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01-07-2017 12:35 PM
37ford4dr thought you guys might like this

I did some neat stuff with the modifying the clutch lever and making the clutch rod adjustable for my 53 MG TD

Needle bearing design is by Declan Burns, I am just the fabricator the other mod is the Mike Oconnor mod

as you can see my clutch sump lever broke when i went to center punch a starter hole for the modification of the clutch sump lever. I have been conversing with Declan Burns about his rose bud clutch linkage set up and he mentioned about adding needle roller bearings in place of the bushing. well one thing lead to another and declan posted pictures of his modified lever with the parts information and instructions on how to do and here we are......

The reason the sump clutch lever broke to begin with is because the holes are off center and it pushed the spring hole into the forked area....you can see the discoloration meaning it was broken for a long time, this would have stranded me sometime in the near future....


Not the same mistake twice


Drill press in action


The deisgn

Pop out bushing


Practice with old one first

Hole for grease fitting




Too long


Lets save the face of the vise, I used a grinder with a cut off wheel


Much better

And enlarge the opening a very little and in they go


also made my clutch rod adjustable







I went out and looked at the motion of the lever arm its really close to being equi distant travel.....its hard to eyeball it when the front is off the ground so i can crawl under it. Those parallel lines are drawn from either side of the bushing lever shaft using a square on the sump pan ribs...










the test drive is complete and the terrible biting in first gear is gone and the car has a usable gear......well at least it is somewhat manageable....much better then before.

back to the MGA and some more polishing and a test fit








and next is polishing like 50 SS rivets...
12-19-2016 02:45 PM
37ford4dr
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That's a big improvement. What product is that? I can't make out the label on my laptop.
white diamond, I will check though and report back if its a different product
12-18-2016 08:08 PM
Loose Ctrl That's a big improvement. What product is that? I can't make out the label on my laptop.
12-18-2016 10:19 AM
37ford4dr i just went to the auto store and used up a gift card on some chrome and metal cleaning polishes. lets start with this stuff









not such a bad start for about 90 minutes of work

12-17-2016 01:39 PM
37ford4dr







pretty icey here today....so lets clean up the window surrounds and get them into place this weekend.









and outside in the iciness with paint stripper on it

11-27-2016 07:31 PM
37ford4dr well lets finish the interior took care of some delamination on the parcel shelf front fascia, goal this week is to wrap it in vinyl and screw it in place


11-24-2016 11:25 AM
37ford4dr garages are so sweet.....the TDs all had pressed steel wheels and the TF had wires wheels so you have to go to TF hubs etc and retro fit the wires onto the TDs. since i already have the wires on the MGA i am ok with no tire tubes and pressed wheels
11-22-2016 04:14 PM
Loose Ctrl Nice new old ride. Good work on those joists. I'm building a 12x16 workshop for my motorcycles. I bought out my friend's motorcycle shop, so I'll be working out of it temporarily. I plan to build a 30x40 garage, after we get out house set up next year.
11-22-2016 06:44 AM
Arns85GT Real nice looking TD. Congratulations. Y'a know I always liked the wire spokes on the TC a little more though. Maybe a working set of wheels with originals stored?
11-21-2016 09:41 PM
37ford4dr the car drives great even with the doors bungee corded together


well Tom of TeamEvil fame has come through for me and I now have a fascia trim piece for my rear parcel shelf. this is the last piece interior trim i needed. thanks Tom




and i still have some ooomff left in the old guy, sistering up some new wood on the old joists that had the concrete set tile floor....in the kids house taking away from MG time.....oh well



well i did something i don't usually do, i bought a car that doesn't need any work from a local guy. we had a mutual friend. its really nice and i am kind of looking forward to just polishing it for a change...

1953 mg td










10-21-2016 09:02 PM
37ford4dr hes got some massive feet

my birthday was this week and my family gave me what i always wanted.....new moto lita 15" wheel





actually not a bad design the set screws stop the steering nut from moving











i cant wait to drive it...
10-17-2016 07:55 AM
Arns85GT If he can learn heel toe style pedal work, problem is solved
10-16-2016 02:57 PM
37ford4dr another 20 minutes and 4 miles, its tough breaking in a car when you live in an urban area.....so far 1 hour and 14 miles.

so we have the goldilocks seats......one just right for me



and then the one for Junior who is 5 10' to 5'11, the one from the bomber seat with half the padding removed







and then one for little Joe 6' 3"+, just 2" of foam between the rails




we are still not sure his feet can fit between the pedals...
10-13-2016 06:28 PM
Loose Ctrl Photobucket pics aren't coming through for me today.
10-12-2016 09:03 PM
37ford4dr tonight lets move the cutoff switch from the drivable chassis position to the final resting spot





test the location



view from the bottom this is the chassis ground i am switching



final look

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