S. J. Gilbert (no website)
Bodywork and metal panels
Steve is at 11 Pyrcroft Lane, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9XP. Tel: 01932 843712 (evenings) 01784 466488 (workshop). E-mail address: email@example.com Steve comes highly recommended for panelled bodies, all metalwork, including petrol tanks. Steve supplied me (John James) with a new J2 body, wings, bonnet etc. The quality is first rate and he comes highly recommended.
Auto and Industrial Friction Services
Brake and clutch relining, bonded or riveted; stainless steel brake cylinder re-sleeving; brake drum skimming and brake lining radiusing.
Brake Pipe Sets & Accessories
Ready made brake pipe sets and bespoke sets made to order. Brass fittings, copper and copper nickel tubing, bending and flaring tools, silicne brake fluid, hose clips, rubber lined P clips, brake and fuel hoses, including Goodridge braided hoses.
Brake Re-lining Services (no website)
Brake Shoe Re-lining
Brake Re-Lining Services, Unit 2, West Point Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 8JQ. Telephone 029 2070 2900 – contact Richard who is very helpful. Supplied bonded thicker linings for Keith Douglas to fit to his TF. The article on page 22 of the February 2011 TTT 2 refers.
C and C Parts
Brake components. Manufacture of new wheel and master cylinders. Exports to Europe and USA. Website has English version by clicking on the flag.
Contract Auto Engineering Services Ltd
Brake and clutch cylinder re-sleeving
Brake cylinder re-sleeving using high quality stainless steel. Your TTT 2 Editor has used the excellent services provided by this company.
Wheel/Master Cylinder Rebuild
This company, based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, will sleeve your own wheel cylinders (and master cylinder) in stainless steel and rebuild them.
White Post Restorations
Brake Cylinder Sleeving
White Post, VA 22663
Recommended for brake cylinder sleeving and rebuilding by several members of the tabc Group in the US.
Recommended by T-Type owners for wiring looms. Good range of electrical components stocked.
British Auto Electric
Auto electrical overhaul and restoration
Overhaul and restoration of British auto electrical parts. Regulator and Cutout Box experts. Good for starter motor and generator work.
Dynamo and cut-out rebuilds
Dynamos and cut-outs completely rebuilt – as opposed to part repair – speak to Richard on 01935 476255
Chris Wallis (no website)
Dynamo and Starter Motor overhauls
Chris will overhaul your dynamo or starter motor for you and can be relied upon to do a good job. His address is 39 School Lane, Chellaston, DERBY DE73 6TF. Telephone: 01332 703630
Classic & Vintage Dynamos (no website)
Dynamo, Starter and Windscreen Wiper Repairs
Shirebrook, Notts NG20 8SP
Will sell outright, exchange or rebuild your own unit, Dynamos, Starters and Windscreen wiper motors Callers are welcome, but phone 01623 747666 beforehand, in case the proprietors, Jim and Carolyn Brankin are at a show or otherwise out.
Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions
Dynamo and Regulator Conversions
Electronic conversions for mechanical cut outs and regulators; Conversion of 3 brush dynamos to 2 brush; LED bulbs, light boards and Quartz Halogen headlamp bulbs (see website for full range of services).
Conduit Piping (“armoured conduit”)
Fiennes Restoration at Clanfield (Oxon) are Rolls Royce restoration specialists and are very helpful in supplying the armoured conduit which protects the wiring. Tel: 01367 810438
H & H Ignition Solutions
Overhaul of distributors
Brieley Hill, West Midlands
Chris Rainey reports good service from this company – a quick turnaround and a reasonable price.
John Hargreaves (no website)
Windscreen wiper repairs and repair of other electrical components
John Hargreaves 56 Lyneside Road BIDDULPH Stoke-on-Trent ST8 6SD Phone number: 01782 516154 firstname.lastname@example.org Windscreen wiper motor overhaul Rewinding of dynamo armatures and field coils, Skimming and undercutting of commutators Jaeger tacho gearbox overhauls and new cases made, Re-sleeving etc. John, who is a TA owner, has many years experience of rewinding of electric motors. Now retired, he offers his considerable skill and experience to pre- and immediate post-war M.G. owners.
Batteries for classic cars
Leigh on Sea, Essex
A large variety of batteries are produced for classic vehicles including hard rubber cased batteries with variable terminal, plate and layout options matching the original specifications.
Octagon Manufacturing (Bygone Spares and Restorations)
Remanufacture of wiring harnesses
We remanufacture wiring harnesses to original specification. We specialise in all MGs from M types through to the last of the “B”s. Original colour coded PVC or cotton cables, cotton braided overall with original cotton colour and tracers. Complete with hand made soldered lugs, bullet connectors, terminals, lampholders, steel, cambric and PVC armouring where applicable to original Lucas pattern. Our Harnesses are of OE quality and are complete to the last detail with all harness sections, all the various loose wires and assemblies being included. We also manufacture Battery cable sets with Lucas Helmet + and – connectors and waxed cotton covering. We also manufacture carpet sets and piping for “T” types.
