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by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Tom - a related topic: was the bonnet rest material originally webbing or rubber on the TC?

Thanks. Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation

If you are not burning oil, you must be leaking it past worn or incorrectly-fitted components. I would remove and have the oil pump checked over by someone else. You also don't mention replacing and fitting new rocker bushes, which, when worn, can certainly contribute to low oil pressure. Tom Lange ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: XPAG Oil pressure fluctuation

The way your OP is fluctuating speaks to worn components. As the oil heats up and gets thinner, and is leaking past worn areas. What was done to the engine - how deep was the rebuild? Turned crank? New bearings? What about the rocker gear - new shaft and bushings? 10 lbs pressure per thousand revolu...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: XPAG Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: XPAG Distributor

How "correct" do you wish to be? There are certainly TC distributors floating about (look on eBay), and there are many visually-exact distributors for other cars with a correct date code, that can be adjusted to fit. A Pertronix can be fitted to a worn distributor, but a rebuilt one is obviously bet...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Contact for Richard Wilson, please
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Contact for Richard Wilson, please

I would very much like to contact the owner of TD0460, last recorded as Richard Wilson, Alberta, Canada.

If anyone knows how to contact him or any subsequent owner of that car, please get in touch with me.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair

tlange@acadia.net
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: best manual
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: best manual

The Bentley may be the same, but I find the Blower manual to be the most useful for pre-war cars. Also, go through Totally T-Type 2 back issues (all on-line), and make note of TA-specific articles. Things like TC-steering articles will be of great use as the TC is basically the same as TA, except fo...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TA auction bits
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: TA auction bits

I am puzzled by a few things. First, engine MPJG3192 was originally fitted to TA2931, which is a very pretty red/red car currently registered as EBY871 in the UK. The engine was said to have been removed from a running vehicle in 2016, and it seems to be largely complete with a transmission (impossi...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA finned sump for an MPJG motor
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: MG TA finned sump for an MPJG motor

I have one, but I'm in the US.

Off-line if interested, at tlange@acadia.net

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TA auction bits
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: TA auction bits

I see that they have corrected the entry by adding a sentence, " PLEASE NOTE: This lot is an MPJG engine and not an XPAG engine as catalogued." I am surprised that they did not also note that this engine came out of TA 2931, which I did also tell them.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TA auction bits
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: TA auction bits

Despite this reply,

"Thank you for your email in regards to the MG TA engine. We were advised by the vendor that it was an XPAG however as you have stated it is an MPJG and we have now updated this."

no change has yet been made.

Tom Lange
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TA auction bits
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: TA auction bits

Odd that they make absolutely no mention of the crank or pistons, cam or other internals. I see the crank pulley and timing cover are in place, so I assume the "shorst block" is largely complete internally.

They still call in an XPAG...

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TA auction bits
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: TA auction bits

Very obviously an MPJG engine, but completely mis-described as an XPAG engine, with no mention that it comes with a gearbox!

I have written - let's see how they correct the listing.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: The Continuing Rebuild of TC8485
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: The Continuing Rebuild of TC8485

I'm far away in the USA, but I own TC10,000. I understand that Steve Baker sold TC10,001 last year!

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed May 22, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: priming the oil system prior to 1st restart
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: priming the oil system prior to 1st restart

There is much in the various archives on the subject. This is my procedure: I fill the oil pump gr\ears with Vaseline, which helps create enough suction to bring oil up from the sump. I also leave out 2qts of oil when filling the sump, connect the hose of an inexpensive garden sprayer to the oil pre...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun May 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG TA Torque settings for replacing the head
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: MG TA Torque settings for replacing the head

Blower's manual will be the easiest place to find this information.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun May 05, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Bump stops
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Bump stops

I did not realize you were in the UK. My Abingdon Spares recommendation has little point for you. To install the rebound rubbers you will need to lift the suspension off the rubbers, by putting a jack on the bottom of the suspension, as far towards the outside of the car as possible. That will lift ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat May 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Master Cylinder rebuild.
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Master Cylinder rebuild.

jddevel - Is this for your TF? If so, the master needs to, and can, be sleeved in stainless steel for a life-time repair. I recommend Mark Frappier in Agawam, MA. Plenty in the archives on the TD/TF sites.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat May 04, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Bump stops
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Bump stops

First, go to the TD/TF pages; this is for pre-war and TC cars. There is MUCH there in the archives on rebuilding the front suspension for TD/TF cars. Then, look over your entire front suspension for other perished rubber - if the rebound rubbers are bad chances are 89% the pivot bushings and the sea...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Water tap on block thread problem
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Water tap on block thread problem

I've bought BSP Helicoil-brand thread inserts, which would really be your best long-term solution.

For the short term you could try some Teflon tape to seal what threads are left.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Suitable engine oils
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Suitable engine oils

You are opening up a can of worms by asking that question. There are many different kinds, brands and weights of oil out there, but 20w50 appears to be the best weight with today's oils and additives. Beyond that, it is a matter of personal opinion and anecdote. There is much discussion about the ne...