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Larry 39758.3817592593November 6, 2008 at 9:32 am #237712Larry MurphyParticipant
Hi Larry, GREAT CAR !!!!!!! Please try to post more pictures and more info about this rare vehicle.This is one of the best I have seen. I am looking forward to seeing more. Larry MurphyNovember 6, 2008 at 10:50 am #237713Mark HendricksonParticipant
Great looking car Larry…November 7, 2008 at 12:41 pm #237714Andre BoudreaultParticipant
Hi Larry, your red baby is just wonderfull. Super TD.
Can you fold the windshield ? Can we get the hardware around the windshield? This is very nice….
Who manufacture this kit..and more photos please
AndreNovember 9, 2008 at 11:51 pm #237715Neil J FlahertyParticipant
Do you know anything about the windshield wipers on your car? Manufacturer, or source etc. They look much more substantial than the wipers on my car. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks, NeilNovember 12, 2008 at 8:36 am #237716Mark HendricksonParticipant
The windscreen on Larry’s car appears to be an OEM MG-TD unit. I’ll bet a the wipers are VW Beetle.
I know for a fact that the British Coach Works replica’s came with all authentic MG-TD hardware, like the windscreen, etc. It’s not a chrome tin cover that is covering the “marine” windscreen used on most of the other kits. It even folds down.
Those are also OEM headlight mounts (fender to grille).
Larry says this car is an Allison Daytona MGTD replica…I’ve never heard of an Allison Daytona kit. However, I’m no expert and I’m sure that there were many manufacturers other than the 3 or 4 main ones we usually discuss here. However, if the car is using an OEM windscreen, it must be very close to original in design.November 12, 2008 at 5:31 pm #237717Larry MurphyParticipant
Re. Allison MGTD ,Larry’s car is only the 2’ndone I have seen. The other one was ror sale on e-bay 2-3 mo. ago. It was a front engine model with Nissan mechanical components.I think Larry’s is VW based as I See VW front suspension under the rf fender. Allison made a quality car and to the best of my knowledge all may have been sold as completed vehicles.I typed in ”Allison MGTD” on Yahoo and came up with some brochures of both front and rear engine versions.I think the company was in Port Orange,FL. Sure wish I was the ”Larry” that owned red car that is at top of this post.November 13, 2008 at 9:15 am #237718November 13, 2008 at 2:02 pm #237719November 13, 2008 at 2:16 pm #237720
Hey guys,I’m impressed with the interest generated & questions. As Larry Murphy stated , it was sold to me new in 1982 as a “completed” car. And again he is right in that it came from Port Orange, Fl. ( a suburb of Daytona). The wipers are stock VW as is the power train but the engine was bored out to 1700 cc creating 102 hp. It rides & drives like a dream. Allison did make a front engine Nissan power train for a few models but was tragically killed in a plane crash before he was able to sell to many of them. I don’t know what happened to his molds or equipment , and as with most of the makers , the company is gone. The car was stored for years & only has 8,000 parade miles on it. Now having been restored with minor work the gel coat paint shines again. When I figure out picture posting , you’ll see more.LarryNovember 13, 2008 at 2:18 pm #237721November 13, 2008 at 2:19 pm #237722November 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm #237723November 13, 2008 at 2:21 pm #237724November 13, 2008 at 2:33 pm #237725
The Allison story continues with Kenny Allison making dune buggies before the TD’s. After the TD’s he went into renovating the inside of busses for rock stars of the 80’s that traveled from city to city. He used only quality materials in the TDs & they sold then for $ 15,000. Yes, as Larry Murphy said,”They are quality cars”. Anytime any of you are in the central Florida area , let me know via this forum or my email address of email@example.com & I’ll be glad to show it to you.Include a subject of “MGTD devotee” so your message won’t be junked & give me a few days notice. I still have many brochures,etc. which were used to market the masterpieces of his garage. Now that it has a new top & new chrome it is 99% ready to show. My girl has named it ” Maurice”. &nb sp; LarryNovember 13, 2008 at 3:19 pm #237726Paul MossbergKeymaster
This is right up there as one of the nicest TD reproduciotns I have ever seen.
I’m not sure what the locals consider central florida. Are you near Orlando?
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 https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)November 13, 2008 at 11:39 pm #237727
Thanks. Yes it is a first class reproduction. In fact, Kenny Allison showed me a letter in 1982 that he had received from the original MG owners assn. stating that this reproduction was the closest of all in every detail to the originals at that time. The am/fm/8track ( yes, 8 track ) actually worked until about 3 years ago when the 8 track finally died. The next upgrade will be the installation of an am/fm/cd/dvd or nav unit that will mount in the glove box and replacement of the old Pioneer speakers with some new Klipsch(sp?) ones instead. The original (1982) Michelin well balanced tires are still holding air & haven’t side cracked hardly at all, and other than some minor mouse chewings on the carpet , the interior is equally flawless. I learned a trick for long-term cold winter storage in a garage , and that is to tear open a large box of Kleenex & leave the Kleenex in the torn box in the floorboard & the mice will nest & eat the Kleenex instead of the upholstery. Adding moth balls around the outside & on the car cover will also deter the pests. Speaking of a car cover, there is a place near Flint,Mi. that custom makes car covers of first class quality right in their own oversized garage factory , and they are not expensive. If anyone needs a cover, let me know & I’ll dig up their phone number.
Yes, Orlando is about an hour away from Daytona Beach ( my locale) & if you’re ever this way, let me know via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) & I’ll unwrap Maurice for ya..
Hey, nuf fer now. I talk too much. Happy motoring!!
LarryNovember 16, 2008 at 8:30 pm #237728November 16, 2008 at 8:31 pm #237729November 16, 2008 at 8:32 pm #237730November 16, 2008 at 8:33 pm #237731November 16, 2008 at 8:34 pm #237732November 16, 2008 at 9:26 pm #237733November 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm #237734November 16, 2008 at 9:28 pm #237735
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