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MG TD TF 1500 - My new TD project
|Once again, after owning a TD for many years and selling about a decade ago, I jumped back in with both feet and bought a dis-assembled project which in my extensive review is about 98 percent complete. Haste makes waste or at least, errors- as I previously reported (from memory- obviously) incorrect data about my new project. |
Car number is 8654 and the engine number is 8896. The engine tag also reads number 8896. So, I do have an original engine car at least! Yippee!
Sorry for the previous incorrect data.
The only items I can see missing at this point are the wiper motor and arms, rear side curtains, steering wheel center cap, passenger footrest, one door check, the S.U. fuel pump, all four bumper over-riders and the glove box.
Looks like this BBS will be a wonderful resource going forward! I'll post some pics later on.
|I'm #8686, we're close! Best of luck.|
|Ehh- Yes we are close in production. Did all TD come with bumper overriders? I seem to have heard that some early ones did not and there are no signs that mine ever had them on the chrome? Do you have flat faced instruments? Mine are dished - perhaps replaced by a PO.|
My passenger side has no foot rest either. I'll be interested in many other aspects of your car since ours are so close in number. Thanks,
|I personally left the overriders off mine. I think it just looks better. And it's not like they will protect much anyhow.|
|I rutt -- Is that a red GS sitting to the side of your TD? If so, we have similar tastes in cars and MCs. I have a red '98 1100 GS and a '54 TF. The color scheme on your TD is what I have planned for my TF. |
Cheers -- John
|Brian, yes I have overriders. I'm not sure the diff between "flat" vs. "dished" instruments. I just dismantled & cleaned them and they seemed "flat" to me if that helps. I do have the foot rest. Feel free to email me at efhask at roadrunner dot com if more questions. Mine is all apart now as well.|
I rutt in FL, I love your color. I've probably asked you before but what was the color code/mfg (senior moment here). I have the same interior color as you (I did it "first" - duh). If mine comes out half as sweet as your's looks I'll be thrilled! Wanna just trade?
|I used 'Restoration Paint Shops British Racing Green' in acrylic enamel with hardner. Off the net from TCPGlobal.com I believe. |
No, not a GS, It's an Honda XR650. Little more serious for dirt than the GS. Of the 16 or so bikes I own, BMW is the one brand that is not represented. Someday I'll have a nice /2 or R69S, maybe an R90S to go with my Guzzi Lemans 850. That would be a nice pair.
|I rutt , -- quite impressed with your stable of bikes, and agree with your comment regarding off road/dirt ability of the GS, at least with my experiences. Now wish I had my R90/6 I traded for the GS. Sorry for the off topic, but just one more thing: when I bought the R90/6 the sales person tried to sell me the R90S, but I would have nothing of it as I just had to have a traditional black BMW. Say no more right?|
Cheers -- John
|The flat faced instruments were on TC's and early TD's. They are chronometric in design and are easily differentiated from the (dished ) instruments used on later cars. I am not sure when they switched but my car is 8105 and has the flat faced ones. Currently being fixed in England. Not many people like to work on the chronometrics as it is more like a clock than the later insturments, lots of little brass gears.|
This thread was discussed on 19/04/2010
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