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  • Geoffrey M Baker23 October 2014

    My guess is that it returns water from the heater to the lower radiator junction. I have the standard original thermostat in the original housing.
    Doesn't water have to return to the head through the fitting in the back? That's what I assumed it was there for.

    Does the water pump pump water INTO the engine from the lower radiator, or does it pump water OUT of the engine? I've never reall...

  • JRN JIM23 October 2014

    I have more questions than answers. You have a line from the thermostat housing, which is hottest water and under pressure, and that combines with the water from the back of the head, warm, and also under pressure. These supply water to the heater, but you don't show where it returns to the engine.
    Does it dump into the radiator circuit from the bottom of the radiator to the suction port o...

  • R W Bowers23 October 2014

    Jamie i wouldn't be "revving it" to check (apologies Malcolm)
    Mine runs 85 PSI when hot at 3500 and 75 at idle, but then the motor is fresh and I'm running 20W-60. I'll probably put it back to 20W-50 next change.
    Apparently modern oils don't degrade so much with time but I'd definitely whack some new 20W-60 in her asap

  • Frank Bice23 October 2014

    It's me again. My TF has a Laystall aluminum head, with split manifold, SS exhausts and GLASPAK mufflers. I don't care much for the Harley-like sound that produced by Glaspak mufflers and am considering replacing them with original TF mufflers (two). To date, I don't have a source for the original mufflers. Any suggestions?
    Frank Bice

  • Frank Bice23 October 2014

    Many thanks, guys. I believe I have located the NAPA belt.....will confirm tomorrow.

  • JE Carroll23 October 2014

    There should be no problem with having no exposed threads. Nothing will be exposed to rust.

    I've been using bronze and double nutting them with no problems. Brass seems to self lock better though.

  • L Karpman23 October 2014

    Well the new SS Bell exhaust is being installed and I used the taller brass nuts to secure the flange to the manifold. I note that, as the Bell flange is thicker than the my old flange, the nuts use up all the exposed threads on the studs, and the bottom of the nut is almost flush with the tip of the stud. Is there benefit to having exposed thread after tightening? I do have the shorter brass nuts...

  • C TARR23 October 2014

    Thanks for photo and measurement. Mine is only the stopper and ring.

  • J K Chapin23 October 2014

    Rich, I like it. next time I do an order I'll add a coupe of these. Thanks. Jud

  • Geoffrey M Baker23 October 2014

    and here is the Y connector that splits the hose from the thermostat, one going to the rear engine and the other to the heater


    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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