1954 MG TF (TF 1250, TF 1500) | Conceptcarz.com

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Many MG aficionados the TF to be the best driving and most of the T series automobiles. The TF is a refined of its predecessor, the TD, with a bit more and subtle changes to the car’s and rear.

The TF series was in production 1953-55.

The original MG marque in continuous production for 56 years, its introduction in 1924-25. The name from Morris Garages, an (England) dealer of Morris

In 1952, MG was absorbed into the Motors Corporation, which the Austin Motor Company.

The MG TF is powered by an in-line, 1250cc motor that produces 57 horsepower.

The MG TA Midget appeared in the of 1936 as a replacement for the MG PB. It featured components borrowed from Channel sections replaced the cross-members making the vehicles more comfortable.

The suspension was by leaf springs and beam-axle in the and rear. The brakes were operated drums, a first for MG. The shell was assembled around the MG way of using a wooden frame.

All added up to a total weight of pounds.

A 1292 cc, overhead-valve, four-cylinder engine was placed in the and powered the rear wheels. with dual horizontal SU the engine produced 50 horsepower. The manual gearbox was synchromesh, first for MG.

When first introduced, the vehicle could be purchased in and closed configuration. Later, the coupe, referred to as an Airline was replaced with a Drophead The Drophead used a soft-top could open and close on the driver and the weather conditions.

In World War II was beginning. MG was introducing its vehicle, the TB Midget. It was basically the as the TA, but was equipped with a larger, engine.

The four-cylinder over-head valve, power plant was borrowed the new Morris 10. It produced 45 horsepower and was more reliable than its When the war began, production

MG shifted its focus to creating for military purposes.


At the end of the War, MG the TC Midget. This was essentially a TB very few modifications. The chassis was with rubber bush in place of the sliding trunnion mountings.

The transmission was the single-plate dry and four-speed synchromesh unit. The was the XPAG 1250 cc pushrod It was essential a TB offered in one body an open two-seater.

Even though the TC was a rebirth of an old and used outdated mechanical but modern interior, the TC Midget was successful. During its four production run, lasting 1945 through 1949, than 10,000 TC’s created.

In 1949, the TC was replaced by the TD It visually appeared like the Midgets, but was very different in ways. With a new chassis, it was and provided a comfortable ride.

An suspension with double and coil springs were in the front. The vehicle was left-hand The engine and transmission were to the TC.

To comply with newly safety concerns and regulations, were placed on the front and in the

A Mark II version used a powerful version of the XPAG With larger carburetors and compression ratio, the vehicle 57 horsepower. The suspension was modified and the received bucket seats.

its four-year production run, the TD even more success its predecessor. Just like the TC, of the TD Midgets were exported to the States.

In 1953, the TD was updated and the TF. It was given a 1466 cc engine. continued through 1955 it was replaced by the MGA.

Prior to World War I, the future of the was unknown. Thanks to the success of the TA, the was paved for MG to continue their status after the War. The that followed brought both visually and mechanically.

The lasting from 1936 1955, was a simple and reliable sports car that was fun to drive.

By Vaughan | Mar 2006

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