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  • #234479

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Ed, I tracked down your thread on gas caps and ordered a flip top style for the car. Thanks to Schu
    I didn’t lose the conventional cap on our VA Beach trip. Well, I had to remove the mounting panel for the spare tire to put it on and decided to tear it down and apply some color. I hope this dosen’t snowball into something I’ll regret. After 23 years, I’ve grown accustomed to her face.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253931

    dan-r
    Participant

    @dan-r

    I like the way the cap looksBig smile  Dan R

    #253932

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Thas gonna be badass.

    I mean, more badass!

    #253933

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Bill,

    Sorry for the thread hi-jack…but does a two bulb rear light system fit under those tail light lenses?

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #253934

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Those lamps simply use a single #1157 bulb.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253935

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Thanks.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #253936

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Put her in the air and took her apart a little further.

    Found what those fenders used to look like. Kinda looking forward to getting this done.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253937

    larry-murphy
    Participant

    @larry-murphy

      Paul, If  I”m seeing MG Magic’s price list correctly, they have a light like this available in both the one bulb and two bulb style.

    #253938

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Bill, that should buff out!

    Dude I just noticed: is that a berber carpet you car is parked on?
    edsnova2013-01-21 08:58:20

    #253939

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    ED, actually, that’s Bill’s living room! Thumbs Up

     

    Larry,

     

    Thanks…but I’m not seeing them. Can you be a bit mroe specific?

     

    The “two hole” lenses listed mean two screw holes (as opposed to one hole and one tab), not two bulbs.

    Bill’s lights look like Lucas L549 lenses which are a one bulb lens:

    PMOSSBERG2013-01-21 10:10:53

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #253940

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Bill,

     

    While looking into Larry’s lens comment, I found these, LEDs to replace the single bulb in an L549 lens:

     

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #253941

    royal
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    @royal

    Hey Bill, I think somebody stole your engine and left a metal box in its place.  Maybe I still have a chance at the Carlisle autocross.  😆

    #253942

    larry-murphy
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    @larry-murphy

     Paul, on page 1 of the MG Magic price list,go down to tailights.

    tailight assembly  Lucky replacement Ford Chevy single blub  $54.50 ea.

     

     VW with extra socket assembly   $61.85 ea.

     

     Looking at the first picture that shows the light on Bill’s car ,it looks like he has the Lucky light not the Lucas . I may be WRONG again.Hope this helps.
    #253943

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Thanks Larry

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #253944

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Ed, yes, that is a Berber carpet under the car, and yes, it’s FROM my living room. What better use for the old carpet than to cover that cold garage floor this winter?
    Roy, your best shot is if I don’t get this finished.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253945

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Bill. You’re not thinking of eliminating all that fabulous patina are you? Oh say it ain’t so! maybe you should have another beer and think about it.  Beer

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #253946

    dan-r
    Participant

    @dan-r

     Paul , I have been using Lucas 541 as a 2 bulb, using the stock Lucky base , for 5 years with no thouble with heat. There are many light lens  and bases on ebay for Morris cars NOS and used . Just a note I use an old couch pillow when i am working under my cars.  Dan R

    #253947

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Roy, I found my engine…it was at the other end…

    Pulled the worst side panel this evening, I really need to fill all the holes that were meant to be temporary…

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253948

    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    I thought that you liked the Swiss cheese look.  You might need all those lightening holes for the autocross.  

    #253949

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Man, I knew I originally built this thing in a hurry, but the shortcuts I’m finding make me just shake my head.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253950

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Further disassembly .
    Don’t know if there will be a picture … First attempt from an iPad.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253951

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    The snowball effect is in full swing.

    When is Carlisle?

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253952

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Ahh, progress! Putting it back together will be easy and fun. Also quick.

    You have 12 weeks.

    #253953

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts


    Fender and running board successfully modified. The center section containing the runnung board will be removable. This will allow for the construction of a cage.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253954

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Interesting. So you are going to build a cage outside the tub? And make it a snap-on, snap-off deal with the mounts hidden under the running board?

    Cuz that sounds like a neat idea–if that’s the idea.

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