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    Jeff C

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    Ready for winter now...

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    Such a pity TDs aren't front wheel drive !
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    cpes

    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    That'll buff right out...good as new!

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Daughter has sent the MGTD hood to the stripping shop, and has parts all over the kitchen table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moTthediesel View Post
    I was crazy for them when I was a kid, but I never owned one. My very first car was a $125 MGA though -- similar, but with a lovely envelope body. A lot of people will laugh at those old English cars, and lord knows, they do have their comical aspects, but they are, in their way, fine machines. Nice too, that they have not gone crazy in price. Having owned both, they are certainly (IMHO) a much better value today than old Porsches like the 356 coupe that replaced my MGA. The prices asked for them now are completely insane.

    Back to TD's -- There was a fellow in my little town when I was a boy who owed a Jaguar Mark VII. He totaled it in a nasty roll-over wreck. Shortly thereafter he bought a TD, and swapped in the lovely twin cam six from the Jag into the MG. He drove it every Summer for years and years -- I wonder whatever happened to that car?

    Tom
    I remember that car (the MGA)! It was great fun on the dirt roads surrounding your place......not really going fast, but good heavens, it sure felt like it, with the top down and a hint of gravel spray from the tires in the twisty bits....

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    Wow ! Like .

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    There are three TDs within a short distance of here. One shares it's garage with an MGA Twincam and some classic bikes.
    Before I was old enough to drive on the roads, I worked on fixing my future bro-in-law's MGPB and drove it round the local stadium. The cable brakes were a bit 'odd'
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    Now this one looks a lot like mum's old pre war ex works P type. (see well above)


    Boat tail, cycle guards, the wheels are not the same and no supercharger. But the housing is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Jake, Jake, Jake...

    Why do you hate me so?

    Now I need to learn to fabricate aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    This seems to be right up Amish Rob’s alley, as well as that Plessner fella...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    This seems to be right up Amish Rob’s alley, as well as that Plessner fella...

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    Guilty as charged!

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    I want a Caterham.

    That's all.
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    I had one of these in 1956.
    “What, Me Worry?". -. A. E. Newman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    I had one of these in 1956.

    They are small cars...

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    Nicely done! I wonder if they will get electrolysis between the brass and aluminium.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    No one in their right mind would drive that thing in the rain or on salty winter roads. Just be careful to rinse well, and chamois dry the interface.

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    That outfit makes grill surrounds for TD's, it is one of their specialties.
    All of them originally were chrome plated brass, and are difficult to come by today. I think this grill shell, finished with slats et al is about £2000...




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    “What, Me Worry?". -. A. E. Newman

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    Bump

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    The Whitworth wrench set arrived today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    The Whitworth wrench set arrived today.
    Something a lot of people forget about in the excitement of buying an old car...

    Jeff C

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