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  • MG Moneypit26 June 2019

    I looked through the archives for the VW part number to buy a better quality item. On ebay there were many sellers so I chose one of them. Not the cheapest, not the dearest but it was claimed to be from Bosch. I paid 15 quid for it. Job done? Nope.

    I fitted it for Alan Ansteads DAKS tour in June 2019. It was working in the UK but by the time I was in France it had ceased to function. I'm r...

  • MG Moneypit26 June 2019

    On a 1500 the checkstrap hole is considerably strengthened with the additional chassis member.

    On a pre-1500 it's different and doesn't look strong enough especially if the shocker bottoms out in compression due to lack of stroke. Also, pre-1500s have a lower ride height.

    What strengthening is recommended in this area for pre-1500s?

    Also, why did SPAX develop the conver...

  • Bill Bretherton26 June 2019

    With reference to the following picture could someone with a Frogeye run your hand down the rear (.....) downwards from where my hand is and see if you can detect a definite change in the curve please. Mine does have this on both sides. Also, as you move downwards, is the curve smooth to the bottom or does it "ridge" a little. I've previously welded in a lower repair piece (the letter box cutou...

  • PJ Jennings26 June 2019

    My 55 TFs crank was black, (what paint was on it), and the brass handle was dirty green from age, it appeared to have never been painted. Then again, who knows for sure, I just polished it up. PJ

  • Ray Lee26 June 2019

    I thought the valves were to prevent running on when the ignition was switched off. Some car had a solenoid air valve in the inlet manifold to do the same.
    Ray

  • J K Barter26 June 2019

    One thing you can probably be sure of is that it was not polished and lacquered brass....

  • CH Hamon26 June 2019

    Nigel,
    Yes, I think it did improve for the front. The noise is definitively less loud....but still present.

    For the "spring" noise, no difference... It is a really annoying noise that I get at every small bump/road coupling, coming from somewhere right side.

    I plan to do my first ever "Classic Rally" in 10 days, so I want to hear only (ok, mainly) the engine and the voice of my co...

  • CH Hamon26 June 2019

    I was also wondering.... :)

    - What do you do of the different "metal plates" you disassemble when they have some "surface rust" on them ?
    It is kind of painful to sand and paint as I sand by hand...Even if I guess it is the most efficient solution, is their any alternative ?
    I have read that some people "spray product" everywhere under their car once a year....

    Small wonder :<...

  • CH Hamon26 June 2019

    I ordered new bushes ! From autobush !

    Before ordering all the other parts, I would like to disassemble the 2 leaf springs and check how bad (or not) they really are.

    Stupid question : can I disassemble the spring leafs one by one (read a lot on the archives for the procedure), and then leave the car on the 2 jacks (which will be in front of the front leaf spring support) ? I don't n...

  • J Targosz26 June 2019

    Looks like I have opened up a wee can of worms, GREAT!

    My TF is an absolutely typical Haggerty condition 2 car. It was thoroughly restored five years ago and was then probably one of the best in the world. Since then I have done several thousand miles. The first few hundred were problematical and I had to be pushed or towed home a few times but eventually all the niggles were sorted and t...

  • 1953 YB FOR SALE

    For sale, my 1953 YB with original YMG number plate.
    Older restoration (1996)and gradually improved in my 14 years of ownership, including re-covered seats and just been re-wired.
    Maintained in my ownership by Peter Edney,Classic and Sports Car, MG Mecca (see their home page photo) and my local garage.
    Photos available. email: graham.mack14@gmail.com or phone 01359408130 (Bury St.Edmunds...

  • YB 1497 - YMG 249

    Due to my age 85. I have decided to sell everything, including the MG reg number YMG 249 which as it says YMG which could be worth a lot of money.

    Anyway I have decided to everything including many new parts including a brand new pair of brass and chromed headlights from NTG. The amount including my classic car is 11,000. When I say everything, I mean everything, including all the new ...

  • URGENTLY WANTED/URGENTLY WANTED

    MGB, MGB GT, Midgets
    Especially fully restored/clean originals.
    Will view/collect anywhere U.K.

  • MGF MGF MGF

    URGENTLY WANTED, URGENTLY WANTED
    MGF MGF MGF
    Low mileage/fine examples please.
    WILL VIEW/COLLECT ANYWHERE UK

  • ANY MG ANY MG ANY MG

    URGENTLY WANTED URGENTLY WANTED URGENTLY WANTED
    ANY MG ANY YEAR ANY CONDITION
    WILL VIEW/COLLECT ANYWHERE UK

  • SUNROOF HARDTOP

    FOR SALE: Rare vintage MGA HARDTOP, fiberglass in good condition WITH OPENING SUNROOF! - has CLEAR plexiglas. Asking $750.00 plus shipping or free local pickup. Located in Delaware. John Holton, 302-753-2394. Photos available at johnholtonde@aol.com

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