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MG TD TF 1500 - Fire Wall Holes
|A few years ago when I restored the TD someone pointed me to a diagram of the fire wall showing all the original holes. Is there one available for a late TF (rear fuel pump). I attach a photo of the passenger side of my fire wall and have highlighted the holes I am concerned about. I suspect 1,2 and 3 need to be filled in since they are not truely circular and appear to have been crudely drilled. 4 and 5 take the indicator relay but why two sets? There are three holes for the battery bar - which one is correct? What is No 7 for? I think No 8 is non original. I have found a powder coater in Glasgow who has a bead blast cabinet large enough to take the TF's wings and he has done a superb job on one of the rear ones. I want to repair any non original holes in the fire wall and then get it blasted. He has an excellent match for the TF's ivory colour and I am tempted to get him to coat the firewall. I have had lots of the metal work powdered in satin black and it looks superb - especially the Vokes air filters. I must alert any kind person who reponds that I will probally come back to them with a photo of the drivers' side of the fire wall!|
|Jan - I think this is what you are looking for http://www.mgcars.org.uk/mgtf/ Cheers - Dave|
Does this help?
If resolution is not good enough send me an email and I'll get back to you with an attachment.
hootersvilledavid "at" yahoo "dot" com
|Hi David S (and David DB)|
Just what I needed - if you are ever in Scotland there is a glass of Macallan waiting for you!
|Jan, I believe the holes you identified as 1, 2 and 3 are to be used to bolt the bracket for the headlamp high beam switch on LHD cars.|
I had holes 1, 2 and 3 on my car but welded them up not knowing what they were for, LHD dimmer switch makes sense. I would leave them there if I were you, perhaps put grommets in them. My car has two sets of holes for the flasher relay just like your car, I have seen it on other cars too.
The image that Jim posted is from Malcolm Green's book titled MG T Series Restoration.
|Here's an image of the dipper switch screw location on the 53 LHD TD. Bud:|
One each of the holes you marked 4 & 5 was leaded in on my car.
|J E Carroll|
|I don't know if it was the previous owner, the dealer or the factory that fitted a heater to my car but they had a excellent way of routing the pipe from the rear of the cylinder head. They drilled a small hole, about 3/8" diammeter close to the large hole that the temperature gauge sender fits through. They then filed a slot between the two holes. The sender is first pushed through the large hole and the capillary through the slot into the smaller hole which has a split grommet. This leaves the large hole vacant for the heater rubber pipe. A good idea!|
|Jan, it was not done at the factory. They didn't install any heaters. A dealer or owner improvement.|
|A pic of my firewall with mostly original features including hole #7.|
This thread was discussed between 23/08/2013 and 27/08/2013
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