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MG TD TF 1500 - ebay nos don't match
|This car is listed as have vin#TD13441 and has chronametric (flat face) gages and my car is vin#TD11547 and it has dished gages! So who is right? This car is 1894 after mine, so maybe mine has wrong gages!|
Greg & Grimm
Yours is right,. The change over for RHD was 10779 and for LHD it was 10751. Therefore yours is okay with dished instruments.
|Moss says flat guages goes to up 10778. On http://www.mgbbs.com/mgtd/mgtd_production.htm it says flat up to 10750|
A couple things I catch on the Ebay car.
I don't see bolts for the floor mounted dimmer switch. I thought these changed early in 1951?
Also car has later model oil filter and oil/temp guages. acording to the above web. The oil/temp came in at 13913.
Replacable oil filter is listed as coming in at 14224.
|I have a high beam light indicator below the Odometer. I was told that it was not the original gauge. It works and I replaced the complete wire harness and it was part of the new harness wiring. Anyone know if it's original or not? |
1952 TD #17700.
PS, If I knew how to add a picture of it I would.
|It's a pretty car that has been rather customized. Among other things -- The instruments have been changed appreciably. The chronometric instruments are wrong for the car's age. The car has a combination oil pressure/water temperature gauge from a later model. Notice the weird location for the temperature sensor on the left side of the thermostat housing. The starter knob has been replaced by a toggle switch. I think I can just see the dimmer toggle at 6 o'clock on the horn push. Somebody sure likes chrome. I'm puzzled about the oil filter type. That change occurred at engine 14224.|
Don, your high beam indicator may well be original. The change was at Car No. 17548, i.e., before yours.
|You know it is interesting when the change over for various things were supposed to occur with our cars. I have a January production 1950 TD #533 and it has the old style slotted tires and painted headlights. I have a very early picture of the car from the 50's showing the slotted rims mand the painted headlights, yet the car shouldn't have had either of these things. Go figure! I suppose they could have been changed within a few years of the cars production due to damage etc.. but no way to know.|
|I don't think these are chronometric instruments, but some kind of repro based on Smith instruments. You can see that the clock is fake.|
|Denis L. Baggi|
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