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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Hello,
I am changing my spie joint and I would like to take the opportunity to paint the two letters TF on the bridge.
On http://www.mg-cars.org.uk/mgtd/mgtd_etchings.htm I have the form but I do not have the height of the letters.
Does anyone have this information?
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche

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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
I don’t think “spie joint” means anything (not to me anyway) in English language Thierry, though you are clearly talking about some aspect of the differential / rear axle.
Dave H

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
I suspect that it was spider joint....but in reality I'll bet it is the U joints. Just a guess on my part.

MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
No, it's this seal n ° 24 that I just changed. Here we call them spie joints.
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche


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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Sorry Tom, but I did not find on the link the height of the letters.
It is possible that the translation does not help me ...
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche

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TD4834 Bill Chasser
Sacramento, CA, USA   USA
I thought at one time someone was making the TD / TF stencils? But I don’t know who it was

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Now i have understanding.... we call that part a pinion seal here in the states. I can't really answer your question about the height... but I would think you should be able to get pretty close by using the image you posted. I also think somebody made some stencils... at least for the TD...not so sure about the TF. On this TD at place right now I took one of the on line images and adjusted the size until it was near the actual size of the axle housing and the printed it cut out a stencil. It may not be the correct height but it's close enough for me.


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Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
LaVerne, do you know if the TFs were in white or a yellowish paint? Some seem hard to distinguish due to age and fading. PJ

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Everyone I have seen first hand ( 4 now) on either TD or a TF was yellow Paul but others have reported that it was white


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TD4834 Bill Chasser
Sacramento, CA, USA   USA
LaVerne check your Email

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Back atcha Bill

MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Thank you friends,
With these photos, I will be able to determine the size of the letters.
Following the information of MG-Cars, I will make a white color very pale and worn.
And if you're nice, I'll put a stencil on paper here. Certainly enough to make the letters by gently tapping with a brush. The letters TD in yellow on the last picture are too new for my taste for our cars of the 1950s.
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche

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pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, NS, Canada   CAN
You can scale that image by using the known dimension of the flat on the nuts holding the cases together or you could use the brake lines. I make paint masks for MGB Rostyle wheels. I would make TD differential paint masks out of paint mask vinyl if there is any interest.

Adrian



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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Adrian, you may speak French.
Because the translation does not give me the correct elements. Thank you for rewriting your advice.
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche

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