MG TC ROADSTER RACE CAR
MG TC - RACER - Roadster 1350cc - XPAG 1947
Carcraft engine prepared by the Company - (motor engineers, restorers and specialist MG)
45 Milton Street IPSWICH IP4PR Suffolk England
The 08/22/1997 Engine number 3833TD This engine was disassembled and rebuilt to a specification TF XPAG upgraded. If the sump and the oil pump are in the specification TF external appearance is original TC. BMC TF new crankshaft was used and the cylinder head was changed to the specification TF.Le engine has also been improved by the following work:
1- rods and dynamic balancing of the crankshaft, flywheel and clutch
2 Cylinders rectified mounting pistons Aerolite 0.100 giving a nominal volume of 1350cc
3 - Camshaft: Improved cam
4 - Cylinder head: prepared, polished and converted to modified valve seats for unleaded gasoline.
- 2-door roadster body type
- RWD (rear- wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
- petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 1250 cm3 / 76.3 cui, modified to 1350 cm3
- advertised power: 40.6 kW / 54 hp / 55 PS ( brake ), Torque net: 87 Nm / 64 lb-ft
- characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3543 mm / 139.5 in, wheelbase: 2388 mm / 94 in
- reference weights: estimated curb weight: 890 kg / 1960 lbs
- how fast is this car ? top speed: 129 km/h (80 mph) (declared by factory);
- accelerations: 0- 60 mph 19.4 s; 0- 100 km/h 21.2 s (a-c simulation); 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 21.5 s (a-c simulation)
- fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c: 9.2 l/100km / 30.8 mpg (imp.) / 25.6 mpg (U.S.) / 10.9 km/l
On the eve of the war MG TB had released the model would become, with very few changes, the first post-war model, the TC Midget.
The chassis was essentially the same, but the sliding supports trunnion spring had been replaced by attachment devices and more conventional rubber. MG was forced to these changes because the raw materials necessary to the original arrangements were unavailable. This simplified maintenance procedures without changing the driving.
The engine was the XPAG of 1250 cm3 which had proved its worth. The transmission was single-disc, four-speed synchromesh TB. Hydraulic brakes were 9-inch son on wheels with central nut.
The TC was proposed that a single model, a convertible two-seater very similar to TB. We found the folding windshield cut in doors, front wings and rear stretched, flattened gas tank and spare wheel fixed above. Despite his character already dated both style issue mechanically, the MG TC immediately found its market. Many reasons have been advanced for this: the lack of other cars or the familiar appearance of pre-war cars, anyway the success of the MG TC took some by surprise.
Aware that its exports depend on its supplies of raw materials, MG tried to sell abroad and arrived there not bad. So much so that in four years (1945-49) are approximately 10,000 cars that were built, many of which was shipped to the US where they sparked new enthusiasm for sports cars and motorsport General. It is amusing to note how this car, which was to be a transition model could be successful by generating sales figures well beyond the pre-war figures. On the eve of the war MG TB had released the model would become, with very few changes, the first post-war model, the TC Midget.