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  • mark heyworth18 January 2017

    do stevson motors in Birmingham still recondition them or have they stopped trading,I cant believe that some of the usual suppliers don't deal with Peter Caldwell's company to import them .

  • Greybeard 18 January 2017

    Mike did you get the chuck off yet? Contrary to what I said earlier about the threads they are sometimes 13mm as well, or even 1/2" unf.
    In an idle moment I went looking online, just for curiosity sake and found a lot of different threads. I didn't know that....

  • paulh418 January 2017

    Lockheed after-market instructions how the valve in the lower position, and the cylinder angled upwards as it leaves the vacuum chamber, whereas the factory fitted the air-valve uppermost and the cylinder horizontal. The former possibly reduces the likelihood of the air-valve sticking (a known problem that can cause the brakes to stick on to a varying degrees), the latter possibly aids bleeding.<...

  • David Smith18 January 2017

    Graeme - I know you knew what you meant, but you had introduced 'rebuilt' into your post, indeed it's the last word not in brackets before you say you bought two, hence the potential confusion. Especially for someone for whom English is a second language, however beautifully fluent they appear.
    Trevor has explained about the quality of castings on the new ones, and Alan has explained that even ...

  • Bud Krueger 18 January 2017

    That same attitude surfaced a year ago (Feb 1, 2016) when Lazarus was used to provide a ride for the stars of 'Love Story'. A number of folks had to remind all that in the original move they rode around in a TC. The Wall Street Journal showed a clip with the TC.

  • serge18 January 2017

    Hi Graham

    Thanks , so the best block would then the 18V i supose
    Lighter crank, Rods ect
    The 18gb block when iT is bored at .60 , does it still need the eyebrow modification ?


  • P Hehir18 January 2017

    For my money they ceased with the MGA. The T fraternity that I was part of in the 60's didn't have nice things to say about MGB's or the guys that drove them. Cheers
    Peter TD 5801

  • P Hehir18 January 2017

    Nice job Jan. The material that Doug is using is appreciably thinner than the vinyl I have Dave so I'm not sure that his approach will work because of the overlapping required. I'll certainly give it a try though. Cheers
    Peter TD 5801

  • Graeme Williams18 January 2017

    The fuel gauge is original!

  • Graeme Williams18 January 2017

    David Smith: I was answering the question as posed which clearly refers to new ones. THe reality is that the new ones as supplied were of poor quality and I don't think either was right.
    The replacements supplied in their place went on and performed ok, but I think we have an issue here in common with a number of other spridget components. These units are used across the range of our cars and...

  • 1952 YB FOR SALE

    After much deliberation, I have decided to sell my much-loved 1952 MG YB UMG 576 to fund another project. I bought it in 2009. It had been largely restored by the previous owner over a period of about 10 years, including a body-off re-spray and new interior trim in leather as original. Although on the road since 2004, it had only covered about 200 miles since its restoration, mostly to the loc...


    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.

    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)....


    A customer has a TD & TR6 for sale Yonkers NY.
    The Triumph is a parts car.
    MG TD needs brake work.
    A vintage car specialist offered $ 6500; higher offers accepted.
    "They look good from 25' away"
    Len Fanelli
    914 420 8699
    Len fanelli
    Abingdon Performance
    914 420 8699

  • 1953 MGTD

    1953 MG TD. Older restoration. Vehicle is in good shape, but has not been used for past 24 months. Not a perfect show car, but could be with a little effort. Overall in very good shape--good brakes, runs well, drives well. Wood is solid. Transmission and motor in good shape.

    We have kept car inside and under cover.

    Email me with interest and I'll supply my phone number.



    MGA bare chassis ex Californian / rock solid steel several to choose from 1550 >2250

    Please call for me for further details 07831 288073


    Urgently Wanted MGS any condition mint cars to cars requiring restoration can collect and pay cash please tel 07774484497 anytime middx