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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 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 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 far 1 hour and 14 miles.

so we have the goldilocks 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

10-11-2016 03:21 PM
37ford4dr thanks

some guys can see the web site some cant not sure why.

the speedometer cable is in and to get it to route the way I like it has some extra cable up by the brake master cylinder,

the parking light was as i expected, the brown base in side the light had to be coaxed out and rotated 180* biggie.

and i set the toe to 0 . and if your wondering in the fight of bumper extensions vs a forehead the bumper extensions win.....

and my son and i went for a ride
10-10-2016 11:32 PM
boothboy IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!


10-10-2016 02:56 PM
OldTech All I get is a blank page and when I try to go around it I get the message that the album is private.
10-10-2016 02:26 PM
37ford4dr well todays the day!!!!!!

added gas, disconnect the battery and put a power supply on the terminals and tested the electrical and every thing works. the front left parking light has the terminal studs reversed so the parking light is bright. i think i just have to take the bulb out and spin the brown terminal base plate around. the wires are connected properly.

click on the picture for the video

drove around for 20 minutes. i dont have door latches so the doors are just bungie corded closed on the interior door pulls
10-09-2016 11:57 AM
37ford4dr lets wrap up the electric

fish wires through

there is grommet on the loom where it goes through the body

use a gasket punch to make the holes

use the power supply to make sure the wires are hooked up correctly

parking lights

brake lights

and done

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