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  • Colin Parkinson24 October 2016

    Thanks Bill, that is a good start! Welder at the ready........!


  • Ray Lee24 October 2016

    The TF thread is American pipe, so I will presume the TD rad fitting was as well.
    By the way anybody, with a TF, the temperature bulb thread is American pipe but the heater outtake next to it is British pipe. Mix them up at your peril.
    Ray TF 2884

  • Peter Burgess Tuning24 October 2016

    The engine wasn't built by the person I thought may have done it being a C specialist so maybe not one of my heads either.

  • GuyW24 October 2016

    If all the tappets were loose it would reduce the amount of incoming charge as well, so less to compress and probably not then give the abnormal high psi reading either. Maybe if the inlet settings were correct and the exhaust REALLY slack so the exhaust valves didn't open at all then the engine would work like a pump with the psi just going up and up and up and up .....and bang! Another HGF! ;-) ...

  • DavePro24 October 2016

    Well, part way thru my TF restoration my wife decided to slow things down by having our first baby. When I went in to visit her in the maternity home I took in the first painted part of the TF so she could see our colour choice.

    The part was a door. Oh, and I think I saw our daughter at some point.


    PS. Photo taken a little later

  • DavePro24 October 2016

    In my experience, female fittings take forever.


  • DavePro24 October 2016

    I fitted forged rods with one-piece small ends. I've still got a crack checked set of the later, Wolseley XPAW rods if anyone (in NZ) needs them.


  • DavePro24 October 2016

    I greased my springs on assembly and bound them with friction tape. Beautifully smooth. After I sold the car, and before I bought it back, someone rebuilt it with the dreaded pads.


  • Geoff Mears 24 October 2016

    Ref the steering wheel, I had one exactly like that on my Mk 2 Sprite which I had at the time. I purchased the steering wheel new in late 1970 or early 1971. Can't remember where I got it from, but obviously at the time it would have been a general car accessory shop - what I do remember is that I threw away a perfectly good original steering wheel :o(
    However, as I had purchased a go faster st...

  • Rob Armstrong24 October 2016

    A weekly look over and rubber boots isn't going to stop it snapping the end off under heavy braking...

  • 1973 MG MIDGET RWA

    White.Off road since 2002.Unstarted project.Complete.Car runs with good oil pressure.Needs brakes/clutch sorting.Receipts for older restoration by MG Specialist prior to lay up but needs work.Offers.


    Frogeye,for restoration,completely dismantled long ago,dry stored,steel bonnet,h/s tops, 1100cc engine.300. Tel 01874 665631 (Brecon)


    Frogeye,for restoration,completely dismantled long ago,dry stored,steel bonnet,h/s tops, 1100cc engine.300. Tel 01874 665631 (Brecon)


    Up for sale is my 1958 Frogeye. I purchased the car in Jan 2015, having been recently reimported from South Africa where it had spent its entire life. Insurance agreed value is 25k.

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    - 1958 car (AN5\3009). Fully restored in South Africa with photos to prove.
    - Original 948cc engine (matches heritage cert) now on 1 1/4 twin carbs, (develops 56bhp)....


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