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  • Bruce Cunha28 September 2016

    Thanks all. I will do the coil checks and let you know what i find.

    As I understand it, this car would have had the lucas electronic ignition and the in-line ballast. What does that ballast look like and where did they normally put it.

    I do note a finned aluminum item with white wires attached to the alternator bracket near the coil. Is that the ballast?

    The Allison say...

  • J Bubela28 September 2016

    Look at the Reserve Capacity rating rather than the CCA numbers. The A series engines don't need big numbers on the CCA rating.

  • Dave O'Neill 228 September 2016

    You didn't change the engine mountings as well, did you?

  • Dave O'Neill 228 September 2016

    I think it's down to clever marketing and the herd mentality.

  • GuyW28 September 2016

    One of the reasons for these in the UK is the legislation relating to car seats for children. The safety seats are now quite bulky. For a family with 3 kids there are few cars apparently that will fit 3 of these seats across the back seat other than the larger SUV or 4 X 4 vehicles. So that may explain the popularity, at least in a percentage of cases.

  • Kevin McLemore28 September 2016

    I use what BMW and MINI recommend - 303 waterproofing agent. Works well and lasts.

  • Bernie Higginson27 September 2016

    Trev. Yup, and now even Jaguar have succumbed to building a Chelsea Tractor. In fact, they have had to take over production lines of some of their other models, as apparently the punters can't get enough of them.
    The appeal of these lumps is entirely beyond me. I saw one by the side of Kielder lake on Sunday and it just looked like all the others, taking up too much room in the car park.㈶...

  • Stuart Duncan27 September 2016

    Tom

    If you are referring to the Wishbone Bushes, they are the same as used on the TD/TF/MGA and MGB?. Therefore all MG suppliers will have them. Search the TD/TF archives and you will find a lot of discussion on the use of Poly bushes. One TD owner even makes his own poly bushes.

    Stuart

  • J Sloan27 September 2016

    I was looking to add an insert to avoid removing the filter head as it is one of the few parts that does not leak oil. So as advised I took a look at a new head from Minispares which would indeed be a cheap option but they don't have any in stock at present, nor do morrisminorspares nor Charles ware. I will wait until they are available as a new one is as cheap as a second hand one off ebay. Have ...

  • 0:0:12^114:0:227 September 2016

    Greg
    fuelling has to be the first suspect but the ignition coil can also produce similar symptoms and sometimes get very hot in the process.

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