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MG TC TC1472 - up and running after 50 years

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:23 am
by bloodysalmon
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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Re: MG TC TC1472 - up and running after 50 years

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:06 pm
by Steve Simmons
I wouldn't cosmetically restore that car either. Just get it running and enjoy! :thumbs:

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

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:06 am
by bloodysalmon
:thumbs: already have Steve, done 150 miles since September now ... weekly attention which gets better and better

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

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