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by Duncan M
Fri May 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Shock Spacer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Re: TC Shock Spacer?

shock.jpg shocks2.jpg I rebuilt these 5 years ago using the double lip seal method. Whatever it is, there is no gap, and when prodded by the tip of an icepick-- it does not want to rotate. Late 1949 production, if that matters. I suppose it might be part of the original arm? All four are the same.
by Duncan M
Thu May 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Oil filter and supply lines color
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: Oil filter and supply lines color

I've long suspected that the special spark plug wire covering that certain people claim was original on TC's was nonsense.
by Duncan M
Wed May 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Oil filter and supply lines color
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: Oil filter and supply lines color

Chris, don't forget that the factory installed chromed bumpers on 494 TC EXU's.
by Duncan M
Tue May 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Oil filter and supply lines color
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: Oil filter and supply lines color

That same third pic is on page 109 of "The Immortal T Series" by Chris Harvey. Toms provided pic is much clearer. When expanded it appears the spark plug wires are of the type with a plain black rubber outer covering. Safety wire on the oil pump outlet line fitting, etc.
by Duncan M
Sat May 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front axle bump stop clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: TC front axle bump stop clearance

To add info to the apparent spec's supplied in the Buell article, I lifted at frame to get a front wheel off the ground and got 2 3/8 distance. When I dropped the car back down, the gap was then 3/4 inch. The earlier mentioned figure was obtained as the car sat after a drive, or "settled." justdropp...
by Duncan M
Fri May 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake query..
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Brake query..

Offhand, it sounds like the rear brakes may be adjusted way too far out, and the fronts too far in. When you adjust each wheels brake, be sure the wheel is turning.
by Duncan M
Fri May 08, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Brake query..
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Brake query..

What your pedal feel like? Front brake lines can be tricky to bleed on the TC.
by Duncan M
Thu May 07, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front axle bump stop clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: TC front axle bump stop clearance

John, the Buell article is in the "resources" section on this site, and most of us have used it as a reference. http://www.mg-tabc.org/library/Buell-TC-Frontend-3rd-ed.pdf When I was doing my front end about 5 years ago I used it from this site and was confused about the then 2nd edition which state...
by Duncan M
Thu May 07, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front axle bump stop clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: TC front axle bump stop clearance

Well lubed leaf springs keep moisture and dirt and rust from getting in between. As Ray points out, it will extend life. The old argument about grease/oil attracting dirt and sand falls flat when you know about gaiters or tape or twine wraps. The gaiters and wraps keep the oil in the springs, and ke...
by Duncan M
Tue May 05, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front axle bump stop clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: TC front axle bump stop clearance

Original rubber piece on my stops now measures around 1.9 inches (not including plate). Curious what the replacement ones are measuring?
by Duncan M
Mon May 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front axle bump stop clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: TC front axle bump stop clearance

bump.jpg Rubber stops are known original on TC9866, but they did need to be re-glued (gorilla glue) when I did mechanical resto a few years back. Springs are original low miles, and have been taken apart and cleaned etc and re-greased. No teflon strips. Gap I measure is .4 inch, and dead even on ea...
by Duncan M
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front wheel bearing assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: front wheel bearing assembly

Mike- Steve mentioned to be sure and use the spindle bearing spacer, but are you aware the original spacer will be too short when converting to tapered bearings? When I got new hubs and converted to tapered, I ended up making a custom single piece shim for each spacer. No way on earth the original s...
by Duncan M
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC carb spindles alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: TC carb spindles alignment

Good point. I did mine 90 degrees.
by Duncan M
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Seat mountying hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Seat mountying hardware

You won't find cadmium plating on most old cars. They used zinc-nickel plating on many things, and if it was something visible like a radiator shell or seat adjust handle, then chrome was added over the zinc-nickel plating. The makers plate on the TC was another example of "nickel" plating. nick.jpg
by Duncan M
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front wheel bearing assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: front wheel bearing assembly

Mike-
Are your front hubs new? They wear where the bearings fit in, and it is not always obvious without a careful visual inspection. The car will never drive right if the hubs are "loose" where the bearings fit into them.
by Duncan M
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC front apron webbing
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: TC front apron webbing

Looks to me like the standard sized piping up front on a TC.
by Duncan M
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Bonnet (hood) Fitting
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Bonnet (hood) Fitting

This is what Mark and myself have mentioned about the arched line that was originally present in all TC's at the back of the folding bonnet. At top and bottom on mine is about 3/16". Front line at radiator is straight. Very doubtful this rear line was cut to fit each car on the line with big shears.
by Duncan M
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Bonnet (hood) Fitting
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Bonnet (hood) Fitting

Raising the front part of the cockpit would also lessen the gap. Does not mean that is what you should do. Curious if the bonnet panel (vertical, at area in question) is a straight line or a gentle outward curve? Originally that piece had a gentle curve, to meld the visual lines of the car better. M...
by Duncan M
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC side curtain box felt
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: TC side curtain box felt

The Book has same page numbers every edition
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by Duncan M
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Reset "trip" mileage -- How?
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Reset "trip" mileage -- How?

I suspect your winding stem (2 piece) is being held together with shrink tubing, and not actually turning the stem part that goes into the instrument. Mine would be like that too, except I repaired it with a bit of solder. Might be a very small pin involved, but I cannot recall exactly how I did it....