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  • Mike Fritsch23 November 2014

    The machining of the thrust spacer is also the one point that really puzzles me. It starts with "how do you fix the thing",since its only a .1inch washer....
    And when you look at "normal" adjustment procedures for other diffs, you would swap shims between the pinion head vs. between the 2 bearings to shift the pinion back and forth with constant preload. Now for the preload, the thin shims to ...

  • a boyle23 November 2014

    hi Lawrence
    you are right profile says Norfolk... moved 6 months back and updated my details but still says Norfolk.
    I will try to rectify that

  • Roger W23 November 2014

    You get a better shaped (and longer) beam from Cibie and Hella ( you also get what you pay for). The Osram H4s are also getting good revues.

  • Lawrence Slater23 November 2014

    Btw. Where all the posters who say that you don't need or want one, and that they are hassle to store, and a pain fit/remove on a sunny winters day?

  • Lawrence Slater23 November 2014

    Ah, the profile saying Norfolk confused me.

    Tell you what. To save you the trip, I'll sell you my bmc original for 400, and I'll buy a replacement. Mine's spanking. White with all the glass. I've had it since the early 1980's. Bargain. I'll even deliver it to you. :).

    Or bid on this one in Sutton Surrey. That's only up the road.

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget23 November 2014

    Thailand ???

    Sorry about that andy... I didnt pay that close atten to your location

    At the risk of thread drift, how did you get a car into or find a midget in Thailand....thats a lottery feat if there ever was one.

    Back on thread... considering im willing to try almost anything once, im not so sure id be willing to try my hand at sausage making, and really, im not sure I want...

  • Lawrence Slater23 November 2014


    Actually JL, when Tommy first posted there were few complaints, just questions.

    Then as he continued in the same fashion, the requests to write clearly began and have continued.

    Taking the piss? No I'm just making a point, which as Bernie says, is doing his head in. That's the effect of Tommy's posts. They are hard work, and ultimately do him no favours.

    I agree wi...

  • Roger W23 November 2014

    The factory painted the underside and engine bay at the same time/colour as the exterior - but many of us have painted both black since; the under-fenders with anti-chip/noise reduction sludge, the engine bay because heat and oil have discoloured the original paint not necessarily because properly painted well-prepared (expensive) cars had black engine bays.

  • J L HEAP23 November 2014

    Prop, one I am not a Christian, I do help a great many folk with advice, help or where ever I can, but I'm not Tommy's keeper and he is a customer who has purchased maybe two items from me. I cannot be held responsible for well being of the many hundreds of customers we have, they do not expect it nor am I obliged to provide it. Your comment is unjust. My point here is crystal clear, and repeated ...

  • Michael Beswick23 November 2014

    Presumably the cold air "door" is shut? From his excellent web site that Paul mentions, have a look at the cutaway drawing of a BGT at Gaydon. You will be able to see the path of the in coming air and how it flows out. Might provide some clues as to where it is being lost. For winter (over here so not so cold!) I slide a piece of clear acetate between the mesh and the grille in front of the windsc...

  • MG TF 2005

    TF 2005 Firefrost red with half leather black interior only 17200 miles.
    Last of UK built cars with softer suspension and glass heated rear window
    New tyres, discs & pads all round.(Changed for age not wear) car in pristine condition 4000.00
    Photos on request.
    Kent UK


    1958 Frogeye Sprite
    Restored 2008, lovely condition
    Dark Green
    All steel
    Underneath painted rather than undersealed
    1098 engine with large crank bearings (midget type not morris minor)
    Twin 1 1/4 carbs
    Ribcase gearbox
    Front Disc Brakes
    Electronic ignition
    MOT Exempt
    Tax Exempt
    White hood
    Black tonneau cover

    For sale due to lack of use.

    13,500 O...


    My sprite is a 1964 British racing green mk3 sprite with a 1275 engine and gearbox, the car has a single HIF carburettor and a brake servo fitted.

    A bit of information:

    In the last 18 months the car has had the following:

    - New reconditioned 1275 gearbox
    - New 3 piece Borg and Beck 3 piece clutch kit, the carbon bearing was replaced with a roller release bearing from Pet...


    I recently bought my wife a nice silver TF soft top, unfortunatly she had a slight bump and decided that she didnt want it any more.
    So I have silver 2005 TF with only 30k miles that has easy repairable damage to the drivers side front wing, This would be a cheap nice winter project for somebody that appreciates the car.
    Photos can be sent on request.

  • 1969 MG B

    All intact all original running with 39371 miles.Needs floor work driver side and rocker panel passenger side.Solid steel rims.Pictures are available. Asking 3500.00 cad. OBO.


    Very clean and selling for a freind who recently relocated. Body redone a few years ago and still beautiful. Old english white with black interior. Top is in perfect condition. Runs and drives great.

    $4000 or best offer.

    Car is located in Bellmore Long Island NY.

    Contact me at for pics and more info.



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