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by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New TC parts owner - restoring
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: New TC parts owner - restoring

The TC chassis number is stamped on very point of the left front spring mount, on the outside face. For an excellent photo see the "TC Identification" thread below, on page 1. When I get home from work I will back-search by engine number, and will be able to tell you in which chassis those engines o...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC identification
Replies: 48
Views: 11667

Re: TC identification

If you have so much dirt I would (again) clean out the float bowls, which might have rust and sediment on the bottoms. You also have filters in each float bowl. Let us know if you need help.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC identification
Replies: 48
Views: 11667

Re: TC identification

Franz - I am not sure I understand what you wish to know. The XPJM engine was an 1140cc engine used in Morris and Wolesley cars and vans, eventually developed into the XPAG engine (1250cc); because of the smaller bore the XPMG has lower HP as originally fitted. I noted in an earlier post that I did ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: New TA Owner, Problem 4. Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 4278

Re: New TA Owner, Problem 4. Gear

Was the engine replaced with another MPJG engine, or an XPAG engine? I don't know what weight to use with a TA engine (I assume the same), but for an XPAG engine straight 50w oil is not good - you want a good 20w50 oil, ideally one with extra zddp. TAs are wonderful cars, and yours looks very nice. ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Mating engine and gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

Re: Mating engine and gearbox

Assuming you replaced the pilot bushing, you would have soaked it in oil for a day or so to fill the pores for long-term lubrication. But to help with assembly I always put a VERY small amoujnt of grease on the nose; under NO circumstances do you want to use so much grease that it can be spun out an...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Carb leak
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: Carb leak

I see I was wrong in my reading of the post. Thank you for the correction. There are two washers, one on either side the overflow pipe - an internally-notched fiber washer under the bolt head, and an aluminum washer under the overflow pipe. But why?. Duncan is absolutely right - there should be no f...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC overheating- another question!
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: TC overheating- another question!

Lindi is right - overheating is not normally a T-series problem, especially since you have already replaced the radiator. The cooling system has a number of possible problems: the gauge, the thermostat, the water pump, the fan, the radiator, the radiator slats, the cooling passages, and the distribu...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Carb leak
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: Carb leak

Just so I am sure, you are speaking of a leak between the banjo bolt and the banjo fuel outlet? Am I right in remembering that there are two different-sized washers there? One fits over the flange just below the banjo bolt head, and one smaller one fits into the recess on the outlet? The wrong washe...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Distributor o ring
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Re: Distributor o ring

An o-ring is an attempt to stop oil getting up into the distributor body. The groove is usually the one into which the fixing bolt locks, so its no wonder you could not use it with the o-ring there or under the body! Just leave it off, as you have done, and see if oil gets back into the distributor ...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2702

Re: Poor (at best) braking on my TC - advice requested

I'm not particularly a fan of braided brake lines because they are either OK or burst - there is no weakening, no symptoms, no warning. With the rubber hoses there is some warning than not all is well.

On a race car it is different, but on a street car I am hesitant.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again ......)
Replies: 25
Views: 5711

Re: TC rear axle oil leak onto brake shoes (yep, again .....

Also, did you install a Speedi-Sleeve over the splines where the half-shaft meets the hub? There's a good video of the entire process at From the Frame Up.com

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Moss seats for TC
Replies: 22
Views: 5072

Re: Moss seats for TC

As I wrote, I am just repeating what I have heard. Does it seem logical that the quality and availability of more recent leather is not as good as older leather?

I am perfectly ready to stand corrected, and appreciate all observations.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Wed May 30, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Moss seats for TC
Replies: 22
Views: 5072

Re: Moss seats for TC

My GUESS is that they sell the late type, to most easily match what they sell for the TD. I have no first-hand experience, but have read in various posts that the leather is substantially better in kits from other makers, since the Moss leather begins to break down and show wear after just a few yea...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon May 28, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Rear hood tacking strip question
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: Rear hood tacking strip question

This has a fairly good picture of what you should have at the corner:

https://abingdonspares.com/collections/wood-parts-tc

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue May 15, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Rear Brakes and Hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

TC Rear Brakes and Hubs

I've been workikng on a long-dormant TC, where the rear brakes were - as almost always - soaked with differential oil. Unfortunately, the axle shafts had already been welded to the hubs, and the axles themselves had a dangerous bit of twist where they seat in the spider gears. I got a replacement se...
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Drive shaft question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1705

Re: Drive shaft question.

I'm surprised the Hi-Gear kit didn't come with a drive-shaft.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: lettering TC Instrument panel
Replies: 10
Views: 2672

Re: lettering TC Instrument panel

I have never found a better source for lettering the TC dash panel than Craig Seabrook of Novelty, Ohio, USA. His work is superb, and indistinguishable from the original. Press-on lettering becomes fall-off lettering after time, in my experience.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: MG T Type Gearboxes
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

Re: MG T Type Gearboxes

Any further discoveries re: the cluster gear situation?

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hello and problem with stub axles
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

Re: Hello and problem with stub axles

In the UK I would also write to John James, the editor of TTT2 (an EXCELLENT TC source), and Roger Furneaux, at Mad Metrics. Both have much TC experience, both sell various parts, and I am sure can be of help to you.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
by Tom Lange, MGT Repair
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Hello and problem with stub axles
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

Re: Hello and problem with stub axles

Spindles can be replaced by two people I know, one in Canada and one in the US. Bob Grunau sells new spindle inserts, which he can properly weld in place. They are very nicely finished and made, and the only difference is the nut required. Doug Pelton of From the Frame Up also sells (and, I assume, ...