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MG TD TF 1500 - Dashboard and dials set up for TF.

Hi all.

Some of you will know ive been restoring a 1954 TF1500,that was unfortunately missing its engine.
I have fitted a 1974 MG midget 1500tc "Triumph" engine and g/box as it has the same basic look,and layout.
Yes I know its not the best engine in the world,but its rebuilt and runs sweet with its custom made s/s exhaust and radiator.

As I had to make a dashboard with dials to suit the engine and gearbox,I was trying to make it at least look the part.
I had to use the 1974 MG Midgets speedo and rev counter for near correct calibration.

Well,,

After a long 10 month hunt,I finally found a very suitable 3 in 1 gauge with, oil, amps, water to do the job.
Switches etc will all be in the correct place,and as I couldnt utilise the original dash panel,I made it out of thick wood veneer.
Also the chrome trim surrounding the original dash will fit perfect.
Was a case of measure LOADS and drill,cut,trim once,and a bit of sweat!!!!

Dave..



Pilkie

Pilkie
Good job! Looks very nice...
Mounting holes look large, are you going to use special mounting bolts and washers? (Or are those the stock size for a TF?)
Edward
E.B. Wesson

Hi Edward.

I didnt want to try and cut the D shaped holes for the light,panel,etc switches in the wood,so did them all the same size as was needed for the choke/start knobs.
Knobs will fit ok without extra fittings.
Pilkie

This thread was discussed on 07/02/2013

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