MG TD REPLICA REGISTRY

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  • #301797

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Mark K in Avon Park FL has/had a very nice blue Migi. This may be the only other blue one.

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

    #301799

    ray10
    Participant

    @ray10

    Scott welcome to the forum I’ve added you to the forum map.

    Thanks again for joining the site.

    TDREPLICA Map

    http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48

    #302307

    don-b
    Participant

    @don-b

    Name: Don Blackburn
    2.Screen name: Don B
    3.Home City & State: Waxahachie, Texas (just south of Dallas)
    4.Car Location City & State (If different): Same
    5.Year and Manufacturer: 1970 VW …1982 FiberFab
    6.Engine:1600
    7.Trans:
    8.Body color: White
    9.Top color: White
    10.Interior color: Dark brown and tan
    11.Built by: Pick one of these: Unknown

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  don-b.
    #302309

    ray10
    Participant

    @ray10

    Don b. welcome to the forum . I’ve added you to the TD replica map,

    http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0a

    TDREPLICA Map

    http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48

    #302804

    sabreur76
    Keymaster

    @sabreur76

    Just edited the registry to reflect my new location in Pembroke Pines, FL.  @Ray10, if you could update the Members Map with that change, I would appreciate it.  Thanks!

    Vicenç - (bee sense)
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    1983 FiberFab MiGi II - "Montse"

    #302808

    ray10
    Participant

    @ray10

    Vince I’ve changed the map to youre new place.  Good luck.

    TDREPLICA Map

    http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48

    #302810

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Hope you’re enjoying your new weather patterns.

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

    #302823

    sabreur76
    Keymaster

    @sabreur76

    Thanks, Ray!

    Vicenç - (bee sense)
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    1983 FiberFab MiGi II - "Montse"

    #302951

    touche
    Participant

    @touche

    1. Name: Michael Ketcham
    2. Screen name:touche
    3. Home City & State:Columbus, OH
    4. Car Location City & State (If different):Columbus OH
    5. Year and Manufacturer:1985 BCW
    6. Engine:g161Z
      1. Trans:Automatic
    7. Body color:Wimbledon Cream
    8. Top color:Tan 
    9. Interior color:Tan
    10. Built by: Pick one of these: Factory; Owner; Former Owner; Unknown; Professional Assembler (please name them if you know it);Owner (Oscar Neubauer) 2nd owner Ronald Rygelski 
    #302953

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Welcome aboard Michael.

    What engine do you have? I don’t understand “g161Z”

    Thanks!

     

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 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)

    #302954

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    #302957

    touche
    Participant

    @touche

    Sorry. g161Z is the Chevette 1600 engine from 1979. Haven’t got under the hood too much yet but looks like a two barrel.  The car was built in 85 and has been stored for thirty years. Canvas top and curtains have never been on the car. Last owner replaced fuel lines, rebuilt carb and cleaned gas tank. Michelin 165sr15s look brand new for 30 yrs old.  Still have their rubber whiskers!

     

    • This reply was modified 10 months ago by  touche.
    #302960

    toller
    Participant

    @toller

    I would recommend caution with 30 year old tires irrespective of outward appearance. Heat of summer, cold of winter coupled with exposure to UV rays or ozone will adversely affect the integrity of the tire. I had a six year old trailer tire with less than 500 kms disintegrate at 80 kph, tear off a fender and ruin the steel wheel as it cut grooves in the road even though it appeared to be fine. If the tire had failed on one of our TDRs expect the damage to vehicle and driver could have been more catastrophic. I had to replace four Dunlops with Nankangs last summer before I could get the mechanical fitness certificate issued to allow licensing from the province here in Canada

    David B Dixon
    Port Perry ON CA
    Sabine

    #302961

    ray10
    Participant

    @ray10

    Touch welcome to the forum, I’ve add you to the replica map.

    TDREPLICA Map

    http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48

    #302966

    vilardi
    Participant

    @vilardi

    Welcolm Michael!  I’ve got a mid-80’s build BCW too.  Saw reference to an automatic transmission – suprised to see that!  Had mine out today (it hit 50 degrees here in NJ).  Lots of fun to drive and I look forward to taking it out on any day where the weather cooperates!

     

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

    #302969

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    thanks touche.

    I second Dave’s comment. Any tire older than five or six years needs to be replaced, regardless of how they look!

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 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)

    #302972

    vilardi
    Participant

    @vilardi

    My two cents re. old tires  is that it’s not always the tire that is the problem.

    Mine are Roadking Grenadiers (185 75 r14) (old Goodrich off brand variation sold through Pep Boys) and may be original to my BCW Model 52 TDR

    I hit the stem of one with the wrench while loosening a wheel bolt and it split and the tire went down flat creating dry side-wall cracks.  Swapped the flat for the spare, drove to a local tire guy and had a new stem put on, expecting to have the flat tire unable to hold any air.  Much to my suprise it was fine, BUT I only use mine on local slower speed runs – if I were to consider an extended run much over 40 MPH (like any highway driving), I’d swap out all the old tires for new ones.

    Right now all 5 work, but if even one goes, I’ll go for the higher-wall sized 185 80 14’s that Continental sells (been saving my pennies for a year to make that trade-off).

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

    #302973

    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    I’m with Dave and Paul.  Old tires work great right up until the second that they don’t…..you don’t always get a warning.

    #302974

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Or you can ignore your inner voice and others opinions and drive home from VA Beach on a 27 year old spare. 🙄

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

    #302975

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Don’t they use a coding system on the tire side wall that tells when the tire was manufactured? We had a thread here a few years back and I believe if the tire was over 5 years since date of manufacture it was time to get a new one. I’ll check it out after I get back from PT.

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

    #302977

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    An excellent tire age discussion is in this thread:

    http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/tires-manufacture-date/#post-302978

    The decoding itself was found in a Car & Driver article:

    http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/how-to-read-a-tire-sidewall-feature

    Item 14 is the DOT number, which includes week and year of manufacture.

    Now…may we close this discussion here? And perhaps take it to the tire-age thread? This is the registry thread. As long-timers here know, we occasionally clean it up to remove non-registry related discussions. Thanks gang!

    • This reply was modified 10 months ago by  pmossberg.
    • This reply was modified 10 months ago by  pmossberg.

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 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)

    #302985

    billwells
    Participant

    @billwells

    Name: Bill Wells

    Screen Name: billwells

    Denver, CO 80222

    Year of Mfg: 1988

    Engine: 302 Ford V8

    Trans: Automatic

    Body Color: Cream

    Fenders: Dark Brown

    Interior: Brown

    Built by: Unknown

    FiberFab FM1674 with Ford 302 V8. Denver CO looking for local club with events.

    #302987

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Whoa!

    #302988

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Bill, that engine swap has been in the back of my head for a while. Can you please post some photos? Recent research tells me it will fit and is only 60# heavier than the 2.3.

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

    #302996

    oh_varmntr
    Participant

    @oh_varmntr

    Name: Bryce Shuman

    Screen Name: OH_Varmntr

    Location: Edgerton, Ohio

    Year of Mfg: 1984

    Engine: 1969 Volkswagen 1500cc

    Trans: Manual

    Body Color: Red

    Fenders: Red

    Interior: Tan/Brown

    Built by:  My grandfather, and BCW Representative, Teddy Warstler.

    {-Zella-}
    1984 BCW Model 52 kit on a
    1969 VW 1500cc drivetrain

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