The Distributor Doctor
Martin Jay will overhaul your distributor to as new condition. Services include reconditioning, recalibrating, recurving, standard and bespoke catered for. Free assessment. Vast stocks of Lucas and good quality reproduction parts carried. Original Lucas ignition parts and job lots always wanted.
South Witham, near Grantham, Lincs
Highly recommended for SU carbs rebuild. See TTT 2 Issue 4 (the article about the engine rebuild on TD registration number MNE 4).
Cast Iron Welding Services Ltd
Repairs to blocks, heads and castings
Did a good job on Mick Pay’s damaged TA cylinder head.
Classic Silicone Hoses
Silicone Radiator Hoses
Silicone hose sets for XPAG and XPEG engines and supplier of a comprehensive range for most classic cars. Featured in the February 2011 issue of TTT 2.
Coventry Boring and Metalling Co Ltd
MPJG and XPAG engine rebuilds
“The engine is at the centre of everything we do and has been since 1945 when the company was established”.
Unit C, Hunter Terrace, Fletchworth Gate, Burnsall Road, Coventry, CV5 6SP. Tel: 02476 672372
Delta Camshaft specializes in custom camshaft grinding to factory or performance profiles. Camshaft repairs such as: lobe welding, bearing areas repaired, hard chrome build-up, thrust areas welded, dowel pins repaired, keyways repaired, rocker arm assembly rebuilding, rocker arm resurfacing, follower resurfacing, and lifter regrinding on solid and obsolete hydraulic applications. We are very familiar with the requirements associated with the XPAG engine components and have repaired many parts for XPAG engines as fitted to the MG Y Series and T Series cars. We are based in the Pacific Northwest of Washington State, USA; however, we regularly receive product from all over the world because of the quality of our service, speed of turn around and cost competitiveness – even after including both inbound and outbound shipping costs. We take all major credit cards and can also offer our customers a PayPal solution if this is preferred. We are located at 2366 Tacoma AVE S. Tacoma, WA 98402 USA and can be contacted toll free (US only) on 1-800 562 5500 or +1 253 383 4152 from outside the US. Our fax line is +1 253 572 2769. Email email@example.com
E B ENGINEERING (no website)
Ed Biddle has rebuilt carbs for several T-Type owners. Did a very good job with a quick turnaround for Brian Rainbow on a pair of brass bodied TA carbs. Ed is at 246 Wells Road, Malvern Wells, Malvern. Worcestershire WR14 4HD Telephone 01684 577564 Ed also provides a complete refurbishment service for T-Type windscreen assemblies.
This company, based in Wolverhampton, offer a lifetime guarantee on water pumps.
Hamlins (Thomas Hamlin & Sons) (no website)
Motor & Precision Engineers
Old established firm (1898). Used by some TTT 2 members who have been well satisfied with their work.
JJ Cables Ltd
Repair of Choke, Starter and Slow-running cables
JJ Cables Ltd are recommended by Brian Rainbow for repair of defective choke, starter and slow-running cables. They do not manufacture or supply new cables. Contact details as follows: J.J. Cables Limited, Hillfields Farm, Lighthorne, Warwickshire, CV35 0BQ telephone 01926 651470.
Joe Curto Inc.
College Point, NY11356
Joe Curto, Inc. is a full service provider for S.U., Zenith Stromberg and Solex carburetors. The company can supply most parts, new and used, pre and post-war. Kits, shafts, and flexible fuel lines are a specialty. Joe Curto Inc. works on and sells parts for fuel systems, electrical components, trafficators, brake components, cooling systems, carburetor kits, and mechanical and body parts. From general repair to full restoration, please call or email if you are looking for a specific part or repair. In business since 1973. Joe’s services are used by many members of the tabc list in the US.
Slinden Services Ltd
Repairs to blocks, heads and castings
Recommended by classic and historic motor engineer, Brian Taylor, who sends work there. Slinden Services have an on-line quotation facility.
LED ‘D’ Lamp Inserts
St. Mary’s Point, MN
Supply of new LED ‘D’ Lamp inserts to upgrade most MGs from 1934 to 1962 and most Classic Mini rear lights/stop lights/license plate lights with modern LED light power. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Ardley (no website)
Resilvering, refurbishing and sales of lamps and mirrors
Near Salisbury, Wiltshire
The TTT 2 editor has done business with Keith; his prices are reasonable and the quality is excellent. email@example.com (Not a typo – the email address really is kieth@) Tel: 01353 778493
From the Frame Up
Specializing in MG Hard to Find Parts
Expansive 90+ page catalog and unequalled technical library for the MG TC. First Class Global Service.
