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  • #233637
    Peter C. King
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    @bdriver

     

    Those of you who are disappointed with 4 cylinder performance and drum brakes will like this one.

    It’s a TD with a built up 283 Chevy motor, a GM Turbo 400 trans, a 260Z rear end and a GM disk brake front end. Think of it as an early Cobra. It does not have a top. In Oregon? Nice looking wheels. 

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3 984Q2em1438Q2el2649QQitemZ290603567826QQsspagenameZSTRKQ3aME WAXQ3aIT

    #246079
    Montie Henderson
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    @montie

    Wish it was closer, my brother has been wanting to put a V8 in mine ever since I bought it.  He wants to build a street rod type TD.  

    I did find a turbo T-bird locally, only $800, but not sure why I need that much more power.  I guess if my engine ever goes belly up I’d think more seriously about it.

    #246080
    Mark
    Participant

    @mglondonroadste

    I wouldn’t mind that kind of power but I wish the side engine cut outs were covered up for a cleaner line.

    #246081
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Wheels look to be Nissan 4-bolt 15 x 6. I bought one from a junk yard last year to think about it, and it looks just about like those. Pretty close to a TD wheel, eh?

    #246082
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    Well, I buckled for this one. She’s mine now.  Just got her Wednesday night and I’m taking her to the sock hop for a root beer float.

    #246083
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    If I had known how much the complete brake overhaul and replacement job was going to cost, I would not have bid as high as I did.  The total brake job and front shock replacement is coming in at around $1,800.00.  That doesn’t count the carpeting issue, the non-working speakers in the rear, or the left over holes in the dash from some previous use, and paint chips and scratches on every panel.

    Yes, the wheels are Nissan 4-bolts.

    #246084
    Peter C. King
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    @bdriver

     

    The good news is that you now have complete confidence in your brqakes. Which is probably a good idea considering the motor under the bonnet.

    You have discovered why most of us do our own work.

     

    #246085
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Just dropped $900 on a basic brake job on my Nissan truck. Money well spent, I think, considering the alternative scenarios..

    Carpets are easy. Whole roll of marine carpet–enough for three or four TDs–is like $120. Paint chips, dash holes, that’s all fun stuff.

    #246086
    Mark
    Participant

    @mglondonroadste

    Yes, I had no confidence in the brakes when I received this car.  In addition to getting that system up to snuff, the wheels were not balanced, either.  I’m told there is no way to align the front end, either and that both arms(?) are different from each other.

    It should feel a whole lot better once these fixes are in place.

    #246087
    Scott A Chynoweth
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    @1oldbuzz

    I think you guys should move to Wisconsin,I do Brake work.Complete brake sytem for my 55 to include all new parts front and rear and all lines hard and soft was under $300 and a new master and booster.

    If you would pay my gas and time I could still do it for less.

    Sorry didn’t mean to be rude but your brake job prices are just nuts

    #246088
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Hey oldbuzz….sounds like a great reason for a road trip.
    Load up your tools and go TD to TD doing brake jobs!

    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 https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #246089
    Mark
    Participant

    @mglondonroadste

    I knew I would pay a fortune, but I could have waited and flown you out to Phoenix in the winter when it’s nice and warm here had I known you were available.

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