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  • Bruce Cunha26 October 2014


    If you get the chance, attend a tech session put on by Peter from Worldwide and you will understand why doing it yourself is not all that easy.

    Peter has has special equipment made to make the rebuild as good as it can be.

    As Peter says. If you shock is leaking, you can try to rebuild it yourself, and when that leaks, send it to him. If it ever leaks again, they fix it ...

  • Bruce Cunha26 October 2014

    Only difference is the switch from the post winder knob on the MK I and the square flat plate design for the MKII. Not sure if this was just a US change.

  • John Quilter (TD8986)26 October 2014

    And for the surface navy guys the Officer of the Deck (underway) would send the messenger of the watch down to the engine room for a bucket of steam to clean the pilot house windows!

  • Denis426 October 2014

    The problems I for see with tape on brake joints is over tightening as it removes the "feel" and with any kind of a safety inspection any visible sign of sealer would trigger a doubt as to the joints integrity.

  • Bud Krueger 26 October 2014

    Jud, see for Gene Gillam's detailed show of the path of the coolant through the engine. Bud

  • Frank Cronin26 October 2014


  • Frank Cronin26 October 2014

    Maybe this will help.

  • Geoffrey M Baker26 October 2014

    Thanks everybody for the wonderful input and the free educational system known as the MG BBS!
    To recap, I am going to tap into my thermostat elbow, run a 1/2 inch pipe out to the heater and then feed the heater back into the lower radiator hose. I'll cap and remove the current pipe connecting to the back of the head. I plan on running my heater pipe below and behind the manifold to reduce clutt...

  • Geoffrey M Baker26 October 2014

    Jud, the water flows INTO the pump and into the block. Then it rises (by thermosiphoning and by the small pressure caused by the pump impeller) through the block and out into the radiator via the thermostat. The thermostat contains a bypass so that when the engine is cold the water does not circulate out to the radiator but into the bypass and down back to the pump.
    I didn't know this two days ...

  • David Smith25 October 2014

    Just back from a great day racing to this terrible news :-( quite put the dampener on things. Just grateful I was at RAH one of those nights in 2005 and also Jack's Blues Festival on the South Bank in 2011. RIP.


    little mg tf with mot till september 2015 service history stamps and some paperwork up to 67415 last serviced may 2014
    , Cloth Interior, 15" alloys, CD Player, Electric front windows, Electric door mirrors, Heated door mirrors, Speed sensitive power steering, Anti-lock brake system, , Perimetric anti theft alarm, Immobiliser, Drivers Airbag, Sports seats, Sebring cloth trim, Alloy gear knob, ...

  • 1998 MGF 1.8,

    1998 MGF 1.8, 89000 miles In lovely silver, car comes with a full years MOT and under new laws the new owner will have to Tax the car, the car has just had a Major service with the following items being replace; Air Filter, Oil filter, Distributor cap and rotor arm, oil change just carried out, car has just had a brand new Catalytic converter fitted to solve an emissions issue for the MOT, the cam...


    1961 Austin healey Sprite with Original Ashley Hardtop - Works Monte carlo rally inspired
    Finished in Signal red
    Original Mk2 Black Seats with red piping
    New carpet set with Dynomat insulation throughout
    Nut and Bolt restoration
    Almost every part has been replaced or reconditioned
    Features a rebuilt 1275cc engine with reconditioned gearbox and new clutch
    Front cross drilled a...


    3 projects, age, health and a reality check is reason for sale of this 77 MBB, 50th Anniverary edition BRG MGB with a V8 Rover and Camaro T-5 trans. Body all original and rust free, no issues. Engine runs great car need 2 things to get on the road. Installation of a throw-out bearing (provided) and the installation of a ignition switch (provided). I have other xtra parts (carburator)which will con...


    Built on a 1500 Heritage body shell including doors, 99% rust free.
    Lenham Midget rear body professionally fitted under the guidance of a member of the original Lenham Sports Car garage. Including a new un-fitted Le Mans bonnet.
    Frontline telescopic front suspension fitted, Spax telescopic rear suspension fitted.
    Includes the following parts:
    1275 gearbox, needs refurbishment


    Unregistered MG Midget 1500, Manufactured February 1979, delivery miles (9) Vermilion, red/black interior and black hood. Complete with all original paperwork etc. Waxoiled and dry stored from new. Not run recently so will require new battery and re commissioning. 15500.


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