MG TC TC1472 - up and running after 50 years

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MG TC TC1472 - up and running after 50 years

Post by bloodysalmon » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:23 am

My recently restored (only mechanics, not body) to an 'oily-rag' status ... not been on the road since mid-60's
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Chris Blood
TC1472,TC2686,TC4245,D-type D0407

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Re: MG TC TC1472 - up and running after 50 years

Post by Steve Simmons » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:06 pm

I wouldn't cosmetically restore that car either. Just get it running and enjoy! :thumbs:
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Re: MG TC TC1472 - up and running after 50 years

Post by bloodysalmon » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:06 am

:thumbs: already have Steve, done 150 miles since September now ... weekly attention which gets better and better
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Re: MG TC TC1472 - up and running after 50 years

Post by Bart Sanders » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:48 am

Hello Chris,

Agree, keep it in this state as much as possible, Our TC8204 has been restored around 1995 in the USA according to the previous owner (Bob Mendelsohn). I'm inspecting it now. Found no cracks in the two axle stubs (dye & developer method). But, instead, the right axle has been renewed. The "crack" (a thin circel where the axle is pressed into the nuckle) showed this. Indeed, via the knuckleback and take away all the old grease, one sees the axle metal and its center hole.

It got a Datsun steering box, some other items were added like an oil cooler. Front brake system completely new. Steering rod bent, tierod straight. Front springs need replacement, appear to be the original sets.

But, I want to leave it as it is, looking to cosmetics. One does see, what we call, mild patina and that suits such an old driver fine.
TC8204 aka "Maegan"
TC8204 aka "Maegan"
Have found a front axle-beam thing however, see separate posting.

Groeten!

Bart

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