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  • Tyler Irwin21 December 2014

    La Verne,
    The brackets on the rear bumper are smaller than the brackets on the front. Those long bolts cannot be fitted into the smaller rear brackets to screw into the frame horns. How do you get the long ones to go through the bracket holes?

    Tyler

  • JA Benjamin21 December 2014

    There are two different bolts and two different spacers and there are also "packing Pieces" or curved washers on the bumpers.
    Moss does not seem to show the parts. Abingdon does.

    It appears from the Abingdon site that the TF and TD arraignment is the same.

    The Front bumper to frame is Abingdon Part # 41-007.
    The rear bumper to frame is 41-006 which is cross referenced to 23...

  • MG LaVerne21 December 2014

    You need the 4 longs ones for the bumpers front and rear. Could have been a kit for a TD. The TD takes two shorter ones to mount the rear valance. The TF doesn't use the two lower holes on the rear of the frame. I have no idea why they left them in the frame.

    The bumpers have some solid spacers behind the bar mount and the TD rear valance does not.

    Hopefully that's a Whitworth socke...

  • Charles Duffy20 December 2014

    Maybe it was owned by Theda Barra?

  • Charles Duffy20 December 2014

    Poor 0361...looks like a grab bag of British car parts...drivetrain from a TR3; seats from a Healy...gauges and lights from who knows where.

    With the wire wheel conversion a lot of money was spent on this car.

    While I do not put myself in the "purist" camp, I reallly think a better job could have been done approximating the original.

  • Denis420 December 2014

    I used the MSD boost master for a couple of years and was very happy with its ability to control detonation while still allowing plenty of advance when there was less demand on he engine. However I did find it cost horsepower at high revs,(only found it on the dyno when I accidently turned it off) to simply pull advance with a boost reference. Not normally a problem on a street engine but I was g...

  • Tyler Irwin20 December 2014

    A box of parts included the bumper bolts (7/16 BSF) seen in the photo. The long ones are 2.5" long and will not fit into the rear bumper brackets. Only the short bolts will.

    1. I assume the 2 short bolts are for the rear bumper and 2 of the long bolts are for the front bumper, correct? I wonder why the car came with 6 bumper bolts.

    Thanks for any help.
    Tyler

  • Tyler Irwin20 December 2014

    When I bought the TF, the bumper was bolted on to the fenders, not the capture nuts in the frame horns, which were stipped out (see photo). The PO used sockets for spacers.

  • RS Hughes20 December 2014

    Crikey Dave - that's a good idea. I I can't find a NOS switch I'll probably go with this. Thanks.

  • Max Irvine20 December 2014

    Peter,
    It is not just he slats that are bent. The grille shell is a mess and is leaning to one side. It really makes the car look terrible.

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    The car has just undergone a lot of work, and is well worth a look.

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