MG TB Tyres
MG TB 1939–1940
- Longstone's recommendation for the MG TB is the 4.50x19 Ensign B5.
- The Ensign has a great carcass structure for wheels like those on the MG TB, 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.
- The MG TB fitted tube-type wheels that require innertubes. The Michelin 19MFR is the best fitting innertube for these tyres.
- If you want to take your TB onto the track then you would be best with a set of 4.50x19 3-Stud Ensign Racing, with a set of Race Inner Tube (Metal Valve Stem) 450-500X19 tubes.
MG TB Recommended Tyres
Other Options for MG TB Tyres
MG TB History
The TA was replaced by the TB Midget in May 1939. It had a smaller but more modern XPAG engine as fitted to the Morris Ten Series M, but in a more highly tuned state and like the TA with twin SU carburettors. This 1250 cc straight-four unit featured a slightly less undersquare 66.6 mm (2.6 in) bore and 90 mm (3.5 in) stroke and had a maximum power output of 54 hp (40 kW) at 5200 rpm. The oil-immersed clutch was also replaced by a dry-plate type and gear ratios revised.
Available as an open two-seater or more luxurious Tickford drophead coupé, this is the rarest of the T-type cars, as production began just prior to Britain's entry into World War II. Only 379 TBs were made before the MG factory emptied its buildings and switched to making major aircraft components and modifying tanks.