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  • J Targosz22 September 2021

    Having had problems with rear crank oil seals on both my Sprite and MG TF I am convinced there basically are two issues, one that would be costly to remedy and the other that will never be sorted. The first one concerns the finish on the crank boss which as standard is quite rough and can rip a seal to pieces. The solution would be to fine grind the surface or fit a speedy sleave. Both would requi...

  • Nigel Atkins22 September 2021

    Peter,
    those where just a sample, email me and we can sort what you want.

  • paulh422 September 2021

    I can't imagine pressing mine out without wrecking the tube as the 'teeth' on the clip are angled backwards and would dig in even more. Maybe a probe to bend them back even more? Or break the ring in some way? Dremel?

  • p bentley22 September 2021

    thanks gents, no Haynes manual here. images are great thanks Nigel

  • Bruce Mayo22 September 2021

    Thanks Dominic. That's a useful update and presumably therefore only needing confirmation of the top mounting for the steering column being completed? Gio/Colyn - does that result in a final kit now available and price please? Any other comments?
    Bruce.

  • Mike Fritsch22 September 2021

    You can probably bend it cold with some careful hits with a mallet in small steps starting from the thin end, it is not thar much. The rest you might correct with the screws when fixing.
    Mine was bent in the other direction, 90 degrees from yours, so it was not flat against the screen frame, showing a gap. I forced that flat with the screws.

  • JV Smith TD1774422 September 2021

    Good day to all,
    I have a bent windscreen stanchion. Is it possible to straighten without damaging the chrome? See photo. In the archives someone mentions heating to 400 degrees F and then bending carefully using a vice. However, it looks like chrome and brass have a pretty different coefficient of expansion which seems like it might cause the chrome to crack and fail.
    Does anyone have advi...

  • R M Prior22 September 2021


    Hi from Oz,

    I wondered if anyone here has a method of removing the metal retaining clips from the rear of the stems of the warning and indicator lamp tubes? I have simply cut them away in the past when I can access them but I would prefer to remove them without too much damage this time?

    Attached image shows the clip I am referring to (number 53 in the Moss blowup diagram)

  • Nigel Atkins21 September 2021

    Graham,
    washer fluid in in the brake reservoir is something I'd never heard of before or thought about just goes to show how by not having the experience how something like that could be missed, or not even thought about. I didn't realise this was a common mistake, the few modern cars I've had dealings with have the washer bottle neck elsewhere.

    On a mate's K11 Micra I borrowed I cou...

  • Graham V21 September 2021

    Nigel - Very few people read the handbook these days, but yes, I think you are probably right about the yellow warning on the cap.
    But if you google something like "washer fluid in brake reservoir" you will find very many examples of people who made that very mistake.
    It just seems to me, that it is such an easy mistake to make for someone not familiar with matters under the bonnet.

  • X2 CARS AVAILABLE FREE.

    We Have two mgs in the garden which have been left by the owner so no log books or details with them. Have tried for years to ask the owner to remove them and had no response, its a shame to let the cars rot away when someone could give them a good home and hopefully restore them to the condition they used to be in. Ive got images and the registration numbers.

    Im not sure if they drive or...

  • MG-YT FOR SALE

    for sale MG-YT, one of the 749 ever produced in 1947/8. Due to my health status I cannot longer maintain the car so after 30 years I have to let it go. Complete honest car , with all the original parts ( everything is working, even the Jackall system). P.O.A.
    For further inquiries and more pictures contact me via mail : abaas@xs4all.nl

  • 1971 MGB ROADSTER

    1971 MGB Roadster, Flame Red. 23K miles since bare (Original) shell restoration in 1997. 1930cc fast road engine: 45DCOE, Stage 1 head and cam, 3 branch stainless steel manifold and exhaust. Polyurethane suspension bushes, SPAX rear dampers. Electric power steering. 2 x 12V batteries. Overdrive. The car has been kept in a dry garage and hence is in very good condition. £12950

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    Wanted Wanted MG TA/TC/MGA/MGB/MGC/Migdet cars for restoration please call Edward [MG owners club member] on 07774484497 any time 7 days middx ps MGs for sale

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