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by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Top Bows Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

TC Top Bows Needed

Does anyone have a spare set of top bows for a 49 TC? Thanks very much.
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG and XPEG Head gasket dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: XPAG and XPEG Head gasket dimensions

I have always thought that there are simply too many variables for a torque plate to have any effect at all. You would have to use the exact fasteners with both torque plate and engine, since clamping forces would be different with different head studs. Also, you would need to use the exact same hea...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC distributor filling with oil
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: TC distributor filling with oil

I would be unhappy with those compression numbers - the goal is for the low and high to be within 10% of each other, and best around 150. 110 is simply too low. The last engine I rebuilt gave 175 on all 4 cylinders after 800 miles, which I consider very strong; I was expecting closer to 150, but it ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC distributor filling with oil
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: TC distributor filling with oil

It's usually a problem with excessive crankcase pressure, caused either by the cork side cover gasket collapsing and blocking the breather holes, or a worn-out engine allowing excessive blow-by. If you remove the oil cap and feel when the engine is running, you may well feel puffs of air - that's bl...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Introduction, another new TC owner
Replies: 6
Views: 2832

Re: Introduction, another new TC owner

There are a number of guys who will make keys from code, the code stamped on the lock cylinder. Pete Groh comes to mind immediately. No need to replace the switch and cylinder if the new key works - give the number here, and someone may have one to lend you (non-original US blanks are on eBay aplent...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Alpine clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 1598

Re: Alpine clutch

Thanks very much, Mark. Was any modification (like re-drilling) necessary to the flywheel? Was it JUST the cover, or the disc as well? Any throw-out bearing issues?

Many thanks.
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Alpine clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 1598

Alpine clutch

I'm going to be re-doing a TC clutch very soon, and would be grateful for a source for a higher-quality-than-Moss clutch. I understand that it is possible to modify things to use a Sunbeam Alpine clutch, but do not know what is involved, or if it is a satisfactory mod for a street car. All help appr...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Why does my TC flywheel not fit the crank locating pins?
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

Re: Why does my TC flywheel not fit the crank locating pins?

You've got it backwards, I think. The pins are tapered, and must be removed from the crank first. Then bolt up the flywheel to the crank snugly but not tight, then drive the pins into both flywheel and crank flange to positively locate the flywheel. Then torque the bolts to 50 pound/feet, and lockwi...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Do I use existing/stock thermostat or a new style one?
Replies: 8
Views: 2684

Re: Do I use existing/stock thermostat or a new style one?

You might also consider the stainless steel thermostat housing I have custom made and sell, with a modern, replaceable thermostat and ALL stainless parts. The original-style thermostat housing requires the whole unit to be replaced if there is a problem, although there is in formation on the 'net ab...