|Posted on May 14, 2014 at 4:20 AM|
It is with mixed feelings that I can report that I have finished the red MG TC I've been rebuilding over the last few months, mixed because I've rather enjoyed doing it! I think the results speak for themselves, naturally a couple of things still to tinker with (yes, I will be sorting out the tonneau!) but the car is looking spot on and I'm sure it won't be with us for long:
Those of you who were surprised to see me lavishing so much time and attention on an original car will be pleased to here that I am also currently building another of my "Q-Type" specials on an MG TA. Mean Greenie, as I like to call her can be seen below sporting a polished external exhaust system and 12" brakes. We've fitted a Moss supercharger kit, which sits slightly higher than our own and allows the exhaust system to clear nicely. That's the official reason, in truth I also wanted to have a play with one!
I love making modifications to these cars, the brakes especially have been an enjoyable challenge for me - I first modified a set for a client in America. He had asked me to source parts for his own Q-Type build using one of our bodies. We modified an ENV pre-selector, a Wade supercharger and numerous other parts as well as supplying nearly everything for the build. I had high hopes for the completed car but must say he has exceeded my expectations, the quality is stunning - judge for yourself!