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  • M Wood25 January 2022

    Hi

    Anyone on here please know of coil spring manufacturers or suppliers in New Zealand please?

    This is for someone on the LocostBuilders forum - I have not moved.
    See: http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=219066

    The global expertise of the MG Midget BBS never normally disappoints!

    Cheers
    Mike

  • J N Gibson25 January 2022

    You may not be able to run a programmable distributor in competition, but using one to determine a suitable advance curve is probably a good approach. A dyno session has got to be better - and quicker - than what would be politely called "successive approximation", or unkindly "trial and error". Unless you already have a good idea what curve you need you could spend a lot of time swapping springs...

  • GuyW25 January 2022

    I fitted 2 relays for my headlights, one each for main and dipped. I added two power feeds in brown with in-line fuses from the main negative supply. I used the solenoid live as a convenient start point and the wires go along the offside inner wing to the front splash panel where the two relays are mounted in a black box. (ex scrapyard Astra). I wrapped these wires in with the loom so they are hi...

  • M Wood25 January 2022

    Another thumbs up for PowerTrack Ltd as a very helpful supplier of high quality replacement brake and clutch hydraulic cylinders for old British cars: https://www.powertrackbrakes.co.uk/

    Cheers
    Mike

  • N Broomfield25 January 2022

    Success! 🙂

    Now the candles at the front have less chance of setting a fire under the dash (but more chance of setting one inside the engine bay😂).

    And it's all removable if I ever find nice LED headlamp units. I know there are various out there (Thomas Performance have quite a range) but they are mostly bug eyed things. I want one that looks similar to the origin...

  • Lew Palmer25 January 2022

    Either shim up the nut with a washer or shave a little off the bottom of the nut.

  • Steve Simmons25 January 2022

    An old school brake shop might still have the equipment to do this. Basically it grinds down the brake shoe so that the size and arc of the shoe matches the brake drum. This gives better braking, as the entire pad surface contacts the brake drum.

    If you can't find a shop to do it, try a large truck repair business since they still use drum brakes. Another option is to do it yourself wi...

  • Nigel Atkins25 January 2022

    Or 99 octane or zero ethanol 99 (E5 labelled).

    Or if you're in some sort of sport some cheat fuel on the sly, nod's a good as a wink to a blind horse. 😉

  • Colin Parkinson25 January 2022

    Sorry Willy / Paul petrol would be super unleaded 97 /98 octane.

    CP

  • Richard Knight25 January 2022

    Kevin, you are welcome.

  • CALIFORNIA CAR

    A 1970 MGB Roadster that I have owned since 1982. It is complete, original, and was a great ride when running but it has been up on jack stands for about 20 years now and is not running.

    It is a great project car for the right person.

    It is 100% complete and comes with both a hard top, a rag top and lots of other accessories (e.g., two tonneau covers). There are also 2 large box...

  • CALIFORNIA CAR

    A 1970 MGB Roadster that I have owned since 1982. It is complete, original, and was a great ride when running but it has been up on jack stands for about 20 years now and is not running.

    It is a great project car for the right person.

    It is 100% complete and comes with both a hard top, a rag top and lots of other accessories (e.g., two tonneau covers). There are also 2 large box...

  • 1947 MG TC(HOME MODEL)

    This car came to the states in 1971. It is correct in all details. Has be faithfully maintained and is a show winner. Chrome has been rechromed. Original engine and rebuilt back to standard with new Billit crankshaft, Rods, Pistons, etc.. All parts are original to the car and have been restored. Installments were done by British Restoration some twenty years ago by John Marks. This car even has th...

  • 1947 MG TC(HOME MODEL)

    This car came to the states in 1971. It is correct in all details. Has be faithfully maintained and is a show winner. Chrome has been rechromed. Original engine and rebuilt back to standard with new Billit crankshaft, Rods, Pistons, etc.. All parts are original to the car and have been restored. Installments were done by British Restoration some twenty years ago by John Marks. This car even has th...

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