August 27, 2011 at 3:02 am #233637Peter C. KingParticipant
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 WAXQ3aITAugust 27, 2011 at 10:03 am #246079Montie HendersonParticipant
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.August 27, 2011 at 10:35 am #246080
I wouldn’t mind that kind of power but I wish the side engine cut outs were covered up for a cleaner line.August 27, 2011 at 11:10 am #246081edward ericsonParticipant
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?October 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm #246082
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.October 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm #246083
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.October 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm #246084Peter C. KingParticipant
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.October 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm #246085edward ericsonParticipant
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.October 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm #246086
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.October 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm #246087Scott A ChynowethParticipant
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 nutsOctober 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm #246088Paul MossbergKeymaster
Hey oldbuzz….sounds like a great reason for a road trip.
Load up your tools and go TD to TD doing brake jobs!
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)October 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm #246089
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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