Registry: 1938 MG TA Tickford
Jim Wulf's 1938 MG TA Tickford – “The TA”
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Lockheed Hydraulic Brakes with Alfin Drums.
Dual MG TA - SU 1 1/4" HV3 Pre-war Bronze Body Carburetors.
Central Lubrication System for front and rear spring mounts and brake cable.
12 Volt, Positive Ground.
Currently running 1938 MG VA Engine TPBG 600, modified and bored to later 1708 cc Cream Cracker Specs* with balanced Phoenix steel billet crank, steel backed shell bearings, and C.P. Carrillo rods & pistons. (Original TA Engine, MPJG 2841 remains with car, cracked head.)
*This Tickford's VA Cream Cracker race spec engine, though visually nearly identical to the standard 1292 cc, 50 bhp, MPJG engine fitted to the TA, is 25% more powerful and, due to superior castings, much more durable. Consequently, it was fitted as a special by the factory to the TA for competitive racing events, the best-known cars of this type being the TA's of the "Three Musketeers" and "Cream Crackers" factory race teams. The Police specification MG VA also used a TPBG engine bored out to 1708 cc to give it better performance. It's reported that Cecil Kimber outfitted his personal VA with a modified VA engine built to this spec.
Cream Cracker Race Spec VA Engine:
TPBG Type, 4 cylinders in line, with three main bearings, fully counter balanced crankshaft from TPBG 1891 (13.09.38), late models with shell bearings instead of white metal.
Twin SU 1 ¼" Carburettors.
Bore 73mm, capacity 1708 cc.
Rating 13.22hp, maximum power 61.7 bhp at 4200rpm.
Special distributor and timing retarded 5%.
|Owner:||Jim Wulf [MRoadster]|
|Location:||Doylestown, PA, USA|
|Original Colour:||MG County Cream|
|Current Colour:||MG County Cream|
|Body Code:||No. 4111|
|Engine Type:||1,292 c.c. Four Cylinder OHV|
|Engine Code:||MPJG 2841|
|Transmission:||3 synch 4 Speed|
|Last Updated:||2018-04-25 08:35:40|
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This vehicle's information was last updated on 2018-04-25 08:35:40
- Changes from 2016-10-17 15:33:44 to previous 2016-10-12 14:12:04
- Colour MG Gold Cup Yellow → MG County Cream
|Oct 7, 2016||Jim Wulf||Added to Registry (ID 35805)|
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