This is what my TC is in it's dreams

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This is what my TC is in it's dreams

Post by olson_gene » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:47 pm

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Re: This is what my TC is in it's dreams

Post by Steve Simmons » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:19 am

Fantastic car, but probably hard to take on an extended tour! ;)
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Re: This is what my TC is in it's dreams

Post by olson_gene » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:51 pm

" probably hard to take on an extended tour!"
Steve, With a 12 litre v8 using 1914 carburetor technology it sucks petrol faster than your MGC with triple sidedraft Webers that is running rich
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Re: This is what my TC is in it's dreams

Post by Tom Lange, MGT Repair » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:07 am

So let me think this through: You have an Amilcar car weighing 650 pounds complete with a 900cc engine, remove the drivetrain and install a 12,000cc aircraft engine weighing 800 pounds, producing 140 HP, and dare to drive it? What a snorting beast! I drove an Oldsmobile-Allard once, and it scared the pants off me. Imagine how hairy this must be!

I wonder if the Bugatti-engined MG TC written about in Road and Track still survives? I suspect the Bug engine turned out to be so much more valuable than the car, that it was removed and re-installed in a Bugatti.

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Re: This is what my TC is in it's dreams

Post by Steve Simmons » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:44 am

Nothing sucks fuel faster than my MGC. :wtf:

Tom, my old neighbor had a brass era Fiat with a Sopwith Camel engine. It would do a reported 140MPH, although he wasn't brave enough to test that.
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Re: This is what my TC is in it's dreams

Post by Ray White » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:02 pm

In my dreams they have restored the Brooklands race track and beasts like this take to the banking in competition.!

With a bit of imagination....
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/08/0 ... the-works/

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