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  • Ian Bowers13 November 2019

    The valves and the valve springs were standard issue on the TD/C engines.

    The packing pieces and the high compression pistons are explicitly mentioned in the Special Tuning Booklet, but I have no idea if any engine left the factory with these installed.

  • paulh413 November 2019

    Ditto.

    I use mine all year round when road conditions are suitable i.e. dry after rain after salt. Can be a month or more between those.

    I know people who change oil before and after a layup, not having driven it in between. If you are happy leaving the oil in there during the summer, then I don't see what is wrong with leaving it there over winter. Maybe if you started it up ...

  • Chris Madge13 November 2019

    Thanks for all the replies gentlemen :)

    Richard - my bonnet has the front bump stops, so I think I'm good. Thanks for the offer though.


    Guy - both my 1500 front wings, including my spare have holes for the bump stops about 2/3rds of the way up towards the rear. This seems to be the standard configuration for the 1500. From your description it sounds like they can help al...

  • Chris Madge13 November 2019

    Guy - fortunately the structure that the windscreen pillar bolts to and through is rust free and still has the original paint. You can just make out this area in the photo above.

    The area that is rusted is the structure that supports the outer skin around the rectangular hole for the windscreen pillar. There is a 'dip' in the structure that supports the skin at the front of the hole for...

  • P Hehir13 November 2019

    "Or you just restamp the ID plate. It's not like they were pre printed." The engine number is always stamped into the block just above the hexagonal ID plate on the TD at any rate. So just re-stamping the brass plate would have created a mismatch surely. Am I missing something? Cheers
    Peter

  • Christopher Couper13 November 2019

    Or you just restamp the ID plate. It's not like they were pre printed.

  • Bruce Cunha13 November 2019

    Bill Chasser can provide more details, but he is restoring his fathers TD/C that was ordered from the factory. It has bucket seats.

  • Bruce Cunha13 November 2019

    Here is a factory picture from Safety Fast. You can see the shiny heads on many of the fram bolts.

  • P Hehir13 November 2019

    Thanks Rob. Your comments are very much appreciated. I'd love to see the 2nd Sunday in November become an internationally recognised annual event that manages to attract T Type owners, restorers and even past and prospective owners from anywhere and everywhere to come together in a great social setting to share the enthusiasm for a common passion. Next year's event will be the 8th in a row and is ...

  • Bruce Cunha13 November 2019

    Interesting observation Tom. The ID plate would also have to have been changed to reflect the different engine number.

    Could it be that the engine was tested and it was not stamped with the engine ID unless it passed?

  • MG YA SPECIAL ROLLING CHASSIS PROJECT

    A chance to acquire a 1949 YA near complete rolling chassis with enough parts to start building a special.

    Chassis is painted and very sound.

    Supplied with:
    V5C in my name and old 3 letter 2 digit number. Plus chassis & body plates.
    XPJM engine for overhaul,
    £800 of new brake parts from NTG
    YA gearbox, good
    St column and wheel
    Rear dampers which cost me o...

  • 1951 YA FOR SALE

    UMG-315. Imported to Canada in 2006. Right hand drive. Halogen headlights. New braking system. Heater. Boyce Motometer. Original owner & technical manuals. 11,200 miles since 1996 restoration (possibly less than 22,000 miles in total). Valued at $18,000 US but asking $12,000 US. Very good condition overall.
    Many photos & other info here: https://sites.google.com/view/1951mg-ya/
    Gilles B...

  • 1953 LHD TD

    1500 miles on engine rebuild.
    Wire harness - brake and fuel lines. Master & wheel cylinders
    Rebuilt or replaced almost everything.
    Just needs paint and inter
    New solid Walnut dash.
    You cover shipping or if in the U.S.A. I can drive it to you for a fee and food.
    Runs great. Check out the YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5CvHB-09MBSXjFtleY0qQA
    $32K or Best offer PAYP...

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    URGENTLY WANTED, URGENTLY WANTED
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    Low mileage/fine examples please.
    WILL VIEW/COLLECT ANYWHERE UK

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  • Y TYPE SPARES FOR SALE

    I have recently had a garage tidy-up and found a number of new and used Y Type parts that I no longer need as I sold my YB last year after 9 years of ownership. I am open to offers for any or all of the following parts:
    Headlamp switch, original, good used
    2 dashboard switches with octagonal knobs, good used
    Lucas contact set 407050, new old stock
    Starter motor brush set Commercial...

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