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Having trouble posting or changing forum settings? The MG Experience www. TB Cycle wings fitting Posted by fabiobec. TB Cycle wings fitting 1. Reggio Emilia, RE, Italy. Hello, i'm fitting a couple of front cycle wings to my TB using standard brackets from my car.
The result you can see, they are too high and the wings doesn't follow the radius of the wheel, any suggestion about other brackets or solution to allow them stay lower? TB Cycle wings fitting 2. First off nice project. Although I have not made the move to do this to my TD yet , have you considered moving the front wing mounting to the brake drum backing plate. If you go that route then you can pull the fender down much tighter to the tire.
Another advantage is the wing will turn with the tire and this will control road debris better from damaging body size panels. TB Cycle wings fitting 3. Fabio, I agree with Bill. I have done exactly what he described on my TD race car! I've also designed another method for a TD special that I am building. In that case, I made special brackets that use the bolts that connect the backing plate to the spindle.
By the way, I have a set of bobbed rear fenders that would look great on your car. I also have a set of custom, light weight rear fenders that would match your front ones. Both sets are for sale. TB Cycle wings fitting 4. Could you PM pics of your wings for sale and prices. TB Cycle wings fitting 5. Hello New to the forum. Fronts are attached to backing plates and articulate. TB Cycle wings fitting 6. That's the look I want. I also like the louverred lower panels. TB Cycle wings fitting 7. I like the rest of the car, too.
Connecting the fenders to the backing plates is good. I have one TD race car like that and a street car with them connected to the four bolts on the spindle. Could you post a photo of how the fenders are attached to the support brackets? TB Cycle wings fitting 8. Here are a few shots of my race car. Sign In or Register to view this photo. TB Cycle wings fitting 9. Fabio, when it comes to fitting cycle wings, it's hard to beat the look you achieve using a K3 style stanchion.
They relocate the headlamps and mount the wings. If you were to keep the wings and mount that you have however, there is a workable possibility too.
I would start by moving the front of the wing forward so that it covers more of the tire. In the current position, the radius of the wing peaks far behind the center line of the hub making it look like it "pops up" far back to the point where it looks like the radius of the wing doesn't match the tire.
Alternatively, you could fashion a spacer mount that would allow the use of the wing stanchion on the top of the wing. Then use domed head bolts to fasten it. The last possibility is to make a jig, take some pipe and create custom wing stanchions that work with the location of the wing you want.
I hope this helps. TB Cycle wings fitting Queensland, Gold Coast, Australia. Maybe this might help. Sorry but can't seem to put a pic up???? That was my car that the new owner has put rather nice and well placed cycle guards. I chose elements of pre war MGs cars I really liked. The lower sill louvers of the M. This gives a lower stance look without lowering the car and finishes the TD better than just removing the wings and running boards.
Also, because I have an open bonnet side there is good flow to the forward chassis with a second louvered section forward which covers the rough looking chassis rail. I used J type cycle fenders real not reproductions and these articulate as I don't like all the space above fixed type fenders - especially if you have 15" wheels. This really lowers the rpms but I have the horses to pull them with a Bob Grunau lightweight flywheel and Terry Peddiccords newest EVO 4 supercharger fitted with Derrington headers.
I don't have closeups of my cycle fender set up but will post them in spring when I finish the project. Campbell, doesn't it look a bit funny at the back having the scalloped openings left from the rear wheel wheels? The repro green oil can will be my breather for my valve cover hose once I fit the blower.
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