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by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

TC3975.

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MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Seems to me that there are such inconsistencies in what has been written about which castings were used in what cars when, that a bit of research and polling would be a good idea. I know that I am confused!

Don - happy to help with engine/chassis numbers.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Roger says, " Later, when the Y type was introduced in 1947, the block casting number became 24146 without any obvious design changes, although the drain valve was moved forward from behind the exhaust manifold. The TC engine changed to using the 24146 block at the same time, and the TD engine used ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Duncan - Yes - you are right. I was reporting the two possibilities based solely on the engine number. According to Roger Wilson's article cited above, the early TC block was casting 24124 until 1947, and from then on the TC, Y and TD ALL used the 24146 block until July 1950. Then the TD used block ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

There ar two possibilities for that engine number: XPAG9925 was originally fitted to TC9204, on July 8, 1949. OR, XPAG/TD/LHX9925 was fitted to TD9486, made on Aug. 15, 1951.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Duncan - yes, I own TB0327. I was addressing the fact that Don noted that his XPAG engine had a number of "99xxx", which is impossibly high for an XPAG. Either the engine has one fewer digit than stated, or it might be a replacement block, in which case the nunber tag would be different in appearanc...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Don - that's a very high number - impossibly so - for ANY XPAG engine! Is that a replacement engine tag, or the octagonal brass tag on the engine? If you let me know the engine number in full I may be able to identify the car from which it came.

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MGT Repair
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by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

I've seen a number of those anomalies, which makes me question whether they even are date codes...

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Duncan - I'm sorry that I read through your post too quickly, and replied even quicker, without knowing what I was saying! My apologies for muddying the waters.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Duncan - why would they include both quarter AND month information? Seems to me that if you know it was made in August, then knowing it was made in the 4th quarter is no help? Do we have a larger confirmed sampling to be sure it even is a date code? I remember a discussion where a number of inconsis...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

I not only like my suggestion better, I think it is the right one. I see absolutely no evidence that your engine has been swapped, and if I were you I would be confident that you have the original engine. I might suggest that you get in touch with Doug Pelton at FTFU, and see if he has an original "...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Brass Engine Tags
Replies: 49
Views: 4745

Re: TC Brass Engine Tags

Brad - I'm not sure I follow your thinking. The inference I draw from your engine is that it has been rebuilt in the past, when the tags were removed before cleaning. The center TYPE XPAG ring could very easily have been lost when the rivet was removed. There is no evidence that your tag was ever on...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC steering column bush replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: TC steering column bush replacement

Does your car have a Tomkins steering kit? I believe the kit comes (or used to come) with a needle bearing for the top of the steering column, to replace the felt.

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MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Mg tc battery retention
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Mg tc battery retention

The TD battery hold-down is often installed incorrectly - it fits on the front of the battery and holds it snugly against the back wall of the battery box. The u-shaped bracket does not fit on the top or top edge of the battery. There was, as I remember, a wooden tray under the battery, as well. Tom...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Distributor sealing
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Distributor sealing

Ian - there are so many individual identifiers on a distributor that an exchange would not work. The first is the date of mfg.- many people want their original, dated distributor back. Also, there are many cars using similar distributors, so many cars have replacements from Morris cars, small vans o...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Mystery holes
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Mystery holes

I believe they are air vents to allow air to bleed out from inside the cushion, which will compress when you sit in/on it. Seems to me that our cars leak everything from every possible opening, so it seems a bit much!

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Nuts and bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Nuts and bolts

He's not in the UK, but Doug Pelton at From the Frame Up supplies kits of nuts, bolts, washers and sceews for various applications like attaching wings, attaching tub to chassis, running boards, etc. Very good quality, very convenient, and CORRECT! Highly recommended. I believe Abingdon Spares is al...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Dirk Dondorp
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Dirk Dondorp

Steve - please reply from the Board that we extend our deepest regrets to the family. Dirk was indeed a trrue enthusiast and a valuable contributor who will be missed.

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by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: "Weep" holr in TC bell housing
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: "Weep" holr in TC bell housing

I would install the ring gear before balancing the flywheel. I would also recommend lightening the flywheel.

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MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Engine steady rod and adjustment.
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Engine steady rod and adjustment.

I assume you mean TD/TF engine steady. May I ask why you feel the need to adjust? First, check and/or replace the engine steady rubbers, the engine mount and the transmission rubber pieces (all 3 of them). Make sure the clevis is not broken out of the bottom of the tranisission, and that the cup was...