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  • C B Ryley31 October 2014

    I will be shortly replacing my gearbox with the Hi-Gear five speed one.
    While I am at it I will check out the engine block thoroughly, boil it out, measure and replace what is necessary and do, as well, the rear end with a higher ratio.

    My question is basically if the crankshaft has to be replaced who/where are the best prices/places to purchase it, or for that matter, anything else? Abi...

  • t lange31 October 2014

    It's hard to tell whether these listed are thinner than most; they look pretty much the same!

    Tom Lange
    MGT Repair

  • LM Cook31 October 2014

    I believe that I found "small O.D." washers at British Tool & Fastener. No specs given on-line.

    STEEL WASHERS FOR BSF, BSW, BSC SIZES UK 5/16" (out of stock)


  • Christopher Couper31 October 2014

    Rod: I have never seen an 'original' full tonneau cover but Joe Nam Nam of Hawthorne Seat Covers was the premier upholster for T cars (he may still do a little bit but he is retired). A well know car restorer and collaborator with Al Moss in the late 50s named Mike Goodman trained him. His work was original and perfect.

    He made me a cover back in the early 70's which I sadly did not keep e...

  • Paul Barrow31 October 2014

    Hi Dave

    No you are correct. MG never released an MG TE ... actually for the very reason you suggest! Equally there was never a G series nor latterly would there have been an MG MGG following the later sequence where they had MG MGA, MG MGB, and MG MGC either to avoid the Gee Gee.

    Great reference books to have are Richard Monk's The MG Collection - 2 volumes.


  • Dave O'Neill 231 October 2014

    I haven't tried one, but I have a couple in the garage.

    You may be able to use the early 1275 adapter which raises the filter head slightly.

    You might also find that you need to use the A+ filter head too, as it is slightly longer - it sticks out further from the block.

  • Dave O'Neill 231 October 2014


    He is building it up from a bare shell.

  • Geoffrey M Baker31 October 2014

    One of the reasons I would consider these "universal" sockets is the idea of a "road trip" tool kit... being able to carry a small set of these instead of a larger mix of metric, Whitworth and SAE tools seems like a good idea...

  • Paul Hunt31 October 2014

    Ditto. Rebuilt exchange units are very reasonable, and although they are only as good as the previously returned unit I've only had one what I would call premature failure on two cars over 25 years and 180k miles.

  • Lindsay Sampford31 October 2014

    Barry, that voltage looks too high! Connect your Meter across the coil then, if it is possible, arrange for the electronic 'points' to be closed or failing that, connect a good earth to the side of the coil that goes to the distributor (it would be best to disconnect the wire that goes from the coil to the electronic unit so that you don't subject it to any possible damaging current). 12.6 v looks...


    little mg tf with mot till september 2015 service history stamps and some paperwork up to 67415 last serviced may 2014
    , Cloth Interior, 15" alloys, CD Player, Electric front windows, Electric door mirrors, Heated door mirrors, Speed sensitive power steering, Anti-lock brake system, , Perimetric anti theft alarm, Immobiliser, Drivers Airbag, Sports seats, Sebring cloth trim, Alloy gear knob, ...

  • 1998 MGF 1.8,

    1998 MGF 1.8, 89000 miles In lovely silver, car comes with a full years MOT and under new laws the new owner will have to Tax the car, the car has just had a Major service with the following items being replace; Air Filter, Oil filter, Distributor cap and rotor arm, oil change just carried out, car has just had a brand new Catalytic converter fitted to solve an emissions issue for the MOT, the cam...


    1961 Austin healey Sprite with Original Ashley Hardtop - Works Monte carlo rally inspired
    Finished in Signal red
    Original Mk2 Black Seats with red piping
    New carpet set with Dynomat insulation throughout
    Nut and Bolt restoration
    Almost every part has been replaced or reconditioned
    Features a rebuilt 1275cc engine with reconditioned gearbox and new clutch
    Front cross drilled a...


    3 projects, age, health and a reality check is reason for sale of this 77 MBB, 50th Anniverary edition BRG MGB with a V8 Rover and Camaro T-5 trans. Body all original and rust free, no issues. Engine runs great car need 2 things to get on the road. Installation of a throw-out bearing (provided) and the installation of a ignition switch (provided). I have other xtra parts (carburator)which will con...


    Built on a 1500 Heritage body shell including doors, 99% rust free.
    Lenham Midget rear body professionally fitted under the guidance of a member of the original Lenham Sports Car garage. Including a new un-fitted Le Mans bonnet.
    Frontline telescopic front suspension fitted, Spax telescopic rear suspension fitted.
    Includes the following parts:
    1275 gearbox, needs refurbishment


    Unregistered MG Midget 1500, Manufactured February 1979, delivery miles (9) Vermilion, red/black interior and black hood. Complete with all original paperwork etc. Waxoiled and dry stored from new. Not run recently so will require new battery and re commissioning. 15500.


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