difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

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difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by bloodysalmon » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:18 am

Quite simply we are trying to establish what the difference is between a TA/TB and a TC radiator shell is?
Prominently the obvious visual sign is perhaps the starter handle hole, but this is knowingly between the TC and TD.
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Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by Steve Simmons » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:17 am

I don't recall any difference in the shell. Not sure about the radiator but possibly the angle of the inlet?
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Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by Tom Wilson » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:56 pm

Shape is the same. TA through mid TC radiator shells had a flat flange where the webbing is woven through for the bonnet rest. Mid to late TCs had that edge corrugated, my guess was to improve strength. I have no idea when the change was made.
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Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by bloodysalmon » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:02 am

Cheers Tom, I did wonder why I have seen both type, rippled or not around! Crucially though we agree that the shape and fitting should be the same TA through TC.
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Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by Tom Lange, MGT Repair » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:34 am

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

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Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by Tom Wilson » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:18 pm

Tom, all factory photos I’ve seen (except one) have rubber as the bonnet rest material.
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Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by frenchblatter » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:02 pm

Mine was webbing and, I beliieve, original. It certainly looked 67 years old!

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Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by bloodysalmon » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:03 am

Crucially I have had a few TC's and seen a lot too; so I have come to the conclusion that export models appear to have all had rubber and those at 'home' had/have webbing around the rad shell. Input from those in Oz may help conclude this ...
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Re: difference between TA and TC radiator chromed shell?

Post by Steve Simmons » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:54 pm

There's an original owner, never restored TC in our club. Next time I see him I will check the padding.
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