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  • Steve Gyles09 October 2015

    Hi Colyn

    Yes it was expensive but not out of my pocket fortunately. The family bought it although i researched it. There is a small story around it. I put it in the Machine Mart basket and then went to check out but they wanted 48 delivery!! I exited the site and started looking at other options. Next day I got an email from the company noting it was in my basket and did I have a problem? ...

  • Dave Hill09 October 2015

    Jan T. When the hood is pulled forward over the front two pegs there should be some tension, but it shouldn't take a great deal of force. Similarly it should be taut on the rearmost panel but not straining. Agreed that the hood should never be floppy and loose, but it shouldn't be ridiculously taut either. Getting the sides to look perfectly smooth and without any slight undulations seems part...

  • Lawrence Slater09 October 2015

    And don't forget the Triumph Tina. How could you? ;)

  • Lawrence Slater09 October 2015

    Triumph and BSA both made scooters too.

    Ther were others. Douglas made a version of the Vespa under licence, with a Villiers engine.

    The villiers engine was also unsed in a few other Brit scooters; ---

    Phoenix scooters were designed and manufactured by Ex-TT motorcycle rider Ernie Barrett from 1956 to 1964. The f...

  • Chris Malcolm (TD29228)09 October 2015

    John,if I can be of any help give me a shout. I've got a 53 TD in Portrush used as a daily runner. ..... Chris

  • J Targosz09 October 2015

    Can helicoils be used for a male thread?

    Jan T

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget09 October 2015

    The irony of prop giving advice on head gaskets...

    Those that can do, those that cant teach


    the experiance was educational not one id care to try for my doctorates on



  • Lawrence Slater09 October 2015

    Tory donors, business leaders and senior politicians back campaign for Britain to leave EU

  • Bela09 October 2015

    Thanks to all!

    Next stop in the workshop I will let them compare the gauge against a test equipment. Before I will have a look at the release valve.

  • H.D. Pite09 October 2015

    The shaft on the left (looking at the picture) is for a TD and that on the right for an MGA (I think).


    1980 MGB Roadster in Vermillion with black interior.
    It has covered 81,000 miles from new and has a large history file and MoT certificates dating back to the 1980s to confirm the mileage.
    It has had a recent new exhaust system and replacement water pump.
    Excellent engine and gearbox, with fully working overdrive.
    In remarkable condition, having never been welded.
    Current MoT until ...

  • MGB GT V8

    I have a 1968 MGB GT V8 conversion for sale. Engine, transmission, rear differential built and installed. upgraded suspension installed. 60% complete with approx. 80% of the parts needed to completed. Have photos of restoration process to date.
    Vehicle located in Colville, WA, USA, and is part of an estate.
    Email or call, can email photos of restoration phases from start to present.


    Frogeye for sale
    Body shell totally restored with new panels.
    Complete with bonnet doors etc.
    Compete all parts boxed.Some new parts.
    Original excellent petrol tank .steering wheel , seal engine and gearbox.mileage unknown.
    Green log book. V5.etc
    Open to realistic offers.Please only genuine enquiries.
    Car is in Wales.
    Making way for a 3000 restoration.


  • 1951 TD MKII

    TD?C 5905 with original engine #6087. Partially restored in 1960.
    Shipped to Canada for the Rothmans Car Collection. In storage for 25 years. I purchased it in 1995 to drive. Excellent chrome, radial tires. a strong running car. Has original top and side curtains. No rust or rot or damage. Usual wear from 20 years of use. Car is in Canada. Asking 19,000.00 BPS. Enquiries Email <mgtdc@hotmail...


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