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mejarch Mike J
Worthington, OH, USA   USA
1947 MG TC
All,
I remember seeing an accessory mount in the Moss catalog years ago, which allowed two (2) spares to be mounted on the rear of a TA, TB, or TC. Does anyone have this setup, or a mount that they have decided not to use? Any downside, other than appearance? I think I would like to add this option to my TC, but thought I would to get as many opinions as possible! Photo's appreciated as well, of course.
Thanks, mike

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plus4moggie Tom Lange
Bar Harbor, ME, USA   USA
Abingdon Spares has them.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair

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water-ma-trout Jack Emdall
Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada   CAN
1948 MG TC
1950 MG TD
Good day Michael:

Robert Grunau, (grunau.garage@sympatico.ca)-Mississauga, Ontario, was listing dual spare carriers for the TC and pre WWII models for $ 175.00 (probably USD) in Jan. 2017.

Possibly he can steer you to what you need.

Respectfully:
Jack Emdall, TC6768/TS3191, Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
I'd like to see a photo of the adapter myself


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Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
I haven't seen one either, but it seems to me it's a tube of sorts with internal threads on one end to screw on the original mount to extend it and exterior threads on the other end for the knock off. I would think it would be easy for a machinist to make one. ?? PJ

Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
It can’t do much good to the dynamics of the car with that additional weight hanging on the back.
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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
I agree Dave....add some luggage and you would do wheelies pretty easy grinning smiley

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Lonnie Cook Avatar
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
But they look cool and are a good conversation starter

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plus4moggie Tom Lange
Bar Harbor, ME, USA   USA
And you frequenty see double spares on hill-climb cars, where having a bit more weight in the stern helps traction up the hill.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair

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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
Indeed, but they also have steering by braking the rear wheels individually as the front wheels are frequently off the ground!
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Orlando, FL, USA   USA
Two spare tires. Front wheels off the ground on Simms Hill at the Exeter Trials ...




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ragtc Bob Grunau
Mississauga, ON, Canada   CAN
Yes a dual spare option was used by hill climb cars, as well as touring cars.
I have had these manufactured and currently may have one left . If there is sufficient interest, I will commission another batch, but need at least 5 people indicating interest. The dual spare adapter simply holds the first wheel on the original spare boss on the car by screwing it into place. The second wheel is then placed on the adapter and is held in place by the TA/TC original spare wheel knock-off nut. Simple. Call or email for more details.
Bob, grunau.garage@sympatico.ca or 905-274-4136


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Paul Jolliffe Avatar
Craven Arms, Shropshire, UK   GBR
1947 MG TC "Biggles"
2015 Land Rover Defender 110 "Digby"
Out of interest, when you fit a twin spare set-up, do you need to relocate the rear number / licence plate / tail lamps mounting plate?

Looks like there's not enough room for two tyre widths on my TC...

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
Bob, do you drill a hole for a Tommy bar to use leverage to remove the adapter if the second tire were needed?

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ragtc Bob Grunau
Mississauga, ON, Canada   CAN
In reply to questions, yes you need to extend the rear lamp/license plate to accommodate the dual spares.
And yes, a 3/8" hole is drilled in the adapter to allow a 3/8" Tommy bar to be used to install, and remove, the first spare.

Dual Spare Wheel Adapter Instructions:
1-Put Grease or Never-Seize on the male threads of the adapter and spare wheel knockoff nut before installation.
2-Install first spare wheel and install adapter.
3-Tighten adapter with 3/8" tommy bar through the hole provided in the adapter.
4-Install second spare.
5-Install spare wheel knockoff and tighten normally.

Bob, Canada

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