JB Vintage Spares
JB Vintage Spares supplies new and original distributor parts, including caps, rotor arms, condensers and point sets. We also stock light bulbs and molded radiator hoses for MGs. We pride ourselves on selling reliable high quality items.
MG T Repair
New Parts for T-Type MGs
Bar Harbor, ME
I sell very high quality big end bolts, head studs and gudgeon pin cap screws, brass core plugs, and the wonderful rubber valve cover and side cover gaskets that will NOT leak!
Useful supplier of fastenings and more. Good for BSF sizes. Tel: 01273 779864
New Parts for T-Type MGs
Roger Furneaux’s “Mad Metrics” supplies a range of new T-Type parts. The inventory linked to here is from April 2009, so please note that some prices have risen since then (particularly the hubs) – contact Roger to confirm before ordering. Tel: 01566 784111
Ashton Powder Coating Ltd
Powder coating wire wheels
For powder coating, particularly wire wheels. Ask for bright silver matt, according to member Nick Abbott this is almost identical to the original finish.
Oils, lubricants etc.
Recommended by Brian Rainbow as a good supplier of oils, lubricants and other accessories for Veteran, Vintage and Classic vehicles, including motorcycles.
Denis Dunstan (no website)
Denis is not a trader but he is willing to assist T-Typers with small machining jobs, including the bushing of leaf springs. Denis is situated in East Yorkshire. Contact: denis.dunstan(at)btinternet.com
Pensbury Manor Garage
Colour restorer for dashboard knobs and switches
Alamo, CA 94507
Now you can bring back the deep black color and luster your black hard rubber dashboard knobs and switches once enjoyed when they were young and perky by using Pensbury Manor’s GREAT KNOBS! to reblacken the oxidized, faded and browned out color that time and exposure to the elements has caused! GREAT KNOBS! uses the very coloring agent that was used when the knobs were originally made. Pensbury Manor’s GREAT KNOBS! is a dye that penetrates the rubber surface pores and bonds with the original rubber in a most satisfactory way. It is a water based, black liquid dye that bonds with rubber but will not bond with the metal so clean up is a snap. The resulting restored color can be hand buffed to a very high sheen. GREAT KNOBS! comes in 1 and 2 oz. bottles – enough to restore from 25-50 normal size knobs and switches.
Safety Fast Restorations
World Class MMM & T-Series restorations
Quote from John James, Editor of Totally T-Type 2: “Have a look at Tom’s site – fabulous restorations! – just wish Tom Metcalf’s business was on this side of the pond!”
SH Metal Finishing (no website)
Nick Abbott speaks highly of the work of this supplier. The proprietor is Mr Len Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Albert Street Works, Albert Street, Droylsden, MANCHESTER M43 7BA Tel: 0161 371 1876 or mobile 07944 085203. Particularly good for radiator surrounds, including repair and quicker than many outfits.
Supplier to the trade, but will deal direct with you.
Automotive Performance Enginering
Featured in the August 2011 issue of Totally T-Type 2 (tuning a TD on the company’s rolling road after the fitting of a supercharger). Apart from tuning on the rolling road, cylinder head modification is also carried out.
Sigma Engineering (no website)
Tuning on a rolling road by Peter Lander, proprietor. Good knowledge of Triple-M and T-Types. Worth a trip just to see the classic Jaguars! Sigma Engineering, Brickfield Industrial Estate, GILLINGHAM, Dorset SP8 4LT. Tel: 01747 823270
Upholstery (and electro-plating services)
Apart from the more obvious processes of manufacturing interiors and weather equipment we make seat frames, body fitments and any specific part required by the customer. The electro-plating section of the company specialises in high quality automotive work offering copper, nickel and chromium, zinc, anodising of aluminium, polished dull nickel and silver. A comprehensive metal polishing service is also available.
Pre & Post War M.G. interiors
Richmond, N. Yorks
James Collingburn is an independent Car Upholsterer/trimmer, carrying on his father Mike’s tradition for well made, bespoke, as original MG interiors. I now mainly cater for MMM 2 Strs but will consider T-Types. Wm. M. Collingburn – Traditional Car Upholsterer/MG Specialist/ James Collingburn, Garage 5 Firby Court, Off Firby Rd, Gallowfields Ind. Est., Richmond, N. Yorks, DL10 4SH, England. Email: email@example.com / Tel: 07932257046 / No Landline / No Fax. eBay Shop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/wmmcollingburn TTT2 Article: https://ttypes.org/ttt2/mike-james-collingburn
Pickerings of Bradford
For upholstery and hoods/tonneaux. Did a good job on Steve Ashworth’s hood for his TC – featured in December 2010 issue of TTT 2 with photographs.
For upholstery and hoods/tonneaux. Did a good job on David Lewis’ upholstery for his TC and also supplied a full length tonnneau – mentioned in December 2010 issue of TTT 2 with a photograph.