1953 MG TD Special. Fast road or Competition For Sale

£17,900 As stated

Price £17,900As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make MG
Model TD
Year 1953
Mileage 999 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Bedfordshire
Town Bromham
Telephone 07531 709151
Status Private
  13-Oct-2021
Ref C1377828
1953 Chassis No. TD23539. This car was totally rebuilt in the early 2000s. It has a bespoke lightweight alloy on steel tube body, is road legal and meets the specification of a Group 3 T Type for the MGCC Speed Championship. The engine was last stripped during the 2020 lockdown, since when it has only done two events this year: Prescott and Shelsley. Prescott was wet. At Shelsley I achieved 43. 23secs (best time there is 41. 46) At the start of this season it held class records at Abingdon, Castle Hill, Curborogh 1 lap and Curborough figure 8, Eelmoor and Rushmoor. It was the Southern Series overall winner in 2011. I’m a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and rebuilt this car as a retirement project. I’m now in my late 70s and not driving any faster. It’s now time to pass the car on to a younger driver.
Detailed spec:
Front suspension: shortened springs, antiroll bar, V8 wishbone bushes, lever arm shock absorbers rebuilt with phosphor bronze bushing and garter seals, higher viscosity oil.
Rear suspension: softened and lowered springs, stiffened lever arm shock absorbers, anti-tramp bars.
Gearbox. Ford type 9 five speed with close ratio gearing. Fifth gives 100 mph at 6000 RPM (topped on Lavant Straight at Goodwood)
Back axle: MGA/ MGB banjo axle with 4. 8 Quaife LSD.
Brakes: MGA/ drum brakes. Front/ rear adjustable balance valve. Modern master cylinder.
Wheels & Tyres: 4 stud MGA wheels with Avon CR6ZZ tyres (MSA list B)
Engine: Fully balanced with XPAW block sleeved to 1497cc and waterways filled to allow full flow cooling (G Edney). Solid skirt pistons are TF1500 + . 030” C. R. 10. 6 Gas flowed and dowled inlet tract and head. Free flow tubular exhaust. Race scatter camshaft, lightened cam followers & pushrods, lightened flywheel, uprated 8” clutch. Crankshaft last crack tested during 2020 stripdown. Comprehensively baffled sump to prevent oil surge under braking/ cornering.
Cooling: lightweight alloy radiator, electric fan, electric water pump.
Fuel system: Locking vintage style filler cap, 6 gallon baffled alloy tank, Facet pump, pressure reducer, 1. 5 inch SUs with knife edged butterflies, matched to polished inlet manifold.
Electrics: bespoke wiring harness, fully fused system, road legal lighting, lightweight racing battery. Aldon Ignitor electronic ignition.
Instrumentation: Smiths/ Jaeger: Mechanical speedometer, Electronic tacho, Oil temperature, Water temperature, Oil pressure, Ammeter.
Other equipment: Roll bar (bolted in rather than welded to chassis, so removable) Full harnesses. Tonneau cover.
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