[Nobbc] Need Advice w 1953 MG-TD
gtwincams at pacbell.net
Mon May 5 06:25:36 MDT 2008
Congratulations! Sounds like a great find. In my view, the mechanical
aspects are usually less daunting than everything else, and thankfully,
MG engines are close enough to American pushrod engines so that most
high-quality mechanics and machinists over 40 can handle the work. I
can't recommend anyone in particular, since I do all my own work. I do
agree with Steve L. that keeping the original engine and drive train is
by far the most advisable approach, both from an historical sense and
for retaining the highest value for the car. Just make sure the seller
gives you all of the parts ("I know it had a crankshaft here somewhere...").
I recommend you get in touch with the local/regional MG clubs and ask
for their recommendations re: rebuilders. To each his marque!
Dawson Church wrote:
> Hi Ron and Greg,
> I wound up buying it, Ron, thanks for the tip! Its a good example,
> frame, body and interior are primo. The engine and transmission are
> out, not rebuilt, partially disassembled:
> Is there a shop in the bay area that can rebuild? The car is in
> Sacramento, the former owner is trailering it out here. I'd rather
> have him unload at the rebuilders, since my garage is bulging at the
> Or does any charitable club member with acreage have space for the
> body while I have the motor rebuilt?
> Any advice is appreciated, for instance, is it important to rebuild
> the old one, rather than just grab an existing rebuilt wherever I can
> find one?
> I swear I will have this one on the road in time for club ride this
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