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  • Michael King27 July 2016

    My small hoses need to be replaced. Is there any reason I can't just use a couple pieces of normal rubber fuel hose instead of a braided or cloth hose? HS4, '69 MGBGT

  • aj robinson27 July 2016

    okay, thanks guys. Replaced fuel and a slight improvement in the idle; little bit smoother.
    Then noticed that the rear carb is lifting much more than the front; could that cause the kangarooing and backfire through the exhaust?

  • Karl Bielby27 July 2016

    Pardon my possibly daft question..

    But, is thus basically shortening the spline length to prevent the stress caused by the splines in the diff 'digging' into the splines on the shaft.

    If the splines are machined down, the diff splines won't 'dig' in??

  • Roy Challberg27 July 2016

    Peter and Jim-
    Photos sent via email.

  • D MULLEN27 July 2016

    Might be cheaper to get the one you have chrome plated. It's worth visiting a local place that does this and see if they can do it as a one off for a reasonable amount..worth a try !

  • JWP Policastro27 July 2016

    LaVerne I too like many before me was going thru this thought process as I was going to upgrade the TD so perhaps this might help.

    I was hoping to find a recipe I could follow. I was also looking for the "silver bullet." Maybe I could find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. No such luck in any case but over the last two years I have been a apprentice helper to a local guy who has do...

  • Colyn Firth27 July 2016

    Some really great points there Neil, particularly about maintaining a collapsible safety zone.
    I must admit that this is something I hadn't really considered.

    I will have a look at making something more along the lines of your design, so that it will be strong enough in tension for towing but still collapse on impact.
    Are you going to visit the UK during you...

  • Steve Gyles27 July 2016


    The document you are talking about is the P Olysager book called MGA Coupes & Roadsters 1500 1600 1600 MkII 1955 - 1962. It's quite a common little book. I keep one on the bookshelf for reference.

    I think you are talking about Fig 17 on page 21. Not thought about it before, but on studying it seems to have some odd looking wiring and gizmos on the firewall. I am wondering if it ...

  • Dave O'Neill 227 July 2016

    This is one of mine that tried to make a run for it...only got half way out, though!

  • J M Haskins27 July 2016

    Well something changed. My email use to be displayed.

    Thanks again!

  • MG TF 135 SPRINT SE 2003

    I'm selling my 2003 MG TF 135 Sprint special edition. Finished in X-Power Grey with black/grey leather and alcantara interior.

    Being the Sprint model, it has a number of upgraded features such as a coloured hood (grey), chrome pack, front fog lights and the Sports Pack 2: ABS, uprated 304mm front disc brakes and callipers and 16" eleven-spoke alloy wheels. It also has the optional windstop...


    I have a 1977 MGB for sale. Very good condition. Has roll bar, new top and stereo. Yellow with black interior. $8500 or best offer. Call or e-mail with any questions.


    114,484 Miles---1800cc 4 Cylinder Engine---4 speed synchromesh gearbox--New tie-rod assemblies---new steering pinion---new distributor, rotor, plugs---New hose to radiator---dual exhaust---new 185/70/R-14 radial tires---NEW $4,000.00 Red Paint Job. "Health Issues Forcing Sale---------------



    For sale is MGTD8873 CH/Only. This rare 1951 TD is one of the twenty-four TDs the Morris Garage sent to Germany in 1951 to have their bodies hand fabricated. This TD is one of the four known survivors from the original twenty-four.

    Since acquiring this car, I have installed a complete new brake system, exhaust system (non oem), head gasket, water pump, new Nexen tires i...

  • MG YA 1949

    MGYA 1949

    Nut and bolt restoration, consisting of:

    Chassis - stripped and rebuilt from ground upwards, with all parts refurbished.
    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...


    MGB, MGB GT, Midgets
    Especially fully restored/clean originals.
    Will view/collect anywhere U.K.