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  • P Bentley22 May 2015

    well I always thought it was a charger. . .embarrassingly I will have to check now you have asked !

  • James Neel22 May 2015


    You are correct, compared to two years ago e-bay is a vast wasteland.

  • R. D. Jones22 May 2015

    It has been 30 years since I did my box.
    But you have to assemble the lay shaft cluster in the box without the main or driven shaft installed. You can then insert a thou gage into the cap between the thrust washer and the cluster gear to ascertain what gap you have now.
    Moss has thrust washers. Front and back. You could ask them to measure them to see if they will suit our pu...

  • David Smith22 May 2015

    PB - ref the 'system of traffic lights' - is what you have a Charger or a Conditioner?

  • Paul Hunt22 May 2015

    My pads have always been bog-standard, but I can't see pad material alone making that much difference to retardation, other than racing pads needing to be hot before they work properly.

    Pedal rock solid on first application i.e. when the brakes weren't hanging is a symptom I don't remember from this thread.

    If you disconnect the vacuum it doesn't matter if the air valve sticks open o...

  • MAndrus22 May 2015

    Yep. I got em all. You can however purchase a dizzying array of LED bulbs that "fits MGTD".


  • Mark O22 May 2015


    Well I never believe any government figures, the MoT is no gaurantee of an accepatable overall risk, but if Insurance companies are prepared to take the risk - then fine I suppose. Must be something in the policy small print though......

    However, I simply do not accept my Midget poses a lesser overall risk than many a modern that has failed its MoT


    I once li...

  • Paul Hunt22 May 2015

    Surely the best approach is to adjust both carbs until the air flow is balanced and the mixture correct. If here is an imbalance now you are best off setting them up from scratch

    I don't have it written down anywhere I have been able to find but from the V8 forum:

    "Rover V8? If so LH carb (Passenger side RHD) 1467, RH 2358

    Each carb feeds the end two on its own side, and th...

  • LM Cook22 May 2015

    My gearbox is now a cardboard box full of gears.

    >> Where/what/how do I measure for the four-thousandth "float on the cluster gear on the shaft?"

    >> If I have excess float, where do I buy "thicker bronze thrust washers?"

    I'll probably assemble and disassemble again before I start the final rebuild. This is my first time inside a box, so I'm learning as I go.

  • Trevor Mason22 May 2015

    David, although I didn't say it those are the figures I was referring to and as you say the same applies to hgvs. How often do you see a tatty old lorry? Most have probably had as much or more time spent on them than pristine cars.


  • 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