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  • Lew325 August 2016

    I saw that after I reread your message. The biggest problem, at least with trying to match MY gears, is the shaft diameter. The Boston Gear 54 tooth has a bore of .250 inches and I need 4 mm or 5/32 inch.

    So I'm now trying to 3D print some. Once I get the design right, I may then try to print in bronze.

  • Bill Reid25 August 2016

    Thanks for the insight.......Bill

  • M Grogan25 August 2016

    Why the brass float? Not the plastic?

  • JA Benjamin25 August 2016

    Yes Lew. I know the hub on the Boston Gears is not on the MG ones. It would need to be turned off.

    Nothing is quite perfect.

    Jim B.

  • Graham V25 August 2016

    Thanks Alan
    I like Mini Spares and their Potters Bar shop is not too far from me.
    But I couldnt find the part on their website. My filter head, viewed from above,is attached. Not sure which mine is!
    I was thinking I will go for the Flexolite adapter, which comes much cheaper than the Moss part,but looks very similar


  • Nigel Atkins24 August 2016

    Hi Geoff, welcome.

  • R D Jones - Ex Pat24 August 2016

    This is the write up by Dave Braun (Thanks Dave) which I used with success. The fuel height adjustment is fiddly but can be done with patience. (item 6 & 7) It is important to get then both at the same height.
    Hope this helps.

  • Lew324 August 2016


    Thanks for that! I hope to find a distributor for Boston Gear and order a set or two.

    However, I'm not sure I agree with you on the hub dimensions. Whereas, my metric dimensions could very well be inch sizes, neither gear I have has a hub, and both gears' bores seem to be just a shade under 4 mm or .157 inches. The shafts that the gears are pressed onto are closer to 6 mm than 1...

  • Alan Anstead24 August 2016

    You should just need a £15 filter head from Minispares.
    Fit it to the Frogeye angled spacer. Gently bend your metal oil pipe pipe to fit it taking care not to kink it. Screw on a filter and job done
    If you have the long filter head you will have to release the long studs from the angled spacer and you will need two UNC bolts - again available from Minispares.


  • Greybeard24 August 2016

    Welcome Geoff.


    How about a photo? Just askin'....

    We're a friendly bunch and love to share information. Some of us are even better at misinformation haha.

    No names. For now....



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    Information on the car is below:

    - 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)....

  • MGA 1600 MK 2 COUPE

    Age now reluctantly forces me to sell my MGA Coupe mK 2 owned for 9 years Iris Blue original UK car with original reg 5 speed gearbox original engine 123 ign. chrome wire wheels Vredenstein tubeless tyres just completed 1000 mile tour of the north many mods for reliable driving agreed value 20k offers around £18500

  • MG YA 1949

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    Engine - reconditioned and rebuilt to new standard.
    Gear box - stripped down, overhauled and serviced.
    Body shell - acid dipped and etch primed. Body repainted in black and all English white as per photographs attached.
    Windows - All...


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