct method was to get door mechanism to align with the door lock. My passenger side has been rebated but after fitting new door timber and replacing a broken plate on the drivers side find that it does not locate the last locating hole . With the door trim of...
by ian theobald
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Excelsior tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: Excelsior tyres

just another picture as could not upload.
by ian theobald
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Excelsior tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Excelsior tyres

G,day.A while back someone was enquiring about original Dunlop tyres and was mentioned that Exelsior were the same. This is all that is available over here in Oz. I was going to fit 19x4.75 as cheaper as common to more cars but anyway stuck with original size. I first took them to a motorcycle shop ...
by ian theobald
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC ammeter wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: TC ammeter wiring

G,day.From Starter is Brown to terminal B .Brown also leaves in smaller guage wire toMap reading lamp/switchand inspection light sockets.[obviously continuos live and unfused. From Ammeter Terminal A Brown White feeds to Terminal A on Voltage regulator feeding A1 which is a live fused circuit feedin...
by ian theobald
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 19 x475 tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

Re: 19 x475 tyres

thanks.I don't think TC,s are made for hard cornering either .Loved my old Riley 21/2 ltr with radial 16x205r. Point the bonnet where ever you wanted and put your foot down ,not so the TC .Hit a bump in the road and bounce to the left or right . My tyres are possibly a bit hard as no idea how old so...
by ian theobald
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC ammeter wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: TC ammeter wiring

From memory I think should be Brown in one side from regulator and Brown white the other which would feed ignition ,might be wrong as still at work but which ever way you connect if wrong will read backwards ,thats all.will check tonight
by ian theobald
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 19 x475 tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

19 x475 tyres

G ,day folks.has any one used 19 x475 size tyres The reason I ask is that one of the few suppliers advised that many TC owners use them and that they are cheaper by 20 %. How does this size affect diff should one get a flat tyre or would it be similar to constantly going around a gradual bend? My cu...
by ian theobald
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: door timbers
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

door timbers

G,day ,Just wondering has any one had much experience with the Timbers supplied by Moss ? At sometime in my cars life some one has replaced the body and door timbers. The door timbers are not cut to the standard that the factory fitted, especially the corner joins at the bottom but looks like the to...
by ian theobald
Fri May 20, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear main leaking
Replies: 16
Views: 3766

Re: Rear main leaking

Like all T series ,mine leaks like any other British car of that era. The rest of the motor is bone dry. My solution was to fita catch tray underneath as motor does not consume any oil and sounds healthy,even after 30 yrs. I must admit does iratate me but thought of disturbing an otherwise healthy m...
by ian theobald
Fri May 06, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Long distance touring
Replies: 17
Views: 4370

Re: Long distance touring

I think front side screens are useless and whats worse is they make it nearly impossible to get in or out.I only use for when car parked out in the rain as when driving not required. As for hot weather my car runs average 75 deg when out side averages 25-30 C and goes up by slightly above that so ex...
by ian theobald
Wed May 04, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Long distance touring
Replies: 17
Views: 4370

Re: Long distance touring

G,day Pete. Firstly I would take a container of water and first aid kit and Sun Block +30 or 50. Maybe could purchase a new clean 5ltr fuel container for water and if needed could be used for fuel as Illegal to fill certain type plastic containers It is suprising how quickly one can get burnt from t...
by ian theobald
Tue May 03, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Installng Moss leather seat kts
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

Re: Installng Moss leather seat kts

You are so correct in screwing trim rather than tacking. I did this when making door trims for my MG YT several years back as did not like the idea of nailing trim on . Being a Y Tourer meant was on my own Jack as far as trim went so was able to copy seats as under covers was original leather .As fo...
by ian theobald
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: rear diff ratios
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: rear diff ratios

G,day Steve ,My car has Datsun steering and steers straight and have had stub axles crack tested for piece of mind .On a good smooth road have had run at that rev range but when you see a huge Kenworth or Mack hurtling towards you on single lane Highway it,s time to slow down or risk being blown off...
by ian theobald
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: rear diff ratios
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: rear diff ratios

In all honesty I would not want to travel much faster than 55 mph [90kph] in my TC and guess it is reving at about 3500 or in that vicinity. I have no idea how mine compares to a standard TC as my diff is not original but looks identical to TD ,TF or similar with modified ends to suit my TC [That's ...
by ian theobald
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Installng Moss leather seat kts
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

Re: Installng Moss leather seat kts

another picture of seat bottoms. I measured height both sides back and front to keep level and did the same for matching seat. Make sure leather faces outside around bottom of seat. Just pull cover taught but not to tight and put just enough wadding on the sides so as not to look like a rice pudding...
by ian theobald
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Installng Moss leather seat kts
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

Re: Installng Moss leather seat kts

You may of noticed that I folded tops over 45 degree on corner and lined backing piece to finish exact in line removing piping inside at ends a fraction and glued ends together, You can see rear cut out to allow seat to hit floor and was too low. The moss Kit would not allow for piping to follow arc...