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MG TD TF 1500 - TF Grill Attachment Screws

I was totally amazed that most of the original short grill attachment screws were in place on this TF! I think 3 or 4 are missing. Is there a source for these screws? Also are these screws used to secure the chrome bonnet strip on the top of the grill shell, or are longer ones needed? PJ
Paul S Jennings

In this picture, the small round head phillips style screws are for the grill slats. 8 o'clock position in the picture. The original thin spring nuts are also pictured.

On the top, the flat head phillips head screws are longer. These attach the chrome grill to the brackets to the top of the radiator. A couple of mine were missing. Went to ACE to find a couple more. They were a little different in size but trimmed them up and cad plated. Blunted tips, no point.

http://www.mg-cars.org.uk/mgtf/Pictures/TF9052/TF9052_056.jpg

The larger dome head, straight flat head style machine screws were for the side plates and bottom plate for the grill to radiator attachment.






Frank Cronin

Forgot to add, I called Abingdon Spares and asked since I could not find them in the catalouge.

Screws to the grill slats are different but you can't see them anyway.
Frank Cronin

Frank, Thanks for that information! Here's a shot of the ones I need,probably 4 more. PJ




Paul S Jennings

Does this screw have a nut on it? I see it's a straight slot and I don't have these. Are these BSF threads or sheet metal? PJ


Paul S Jennings

Paul, if it were the same location, and function, in a TD there is a BSF nut under there. It's hidden by the rubber strip. Bud
Bud Krueger

Thanks Bud! I'll get the right screws and install them there. Thanks again, PJ
Paul S Jennings

Paul
I am at the tail end of my TF restoration. I reassembled the grille just 6 weeks ago. If you like, I can take some close up photos and details of the attachments.
It took some trial and error, but I finally got it right. I could also give you some tips on placing the rubber strip, if you like.
Contact me off board, if you want.

Tom
'54 TF
T Norby

T Norby, Oregon, USA, tsnorby@charter.net

Paul
I am at the tail end of my TF restoration. I reassembled the grille just 6 weeks ago. If you like, I can take some close up photos and details of the attachments.
It took some trial and error, but I finally got it right. I could also give you some tips on placing the rubber strip, if you like.
Contact me off board, if you want.

Tom
'54 TF

Tom, Much appreciated! I would love to have the photos and any tips you have! You can email me if you'd like.
pgc161 at fairpoint dot net PJ
Paul S Jennings

I have been buying all the fastenings I need from eBay. Most are stainless or brass and don't cost very much. I have just bought all the screws necessary for the windscreen frame including flat and domed countersunk, cross heads, all in stainless for about 5. OK the ones for the cast brackets are M6 but I do have nice, rust free washers and nylock nuts as well. For UK owners Screwfix and ToolStation have excellent ranges of stainless fittings. Again metric threads but when my grandson takes the wings off his inherited TF in 25 years the bolts will unscre easily.

Jan T
J Targosz

Can someone confirm if this is a 2ba screw? I'm making up an order to British Tools and Fasteners and want to include this in my order. How about length? PJ


Paul S Jennings

This thread was discussed between 17/06/2014 and 18/06/2014

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