Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wiring. Part 1

First thing, we test all the gauges. Tach: check Advertisements

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Gauges, explained (part 1)

Getting Bridget’s dashboard right has been an ongoing project for about 10 months. I knew when I first started driving her that she needed some electrical work, as the tach bounced around and the “dynamo” meter (amps) never moved at … Continue reading

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New instruments, stage 1

MG TD replicas have smaller tachs and speedometers than the real deal. A lot of guys are not bothered by this; the instruments in a typical replica, made by VDO, Classic Instruments or Vintage Gauges, are clear, easy to read … Continue reading

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Roller Pedal

The MG TD accelerator pedal was not a pedal at all, but a caster attached to a bent rod. Turns out EMPI makes a (much maligned) roller pedal for our V-dub. It’s cheap, it’s chrome . . . it needs … Continue reading

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Fire Extinguisher mount/Tunnel Modification

With the e-brake lever more or less where it belongs, we face another challenge: the heater control.

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Parking Brake Relocation

One of the dead giveaways that the apparent MG TD before your eyes is an ersatz model is the location of the parking brake. Original MG TDs have a longish, chrome parking brake handle wedged between the seats, where you … Continue reading

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