I managed to buy a gallon of "Acid Wheel Cleaner" at an autojumble for £5. It is supposed to be used to clean brake dust stains from alloy wheels but don't use it for this since it strips the plating from wheel nuts and brake calipers. However it is excellent for cleaning rust off steel components. Soak them for about a hour and all rust disappears. It is also superb for cleaning copper and brass ...
Thanks for the reply. Is the cap from a TC different to one from a TF? The one I have is made from brass and I think I have seen TD/TF ones with "monkey metal acne" and knowing how as years progress, quality regresses it is possible mine is from an earlier car. Question is will be be OK for the TF?
I was reading your post to Sandra and she says tell your wife she is spot on, in a former life (1980s) she worked in a Kirkby in Ashfield (near Mansfield) lingerie factory which happened to supply M&S with high quality clothing. To Sandra's amazement they had to do batches of poorer quality stuff once or twice a year....just in time for the sales eh?
By original I mean factors impacting on drive, ie original running gears, engine, brake system. Why uprate to 5 speed box put in MGB engine etc if you want more modern motoring, buy modern car. The fun is challenge that it's 30s design for use picturesque roads, use modern car for A to B everyday trips where old car not as practical. Things like better lights yes agreed worth doing.
A good friend of mine happens to be an HA as well. I got my Staffie Toby from Pete as he had taken him off someone who was mistreating him. If I was to ask Pete to look after a $1000 for me he would guard it with his life and give that same $1000 back to me, do you think you could say that of a Wall Street 0.01%er? There would be accommodating the money in back pocket fees, fee for having to be...
Steve, Spoke with Bob, he will be able to find the Smiths tach. I have decided this is too good an opportunity NOT to upgrade the old girl, so for sure the 1800 engine, 5 main bearings and definitely the T9 gearbox, after all this will soon be 2015, not the 1950's any more!
Ok will try to add a pic. this was 1977 down in Devon or Cornwall, forget exactly.
Here is a picture I have of TC2366 taken in 1976 (and used in the MGCC Melbourne Centre's "Wheelspin" magazine that year). 2366 was imported into Australia by Motors Ltd of Adelaide and sold to R. F. Hamilton on 22/5/47.
Thanks Rod I think I got my wires crossed and should have waited until I had the leaking and noisy axle dismantled. I could not understand how my brake shoes were being contaminated by oil.
With the brake backing plate removed I could see no seepage past the seal however there was oil seepage at the bore of the Oil Seal Collar. The PO or someone has obviously replaced all bearings and seals...
TF 2005 Firefrost red with half leather black interior only 17200 miles. Last of UK built cars with softer suspension and glass heated rear window New tyres, discs & pads all round.(Changed for age not wear) car in pristine condition £4000.00 Photos on request. Kent UK 07505718348
1958 Frogeye Sprite Restored 2008, lovely condition Dark Green All steel Underneath painted rather than undersealed 1098 engine with large crank bearings (midget type not morris minor) Twin 1 1/4 carbs Ribcase gearbox Front Disc Brakes Electronic ignition MOT Exempt Tax Exempt White hood Black tonneau cover
I recently bought my wife a nice silver TF soft top, unfortunatly she had a slight bump and decided that she didnt want it any more. So I have silver 2005 TF with only 30k miles that has easy repairable damage to the drivers side front wing, This would be a cheap nice winter project for somebody that appreciates the car. Photos can be sent on request.
This dark blue, black interior car is a reliable daily driver. It has the usual dings in the paint from regular use but I have no hesitation taking this car on a long drive anywhere. It has been well-cared for and garage-kept. It would be a good candidate for restoration of continuing it's run and a daily-use car. The car is in Idaho, two-hours east of Boise. It's priced reasonably at $4500.