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MG TA 1936–1939

1937 MG TA

1937 MG TA

  • Longstone's recommendation for the MG TA is the 4.50x19 Ensign B5.
  • The Ensign has a great carcass structure for wheels like those on the MG TA, it also has the period tread pattern that the original Dunlop had, which is the tyre that would likely have been fitted to the TA in period.
  • TA wheels require innertubes. The Michelin 19MFR is the ideal tube for these tyres.
  • If you want to take your TA onto the track then you would be best with a set of 4.50x19 3-Stud Ensign Racing, with a set of 450-500X19 Race Innertube.

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History of the MG TA

In 1936, the TA Midget replaced the PB. It was a development of the previous car, with a track that was 3 inches wider at 45 inches and a wheelbase that was 7 inches longer at 94 inches. The previous advanced overhead-cam inline-four engine had been replaced with the MPJG OHV unit from the Wolseley Ten, but with twin SU carburettors, a redesigned camshaft, and manifolding. The engine was 1292 cc, with a stroke of 4.0 inches, and a power output of 50 horsepower when at 4,500 rpm. The four-speed manual gearbox now had synchromesh on the top two gears and was coupled to the engine via an oil-filled cork-faced clutch. In contrast to the PB, hydraulic brakes were equipped with 9-inch drums.

Most were two-seat open vehicles with a steel body on an ash frame, similar to the PB. A bench-style seat with storage space behind was installed. With a 0–60 mph timing of 23.1 seconds, the T-type was capable of hitting over 80 mph in a normal tune. Allan Tomlinson, driving an MG TA, won the Australian Grand Prix handicap in 1939. There were 3,003 built, and it cost £222 on the home market in 1936, the same as the PB. When it was initially released, the model was designated as the T Type, and it wasn't until the TB that the TA designation was used.

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