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by Duncan M
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Steering box
Replies: 29
Views: 4509

Re: TC Steering box

Val-
Check out UK Amsteer. Quite the bargain for TC end link set.
http://www.amsteer.co.uk/M.G%20Car%20Parts
by Duncan M
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC engine overhaul
Replies: 16
Views: 2725

Re: TC engine overhaul

Synthetic oil always since last overhaul?
by Duncan M
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Recommenation for an SU carb fro supercharged 1250
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Recommenation for an SU carb fro supercharged 1250

I thought people used a single H4?
by Duncan M
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Steering box
Replies: 29
Views: 4509

Re: TC Steering box

Was a time when only bad quality replacement worms were available. They lacked a key feature to aid in straight ahead steering. Not sure where you can get the good newer worms. Probably "From the Frame Up" in Arizona can set you straight, or they can rebuild your entire Bishop Cam box? Give Doug Pel...
by Duncan M
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC numbers and production year
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: TC numbers and production year

XPAG 10433 originally was in a TC built around September 1949.
by Duncan M
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Very stiff choke control
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Re: Very stiff choke control

If switching to the teflon o-rings the jet they slide against should be polished, with special attention to the openings (holes) in the jet tubes. Otherwise the choke will not operate smoothly.
by Duncan M
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Do TC frames sit level?
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Do TC frames sit level?

With level garage floor, the floorboards show the same as Steve indicates. And that is with only about 2 gallons of fuel in tank.
by Duncan M
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: air filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Re: air filter

Seat rings with regular motor oil in the engine. Not synthetic.
by Duncan M
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Using Pertronics in the TC
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Re: Using Pertronics in the TC

Only problem with points I had was around the time the factory original condenser pooped out. I am trying out the optical trigger only after I was sure the points were working perfectly. No problem being covered up. I would suggest anyone do the same, and make sure the car runs perfectly on points b...
by Duncan M
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New TA Owner, Problem 4. Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 4283

Re: New TA Owner, Problem 4. Gear

In the days before people used detergent oils, the sludge deposits would end up as a buildup on the bottom of the sump (oil) pan. Anyone contemplating reviving an engine last run on non-detergent oil would be wise to drop the pan and remove all the deposits with a putty knife and solvent. Then for t...
by Duncan M
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Fuel Sending Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: TC Fuel Sending Unit

An often misunderstood thing. No capacitor or resistor inside.
by Duncan M
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Unleaded Head
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Unleaded Head

General consensus likely to be that if your head has been used hard and has notable exhaust valve seat recession, then adding hardened seats is needed. If no recession, then just make sure mixture is not lean, and timing does not allow pinging--either of which will cause exhaust valve problems. You ...
by Duncan M
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Carb leak
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: Carb leak

Stripped and cross threaded fuel connectors tend to be a disaster waiting to happen. Get a new lid.
by Duncan M
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Carb leak
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: Carb leak

Using the correct type (irregular) washer at that point is critical to the proper functioning of the carb. The float bowl vent, aka overflow tube, must allow for fuel in an overfilled bowl somewhere to go. That special (irregular) fiber washer must also allow air to be pushed past the washer to vent...
by Duncan M
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: What have you found?
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: What have you found?

A very old (1953) local raffle ticket that said "save this ticket." I also found that although my wheel and hub splines were just fine, the front hub bearing "races" were beyond safety limits, and the entire hubs were replaced. And in each of the 4 Girling damper's, on the strip of spring steel that...
by Duncan M
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Using Pertronics in the TC
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Re: Using Pertronics in the TC

Looking at the prices today on Moss they list the sale price of Pertronix at $129 and the sale Crane XR700 at $149. A friend gave me an old stock never used Allison XR3000 unit, which is quite similar to the XR700. I have been using a plain Jane coil and it all works fine. It does require a bit of c...
by Duncan M
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2705

Re: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested

I think a lot of people prefer the SS and rubber wrapped teflon flex lines because they are shiny. I prefer the look of rubber flex lines. In theory, the teflon should last almost indefinitely, unless it has a manufacturing error as Steve described. When moss has their good sale, the teflon (SS) are...
by Duncan M
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2705

Re: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested

I thought the Alfins (being finned) were supposed to dissipate heat faster/better? In that case the softer pads like the woven https://www.mcmaster.com/#brake-lining/=1dcaw35 (at bottom of page) should be a natural for Alfins. If woven (softer) pads are used with original drums, you might need to be...
by Duncan M
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Door to metal spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: Door to metal spacing

Only body I have is original factory one. Measuring gap-- between the top and bottom hinge I get nothing greater than about 2.8mm either side of car. Up top where it rounds over, the gap at parts of the bend are wider, and similar looking to Norman's second pic. Similar to Stephen's description.
by Duncan M
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:47 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 .....

Original fill plug is a nice bit of quality. Curious if the reproduction ones have the baffle, or just a small hole?

Yes, the original breather works flawlessly for the differential. It does not have much to do.
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