1947 TC For Restoration

Cars For Sale / Wanted
Added: May 4, 2019 Modified: May 4, 2019
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

TC 2905, Date Issued 4 Jun 1947
Export Model, Imported from Malta 30 May 1950
Registration No LLM 78, Formerly 8286 ( GBY )

I bought TC 2905 in late 1966 while a student at Bristol University, registering the car with my home address at Bucks County Council on 23 Jan 1967.

During 1967 I carried out an engine rebuild, and resprayed the body red. The car was my daily transport as a student and between home and university.

By the summer of 1970 when the engine failed due to overheating, I dismantled the car for a total “ground up restoration”. By this time I had acquired the basis of another TC 2388 which I also worked on at my parent's home, later moving to West London. While I concentrated on the rebuild of TC2388, I overhauled parts for TC2905 as well as acquiring new parts.

Overhauled Components of TC2905
Chassis Alignment checked, shot blasted and powder coated.
Engine Machining: Crank ground/balanced/bead blasted/one journal rebuilt
Block: new liner to one bore, standard bore. Con rods bead blasted.
New engine components: boxed main shell bearing set, camshaft and bearing set, cam followers set, timing chain, oil filter and screw on cartridge.
Gearbox Stripped and rebuilt, new seals, springs, washers etc.
Wire Wheels Rebuilt and stove enamelled silver.
Brake Drums and Back Plates Drums skimmed, stripped and painted.
Steering Column and Box Exchange by Toulmins
Starter Motor and Dynamo Rebuilt by Lucas
Instruments Gauges Restored by Smiths
Original Headlamps, and D Lamps
Windscreen Wiper Motor

New Components “off the Shelf” for TC2905
Ash Frame
Body Panels:Rear Wheel Inner Arches and Wings, Scuttle, Running Boards, Front Apron
Rubber Seals for Body Panels
Interior Trim Kit ( beige )
Gearbox Rubber Cover
Speedo and Rev Counter Drive Cables
Dashboard Cables: Starter Pull, Choke, Slow Running
Handbrake Cables
Wiring Loom
Switches: Ignition, Horn/Dip, Panel Lamps, Fog Lamp
Map Lamps
Handles: Door, Bonnet, Grab
Door Catches
Rear View Mirror, side mounted
Windscreen Corner Brackets and fixings

Registration Documents: Green Continuation Log Book period 1963 to 1967,later V5/1 and current V5C
MOT Certificate issued 12 March 1969
Repairs Bills/ Invoices, various
Instruction Manual, “Brown Book”
Guarantee Certificate, facsimile
Correspondence regarding Malta

Price £15,000 for complete car, includes original components as described in detail above including repairs undertaken and new parts boxed and “off the shelf”, the latter at more than £5,000 at current replacement cost.
Further Enquires: contact David Barnes, email: df.barnes8@btinternet.com, mob: 07789 702887

Posted by: David Barnes

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