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Packard, Peter is used to dealing with some "intelligent challedged" moderators on the forum. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> He HAS to spell it out to some of us! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Alright oldcar,

you have prompted me to talk about my Daimler. No not the Germany car like most people here in USA think. Mine is a Daimler Majestic Major limo. DR-450. I've been restoring it for about 15 months now. Somewhat challenging since parts, photos, and information on it is limited. I go to ebay in UK and Australia daily but even there it's almost impossible to find much. I'm not complaining because if I was looking for anything plentiful I would have gone with something along the lines of a 69 Camaro. No offense to any readers. For me the rarer the car the better. I do wonder how many of these cars still exist in the world. I know of 1 other in the USA. Australia has a few. Sadly most were scrapped because of the cost to restore or upkeep.

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I went to an annual car show in downtown Burbank , CA a couple months ago. Naturally some interesting iron there. They say Jay generally makes a flyby. Mostly hot rods , of course. But here a Pierce Arrow , there a gorgeous XK150. Porsches aplenty , even a 550 Spyder. Like that. The hot rod that blew me away was a red MG TC with a little Daimler SP250 V8 mill. 5 speed trans. Built by a very talented retired auto shop instructor . I think he is a mechanical engineer who lives nearby. I talked with him at great length , and hung around until dark to watch it fire up and drive away. That is MAJOR surgery but it came off incredibly well , and the car is a trophy magnet in some circles , as I recall. I would think it worthwhile to track it down , and consider going this far , as the engineering and sourcing has been done. Extremely informative patient owner , and as I say , a teacher. Let him "learn you up". IF I were to modify , that  is the way I personally would go , the trail having been blazed , so to speak. On the other hand , it looks like your friends TD is in pretty good shape. He will be encouraged to keep it stock around here. Or he might be looking for a simpler swap which could use most of the rest of the original running gear , radiator , etc. , etc. Thanks for posting , Mike. Bearing in mind that this thread is "Forum Rules" , these postings should be moved. Also , we are AACA , and you know what that means. But hopefully you can keep us in the loop. I hope I live long enough to see it on the road or field !  - Carl

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It appears the MGTD owner has chosen a direction since he bought an engine and transmission from me. It will be an MG/Alfa Romeo 2 liter. Oh well.

 

Nice looking car. It has been garaged for a very long time. It was undergoing a restoration that stalled, and got sold to the new owner. He does not want to continue with the 1800cc MG engine sitting in it now.

 

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MGTD 55.jpg

MGTD 1800.jpg

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