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MG TD TF 1500 - Correct Late Mark II on eBay
|Most Mark IIs have been played with - shocks are missing, bling only found on later cars added, etc. One recent Mark II (but not listed as such) had a replaced engine, but the seller didn't note it...|
An interesting Mark II is on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/252794051008?_trksid=p2060353.m1431.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Although the car's VIN is not given, it appears to be TD/C22947. This car is interesting as a late Mark II, with all the correct "bling" found on cars after TD/C22613 (in addition to the usual mechanical changes), and rarely seen intact:
under-dash passenger's grab handle
large b/w enamel emblem on spare tire
large b/w enamel emblem on radiator (?)
rear bumper reflectors
"MARK II" emblem on rear bumper plinth
"MARK II" emblems on the bonnet sides
stainless (chrome?) radiator slats
The only possible question I would have is the air cleaner, which is the earlier, 8" type - the carb flanges would have to be examined to determine whether they have been filed oval to accommodate the early air intake snorkel and filter, or left round to accommodate the later, larger air intake and oil bath.
This will be an interesting car to watch - it has been sympathetically "restored" in silver/red. I predict a price near $16k.
|Tom, what is the rear ratio in the MkII?|
|Tom, that 'one up, one sideways' set-up of the fuel pumps is not right, surely.|
|I do like the position of that primary fuel pump. :-)|
|Tom, along with what had been previously mentioned, the rear bumper reflectors look to be incorrect as well. They appear to be TF tub reflectors. Originals should have a chrome embellishment surrounding the lens and a much smaller rubber footprint on the bumper. beyond the obvious though it seems to present well. All easy to correct |
|W. A. Chasser|
|Yes, the fuel pump is indeed at a remarkable angle; I was really only addressing the Mark II characteristics.|
Bill - I don't have a photo of the bumper reflectors on a late Mark II, and would like to see one to compare. Anybody have them on his car?
I think this is probably the very first eBay Mark II I have seen with the correct rear bumper plinth and MARK II emblem!
|Shouldn't the plinth be on top of the rear bumper ????|
As on this car:
|Nick, perhaps you can screen-grab us a pic. That site requires a sign-in password.|
|This one is a nice example:|
|That's the car I was refering to; thanks Mr Riley !|
($#@+*!!! link wasn't working)
Though the e-Bay car is a very nice survivor, there isn't much photographic evidence if all the correct Mk II equipment is there (Andrex shock absorbers, engine number etc.)
|It appears to have the original dynamo still in place dated 10/52 which is just about right on for a car made in 12/52. That is always good to see.|
|Tom the pic MR Riley posted also shows the correct position for the MK II plinth and the correct reflectors. I obtained a new set from a fellow MK II owner, thanks Dan, but they are a long way from being mounted on TD/c 16920. |
|W. A. Chasser|
|Absolutely right; I'll file it away. I was surprised to see anything on the rear bumper, and got carried away. |
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This thread was discussed between 02/03/2017 and 03/03/2017
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