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by Marv
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: TC Used Headlight cradles for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4008

Re: TC Used Headlight cradles for sale

Depends on which one you're looking for but there is a set on eBay at present (eBay item number: 331729021668) one is OK, the other is pretty badly buggered up , bent, broken and welded. Have a look at those and you might get lucky if one is all you need. $29.00 starting price plus shipping,,, cheap...
by Marv
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: TC Used Headlight cradles for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4008

Re: TC Used Headlight cradles for sale

Max, I said Abingdon braces were used, I assumed that and don't know it for sure, they usually have the word "used" after a part. Moss offers them as well at $130 each. Moss is not noted for anything other than aftermarket reproductions. I have no idea as to quality of the usual suppliers. Doug Pelt...
by Marv
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: TC Used Headlight cradles for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4008

Re: TC Used Headlight cradles for sale

Located in Rockford, Illinois, I have posted three pictures. They are straight with no damage nor repairs, they have light surface rust only, needs media blasting and a coat of primer (acid etch). Abingdon Spares has used ones listed at $135 each, I'd sell the pair for $200 plus actual shipping. If ...
by Marv
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC distributor filling with oil
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: TC distributor filling with oil

Let us know how it all turns out Murph. "

Remember, there is no situation or issue so bad that it can't be made worse with some well intended tinkering!"

Marv
by Marv
Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC distributor filling with oil
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: TC distributor filling with oil

Hi Murph: I assume it was running a bit, if not a lot, rough! It certainly sounds as if you've got an overfilled sump. It's common with that to have a distributor mist up with oil to the point of fouling the spark so bad that the car will barely run without applying a bit of choke. Check your fill l...
by Marv
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC gathering, Melbourne Australia.
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Re: TC gathering, Melbourne Australia.

Fantastic, and a beautiful day as well!

Marv TC5141
by Marv
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Plating Master Cylinder Tin Can - Pros and Cons
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Plating Master Cylinder Tin Can - Pros and Cons

Couldn't agree more Steve....

Marv- TC5141
by Marv
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Plating Master Cylinder Tin Can - Pros and Cons
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Plating Master Cylinder Tin Can - Pros and Cons

I agree Duncan, my can is not trashed and I have a new M/C to assemble into it. Being that the idea came up over a pint with my plating friend, it seemed like a topic for discussion. Our cars provide lots of side "tangents" to let us wander into the "what-ifs"! I've never been ill at ease with the b...
by Marv
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Painting Cost
Replies: 9
Views: 3170

Re: Painting Cost

Rich I agree 200% with Brian. It all depend what you are looking for and the labor to get to a paintable surface. We had a body off paint job on a MGA which has fewer body items to remove than a TC. Two doors, Boot and Bonnet. Minimal body work was involved and it cost $9,000.00 for labor and materi...
by Marv
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Plating Master Cylinder Tin Can - Pros and Cons
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Plating Master Cylinder Tin Can - Pros and Cons

The idea was that the new M/C would be in the bean can properly soldered with a base solder compatible to nickel plating process. I cannot see how .0004" can disrupt the normal action and sealing of the seals nor impede the flow of fluid to and from the can to the cylinder. The surface finish of the...
by Marv
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Plating Master Cylinder Tin Can - Pros and Cons
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Plating Master Cylinder Tin Can - Pros and Cons

I've performed a site search and didn't come up with anything on this subject. Might be a bad idea but on the surface, it sounds good. I have a friend in the Electroless Nickel Plating business who said he'd plate my master cylinder tin can. Properly cleaned, which he does, and readied for plating, ...
by Marv
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: TC Used Headlight cradles for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4008

TC Used Headlight cradles for sale

I have a set of TC Headlight Cradles. slight surface rust discoloration only, will clean up nicely with a media blast and paint of your choice. ( I can do this for you and prime with acid etch primer, if desired @ $40.00.) the pair can be had for $160.00 plus shipping. I'd rather not break them up b...
by Marv
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fuel low lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Re: Fuel low lamp

Aware of that fact Dirk, but that was not my question.
by Marv
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fuel low lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Re: Fuel low lamp

Has anyone ever made present day technology improvements to that method of making and breaking contacts through a gasoline medium?

Marv TC5141 "Lady Di"
by Marv
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Cracked Block
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Re: Cracked Block

Paul: Hope you've got the block fixed by now but wanted to say the Brian is spot on. The trick is to preheat as large an area around the weld area as possible. Chamfering or v-grinding the area for fill with the 95% nickel rod makes for strength and longevity. The big item is to insure the area cool...