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|Certainly a well restored (bit over maybe) td... however, maybe they should rethink the steering wheel...?|
|gblawson - TD#27667|
|Hi The steering wheel is on upside down, the finger indentations should be toward the dash. There is a picture underneath the car that shows very ragged edges on the sheet metal. Not much was done down there!|
But talk about a car that looks fast just sitting still, this one is doing just over 45 MPH while it's picture is being taken.
|R. K. (Bob) Jeffers|
|And the passenger side door handle,, the weatherstrip under the windshield, the over flow from the front carbie, the high rise marker light,,,, and the vin number doesn't match the id plate,,|
|That is a nice looking car overall.|
|What about 4500 RPM and zero oil pressure. Windshield wiper and blades non existant. unpainted instrument panel.|
|Minor details which however can be a bitch to fix, such as the running board strips on the fenders,the awful color of the wheels, the dasboard panel left unpainted...|
|Denis L Baggi|
----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:email@example.com>Sales at Lawson and Co.
To: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>Michael Roa
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 7:48 AM
Subject: Re: Question for item #280137097202 - MG : T-Series
The rim is on backwards....the 'nubs' are for your fingers and should be along the back of the wheel...smooth side out!
|gblawson - TD#27667|
|I LIKE this TD!|
I had always admired Frank Churchill's TD's color scheme. I copied it as best I could, finishing a truly amateur restoration (I had never touched a car with a tool prior to my MG project) just in time for the 1977 NEMGTR GOF in Dearborn, Michigan. I used Sears' version of antique white anti-rust enamel (in spray cans) for the body parts (and more).
I was so proud, even though other enthusiasts did comment that the frame and fan blades should be black, not body color... Others' comments were downright hostile! I had the Moto-Lita wheel (nubs facing walnut dash), the chromed center panel, the same Lucas replacement ignition/light switch, plastic front turn signal lenses, orange replacement Armstrong shocks, twin spares with large b/w TF porcelained spare hub medallion... and more!
In the early seventies no one stateside sold complete leather interior kits (ASL was the first, as I recall). I matched my wheels to my new Amco red vinyl seat and panel kit. I also had the black Amco top, side curtains and tonneau package.
My TD was tons of fun, and I ran in many Michigan Chapter NEMGTR caravans, running last, as my Pugsley was quite reliable.
All that having been said, I kinda think that the red exterior piping is way way over the top, and really cheapens what could have been a very nice example of a rebuilt TD...
|C A Schnell|
|Who paints their valve stems and wheel weights red?|
|"Who paints their valve stems and wheel weights red?"|
Anyone that wants to...it's their car. If you don't like it, don't bid on it.
|There is sure no shortage of MGs on ebay..1934 PA and up. Is everyone selling out?|
If the wife looks the other way... maybe...
|>"Who paints their valve stems and wheel weights red?"|
>Anyone that wants to...it's their car. If you don't like it, don't bid on it.
That's not the point, the point is, you sell a TD, you state what's wrong with it. You want to buy mine? I will supply you with pages about what should not be there. I expect everybody to do at least that much.
|Denis L Baggi|
Painting valve stems and wheel weights red is 'unoriginal', not 'wrong'.
My point was if an owner wants to do something to their car, more power to them...it's their car. If you want to buy it then you question him about what's wrong with it - not what's unoriginal. As a knowledgeable buyer you should be able to spot unoriginality at a glance. If you then decide to buy the car you can change it to meet your desire of what you want your car to look like.
I doubt there are many owners on this board that have a perfectly original TD or TF...all have been personalized in some way...include the use of radial tires.
|My comment about painting the valve stems and wheel weights is just to point to the assumption that other things may be painted ugly too.|
Does anyone disagree about ugly red valve stems and wheel weights? I doubt it.
|Gene, of course you are right, I only meant to say that, while I also do what I want with my car, I keep track of what is not original, especially if it is in bad taste and difficult to brig it back the way it should be. I'd say that the rubber strips on the fender are "wrong".|
|Denis L Baggi|
I've followed some of your posts here on the BBS and I doubt that you have anything of 'bad taste' on your car. You seem very well grounded.
I just get frustrated at times reading the posts concerning Ebay cars on here. Granted, a lot oftimes a seller is over the top in their description of their vehicle but you have to understand they want to sell the car. I read the ads with a grain of salt - no matter what kind of car it is, the owner becomes a 'used car salesman' as soon as it hits Ebay. Spelling out all the nits and nats will not help them sell the car.
Also, owners personalize their cars. Some things that are done I like, some things I don't, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Wire wheels - not factory by any stretch of the imagination, therefore not "original" - but they look nice. And if you had them on your car would you use them as a selling point? Or offer to drop the price because the car isn't original anymore? Supercharger...same question. Alloy rocker cover? Alloy valve covers?
I know neither of those items would be considered 'bad taste' but what about items that have been chromed that were originally painted? Bad taste? Base coat/clear coat paint jobs? Bad taste?
That's all I have for now...gotta get back to work...but something to think about.
|Gene, I agree. My car has wire wheels, a solid walnut dash, some Moss reproduction instruments, a Judson Supercharger and some other little knick knacks that I have put on. These individualize our little cars and keep me happy and others who do the same thing. That is the important part. A lot of items can be added that were add ons in the day and dont detract from the car that much. That said, I have a hard time with putting Chevy and Volvo engines in them because that does detrract from the car IMHO. most of us customize our cars to some degree and as said Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.|
I love this web site. you get lots of opinions.
|Have said it before... the minute you picked up the keys back in the 50's/60's, you headed for the accessory display... Alloy valve/side covers, wooden steering wheel and wooden shift knob probably the first buys (if you had any money left after buying the new car)... Showroom condition rarely lasted longer then a week, unless you didn't care that much about making the car look different then others...Which is actually kind of funny when you think about it... If you added 'touches' back then, you were a passionate member of the 'culture'.... those not so passionate were just 'sunday drivers'.... Now those with the untouched 'showroom' cars get the most money ... go figure!!!!|
|gblawson - TD#27667|
Yeah, I kinda agree with the Volvo/Chevy engine conversions, but then again...this is a 1948 MG TC...and the modifications were originally done in 1948.
Over the top? Yes. Wish it were mine? ABSOLUTELY!!
|Gene, I agree it would look nice in my garage also. Aint authentic but then what the hey...|
|Gene, where is the Hart collection at and how does one go about getting a tour?|
It was a member of the NW Region of Ferrari Club of America that went to see the collection...I googled the club and see that it caters to "enthusiasts who live in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington". I would guess that it has to be in one of those states but I couldn't find out anything further about it. It would be an interesting place to visit though.
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