S: MG TC 6338
FC: MG TC 6338 | Build date August 26 1948 Original Engine XPAG 6993 Body # A32214
1: The Newspaper clipping about says it all. TC 6338 came into my life after reading the book "The Red Car" by Don Stanford about a young boy in the late 1940's finding a wrecked TC and getting a job to earn the car and repair it to race. Good story! I found TC 6338 advertised in the Ottawa Citizen Newspaper and convinced my father to help me buy it. After Dad put it away (saving it from me), life went on and the TC sat until about 1988 when during the process of moving Dad to Calgary the TC came to live with me. It sat in my shop un-restored except for the ritual of starting it for a few minutes run every summer when Dad came to visit. I used to say I'd start restoring it when the CDN $ got close to par with the US$ and I could afford to buy parts. Well that happened and here we are. TC 6338 left my shop at noon on the day of my Son's wedding May 29th 2010 and was at the church for the wedding that afternoon. Since then it has been across the prairies to the Rocky Mountains into Ontario's North West Lake country, up the side of Lake Winnipeg to Hecla Island's Gull Harbour and many shorter adventures. Finishing the year with my own wedding to my sweet Jan. It has accumulated just under 6000 miles in a few short months of summer 2010 and we hope it will bring many more smiles over the miles as we enjoy it and share it with others. I did not add text to the rest of this story as the pictures tell almost all. TCs forever or until the roads wear out! John McNarry
2: There is a little more to the story.TC 6338 was the very first car I drove. At age 15 I taught my self to shift, steer and slide the the TC by climbing a rough single lane hill and turning the car around in a meadow at the top and driving back down. The TC sounded glorious with open exhaust! | The TC had at that time hydraulic brakes on the front axle and the cable operated hand brake on the rear. Inducing a slide by pulling the hand brake while heel & toe application of the front brakes with power on, the light chassis would drift around in a delightful fashion. I would park the car and clean it but Dad found evidence. . . He came to me with a small amount of timothy seed in his hand and asked me what it was. Then he asked what it was doing in the TC's rad fins. Busted! Note the grass in one of the last pictures. A tribute to Dad! | A special thanks to T-ABC.org and to Doug Pelton's "From the Frame Up" for the parts and technical help
35: May 29th 2010 First time out!