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by Marv
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!
Replies: 27
Views: 1805

Re: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!

Let us know what you find when you pull the head Chris, That's the only way you're going to know what's happening. :? :? :?
by Marv
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!
Replies: 27
Views: 1805

Re: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!

Whether assembly error, bad gasket, flatness or other, you're going to have to bite the bullet and tear it apart. It's assumed negative, although you haven't mentioned it. Any water traces in the oil? Pull the studs an do a low pressure air check on each or fill each hole up with solvent or water a...
by Marv
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!
Replies: 27
Views: 1805

Re: 'water on the head', no not that one, the cylinder head!

Seen something close once, MGA rebuild, had 5 or 6 "wet" head nuts. Probably would have seen them all wet if I had waited long enough. Drained the system and took the head off. Check the block with a parallel bar for flatness. Had the head checked by my local machine shop, it checked ok as well. On...
by Marv
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Handbrake cable to back plate clamp-inner/outer
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Handbrake cable to back plate clamp-inner/outer

Here are mine. Left and right , I believe them to be correct.

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by Marv
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Handbrake cable to back plate clamp-inner/outer
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Handbrake cable to back plate clamp-inner/outer

Maybe I just got lucky, Mine went together Ok, I remember I had to fiddle with them a bit but once they fell in place, it all made sense. Good luck, Patience is a virtue but sometimes you just need a bigger hammer! :P
by Marv
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Handbrake cable to back plate clamp-inner/outer
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Handbrake cable to back plate clamp-inner/outer

Have you got Mike Sherrill's Books, TC's Forever and TC's Forevermore? Very good detail in the first book on what you're looking for.
by Marv
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front and rear wheel cylinder mounting bolt sizes?
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: front and rear wheel cylinder mounting bolt sizes?

Yes Chris, 24tpi is the standard UNF for 5/16" SAE. 18tpi is the standard for UNC SAE. I am surprised that the fronts are 18tpi as most Lockheed brake components I'm familiar with use the fine thread pitch. They must have had a reason. Another thought is that BSW is almost a direct match in the 5/1...
by Marv
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front and rear wheel cylinder mounting bolt sizes?
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: front and rear wheel cylinder mounting bolt sizes?

OK Chris: I've verified it with mine. They are 5/16-18UNC not UNF Mine are fully threaded 3/4" length under the head with a flat and lock washer in tow. If your source is slow or unavailable, I can pop 8 or 10 in a packet and send them across the puddle for you. brake cylinder bolt-front.png
by Marv
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front and rear wheel cylinder mounting bolt sizes?
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: front and rear wheel cylinder mounting bolt sizes?

Chris: you say the 5/16 BSF seems better than the UNF 5/16 24. BSF is 22tpi Does it thread in all the way or hang up. The M8 x1.25 has 20.32tpi. The SAE size you may want is 5/16 - 18 UNC. There are other 5/16 SAE tpi's of 28 and 32 but these are highly specialized and fasteners are very expensive....
by Marv
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: front and rear wheel cylinder mounting bolt sizes?
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: front and rear wheel cylinder mounting bolt sizes?

Brake component were supplied by Lockheed (Now Delphi) Lockheed was all SAE threads try 1/4" and 5/16" fasteners, I believe they were fine thread 1/4-28 and 5/16-24. I think...
by Marv
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: TD item needed. R/H steering arm <<<NOW SOURCED>>>
Replies: 1
Views: 329

TD item needed. R/H steering arm <<<NOW SOURCED>>>

A friend with a 1950 TD needs a R/H steering arm, His tested with 3 hairline cracks under Mag Particle Inspection.
Anyone in the States, Australia or New Zealand? He is located in Tasmania, AU - Thanks..



<<<NOW SOURCED>>>
by Marv
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hand-Crank shaft lengths
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Hand-Crank shaft lengths

The MGA handles from '57 thru '62 were : made from 5/8" round bar. Long run is 25-1/4" overall, 24-5/8" inside the bend. Cross run is 7-1/2" overall, 6-7/8" center to center, 6-1/4" inside the bends. Short end is 4-5/8" overall, 4" inside the bend, including the spinner tube. Courtesy: MGA With An A...
by Marv
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG oil pump rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: XPAG oil pump rebuild

You're welcome, Fill the ports and gear cavities with Petroleum Jelly or White Lithium Grease and button it up. Fill the filter with as much oil as you can without making a mess before installation. Both actions help achieve system pressure more quickly than starting with everything empty. Torque yo...
by Marv
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Negative Ground GPS in Positive Ground TC
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Negative Ground GPS in Positive Ground TC

I don't think there would be a problem by just using the Jacks on the center panel. The GPS shouldn't care if the car is positive ground. My guess is that the GPS is in a plastic case it will be isolated from grounding to the car and the only electric connections to it will be the two wires from the...
by Marv
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG oil pump rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: XPAG oil pump rebuild

Hmm'm I just finished rebuilding my TC pump with new gears and a new spindle. I didn't have that problem. But if I understand what you are saying. if you were to place a .022 +/- shim under the snap ring, it would pull the shaft up so as not to have so much end float. You'd have to make sure the dri...
by Marv
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG oil pump rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: XPAG oil pump rebuild

How much end float have you got? .002" is normal!
by Marv
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: non start when hot.
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: non start when hot.

Vapor lock would be first guess.....
by Marv
Sun May 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: convertible top: C to A
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: convertible top: C to A

Yup, you got it, Wings are fenders, Boot is trunk, windscreen is windshield, so on and so forth, I think there is an old listing somewhere in the forum achieves on Brit to Yank terms and definitions.

Maybe someone will find it and repost...
by Marv
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Engine or gearbox removal - easiest way!
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Engine or gearbox removal - easiest way!

For what It's worth, I agree with Dave, I've done it once with engine in situ...…… NEVER AGAIN!!!
by Marv
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Exhaust manifold stub thread
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Exhaust manifold stub thread

10 - 1.5mm



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Marv