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  • Geoffrey M Baker02 December 2015

    I'm sure I will remember more failures as time passes, but today I installed my water pump and immediately had to deal with half a dozen leaks - split top hose, problems with the bypass hose... there are always things we don't expect as well as the ones we plan for!

  • Geoffrey M Baker02 December 2015

    That was my thought Jud, I was surprised to find someone decided to make ratcheting wrenches in Whitworth size!

  • Geoffrey M Baker02 December 2015

    I purchased some local hose to do the job, should let met continue to test leaks and trouble shoot. I'll probably order the black classic automotive hoses sometime but these will do the job for tomorrow.

  • Geoffrey M Baker02 December 2015

    Stopped down to the hose place (American Hose and Rubber, a Parker supply house with a million fittings and hoses for everything from cars to firehouses) and purchased some hose in the right sizes. A replacement top hose (not a "hump hose" but just a straight 2.25 inch silicone hose flexible enough to do the job) and some more flexible 1 inch hose. Installed it and will see how the leaks are in th...

  • Barney Gaylord02 December 2015

    Steven Devine, -- It is a fair amount of work to change a camshaft, but you don't have to remove the sump or the oil pump. You do need to remove the distributor drive gear, mostly because you have to re-index it after installing the new cam.

    You need to remove pushrods first which with a bit of finesse can be done without removing any head bolts. Get the manifolds out of the way to remo...

  • P Hehir02 December 2015

    Glycerine is used to rejuvenate rubber & also works as a lubricant. Cheers
    Peter TD 5801

  • Kevin McLemore02 December 2015

    Oh, and BTW, many of you may not know this but Sears Craftsman used to make BS/BA/W wrenches, too... I have several in my box, and here's a couple for sale on fleaBay...

    Other US mfg's also made them... I also have a couple of Proto wrenches in BA/BS/W.

  • Kevin McLemore02 December 2015

    Well, for me they also work on my 1949 Triumph. But yes, if you work on any other LBCs they may still be of use... for example, many S.U. carburettor and Lucas components continued to employ Whitworth and British Standard (BS/BA) fasteners well into the 1970's.

  • J. K. Chapin02 December 2015

    Just curious - other than for us crazies working on T-series MGs, is there any use for Whitworth tools? Jud

  • Guy W02 December 2015

    I think they are trying to promote their higher mileage wet grip tyres.


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    MG TF fOR Sale . Good condition. Lots of extras and work completed in last 18 mths by mg authorised garage. Ie heated rear glass window, brand new hood. Head skimmed and gasket replaced, Cam belt and water pump changed, full leather and cream n tan interior fitted, Brand new MoT TILL FEB 2016 AND TAX till july 2016