October MG of the Month!

October MG of the Month!

October MG of the Month!

This is the 1951 MG TD of Craig Gander of Lakewood, Colorado. Here is a bit of history from the  owner. 

I've only had it since September 2018.  It's a '51.  The fellow I bought it from, who also lives in Lakewood, had gotten it after his father passed away in Pennsylvania, and wasn't a car guy, didn't know anything about it.  If it had been in PA for a long time, it must have been garaged, because there is no rust on it. So, I don't know how it got the chrome grill and chrome gas tank sides.    Anyway, it has always been a looker since I got it.

So, my part has been mechanical freshening.  It certainly had a lot of miles on it.  The pedals were loose on the shaft, the oil pressure was very low, steering rack and pinion was worn out inside.  Original engine, been rebuilt once, maybe twice before I got it.  I upgraded the rocker system to "late TD" with parts I got from you guys. After I replaced  or rebuilt all those things, I had an oil line that I had fabricated burst.  So, I got to replace the big end bearings.  So, might as well replace the pistons and rings, too, right?  Even with my 4-post lift, that was the hardest job I have ever done - with the crankshaft in place.

Now it runs like new.  We live about 5 miles east of the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, which have many twisty canyon roads that are a hoot to drive.

Thank you Craig for sharing your very nice TD.

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