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Ghowell Greg H
Port Charlotte, FL, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
On Thursday, 5/11, I installed a Dave Clark 4.3:1 Rear end in My 53 TD. I drained the oil the night before, and Rod Jones came over and helped me with the swap. We started at 9:30 and at 1:45 the car was back on the road. Very easy and straightforward modification. I now have a 1st gear I can use, and 5th gear(Skyhook Trans) seems like overdrive. Very worthwhile modification for anyone who wishes to drive highway speeds without beating up their engine.

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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, Alabama, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
Continued work on removing right rear fender.

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Rod782 Silver Member Rod Jones
Port Charlotte, Ex Pat now in Florida, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
Greg and I paid a visit to the Port Charlotte Jacobson Veterans Home this morning. To say Hi and offer a little relief form the daily life at the Home. Several other interesting cars were there and we spent a very pleasant morning chewing the fat and reminiscing.

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Locust Grove, ok, USA   USA
What a nice thing for you guys to do! thumbs up Giving our Vets a day of cheer is very rewarding. Thank you for recognizing our heroes ! PJ




healey.dan Dan C
Audubon, NJ, USA   USA
Ditto what Paul said. Today I got Clementine back on the road after an 8 month rehab. Runs and stops but the carbs sure are lumpy. Good to see it in the sunshine!


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Locust Grove, ok, USA   USA
Nice looking car Dan, I like the color combo thumbs up. PJ




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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, Alabama, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
Pulled off wings, running boards, side panels, doors, grilled grille shell, apron, bumpers. replaced steering bellows (lost one small clamp after carefully placing it on top of the shock to keep from losing it!), replacing generator with alt/gen. getting ready to pressure wash engine, chassis and replace brake lines and cylinders. Ordered wheels, knock offs. Cleaning stripping body panels to take to paint shop.

TD4me Steve B
Oberlin, Ohio, USA   USA
Gary:
I am following your notes with interest; would love to see pictures!

stb, ohio

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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, Alabama, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
can't work to hard - have company tonight, but I'm down to a door and the windshield and ready for the tub to get bodywork and paint.

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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, Alabama, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
Progress by noon today


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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
Reassembled the carbs with new seals, fitted them onto the engine, then the air cleaners after initial tuning, then retarded the ignition to 8BTDC (hint of pinking before at 10BTDC), and fitted cooler plugs (looked slightly cooked previously). Can now adjust tickover down to 500rpm, though that is too slow, so set at 700rpm. Very pleased.
Dave H

bumpy Chris Valder
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK   GBR
Stripped and sprayed the number plates, fitted two new spot light lenses, fitted new badge bar, fitted new stainless steel number plate backs.

Waited for it to stop raining.


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peter14222 Peter Gilvarry
Buffalo, NY, USA   USA
Those spot light inserts are nice, where did you get them?

Thanks.

Peter

bumpy Chris Valder
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK   GBR
I am fortunate that I live 45mins from Brown and Gammons in the UK. The wife treated me to a few bits for my birthday.

They are perhaps a tiny bit thinner than the originals, but a sliver of rubber under the upper and lower fixings sorted that out a treat.

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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, Alabama, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
Wired negative ground and alternator. But regulator clicks when I connect battery. Something ain't right.

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