Willy, the rail braces are made of very stiff steel, had to heat to bend to that shape, there is absolutely no give, you can pick up the whole assembly by the rail and not moved it a mm, there is really not a good way to pull down on the opposite side, spent a lot of time trying.
As far as driving the supercharger, I agree, the only solution I can think of is another pulley on the crank,...
Hi Jim. You have mail. I've successfully rebuilt a few late TD and TF pumps here using a washing machine seal (about $30 AUD) and a new shaft turned up in stainless 316. The other components are freely available. An inexpensive and satisfying project. As you have a lathe it's well within your capabilities. Cheers Peter TD 5801
I have a three owner MK II Midget which has been in storage since the late 1970's; its black with red interior/white piping; wire-wheels spinners (which are rough)
Its located in zipcode 10570; always garaged...its needs help but the fundamentals are there; starts; leaks oil from main seals; Bought new at Tappan Motors in Tarrytown NY. Never been repainted; 1098; looking for at least $3,500. ...
1952 MG TD 15881 For sale, full restored by previous owner who owned for 50 years. Ivory with red interior and tan hood. Engine was rebuilt by Dave Raymond in Connecticut. New radial tires, Wilwood disc brakes, Weber carb and pierce manifold. Always garaged, never driven in rain, or snow. Comes with a workshop manual, restoration receipts, The Sacred Octagon magazines, all of the original parts a...
•Red color with tan interior, top and toneau covers
•Low miles since Frame off restoration
•1500 XPEG engine
•Internal engine and drive train modifications to improve highway performance and for unleaded fuel use (Hardened valve seats w/stainless steel valves)
•MGA ring and pinion (reduced rpm at higher speeds)
•Increased capacity radiato...