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MG TD TF 1500 - Additional hole on TF chassis. Why?



When I was re attaching me rear shocks on the TF I noticed an additional hole in the chassis behind the shock. Does anyone know what this is for. See Pic. Thanks


D Lamb

Possible for shock mounting on another car, which the same chassis was used on?? OR, another type shock?? PJ
Paul S Jennings

Does your car also have the same hole Paul. I doubt this has been added since it left the factory. I would be interested to know what shock would fit using this hole as a mount.
D Lamb

I'll look at mine this morning and see if it's the same. I'll get back a little later. PJ
Paul S Jennings

Thanks Paul
D Lamb

OK, I looked at mine and three holes are there. They are in line with one another. My Armstrong shocks mount using the two outside holes, leaving the unused one in the center. I would only be guessing what it was for. Hope this helps. PJ
Paul S Jennings

Cheers Paul same as mine so standard on the chassis. It would be interesting to know though.
D Lamb

Anyone know what this hole is for?
D Lamb

I'll take a shot here and suggest its a hold over for the Girling shock. Different bolt spacing than the Armstrong?

MG LaVerne

BINGO !!! WE HAVE A WINNER !!!
Steve Wincze

Be my guess

MG LaVerne

Cheers LaVerne sounds correct to me. We're the Girling shocks on early TDs
D Lamb

Changed over in mid 52... I'd guess that we wouldn't find 3 holes on earlier TD's but you never know.
MG LaVerne

This thread was discussed between 16/03/2015 and 17/03/2015

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