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  • P Hehir25 May 2018

    Ta Rob. Bill I smile whenever you mention your 5 TDs. Especially when I reflect on how hard it was to hang on to my pride and joy for the past 49 years without a garage. I'm sure they enjoy each other's company locked up securely. I bet they make you smile when you see them too! I'll go with the tape suggestion. Cheers
    Peter TD 5801

  • W A Chasser25 May 2018

    Peter of the five TDs I have none ever had a washer. I use tape for protection of the painted surfaces while screwing them in and adjusting the curtain fit.

    Bill Chasser
    TD-4834

  • Art Pearse25 May 2018

    Gabriel, we are here to help!

  • Rob Grantham25 May 2018

    Hi Peter,

    From my experience with TFs,there was not a washer fitted under the door socket. Of course, the socket is adjusted up and down by rotation to assist the better fit of the side screens. The originals were made decently out of brass and chrome plated.

    The offset hole in the socket allows for the adjustment. Many years ago
    I remember an 'engineer' who owned a T type ...

  • P Hehir25 May 2018

    Thanks Matthew. 20 mm it is. I was on the Anglo Parts website looking for info on the door socket when I came across an illustration of the TD door check. The illustration shows a bent door check just like mine. They've been on the car since I purchased it in 1969. Once the 20 mm holes are drilled (I have fitted new door stiles) I'll install them with the curve pointing outwards as this orientatio...

  • D A Provan25 May 2018

    OT, but this is for Chris Twiddle: did you see this poster in Carcassonne? It's upstairs in a cafe.

    Dave, I'm glad you've nailed the problem at last. Frustrating. A not-too-tall friend of mine did this conversion on a TF from the USA
    and realised just a little too late that he could have located the pedal box a bit further back to suit his leg length....

    Regards, David

  • David Billington25 May 2018

    Nigel,

    What do you say about wider tyres as I must have missed that in the past. Re tyres they are more complicated than straight friction as there is also a mechanical component to the grip as well due to the tyre conforming to surface irregularities in the road surface.

  • P Hehir25 May 2018

    Checked the archive under doors and side curtains but couldn't find the answer. Did the door socket - the threaded chrome plug that screws into the top of the TD/TF door - originally have any sort of washer below it between it and the door to protect the paint? If anyone has an original installation could they please post a pic? Cheers
    Peter TD 5801

  • Nigel Atkins25 May 2018

    In that case in the meantime can I suggest the only good use of a computer tablet and/or "smart" phone, to wedge them under a rear tyre and turn your front wheels appropriately towards the kerb, leave the car in an appropriate gear - but by far the most important part is the placement of the computer tablet and/or "smart" phone.

  • Bill Spohn25 May 2018

    You can run the shorter MGA pump in a 3 main MGB block and apparently don't lose much despite the impeller being smaller diameter.

    Anyone having the fan in close proximity to the radiator core for whatever reason would be well advised to source an MGB limiting bracket that bolts on top of the RH engine mount and limits forward movement of the engine.

    Moss 413-075

    https://mossm...

  • 1964 MG MIDGET ROLLING SHELL

    I HAVE FOR SALE A 1864 MG MIDGE ROLLING SHELL. IT HAS A CLEAN TEXAS TITLE. THE WHEELS WERE REMOVED, SANDED, PAINTED AND REPLACED THE TIRES (MATCHING SET)

  • 2003 MG TF 1.8L 135

    , 42,000 miles FSH 1 years MOT

  • 1972 MGB GT FULL RESTORATION

    The car is presently fitted with bolted removable sebring valances as in photos, which can be unbolted and replaced with the original chrome bumpers as standard. The original seats, and wheels come with the car.

    Price : 3000

  • 1972 MGBGT BODY SHELL AND PARTS

    A rolling body shell that i sin excellent condition with new front wings and bonnet. Full inspection is available and has no rot and is exceptionally solid.Also included is a large number of new and usable parts in order to fully restore the car to its former glory.Comes with all the vital documentation including BMH certificate. Ideal car to build a concors or something different e.g. V8. No unre...

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