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Rear Brakes – Restoration

Since I picked my C up from long term storage, the brake pedal has been very firm.   On my way home from Bosham, one of my rear brakes got very hot causing a distinct burning smell.   So I decided to refurb my rear brakes. With the shoes off I looked at the newly ordered springs […]

How many Cs are there?

Can’t vouch for the source of Honest John’s data but his advice is always good.

Electric Fans

A number of people have asked me about the electric fans that I have on my C which, unlike most aftermarket fans seen on the C are the same size (often there is a large one and a smaller one). Back in 2009, one of my engine mounts failed which led to my fan becoming […]

DXC 260G

Matthew Finch’s C – DXC 260G First Registered on 01/02/1969 3 previous owners from new Downton Exhaust Manifold into single stainless steel exhaust Ivor Searle fully balanced engine Lightened fly wheel 123 ignition Uprated Bushes, Torsion bars & spax shocks

XRX 150H

Engine Block bored to +60 (3015cc / 184ci) with valve cut-outs in top of block Aluminum cylinder head modified / gas flowed by Peter Burgess High lift rockers Cam re-profiled to MGM4B with Vernier cam gear Crankshaft balanced with front damper Lightened flywheel High performance clutch plate and cover Power approximately 200+ bhp at the […]

Wire Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Type Originally Supplied The MGC originally was supplied with 15 inch diameter rim disc with 5 stud fixings or, optionally, 15 inch centre lock 72 spoke wire wheels (painted or chrome) with 165 – 15in, HR rated, Dunlop SP41 radial ply tyres (with inner tubes) and two-eared-winged knock-ons (5J x 15). For the 1969 […]

Engine Bay

So for all the restorers and those aiming for Concours, a few photos from Graham Robson’s book “MGC Abingdon’s Grand Tourer” Missing its rocker cover badges. These photographs show early (top) and later (bottom) engine bays. Early engine bay Heater valve mounted on the heater box The closed circuit breathing system incorporates a valve Separate […]

TVR Lock

KVU 969G

TVR Griffith