|Posted on February 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM|
The restoration of our MG TC is continuing with pace and I thought I'd share some photographs so you can see how we're getting on. The rolling chassis has gone back together nicely and the fresh powder coating really sets it apart from most TCs on the market. It's good looking and durable finish that'll protect the chassis for a long time.
Marking up the brake drums made reassembling the braking system easy, although there is always some adjustment required. The system was bled and each drum adjusted to get the pedal absolutely right. Each shoe and cylinder were checked with seals being replaced as required and then the handbrake adjusted. The original unions cleaned up well but I of course fitted new pipes throughout and with the correct protection coil.
Attention now turns to the body, having the radiator shell rechromed was a great idea and it's come up really well. I couldn't be happier with it. I lifted it on mostly just to admire the finish. I had the wing stays powder coated at first but then painted them to match the wings as I think it looks better.
You'll see that the engine and gearbox are back in place, although the engine is awaiting a new rocker cover. I have had both the inlet and exhaust manifolds coated with a powder finish used in furnaces - looks really good and should certainly withstand the punishment. The wiring harness has been pulled through the chassis in anticipation of the body tub being lifted back on later today. The car is really starting to look something now and I'm looking forward to the satisfaction of seeing her complete.
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