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  • SPW Wincze25 September 2018

    Bbud kruger,,, we are on our way to view two places for a gof in plymouth, do you. Have any really routes from that area ?

  • Nigel Atkins25 September 2018

    Thanks and cheers to Nora.

    Not for me as I bought a low entry (price and lift) jack last year but interesting to know, and for others, thanks.

  • Nigel Atkins25 September 2018

    Ironically Guy I deliberately didn't use 4-LIFE (4-NOW in my case) initially when I got the Midget to check that the engine and heating/cooling system and components were good so that I wasn't wasting my money on long life coolant that would soon be spilling over the dirt on the chassis.

    Same way I ran the car very regularly, serviced, repaired and maintained it for six months before I tr...

  • Gavin Rowles25 September 2018


    See below Nigel.

    New message from: halfords_1 Top Rated Seller(103,446RedShooting Star)
    Hello,

    Thank you for your message.

    Halfords Advanced 2 Tonne Low Profile Trolley Jack Extra InfoDual piston quick lift, with foot pedalPolyurethane coated, non marking, quiet roll wheelsRemovable jack pad to prevent damage to vehicleSuitable for lifting vehicles up to 2 Ton...

  • Nigel Atkins25 September 2018

    Les,
    I was thinking that you perhaps might not have already cleaned and thoroughly flushed the whole system rad, hoses, matrix, pump, etc. and perhaps that muck/crud/grit/glup could migrate from other areas of the system to the block or indeed other areas and perhaps even been loosen and helped to be transported by the overheating.

    Your engine rebuild was done x-years ago (sorry I for...

  • GuyW25 September 2018

    Nigel,
    it was only that last paragraph in your earlier messyave, which mentioned having to clean the system twice in a short space of time that made me think. But I did also remember that you were an advocate for the 4-Life stuff which by implication would suggest infrequent draining, even if in practice that isn't achieved!!

  • Nigel Atkins25 September 2018

    ETA: not that I've ever achieved that ratio - quite the opposite

  • Nigel Atkins25 September 2018

    Yes, I see now, thanks. :)

    Might be interesting to see the details of the Halfords jack if you still have them.

  • Nigel Atkins25 September 2018

    Hi Guy,
    I take your point but no I'm not and I'm not suggesting anyone else should, in fact quite the opposite, I think that one thorough cleaning and thorough system of flushes at the start should be enough to see simply drain and refills of coolant for many years in future.

    I've only cleaned the heating/cooling system on my Midget twice and that was towards the start of my ownership...

  • R Alexander25 September 2018

    Hello Tom,

    Thanks for your prompt response.

    Having another closer look at the circular disc that is pinned on top of the octagonal one. It says "XPAG S.C."

    Does this suggest that the motor may well be out of a "Y Type" ?


    regards,

    Rhys Alexander.

  • 1952 MG-TD/C ***FOR SALE ***

    This English roadster is a MATCHING NUMBERS car and an ideal specimen if you are looking for a fun, reliable driver, or a candidate for a full restoration.

    The Woodland Green exterior is rust-free and very straight. There are some chips and dings, one crack in the exterior finish and the paint around the fuel filler neck is worn. All gauges are original and functioning. The black leather...

  • AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE RALLY CAR

    THIS IS A GENUINE ITEM AND NOT A GO FASTER LOOK ALIKE.THIS CAR WAS BUILT IN 1979 ON A RUST FREE 1500 BODY SHELL AND USED FOR TWO YEARS BEING LAID UP IN 1981 UNTIL ITS RESURRECTION IN 2011 AND WAS USED IN TWO CLASSIC RALLIES IN 2013 AND 2014.THE SHELL IS STILL ROT FREE AND HAS A LOT OF STRENGTHENING ADDED .FITTED WITH A STEEL SUMP GUARD. THE CAR IS FITTED WITH A LENHAM (WORKS SHAPE) HARDTOP. CHROM...

  • 1972 MGB GT FULL RESTORATION

    The car is presently fitted with bolted removable sebring valances as in photos, which can be unbolted and replaced with the original chrome bumpers as standard. The original seats, and wheels come with the car.

    Price : 3000

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  • 1964 MGB

    1964 pull handle MGB with original engine; older restoration; rust free and straight sheetmetal; British racing green with black leather seats, black carpet and panels; roll bar, tonneau, top, wire wheels; 4 synchro trans.( I have a 3 synchro to go with it); British Motor Heritage paperwork; extensive repair/ restoration documentation; runs and drives very nice!

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