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  • David Provan23 May 2015

    I've found that, if the thing doesn't want to go into first at a standstill, putting the lever back in neutral, releasing the clutch and trying again usually works. Or you can put it into second, then first. Of course, that's the ideal. Usually I just sit there, clutch down, shoving the gear stick and cursing.


  • P Hehir23 May 2015

    Tried to find a pic or even a description on the net of a Jackson head screw as these are what was fitted to the striker on a TC, based on info from FTFU. I have two questions here. First is a Jackson head the same as an oval head? Second the striker machine screws from FTFU are described as Oval Jackson head 3/16" W x 1 1/2" chrome. The threads on the captive nuts on the TD striker plates are def...

  • MAndrus23 May 2015


    The flow of the radiator has to be matched by the pump and visa versa.

    You risk pumping the water that won't get crammed through the radiator out the overflow pipe. Open systems will do that.


  • MAndrus23 May 2015

    I'll be there along with about 26 members of the British Car Club of Western NC.


  • J K Chapin23 May 2015

    "In the meantime there's a Scottish festival/European car show on Saturday ..."

    Mitchell, is that the one at Furman near Greenville, SC? If so, I'll see you there. Jud
    Green '53 TD

  • Keith Yarbrough(TD 1275)23 May 2015

    Well, thanks for all the responses. I did check the pedal throw and freeplay measures 3/4 in. I checked and double checked fluid in the gearbox. I'm using Redline mt 90 this time. Guess I'll have to treat myself to a 5 speed conversion or a gearbox rebuild for my retirement next year. I have no trouble shifting although sometimes it's hard to get it into first gear. This usually happens at a stop ...

  • Geoffrey M Baker23 May 2015

    Bud, the reason is that the bronze impellers are made cast in batches, probably by the thousand - hence much lower prices.
    I have no interest in trying to make 1000 of these improved versions; so the cost will not be competitive with the regular ones.
    However, you cannot buy the standard six vane impeller (I know of no-one who sells them individually) except as un-machined pieces.

  • Bud Krueger 23 May 2015

    Geoff, the results are indeed very interesting. You might want to re-investigate your option prices. The last I knew, Butch Taras only charges $35 for a bronze, 6-blade impeller when rebuilding a water pump. Bud

  • Mike Ellsmore23 May 2015

    See mgaguru page and last paragraph about a person in the UK who makes these parts with original tooling. Does this help?

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget 23 May 2015

    Mark wrote as a condition for his tank...

    I don't really count unsustainable forigners made on the night shift at BAE, or hand crafted one-offs made by clever people in their sheds as a labour of love. I'd like to make up for my lack of skill with a welding torch by buying the thing! """

    What is the defination of a one off tank ???

    Hahaha... sorry, I couldnt resist th...

  • 63 MGB

    1963 roadster registered in 1964 so eligible for just about all events.
    Early, 3 bearing car, which was the subject of a meticulous, nut and bolt rebuild since being imported from California in 1991. No part of this MG was left untouched, with new interior, rebuilt bodyshell, rebuilt, original engine, unleaded conversion, rebuilt and powder coated suspension and cross member. It is Iris Blue 99...

  • FROGEYE 1959

    Austin Healey Sprite 1959

    Due to recent circumstances I have decided to sell my Sprite, it has been rebuilt from a bare shell, mechanically rebuilt, new interior, it has a 999cc half race engine on a Webber 45, front disc brakes, uprated rebuilt shockers, new tyres, etc... less than 50 miles since rebuild. All steel body, areas of the paint preparation could be improved and the previous own...

  • 1949 MG YT 4-SEATER 1 LITRE TOURER, 18,000

    1949 MG YT 4-seater 1 litre tourer in black with beige interior. YT EXR 2583 was exported to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and returned to the UK in the 1980s when it was given the registration number '3598 MG'. In the last eight years the car has been subject to considerable work including a complete engine rebuild, new carburettors and new rear leaf-springs but remains essentially original. It runs well ...

  • MG TF 135 SPRINT

    , Jan 2003 on a 52 plate.MOT 17 May 2016, Trophy Blue with a dark blue soft top. Half leather with Alcantara panels on seats and doors, inside rear light covers, chrome ash tray (never used), chrome door handles front fog lights 16 eleven spoked alloys and 4 pot front brake callipers, ABS brakes, wind deflector, half Tourneau cover, new rear brake discs, service history, has had a replacement hea...

  • MGF 1.8I 2001 BLUE

    Currently off road on SORN
    Used briefly last summer
    Will need some care and a trailer or trade plates
    Condition reasonable for age
    Priced for quick sale - need the space
    Private seller
    500 ono
    Dark blue
    Soft top only, with hood cover
    55,500 miles

  • MGA 1600 MK2 COUPE

    1961 Mga Mk 2 Coupe Iris Blue Original uk car with original rebuilt tuned engine and 5 speed gearbox(original Gbox & propshaft Available) over 30k spent on restoration 7 modifications. New Wire wheels & tyres;123 ign;Boot Rack;Fog & Spots;Believed genuine 69000miles superb condition featured in "my cool classic"Extensive records and History file offers over 20k